Chef Evan Funke at the Vanity Fair Party | Oscars 2024

By Sophie Gayot

Beverly Hills, March 5, 2024

The Vanity Fair party after the Oscars ceremony is probably the most coveted invitation in America. Once a year, after the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have honored the best of those who officiate in the seventh art, it is time to party. The attendance is the pure definition of “star-studded.”

At that time of the evening, the very happy few are no longer hungry for thank-yous and recognition, but for tangible food. That is when chef Evan Funke makes his culinary entrance with his team. This year, pizza is on the menu — and it is the third time that Funke is the one-and-only chef of the party. Two minutes in an ultra-warm oven and the Italian specialty is ready to be served.

Since I will not be attending the party, I got a preview of the pizzas by chef Evan Funke himself. Watch my exclusive video interview with chef Funke, filmed on the rooftop of Funke restaurant in Beverly Hills, 90210, a few minutes before the sunset. For a moment, I felt like I was in a Hollywood scene.