Food Bowl is built to reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. It is a mash-up of tastes, cultures and experiences stretched over the entire month of May.
There is something to appeal to almost any eater who calls this city home: large-scale happenings, collaborations planned by The Times and dozens of events put together by L.A.’s restaurant community itself. You can explore — and book tickets — to all the happenings at lafoodbowl.com.
It all kicks off on April 30 with Mesamérica L.A.: the first incarnation of famed chef Enrique Olvera’s celebrated symposium to be held outside of Mexico. Olvera and Times Food Editor Peter Meehan have created a program that examines the culinary and cultural interconnectedness of Mexico City and Los Angeles.
Events follow each night throughout May — including the L.A. Times Food Bowl Night Market, a five-night outdoor celebration from May 8-12. This event, which is free to enter, will include dozens of food vendors, one-of-a-kind pop-up experiences, chef collaborations, music, art and more.
Some of the incredible chefs participating in this year’s festival, as well as other Food Bowl highlights, are listed below, and you can find more information at lafoodbowl.com. You can also keep an eye out for a program guide to be distributed with the April 14 edition of the Los Angeles Times.
The festival also continues to give back and will once again raise funds to fight food insecurity and hunger as well as promote waste reduction and sustainability through charity partners and participating events. Los Angeles Times Food Bowl charity partners include L.A. Regional Food Bank, Food Forward and Midnight Mission.
Chefs scheduled to participate:
Local chefs including: Carlos Salgado (Taco Maria), Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis (Bavel), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Adam Perry Lang (APL), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), Nicole Rucker (Fiona), Wes Avila (Guerrilla Tacos), Jordan Kahn (Vespertine), Suzanne Goin (A.O.C.), Charles Olalia (Ma’am Sir), Dave Beran (Dialogue), Sang Yoon (Lukshon), Wolfgang Puck (Spago), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl), Nancy Silverton (Mozzaplex), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium), Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) and Kris Yenbamroong (Night + Market) and many more.
And from elsewhere: Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, New York), Norma Listman and Saqib Keval (Masala y Maiz, Mexico), Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Thailand), Virgilio Martínez (Central, Peru), Koji Kimura (Sushi Kimura, Japan), Angela Dimayuga (The Standard International, U.S.), Rodolfo Guzmán (Boragó, Chile), Musa Dağdeviren (Çiya, Turkey), Andrew McConnell (Cutler & Co., Australia), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, California), Yu Bo (Yu’s Family Kitchen, China), JP Anglo (Sarsá, Philippines), Tom Cunanan (Bad Saint, Washington, D.C.), Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Texas), Pat Martin (Martin’s Bar-B-Que, Tennessee), Billy Durney (Hometown Bar-B-Que, New York), Sam Jones (Sam Jones BBQ, North Carolina) and Charles Michel (Oxford University Research Laboratory, Britain)