About Us

Ending Homelessness and rebuilding lives in the most delicious way possible!

How We Got Started

After years of putting on a gala in benefit of Union Station Homeless Services, we wanted to create a unique event to benefit a great organization. We all recognize that homelessness is a problem and we want to work toward a solution. The solution was to create a one of a kind, premier food and beverage festival aimed at a crowd who appreciate good food and good cocktails. Anyone who attends Masters of Taste can feel good because 100% of the proceeds help Union Station end homelessness and rebuild thousands of lives!



Our Masters

On Sunday, April 7th, more than 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts will stroll the 50 yard line of the Rose Bowl for the 4th Annual Masters of Taste. Guests will enjoy a spectacular array of L.A.’s best Culinary, Beverage and Sweet Masters.  

Past participants have included Faith & Flower (Chef Michael Hung), Ayara Lūk (Chef Vanda Asapahu), M Cafe (Chef Atsushi Kenjo), Church and State, Spring(Chef Tony Esnault), The Bellwether(Chef Ted Hopson & Ann-Marie Verdi), Porto’s Bakery and Cafe (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

Maxine Harris

Committee Co-Chair

Event Committee

Leslie Levy

Desarae Jones

Kazuko Inouye

Jennifer Chen

Grace Chen

Eleanor Heaphy

Cynthia Frazier

Bill Frazier

Angelique Brown

Heather Patin

Jordan Rettig

Jackie Ruffing

Olga Perez

Claudia Sandoval

Vickie Taylor

John Tien

Bonnie Tseng

Sherwin Goo

Christina Herman

Event Consultants

Lawrence Moore

Public Relations

Dennis Richardson

Event Producer

Krysta Florczyk

Associate Event Producer

Event Staff

Gina Long

Event Director


Amanda Green

Operations Director

Dana Bean

Director of Sponsorship


Mario Galeano

Marketing & Design

Cathy Medina

Development Assistant


Candice Olmos

Database Administrator

Calvin Chan

Major Gifts Officer


Brenda Lynch