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  • Ari Greenburg

  • Rick Rosen

  • Chuck Saftler

Honorary Co-Chair


  • Brian Kelly


Honorary Gala Committee

  • Chris Brancato

  • Brandon Burgess

  • Steve Burke

  • Peter Chernin

  • Alfonso Cuarón

  • Carlton Cuse

  • Sheri and Roy Disney

  • Randy Falco

  • Darryl and Vanessa Frank

  • Howard Gordon

  • John Landgraf

  • Ron Meyer

  • Lynda Obst

  • Mark Pedowitz

  • Kevin Reilly

  • Shawn Ryan

  • Jennifer and Albert J. Salke

  • Josh Sapan

  • Nina Tassler

  • Dana Walden

  • David Zaslav



Dinner Committee

  • Georgianna Junco-Kelman

  • Gina Kilberg

  • Michael and Damona Strautmanis


Our chef gala is an event like no other – the gala begins with award-winning chefs presenting hors d’oeurves during an hour long cocktail reception.  Following cocktails, some of the world’s finest chefs prepare and serves four-course meals tableside exclusively for their guests.

Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $8 million dollars for the research, awareness and advocacy initiatives of Autism Speaks.  Autism now affects 1 in 68 children in the United States, including 1 in 42 boys.

Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave, Suite 203
Santa Monica, CA

  1. Cocktail Reception

  2. Dinner Program


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Superstar P!NK will perform in support of Autism Speaks' 10 years of progress at its inaugural Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on October 8th. The Grammy®-winning artist will perform "Crystal Ball" with co-writer Billy Mann as a tribute to Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, and to the families affected by autism.

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Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala Will Feature 100 World-Class Chefs

LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2015 -- In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, brings to Los Angeles a unique dinner party. The Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala will showcase award-winning chefs at its first local fundraising gala, having created an exciting legacy on New York's Wall Street for the past eight years. One hundred top chefs, cooking tableside, will create their signature four-course meals exclusively for their guests at this unique inaugural event on October 8th at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. No two tables will feature the same menus.

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Matfer Bourgeat profiled participating chef Susan Feniger

The Matfer Team had the honor to enjoy a delicious and inspiring flavor-filled day with award winning Chef Susan Feniger at Border Grill in downtown Los Angeles where she presented a stunning ceviche with plantains using ideally matched Matfer tools!

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Participating Chefs


Celebrity Sous Chefs

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Jamitha Fields

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