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Great Chefs of Los Angeles @ CBS 11/09/08

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Last Sunday the 22nd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles took place on the lot at CBS Studios to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. Some of the city's best chefs were in attendance, serving up their finest fare. Vintners, liquor companies and non-alcoholic beverage companies also donated drinks to the event.

This year’s "Go Green, Go Organic" theme promotes eco-friendly and recyclable products as well as conscious living and sustainability, and emphasizes organic foodstuffs throughout the event. Guests will use biodegradable utensils by Sysco's Eco Company line, and separate recycling units will be available throughout the event. Non-alcoholic beverages are available from Guayaki, Pom Wonderful and Source Water, all companies with an organic focus.

George and Ann Lopez were honorary chairs, but Host Chef Govind Armstrong of 8 oz. and Table 8 and Chef of Honor Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria and La Terza were everywhere at once, shaking hands and greeting all of the guests. An impressive collection of chefs was on hand from local restaurants like Border Grill, Animal, Fraiche, Grace and Drago's contingent of eateries -a sexfecta? DJ Mike Palmieri was spinning. Wines were provided by August Ridge, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Cobblestone Vineyards, Duckhorn Vineyards, Frog's Leap Winery Goldeneye, L'Aventure, and a bacchanal of others.

Caroline on Crack contributed some of her beautiful pictures to this post