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LIMITED TO DTLA RESIDENTS, LAAC MEMBERS, AND NATIONBUILDER STAFFERS ONLY. 


Sponsored by THE MAYFAIR HOTEL and MELISSA'S PRODUCE.



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Wednesday, November 07, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 46 rsvps

Jason Fullilove of Barbara Jean LA

We're so lucky to have the king of modern soul food cooking for us at The DTLA Dinner Club! You can read all about Jason's awesomeness on EaterLA

This dinner will also feature a special gin cocktail option from East London Liquor Company

Chef Jason Fullilove is the chef/owner of Barbara Jean Los Angeles. A restaurant that focuses on globally inspired soul food. An evolving menu; made from scratch dishes with natural nutrient rich ingredients.
 
Chef Fullilove is also; Culinary Director GVO hospitality Hilltop coffee and kitchen the parlor. Hilltop is bringing modern comfort food as well as some of LA’s cafe staples to the cities most historic neighborhoods.
 
A passion for the culinary arts has taken Chef Jason Fullilove from his home in Ohio to the glitz and glamour of New York, the rhythms and spices of the Caribbean and now to the fresh food capital of the universe: California.
 
Chef Fullilove’s culinary skills took him to the Caribbean where he was Chef de Cuisine at the five-star Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
Moving to California in 2009, Fullilove has served as Executive Chef for Mark Peel at Campanile/Tar Pit. Simultaneously he undertook special events for the Michelin starred Patina Restaurant Group where he was the Executive Chef for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
 
Most recently he was The Executive Chef of The Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar. The Modern American Sustainable Seafood Restaurant opened to great praise and review shining national attention on the once forgotten pier.
 
Chef Fullilove has been featured on The Food Network,  The Cooking Channel, Esquires Network and CBS The Talk. He’s also been featured in magazines such as 805, EaterLA, LAist, International Business Times, LA Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, Sunset Magazine, and LA Times Chef of the Moment. During his time in California, Chef Fullilove has immersed himself in learning the ins and outs of the world’s largest farming region -- from local farmer’s markets to the produce business of the San Joaquin Valley.
 
“I’m influenced by my surroundings,” he says. “When I cook I work with the freshest, local, in-season ingredients. I change my menus regularly based on item availability and inspiration. You can never be the greatest chef in the world. You can only try to be better than you were the day before.”

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsor Melissa's Produce!!! Delivering the freshest ideas in produce. Also, thank you to The Mayfair Hotel, recently remodeled and brought back to its former glory as the playground to Hollywood's golden age stars. In addition, some special treats at our bar are provided by American Bars - a one-stop marketing platform for bars and a smart lifestyle app for consumers. Think Tinder meets Facebook meets Eventbrite. 

Special thanks to East London Liquor Company for supplying a gin cocktail for this event. East London Gin Company is the first gin, vodka and whisky distillery in East London in over 100 years (London’s historic home of distilling). Since they began distilling in July 2014, they have prided themselves on reviving and refreshing spirits production here, but with a focus on innovation. Their goal is to be open and transparent about what goes into their gins and their spirits production, using botanicals that reflect the UK’s impressive gin history while engaging contemporary drinkers.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 15 rsvps

Founders Dinner with Hatch Chef Daniel Sheriff Shemtob

Winner of The Great Food Truck Race with his "Lime Truck" and founder of "TLT Foods" and DTLA's newest hot restaurant "HatchChef Daniel Sheriff Shemtob is a food phenom and we're crazy lucky to have him cooking for The DTLA Dinner Club. Check him out on his website at http://www.danielshemtob.com

Founders Dinners are a special smaller version of The DTLA Dinner Club that are open to founders and CEOs of LA based companies, you CAN NOT directly RSVP to these events, please use the RED BUTTON below to apply. We'll let you know as spaces open up. 

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsor Melissa's Produce!!! Delivering the freshest ideas in produce. Also, thank you to The Mayfair Hotel, recently remodeled and brought back to its former glory as the playground to Hollywood's golden age stars. 

ThisFounders Dinner Will Feature A Special Tasting from - 
The Spirit Guild is a craft distillery and tasting room that celebrates the fruits and flavors of California through the traditional art of distillation. It is located in Los Angeles’ Arts District on a site where once thrived the state’s first commercial vineyards and orange groves. The Spirit Guild currently offers two products, Vapid Vodka and Astral Pacific Gin, with innovative new spirits to be released in 2019.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 36 rsvps

Edible LA Magazine Presents Chef Smith & Chef Caveywoolpert

Edible LA Magazine is a James Beard Award-winning publication devoted to telling the stories and sustaining the efforts of the farmers, chefs, food artisans, fishers, vintners, and home cooks who feed us — season by season. 

EdibleLA.com | @EdibleLAMag | #FeastOnLA

Chefs:

Ryan Caveywoolpert hails from Long Beach and has worked in fine dining restaurants all over the country. He’s currently working as a chef at The Tasting Kitchen in Venice and lends his culinary expertise in the Edible LA Magazine test kitchens and beyond. Ryan loves to travel and learn everything he can about food and drink

Stensland Arnold Smith was born in Santa Monica CA and got his start cooking 10 years ago at Stefan Ricter’s restaurant Stefan’s at L.A. Farm. He has worked with many chefs such as Hans Röckenwagner, Phillip Lee, Casey Lane, Robert Trester. Is currently for hire to chef private events (website not yet available yet).

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsor Melissa's Produce!!! Delivering the freshest ideas in produce. Also, thank you to The Mayfair Hotel, recently remodeled and brought back to its former glory as the playground to Hollywood's golden age stars. In addition, some special treats at our bar are provided by American Bars - a one-stop marketing platform for bars and a smart lifestyle app for consumers. Think Tinder meets Facebook meets Eventbrite. 

 

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A Few Chefs & Special Guests

NBA Star & Entrepreneur John Salley // @TheJohnSalley

A frequent visitor to The DTLA Dinner Club, John is an amazing guest who has sponsored The Club through his vegan wine company The Vegan Vine. It's delicious, click the link and buy a bottle! We know he's a busy man, but we always love it when John can make a dinner party. 

Top Chef Master Susan Feniger // @SusanFeniger

This AMAZING and talented chef was a part of the DTLA Community back in 1998 before it was cool with her iconic Ciudad, now the famous Border Grill. We were so lucky to be able to visit her restaurant for a full dinner and lesson on making churros!! We LOVE Susan, now go check out all her awesome restaurants

Top Chef Illan Hall // @IlanHall

Top Chef Season Two WINNER Ilan Hall was gracious enough to cook multiple dinners for us at The DTLA Dinner Club. He's got several restaurants around the country including our favorite ramen spot just a few black away at Grand Central Market - Ramen Hood!

Food Network's Arnold Myint // @ArnoldMyint

This Top Chef and Next Food Network Star contestant and chef/owner/partner of THREE restaurants and was the host of The Club while Josh was in Bali! A Nashville native, he cut his chops working in Jean Georges Vongerichten’s culinary empire. Click to visit his website for a peek inside his amazing world of food and fun.

Executive Chef Jason Fullilove // @ChefFullilove

This former Executive Chef for Mark Peel at Campanile, was featured on Food Network, Esquire's Knife Fight and has worked for some of the best chefs in the world. We were super excited to get him as a chef for a Dinner Club event and you can find him now with his own restaurant Barbara Jean in the Fairfax neighborhood of LA. 

Councilmember Jose Huizar // @josehuizar

The honorable council-member from the 14th district brought his lovely wife earlier this year for an open forum discussion on the issues effecting our neighborhood over a fantastic meal. We are all happy that he won the election and will continue to represent us. 

The Four Seasons' Chef Hans Srijumnong

Chef Hans cooked up an incredible Four Seasons worthy six course menu that took him hours to prep and serve. Check out the timelapse on the Photos and Videos page of our site. He's now moved on to EveryTable helping to provide fast, delicious and healthy food for all. 

Executive Chef Brian Cripps // @PacciSavannah

After working for the famous Chef Ludo and before heading down south to run the culinary program for Pacci in Savannah, Chef Brian Cripps stopped in and cooked us an amazing meal at The DTLA Dinner Club!! We're so lucky to have gotten him before he left the best coast. 

Josh Gray-Emmer // @joshgrayemmer

Your host of The DTLA Dinner Club, Josh is back from Bali and taking the baton back from amazing chef Chef Arnold Myint! He's the owner of BridGE, a Downtown Los Angeles centric consulting company, and a long time resident of the Historic Core neighborhood. 

Robin Alberts-Marigza // @robinalbertsm

Known as the queen of the biscuit, her last dinner included four different types, one for every course. She's a member of the NationBuilder family and has been a regular sous and lead chef at The DTLA Dinner Club. 

Mike Moschella // @mikemoschella

An ACTUAL Kentucky Admiral (that's one step up from a Kentucky Colonel), Mike is a frequent guest of The Dinner Club as well as our official whiskey educator. His collection of spirits and wealth of knowledge are always a lot of fun. 

Gregory Garman // @gregorygarman

One of our special guests this summer, Gregory was our DJ from Colorado for the big Sunday Funday event this year. He's also played at The Sundance Film Festival, The Winter X-Games, Art Basel, The LiveNation JayZ afterparty and many more. 

Markus Bold // #Mark_Us_Bold_Catering

Also a Downtown Los Angeles resident, Markus has a catering company specializing in quick comfort food done with his own personal flare. We were treated to buttermilk fried chicken and a homemade tangy asian sauce. 

Phil Kregel // #GrillWithPhil

A frequent sous and head chef, his name gives away his specialty, it's all about grilling with Phil! He's even got his own youtube show! One episode was filmed at The DTLA Dinner Club HQ, now go do some googling. 

Ryan Vaillancourt // @RVaillancourt

One of the original members of the Wednesday Night Dinner crew, Ryan is a resident of The Dinner Club HQ and a multi-time sous and lead chef. He's always one of the favorites, and is always sold out. 

Joe Conte // @JoeConte

Former resident at The Eldorado, Conte brings the vegan to The DTLA Dinner Club. 

Sponsors

The Mayfair Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel, an historic Downtown Los Angeles hotel established in 1926 has reemerged, following a top-to-bottom redesign, and unveiled glamorous new spaces, dining and guest programming that reinterprets its authentic early 20thcentury character with distinctly Los Angeles style and substance.

Melissa's Produce

Delivering The Freshest Ideas In Produce - Within the 280,000 square feet of the Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc. warehouse, one is sure to find the freshest fruits and vegetables -- quality products with exceptional value and first-class service. 

Monkey Shoulder

Is a contemporary twist in the history of Scottish whisky making. Owned by William Grant & Sons, Monkey Shoulder is a blend of the three single malts from Kininvie, Glenfiddich and Balvenie, also owned by William Grant & Sons. Its so delicious we're always happy (and very lucky) when they join us at events. 

Gelateria Uli

Gelateria Uli was founded by Uli Nasibova in Downtown Los Angeles. Their gelato and sorbet is made fresh daily in their kitchen in the Spring Arcade building in the heart of Downtown's historic core neighborhood. At their two locations, they also serve fine espresso drinks, along with an array of fresh pastries.

LEVEL Furnished Living

At LEVEL Furnished Living DTLA, utopia comes in three sizes: one, two or three bedrooms. Located in downtown Los Angeles’ South Park District, every one of our remarkable luxury suites is outfitted with built-in high-performance Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances and in-suite laundry, plus stylish yet sophisticated finishings.

District 8 Media // DTLA Book

DTLA Book is an annual coffee table guidebook for visitors and residents to enjoy DTLA like an insider. The content covers this rapidly evolving part of the city, as well as other thriving L.A. destinations, with features on art, shopping, culture, and secret eating/drinking spots, and notable individuals in the community.

Whole Foods Market DTLA

As a true member of the community, Whole Foods Market sponsors awesome programs around the neighborhood, and The DTLA Dinner Club is honored to be among them. All ingredients for The DTLA Dinner Club are sourced by #WFMDTLA. 

The Choubacha Family

Kevin and Chanel Choubacha have graciously donated a complete set of "Made in LA" glasses to The DTLA Dinner Club. Thanks guys!!

Ploom Vaporizer Products

Sleek, portable and the absolute pinnacle in vaporizing, the Ploom is a totally unique smoking experience. They sent teams to give away and educate our guests on The Ploom and the Pax. 

The Vegan Vine Wine Company

Owned by Celebrity John Salley, this company is dedicated to a quality cruelty free product that tastes amazing and is affordable for everyone. We are honored to have had them as a previous sponsor.