Barbecue on the Beach for Charity

Barbara Lazaroff - Sophie Gayot
Barbara Lazaroff & Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot

UPDATE 7/10/13: This year’s event will be on August 1, 2013. For more information, visit the Los Angeles Culinary Events calendar

UPDATE 7/23/12: This year’s event will be on July 26th. To buy tickets, go to

For the past few summers, event manager Joan Wrede has been gathering Los Angeles chefs for “An Evening on the Beach.” The toques bring their barbecue grills right on the sand at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. The evening finished around a huge bonfire where the attendees roasted marshmallows which no less than pastry chef Sherry Yard of Spago combined with graham crackers and chocolate to make s’mores.

We were also able to enjoy the cuisine of:
Celestino Drago, Drago Centro
Michael Fiorelli of mar’sel at Terranea
Mark Gold, Eva
– Tim Guiltinan, The Raymond
– Michael McCarty, Michael’s
– Joe Miller, Joe’s
– Mark Peel, Campanile
Piero Selvaggio, Valentino
– Mako Tanaka of Robata-Ya

“Come hungry and enjoy great food and wine as you support the mission of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels,” says Wrede, who also recommends you come shoe-less. The event is also supported by Audi.

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