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GrowingGreat will be hosting a Farm to Table Benefit on July 12th at the beautiful estate of Cindy and David Hoag in Manhattan Beach. We have stellar chefs, wonderful wines, and a beautiful evening planned for this event. In the Hoag’s magnificent garden under the stars, Tammy Lipps will prepare a seasonal, farm-fresh family style dinner paired with outstanding wines. Other celebrity chef demonstrations will include appetizers made in the Hoag’s amazing in-door/out-door living kitchen and outdoor pizza oven, a VIP wine and appetizer pairing in the Hoag’s vineyard with a special guest chef, and a delectable display of healthy and luscious desserts. We are extremely proud of our chef lineup this year!

Chef Lineup:

• MB Post’s & Fishing With Dynamite’s Executive Chef, David Lefevre
• Wolfgang Puck’s MGM Grand Executive Chef, Dustin Lewandowski
• Lemonade’s Founder and Executive Chef, Alan Jackson
• Local Pastry Chef for The Strand House and winner of “Cupcake Wars,” Stephanie Franz
• Local Pastry Chef and See You In The Morning blogger, Julia Webb

Read full bios on our featured celebrity chefs.

JD Roth
Event Host
JD Roth

The host and auctioneer of the event will be JD Roth, famed television personality, executive producer, actor, and founder of the reality television company 3Ball Productions. Roth is currently the announcer and co-creator of the reality show The Biggest Loser on NBC.


All food will be sourced from local farmers’ markets including Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available for appetizers, dinner, and desserts.

We will honor philanthropists and restaurateurs, Michael and Andrea Zislis, and the memory of our South Bay farmers’ market pioneer, Mary Lou Weiss. Read more about our honorees.

Our hope is that you will come, bring your friends, and take part in this unforgettable, heartfelt evening as we celebrate GrowingGreat’s 15 years of inspiring healthy eating in children and adults.

Proceeds of this event support GrowingGreat’s mission to inspire children and families to adopt healthy eating habits to promote health and wellness in local communities and nationwide. Join the fun and celebration!

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