National volunteer organization Project by Project hosted its 11th annual Plate by Plate Los Angeles tasting fundraiser event at Vibiana in downtown LA on Saturday, August 3. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed food and beverages from over 50 of Southern California’s finest restaurants and purveyors. In keeping with this year’s “Arts” theme, a current issue that addresses the Asian American community, East West Players was chosen as PbP LA’s non-profit regional partner. $10,000 – 100 percent of proceeds from this event’s ticket sales net proceeds – went to EWP. “Our partnership with East West Players was decided upon for its importance and long history of contribution to the API art community not only through the organization solely, but just as much through its alumni,” said PbP Manager of Public Relations Mayly Tao via email.
Every year, each PbP chapter partners with a different community based non-profit through assisting with community outreach, public awareness, and developing efficient and innovative ways to raise capital.
Read on for Plate by Plate LA highlights.
A balcony view of the crowd at the 3rd Annual Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit for Project by Project San Francisco. The event took place at the Bently Reserve and marked the 15th anniversary for Project by Project nationally (photo: Nicole Abalde).
Back in July, Audrey told you all about Plate by Plate in Los Angeles and in August, we previewed the annual tasting benefit in San Francisco. The time has come and passed, and this year’s event by the Bay fulfilled its promise of bringing together a terrific crowd to enjoy the company of each other, support the community, and of course, devour plenty of delicious tiny dishes!
The 3rd Annual Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit organized by the San Francisco chapter of Project by Project took place on September 22 at the spacious and gorgeous Bently Reserve near the Embarcadero Center. The evening attracted some hundred of finely dressed attendees to socialize and enjoy three rooms of food samples, desserts, and liquor. Actual Rafiq, Redstickman, Speakeasy Ray, and Big Sloppy of The Ambient Mafia provided the sounds for the event, and a silent auction for some fun items was also in place.