About Us

Ending homelessness and rebuilding lives in the most delicious way possible! #EatMoreGiveMore

How We Got Started

Our mission was to create a unique event that would benefit an organization that focuses on addressing and resolving the issues surrounding homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley. The solution was to produce a one-of-a-kind, premier food and beverage festival for those who appreciate delicious food, cocktails, and sweets! Anyone who attends Masters of Taste can feel confident that they’re making an impact in their community because 100% of the proceeds help Union Station Homeless Services end homelessness and rebuild lives.

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Check Out Highlights from Masters of Taste 2019:

Our Masters

On Sunday, April 3rd, more than 3,000 food and beverage enthusiasts will stroll the 50 yard line of the Rose Bowl for the 5th Annual Masters of Taste. Guests will enjoy a spectacular array of L.A.’s best Culinary, Beverage and Sweet Masters.  

Past participants have included 2022 Host Chef Vanda Asapahu of Ayara Thai Cuisine2019 Host Chef Michael HungM Cafe (Chef Atsushi Kenjo), Kato (Michelin Star Chef Jonathan Yao), The Bellwether, (Chef Ted Hopson & Ann-Marie Verdi), Porto’s Bakery and Café (Chef Tony Salazar), and many more!

Culinary Masters

Stroll the 50-yard line of the iconic Rose Bowl, as you feast on the finest that L.A.’s top chefs and restaurants can offer!

Beverage Masters

Sip signature cocktails from L.A.’s best mixologists and enjoy some of California’s most eclectic wineries & breweries!

Sweet Masters

Because dessert is never a bad idea! This is going to be a day of indulgence, deliciousness and sugar coma.

Committee Chairs

Rob Levy

Committee Chair

Event Committee

Leslie Levy

Desarae Jones

Kazuko Inouye

Eleanor Heaphy

Ginger Mort

Heather Patin

Jordan Rettig

Olga Perez

Claudia Dressler

Vickie Taylor

John Tien

Bonnie Tseng

Event Consultants

Lawrence Moore

Public Relations

Krysta Florczyk

Event Producer

Event Staff

Coco Lovely

Event Director

 

Amanda Green

Executive Event Director

Dana Bean

Director of Sponsorship

 

Christina Herman

Marketing & Design

Cathy Medina

Development Assistant

 

Kenny Tsuda

Volunteer Director

Calvin Chan

Major Gifts Officer

 

Brenda Lynch

Communications