Frieda’s Specialty Produce Supports L.A. Food Bowl's ‘Plant Power: The No Beast Feast’ Event

Fri. May 18th, 2018 - by Robert Schaulis

LOS ALAMITOS, CA - Lending its specialty food cred and exceptional specialty produce to a perennially popular event, Frieda’s Specialty Food has partnered with the Los Angeles Food Bowl to provide fresh produce for two of the world’s top chefs to create vegetable-centric dishes. Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken of the Border Grill hosted “Plant Power: The No Beast Feast” this weekend as part of the month-long food festival taking place throughout the Los Angeles area.

Chef Susan Feniger“All of the fruits and vegetables featured at this plant-powered feast are generously provided by Frieda’s Specialty Produce, a powerhouse in the produce world,” said Feniger, in a Frieda’s press release. “We’ve known and been inspired by Frieda [Rapoport Caplan, Founder of Frieda’s] for more than 30 years, and we’re proud to have Frieda’s as a partner for this delicious event that celebrates female empowerment.”

Plant Power: The No Beast Feast

Guests at the “Plant Power: The No Beast Feast” were treated to a variety of vegetarian and vegan signature bites and an interactive dessert bar.

Alex Jackson Berkley, Assistant Sales Manager, Frieda's Specialty Produce“These chefs are trailblazers and innovators, and we are delighted to supply them with produce that will inspire new food experiences for guests attending this culinary event,” added Alex Jackson Berkley, Assistant Sales Manager at Frieda’s.

According to Frieda’s press release, all proceeds from the event will be donated to Girls Inc. and the James Beard Foundation women’s leadership programs to support the advancement of young girls and the empowerment of women in the hospitality industry.

“We’re also proud to support these great causes to help girls become strong women and help strong women achieve their full potential,” added Berkley. “That is the spirit of ‘Inspire. Taste. Love.’”

Chef lineup

In addition to Milliken and Feniger, participating chefs include cookbook author Nadine Redzepi (Noma), Monique Fiso of New Zealand (Hiakai), Akasha Richmond (Akasha), Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), April Bloomfield (Hearth & Hound), Brooke Williamson (Playa Provisions), Dahlia Narvaez (Mozza), Roxana Jullapat (Friends & Family), Shirley Chung (Ms. Chi), Dakota Weiss (Sweetfin/Estrella), Jazz Singsanong (Jitlada), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Nyesha Arrington (Native Santa Monica), Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Kismet), Sherry Yard (iPic Theaters), Tanya Holland (Brown Sugar Kitchen), and Valerie Gordon (Valerie Confections).

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