Tuesday, February 28, 2012

33rd Annual Planned Parenthood LA Food Fare 2012


WHAT: What began in 1979 with a cooking demonstration by Julia Child, has become the oldest and most celebrated culinary event in Los Angeles. Food Fare 2012 offers guests a unique opportunity to sample the finest food and drink the city has to offer. Food Fare is an opportunity for foodies, Planned Parenthood supporters and the general public to sample the best of L.A., all in one place.

WHO: Some of the participating Food Fare restaurants for 2011 include: Church and State, A.O.C., Ammo, Angelini Osteria, Drago Central, Clementine, Tavern, and Lucques as well as some of the city’s most popular Food Trucks, including The Border Grill Truck and The Grilled Cheese Truck. This year, we are pleased to announce Suzanne Goin,owner of AOC, Lucques,and Tavern, as Planned Parenthood's Chef of The Year.

In addition, designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer has created 3 limited edition tee shirts (available in women’s, men’s, and kid's sizes) that will feature a custom design utilizing the Planned Parenthood slogan, “Love Carefully” and will be sold exclusively at the event. Past celebrity attendees of Food Fare include Cheryl Hines (Curb your Enthusiasm), Evan Handler (Californication), Camryn Manheim, Betsey Brandt (Breaking Bad), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy) and Blythe Danner.

WHERE: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. Santa Monica, CA

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2012. VIP Reception for sponsors is from 5:30 - 6:30
Daytime session is from 10:30 am - 2 pm, Evening session is from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Advance tickets are $150 for daytime session and $225 for the evening session.

WHY: Food Fare is the largest fund raising event of the year for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Food Fare is produced by the Planned Parenthood Guild, a group of 200 women dedicated to providing financial and volunteer support for Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles(PPLA). Planned Parenthood Los Angeles health centers provide care to over 120,000 men, women ,and teens each year. Over 93% of the care Planned Parenthood provides is preventative, including birth control, cancer screenings, annual exams, and STD testing and treatment.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.pplafoodfare.com

Click here to check out my blog post on the 2009 Planned Parenthood Food Fare!

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