Eating = Giving: An awesome food + cocktail event to help the Philippines

Giving is good.

Feel like giving back a little this holiday season? Here’s an event you can give a little and get a little in return. This Sunday, December 8th, some of LA’s top chefs / restaurants and Filipino-American bartenders will come together for #LALovesPI an event located at the newly opened, The Church Key (8730 Sunset Blvd) in Hollywood, which I recently visited. This special food and cocktail event will raise $$ to support the Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based grassroots organization and non-profit who is currently assisting relief efforts on the front lines of Typhoon Haiyan disaster sites.


Participating chefs and mixologists include Eric Greenspan, Kris Morningstar, Ray Garcia, Anthony Carron, Steven Fretz, Steve Samson, Devon Espinosa, Nick Meyer, Ken Baranda to name a few, with additional participants to be announced on the event’s Facebook page.

General Admission tickets ($100 + service fees) include an all-inclusive food and cocktail reception and silent auction.

VIP tickets ($150 + service fees) add on a private champagne reception from 5-6pm, exclusive tastings and a gift bag of treats courtesy of Sherry Yard (Helms Bakery).

100% of the proceeds from #LALovesPI will be donated to relief efforts in the Philippines All ingredients, gifts and staffing are being graciously donated for the event.

More information on Gawad Kalinga can be found at

More information and tickets for #LALovesPI can be found on Facebook and at

Do it.



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