The most historied charity food festival in Los Angeles belongs to the efforts of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles chapter. It is an event produced by a progressive group of LA women and began with a cooking demonstration by grand dame Julia Childs herself. Year after year, PPLA fills the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with foodies rooting for preventative medicine and quality reproductive health care for all. With over 90 participating restaurants such as Corner Door, Ammo, Craft, Church and State, Drago Centro, Hart and the Hunter, Maison Giraud, Milo and Olive, Salt's Cure, Superba Snack Bar, Rays and Stark Bar, Sotto, Tar and Roses, and more, the PPLA Food Fare has withstood the demands of LA foodies since the invention of the word.
Chef Joe Miller of Joes Santa Monica is being honored as the chef of the year and the rest of the chef stars can be found on the PPLAs website. Tickets for the morning session are $150, and the evening session are $225. Both are available here.