The sixth annual Masters of Taste, L.A.’s premier outdoor luxury food and beverage festival, returns to the Rose Bowl on April 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with 100% of the proceeds directly benefiting Union Station Homeless Services.
In the last five years, Masters of Taste has raised more than $2.7 million in support of Union Station, a nonprofit organization that is celebrating its 50th anniversary of bringing neighbors home. Committed to providing permanent solutions to end homelessness and rebuild lives, Union Station works with unsheltered and very low-income adults and families across the San Gabriel Valley. Union Station Homeless Services’ mission is guided by the belief that everyone deserves a life of dignity and a place to call home.
Masters of Taste 2023 is expected to bring more than 3,000 food and beverage enthusiasts together for one afternoon, which will include the finest fare from more than 100 culinary masters and restaurants, delectable desserts prepared by L.A.’s top sweet masters, top beverage masters who will be featuring signature handcrafted cocktail tastings from more than 25 spirit brands and top cocktail bars, a premier 50-Yard-Line Cocktail Bar, select wineries, local craft breweries, cold-pressed juices, cold brew coffee, live entertainment and more.
Masters of Taste is introducing chef Michael Reed and Kwini Reed as hosts of Masters of Taste 2023. Michael Reed is a classically trained chef and restaurateur, who has spent 19 years as a chef for restaurants across New York and Los Angeles. Today, he is the co-owner, with his wife Kwini Reed, and executive chef at Poppy + Rose of Downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim’s Poppy & Seed. In addition to the two restaurants, Michael Reed and Kwini Reed also run an upscale catering company, Root of All Food.
Masters of Taste 2023 will take place on Sunday, April 2, and this is a 21+ event. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and general admission will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, please visit MastersofTasteLA.com.
First published in the March 30 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.