World renowned chef & author Rocco DiSpirito hosted Los Angeles’ celebrated chefs, top mixologists and premier California vintners at the American Cancer Society’s California Spirit 30 fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studio on July 19th.
Chef Rocco DiSpirito is a James Beard Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of “Cook Your Butt Off!” He currently appears as the Healthy Food Coach on ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss and is the founder of an innovative food delivery service. The event’s honorary co-chairs included Sherry Lansing, Phil Rosenthal, and Bill Chait. This year’s Diamond Sponsors are Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer and Mel Keefer, with Sherry Lansing serving as this year’s Platinum Sponsor. Celebrity guest Allison Janney was also in attendance.
The festivities began at 4pm with an exciting evening that included samplings from the best chefs, wineries, and mixologists in Los Angeles, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, and a raffle for a 2015 Ford Fusion Energi from the Southern California Ford Dealers in partnership with KABC-TV, KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV, KNBC-TV, and KTLA-TV.
Some of the featured food and beverages included: Bouchon Beverly Hills feautring chef Thomas Keller, hand crafted cocktails created by renowned mixologist Julian Cox, Catch & Release, Redbird, ICDC, Barrel & Ashes, chi SPACCA, Lemonade, Knuckle & Claw, Picca, Tavern, A Sweet Savory, Mystic Hills Vineyard, The Wine House, Greenbar Distillery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, LVP Sangria, and wine and spirits from Malibu Vineyards.
The California Spirit 30 fundraiser aims to raise funds to continue to support incredible research of the American Cancer Society which leads the fight to finding a cure for cancer.