Blog Post: Locally Grown 2024, a Garden Party Benefiting LA’s BEST

Locally Grown 2024, a Garden Party Benefiting LA’s BEST

Join us on Thursday March 21, 2024 from 6-9pm for LA’s BEST annual Locally Grown fundraiser in the Garden at Redbird hosted by Amy Knoll and Chef Neal Fraser. All proceeds will benefit LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program for 25,000 elementary students ages five to twelve in 200 schools in the most economically distressed neighborhoods throughout LA. Our very own Chef Neal is a proud board member.

Guests will enjoy garden-infused cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local noteworthy chefs including:

Neal Fraser, Chef & Owner of Redbird | Vibiana

Dustin J. Trani, Chef & Owner of J. Trani’s | Trani’s Dockside Station

Fred Eric, Chef & Owner of Pi LAFred 62

Vanessa and Thomas Tilaka Kalb, Chefs & Owners of Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery

Arjun and Nakul Mahendro, Chefs & Owners of BADMAASH DTLA & Fairfax | Burgers 99

David Schlosser, Chef & Owner of Shibumi

Diego Argoti, Chef & Owner of Poltergeist | Estrano

Katianna and John Yong, Chefs & Owners of Yangban

150 per person to help ensure 10 students receive eight health and wellness workshops.

garden with redbird kitchen team posing in a row
Past guest chefs in addition to Chef Neal and Jason in 2019 included Austin Cobb (The Strand House), Christian Page & Elia Aboumrad (Cassell’s), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Lincoln Carson (Bon Temps), and the Mahendro brothers (Badmaash).

Vibiana from above with DTLA skyline
Two men in black shirts and a woman in apron with oysters
Cheese wheel and chefs
2022 highlights by Ben Gibbs photography include the team from J.Trani’s and Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery.


vibiana tower
closeup of olive treeA view of the garden

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