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Join us for Taste of the Rams 2018


Monday, November 5, 2018
6:00 P.M.

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2018 Presenting Sponsor

Taste of the Rams 2018

The third annual Taste of the Rams event presented by Don Lee Farms was held on Monday, November 5th, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Todd Gurley II, Honorary Chair and the NFL’s reigning Offensive Player of the Year helped raise more than $170,000 for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

In three years, this event has raised nearly half a million dollars. Every dollar donated to the Food Bank provides four meals to our neighbors in need, so Taste of the Rams has provided almost 2 million meals to our neighbors in need.

This year’s event featured 12 of Los Angeles’s top chefs including Steve Samson of SOTTO and Rossoblu, Neal Fraser of Redbird and Vibiana, Ted Hopson of The Bellwether, and Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken of Border Grill.

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Event Details


Monday, November 5, 2018
General Reception: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Sportsmen’s Lodge
4234 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Studio City, 91604

(complementary valet parking)


More than 350 guests are expected to attend this exclusive event, featuring some of LA’s best chefs.

2018 Honorary Chair

Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley II

This year’s event will include Rams players, cheerleaders, and Rampage, the Ram’s mascot.

Featured Chefs

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Border Grill

Taste of the Rams Mary Sue and Feniger Susan Millikan

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants serving modern Mexican food in Los Angeles, LAX Airport, The Huntington, and Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and The Forum Shops at Caesars.


Alexander’s Steakhouse

Chef Travis Flood

With more than 25 years of experience managing kitchens from Michelin-starred fine-dining establishments to Venetian osterias to modern California restaurants, Chef Travis Flood found a new home at Alexander’s Steakhouse.



Chef Neal Fraser

Neal Fraser, chef and owner of multiple restaurant concepts in Los Angeles, started his career in the kitchen at age 20.

Ted Hopson

The Bellwether

Chef Ted Hopson

Inspired by Co-Owner and Executive Chef Ted Hopson’s own nostalgic memories of cheerful family meals, The Bellwether in Studio City, CA puts forth an eclectic New American menu.

Jessica Largey


Chef Jessica Largey

After working alongside world-class chefs in notable restaurants across the country, Los Angeles native Jessica Largey returns home to combine her experience, perseverance, and know-how at Simone, her first restaurant venture.

Pearl District

Pearl District

Pearl District Logo

Pearl District Restaurant is a collaboration between owner, Peyman Afshar, and executive chef, Richard DeMane.

Christena Quinn

Brack Shop Tavern

Chef Christena Quinn

DTLA bar and restaurant Brack Shop Tavern has quickly become a neighborhood staple since opening in September 2016, largely due to the hospitality of Chef Christena Quinn, who has helmed the kitchen since day one.

Steve Samson

SOTTO and Rossoblu

Chef Steve Samson

Chef Steve Samson might not have realized he was fated for a life spent in kitchens, but his family and upbringing all led to that inevitable result.

Adam Sobel

Cal Mare

Chef Adam

Adam Sobel is the Chef and Partner at The MINA Test Kitchen in San Francisco, which opened in July 2015. The first-ever test kitchen for MINA Group, the space serves as the R&D laboratory where the menu evolves to showcase a variety of cuisines and techniques through a series of pop-up dinners.

Travis Strickland


Marking his first foray onto the Los Angeles dining scene at Baltaire, Travis Strickland has crafted a contemporary menu that redefines the traditional steakhouse.

Yoya Takahashi


Chef Yoya Takahashi

Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, Executive Sushi Chef Yoya Takahashi moved to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an actor like his grandfather before him in Japan.

Benjamin Udave

Culinary Consultant

Chef Ben Udave

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Benjamin had the privilege to apprentice under Chef Kyle Connaughton – Former Head Chef of the Fat Duck in London.


Hall of Fame


Fantasy Football


Honorable Mention

Attend or Sponsor Taste of the Rams 2019

To sponsor this exclusive event, please contact Roger Castle,
Chief Development Officer at rcastle@lafoodbank.org or (323) 234-3030 ext. 147.

Please send media inquiries to pr@lafoodbank.org with RAMS MEDIA in the subject line.

Monday, Nov 05, 2018
Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City

Join us on November 5 to meet your favorite Rams players and taste the best food in Los Angeles from the cities top rated chefs. Proceeds from the sponsorship opportunities, ticket sales and live and silent auctions will help the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provide meals to families struggling with food insecurity in our community.

The Los Angeles Rams teamed up with the top chefs at the for the past two years at the Taste of the Rams event to raise more than $300,000 for the Food Bank whose mission is to feed those who are hungry in our community.

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