2016, Photo Credit, Carolina Korman

Goin, Styne, Lentz & Friends Back for 8th L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Cookout

2016, Photo Credit, Carolina Korman

In 2000, four-year old cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) announced she wanted to hold a front yard lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all kids with cancer. Since she held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement with thousands of volunteers. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a registered 501 (c) 3 charity, has raised over $140 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 690 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.

Photo Credit, Carolina Korman

Photo Credit, Carolina Korman

 And on September 9, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade co-founders Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern), and David Lentz (The Hungry Cat) will be joined by powerhouse players in the foodie world for the 8th Annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Culinary Cookout.

Caroline Styne, David Lentz, Suzanne Goin, photo credit, Alex Berliner/AB Images 2016

Caroline Styne, David Lentz, Suzanne Goin, photo credit, Alex Berliner/AB Images 2016

The Who’s Who event returns to  UCLA’s Royce Quad from 12 – 4 pm, featuring the nation’s top chefs, vintners, and mixologists. The afternoon will be highlighted by phenomenal fare, cocktails for  a cause, children’s activities, a silent and live auction, and much more. Returning chefs Chris Bianco, Giada De Laurentiis, Donald Link, Mary Sue Milliken, April Bloomfield, Nancy Silverton, Nancy Oakes, Zach Pollack, Michael Voltaggio, Jonathan Waxman and Marc Vetri  will be joined by additional foodie superstars and mixologists. Presenting Sponsors for the cookout are Northwestern Mutual and Volvo Cars of North America.

 Pricing for General Admission tickets is $195, and L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade offers a $1,200 premier ticket level that includes early access to the event, a behind the scenes tour of the venue and VIP seating as well as an exclusive invite to the private and intimate Welcome Dinner the evening before, on Friday, September 8. In the spirit of the culinary cookout, children under the age of 12 are free with accompanying adult, and do not need to register for the event.

For complete listings of participants and to purchase tickets for this year’s event visit the ALSF website. All proceeds will benefit the Foundation.


Photo Credit, Carolina Korman

Photo Credit, Carolina Korman

More than 2,000 people, including more than 100 chefs, mixologists and vintners, attended the 2016 event, which raised over  $1 million. Over the past seven years, sponsorship, ticket and auction sales have raised over $4.2 million. Those in attendance heard an inspiring speech by Jay & Liz Scott, Alex’s parents, and co-executive directors of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and hero family and SuperSibs Dario and Emilio, who lost their brother to cancer and highlighting the importance of how one individual can make a difference.

“What we’ve accomplished in seven years is so gratifying. It’s a tremendous amount of work to produce, but the rewards of knowing that the money we’ve raised truly helps research for better treatments and cures makes it worthwhile,” said Caroline Styne. “There are so many people that come together to make this happen; they work tirelessly to come up with ideas to make this year’s celebration better than the one before. And we do this because Alex Scott’s legacy inspires us to rise to the challenge.”

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“The L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event continues to be one of the most inspiring, and not to mention delicious, events of the year benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,” said Liz Scott, Alex’s mom and Co-Executive Director of the Foundation. “We have been continually amazed by the dedication of Suzanne, Caroline and David to help achieve our daughter’s mission – a cure for all kids with cancer, as well as the outpouring of support from their friends who travel from all corners of the country to participate in this important fundraising event.”

For information on how to become a sponsor, contact Anita Gates at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, (610) 649-3034 orA.Gates@alexslemonade.org.


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About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $140 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 690 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.


Partial List of Participating Chefs


Nick Anderer (New York, NY) – Maialino
Chris Bianco (Phoenix, AZ) – Pizzeria Bianco
April Bloomfield (New York, NY) – The Spotted Pig, The Breslin
Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) – Providence
Josiah Citrin (Los Angeles, CA) – Melisse
Derek Dammann (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Maison Publique
Sue Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Los Angeles, CA) – Border Grill
Michael Fiorelli (Los Angeles, CA) – Love & Salt
Neal Fraser (Los Angeles, CA) – Redbird
Evan Funke (Venice, CA) – Felix Trattoria
Ray Garcia (Los Angeles, CA) – Broken Spanish
Suzanne Goin, Javier Espinoza, Amy Deaderick, Adam Cherney

 (Los Angeles, CA) – Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern
Hedy Goldsmith (Los Angeles, CA) – Sweet Hedy
Valerie Gordon (Los Angeles, CA) – Valerie Confections
Cosmo Goss (Chicago, IL) – The Publican
Timothy Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, CA) – Otium, Barrel & Ashes
Bruce Kalman (Los Angeles, CA) – Union, Knead Pasta + Co.
Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymenson (Los Angeles, CA) – Madcapra, Kismet
Giada De Laurentiis (Las Vegas, NV) – Giada
David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach, CA) – Manhattan Beach Post,

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David Lentz (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hungry Cat
Donald Link (New Orleans, LA) – Pêche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher
Jenn Louis (Portland, OR) – Ray
Walter and Margarita Manzke (Los Angeles, CA) – Republique
Ori Menashe (Los Angeles, CA) – Bestia
Matt Molina (Los Angeles, CA) – Everson Royce Bar
Dahlia Narvaez (Los Angeles, CA) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Zoe Nathan (Los Angeles, CA) – Huckleberry
Nancy Oakes (San Francisco, CA) – Boulevard
Eva Ein (Santa Barbara, CA) – McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Chris Phelps and Zak Walters (Los Angeles, CA) – Salt’s Cure
Zachary Pollack (Los Angeles, CA) – Alimento
Steve Samson (Los Angeles, CA) – Sotto, Rossoblu
Michael Schwartz (Miami, FL) – The Genuine Hospitality Group, Fi’Lia
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Los Angeles, CA) – Animal Restaurant Group
Nancy Silverton (Los Angeles, CA) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Frank Stitt (Birmingham, AL) – Highlands Bar & Grill, Bottega, Chez Fonfon
John Sundstrom (Seattle, WA) – Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwiches & Pie
Shannon Swindle (Los Angeles, CA) – Craft
Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) – Pizzeria Vetri
Michael Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA) – ink.
Jonathan Waxman (New York, NY) – Barbuto
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland, OH) – Fahrenheit
Jason Winters (Los Angeles, CA) – Urban Pie

***All chefs and vintners have graciously donated their time, food and talent to the cause for this event***

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