All-Star Chef Classic Announces 2018 Talent and Event Lineup

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LOS ANGELES–All-Star Chef Classic announces ticket sales and culinary experiences for the fifth annual event, which will take place March 7-10, 2018 at L.A. LIVE – Downtown Los Angeles’ Sports and Entertainment District – offering fans the unique opportunity to gain exclusive access to today’s leading chefs in an unparalleled, interactive setting.

Spotlighting critically and popularly acclaimed chefs – including José Andrés, Ludo Lefebvre, Michael Voltaggio, Wylie Dufresne, Nyesha Arrington, Amanda Cohen, and Jose Garces – All-Star Chef Classic offers a series of engaging dining experiences for guests, from multi-course seated dinners to tasting events. This year, the event announces the introduction of the Vegetable Masters Dinner presented by Blue Shield of California, BBVA Compass Spanish Masters Dinner, All-Star Women Masters Dinner, and Middle East Feast, a new strolling event exalting the vast and diverse cuisine of the region. Returning to L.A. LIVE’s custom-built Event Deck, which includes Restaurant Stadium™ by Pacific Sales and the Chefs’ Tasting Arena™, will be the American Masters Dinner – this year spotlighting America’s exemplary immigrant talent – as well as Little Masters and Grill & Chill presented by Pacific Sales and Stella Artois. Restaurant Stadium’s 300-plus seats bring fans “kitchen-side,” allowing them an intimate and memorable culinary venture.

“We are so proud of the growing success of the All-Star Chef Classic over the past four years and cannot wait to showcase our new lineup of talent and events for year five,” said Lee Zeidman, President of L.A. LIVE. “From vegetable-focused dining and Middle Eastern cuisine, to a spotlight on today’s most relevant chefs, our categories this year are a celebration of the most compelling elements of current dining.”

All-Star Chef Classic is proud to benefit local organization L.A. Kitchen. By reclaiming food, training unemployed men and women, and providing healthy meals to fellow citizens, L.A. Kitchen empowers, nourishes, and engages the community.

Ticketing: Pre-sale tickets to the four-day culinary event will be available for purchase beginning November 8-13, 2017 for American Express® Card Members, followed by public ticket sales opening on November 13, 2017. Tickets for All-Star Chef Classic start at $125. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: or call 1-877-234-8425.

Group Rate: For Gold and Silver ticket buyers only, ASCC is offering a 20% off for groups of 10+ for each strolling event. For group rate information, please call 1-877-234-8425 or email [email protected].

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Reveling in the passion, innovation, and community of great food and cooking with the industry’s most venerable personalities, the 2018 All-Star Chef Classic lineup includes:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Vegetable Masters Dinner presented by Blue Shield of California

Location: Restaurant Stadium™ by Pacific Sales at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck

Doors Open VIP Platinum 6 PM / Gold 6:30 PM / Dinner Begins 7 PM

Prices: Gold: $295 / Platinum VIP: $425

The “Vegetable Masters Dinner” will feature five top chefs for a fine dining, multi-course affair where they will lend their expertise to elevate vegetable cooking and honor its rising popularity within the culinary sphere. Each dish will highlight creative methods to set the stage for the exciting flavors of seasonal produce with specially selected beverage pairings.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

American Masters Dinner

Location: Restaurant Stadium by Pacific Sales at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck

Doors Open VIP Platinum 6 PM / Gold 6:30 PM / Dinner Begins 7 PM

Prices: Gold: $295 / Platinum VIP: $425

With some of America’s most prestigious chefs hailing from across the globe, this year’s “American Masters Dinner” will celebrate the premier talent of immigrant chefs. This lineup of culinary luminaries will bring a variety of flavors and cooking traditions to Restaurant Stadium from their respective cultures for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.

Friday, March 9, 2018

All-Star Women Masters Dinner

Location: Restaurant Stadium by Pacific Sales at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck

Doors Open VIP Platinum 6 PM / Gold 6:30 PM / Dinner Begins 7 PM

Prices: Gold: $295 / Platinum VIP: $425

Honoring the esteemed women of the food world, the inaugural “All-Star Women Masters Dinner” will feature some of the most laudable, benchmark talent across the industry. Each chef has helped to define and change restaurant culture with their diverse cooking styles.

Middle East Feast

Location: Chefs’ Tasting Arena

VIP access 7 PM / Event Begins 8 PM

Prices: Silver: $125 / Gold: $150 / Platinum VIP: $250

This year’s new “Middle East Feast” tasting event will feature the culinary world’s emerging and established names of Middle Eastern cooking – alongside some of LA’s best chefs – dishing up their takes of this delicious and revitalized cuisine.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Little Masters

Location: Restaurant Stadium by Pacific Sales at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck

Doors Open 10 AM / Event Begins 10:30 AM

Prices: Child + (2) Adults: $150 / Child Add On: $125 / Adult Add-on: $25

Restaurant Stadium™ by Pacific Sales turns from kitchen to classroom as 200 kids learn to cook alongside one of the country’s most forward-thinking pastry chefs. With a guided, hands-on cooking lesson, “Little Masters” will help foster the next generation of All-Star Chefs.

BBVA Compass Spanish Masters Dinner

Location: Restaurant Stadium by Pacific Sales at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck

Doors Open VIP Platinum 6 PM / Gold 6:30 PM / Dinner Begins 7 PM

Prices: Gold: $295 / Platinum VIP: $425

Five masters of Spanish cuisine will create high-end opportunities by bringing the country’s culinary riches to life for a delicious and lively night at the “Spanish Masters Dinner.” Sponsored by BBVA Compass, a top 25 U.S. financial institution, the event showcases authentic flavors and modern techniques. The chefs will share the extraordinary cooking traditions of Spain alongside expertly curated Spanish wines.

Grill & Chill presented by Pacific Sales & Stella Artois

Location: Chefs’ Tasting Arena

VIP Access 6 PM / Event Begins 7 PM

Prices: Silver: $125 / Gold: $175 / Platinum VIP: $250

“Grill & Chill” will bring together some of the country’s best chefs to honor the universal pleasures of open flame cooking. With savory grilled samples, chilled bites, and desserts, “Grill & Chill” will offer guests a tour in flavors both hot and cold.

About L.A. LIVE

L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring The Novo by Microsoft, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, Microsoft Theater, a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower), the 14-screen Regal L.A. LIVE Theater, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space. Developed by Los Angeles-based AEG, L.A. LIVE, considered to be the nation's most active 'live content and event campus,' also features 260,480 square feet of conference center and ballroom facilities, a 100,000 square foot special events deck, the famous Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, the celebrity owned Conga Room, a one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum, saluting the history of music and the genre's best known awards show all centered around Microsoft Square, a 40,000 square foot outdoor event space. L.A. LIVE showcases more events, award shows, sporting competitions, concerts and hospitality options than any other destination in the world. Visit L.A. LIVE today at

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Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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