Year after year, PPLA Food Fare delivers some of the best eats in Los Angeles to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) supporters and culinary enthusiasts, all under one roof. This year’s Food Fare is returning to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and will honor Clementine’s Annie Miler as its annual Chef of the Year.
Named “the most eclectic fundraising food fest you’ve never heard of” by LA Weekly, Food Fare is known for challenging over 100 chefs, restaurants and caterers to bring on their A-game in epicurean categories such as comfort, fusion, desserts and more. Food Fare participants bring everything from customer favorites to chef’s choice and even some off-menu items, with some dishes exclusive to the event. Every year, attendees rejoice in the selection and quality of the gourmet food and drink samples at Food Fare.
Last year’s event, celebrating Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ 50th anniversary, saw some of LA’s finest eateries come to share their food in support of PPLA, and the 2017 event promises not to disappoint.
Participating restaurants include both favorites from previous years and new faces on the Food Fare scene, including: Mozza Restaurant Group, Jon & Vinny’s, miro restaurant, Napoleon & Josephine, Red O Santa Monica, The Butcher’s Daughter, Lucques, An Catering by Crustacean, Angelini Osteria, Button Mash, Da KikoKiko, Kali, Craft Los Angeles, Mexikosher, Ysabel, 71 Above, Baldoria, Food Haus Café, Local Kitchen & Wine Bar, Malbec Restaurants, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Petty Cash Taqueria, Racion, Savore Cuisine, Simmzy’s, SOCA, Takami Sushi, Cast Iron Catering, Top Tier Treats, Bar Pintxo, CasaLinda, Chichen Itza Restaurant, Dandy Don’s Homemade Ice Cream, Doma Kitchen, Hal’s Bar & Grill, Hamasaku, James’ Beach, Locanda del Lago, Nawab of India, Phorage, Rosti Tuscan Kitchen, Sugar Rush by iiSHA, The Albright, Thyme Café & Market, Venice Whaler, Castle’s Catering and Holbox (to open in February 2017) to name a few.
In addition to the seemingly endless food samples, attendees will also enjoy refreshments, coffee, wine, beer and spirits from purveyors such as Four Brix Winery, The Bruery & Bruery Terreux, Weaver’s Coffee & Tea, Cappuccino Man, Greenbar Distillery, Third Window Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewery, Jardesca, Honest Tea, New Frontier Coffee, Martin Ranch & Vineyard, Dirty Sue Martini, Kikori Whiskey, Purity Organic, and Angel City Brewery, alongside many others.
To purchase tickets or become an event sponsor, please visit www.pplafoodfare.com or call (213) 284-3300. Advance purchase tickets for Food Fare 2017 are $150 for the daytime session (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and $250 for the evening session (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM). PPLA Food Fare will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Barker Hangar located at 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405. For a complete list of participating restaurants, beverage purveyors and retail vendors, please visit www.pplafoodfare.com.
PPLA Food Fare is Los Angeles’ most highly anticipated annual foodie event. On Thursday, March 2, 2017, this gastronomic affair will showcase over 100 of Southern California’s best chefs, restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and retail merchants, as well as great raffle prizes and an amazing silent auction. Food Fare is PPLA’s largest fundraising event of the year, with proceeds benefiting its vital health care and education programs. There is uncertainty ahead of us, and the country, and Planned Parenthood health centers may face renewed attacks. But one thing is certain – Planned Parenthood’s doors stay open–no matter what, so that everyone can access health care in a safe and welcoming place.
About Food Fare & Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Guild
Food Fare began in 1979 with a cooking demonstration by Julia Child and has grown over the last 38 years to become one of Los Angeles’ oldest and most celebrated food events. An annual event, Food Fare is highly anticipated by food lovers, PPLA supporters and the general public as an opportunity to sample the best food and drinks LA has to offer. Food Fare is hosted by the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Guild, a group of over 170 members dedicated to providing financial and volunteer support for PPLA.
About Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
PPLA’s 19 health centers throughout Los Angeles County provide care to nearly 150,000 women, men, and teens each year. Over 90% of the care PPLA provides is preventative, including life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, annual exams, and STD testing and treatment. PPLA’s education and community outreach programs reach nearly 60,000 women, men and teens in Los Angeles County each year.