Taste of the Rams 2019

Join us on November 18, 2019 for an exclusive tasting and mingling event.


2019 Presenting Sponsor

Taste of the Rams 2019

The fourth annual Taste of the Rams event presented by Don Lee Farms will be held on Monday, November 18. This event, with the help of our community, and supporters like Todd Gurley II, raised more than $170,000 for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in 2018.

In three years, this event has raised roughly 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 ~2 million meals to our neighbors in need.

This year’s event will again feature Los Angeles’ top chefs including Steve Samson of Rossoblu, and provide an opportunity to mingle with your favorite people from the LA Rams including players, cheerleaders and Rampage!

Event Details


Monday, November 18, 2019
General Reception: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Universal Studios Hollywood, Globe Garden
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608



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

Admission is $150 per person.

2019 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

Gino Campagna


Gino Campagna

A native of Parma, Italy, Gino Campagna is a cook book author, culinary instructor, brand ambassador, TV and web personality.

Gian Caterina



Chef Gian has cooked in restaurants in Brazil and worked at Universal Orlando for six years…

Christopher Feldmeier

Love & Salt

Chef Chris Feldmeier

Christopher Feldmeier began cooking as a child when he simply asked his mother to make breakfast. She replied by saying, “I will buy you anything you want to cook, but you are going to make it yourself.”

Raphael Francois


Chef Francois

Raphael Francois brings more than 20 years of culinary experience, both in the United States and abroad, to Tesse.

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.

Jackson Kalb

Jame Enoteca

Chef Jackson Kalb

Jackson Kalb is the chef and owner of Jame Enoteca, located in El Segundo, California.

Fern Kewathatip and Noree Pla

Luv2Eat Thai Bistro

Fern Kewathatip and Noree Pla

Tucked along the border of Thai Town and East Hollywood, in a nondescript strip mall, Luv2Eat offers a menu of regional favorites from their hometown…

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Border Grill and Socalo

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger Co-Chefs and Owners

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are award-winning chefs, cookbook authors, television personalities, entrepreneurs and pioneers of world cuisine.

Steve Samson

Rossoblu and Superfine Pizza

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

Osteria Cal Mare

Chef Adam Sobel

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.

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.

Kristen Thibeault


Kristen Thibeault

Chef Kristen Thibeault is considered one of the pioneers of the modern plant-based food movement.

Benjamin Udave


Benjamin 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


Sue Leonard

Honorable Mention

Joseph Davis



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.

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