The Masters

Over 100 of the top Culinary, Beverage, & Sweet Masters in the Greater Los Angeles area.

On Sunday, April 5th, 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 2020 Host Chef Ayara Thai Cusine (Chef Vanda Asapahu), Faith & Flower (Chef Michael Hung), M Cafe (Chef Atsushi Kenjo), Kato (Chef Jonathan Yao), The Bellwether(Chef Ted Hopson & Ann-Marie Verdi), Porto’s Bakery and Cafe (Chef Tony Salazar) and many more!

2020 Host

Welcome Our Masters of Taste 2020 Host!

Please welcome our Host for Masters of Taste 2020, Vanda Asapahu of Ayara Thai!

Vanda Asapahu is the second-generation owner and chef of Ayara Thai and Ayara Luk in Los Angeles, CA. Vanda worked with non-profit organizations and the United Nations in Thailand. Living in Thailand allowed Vanda to revive old family recipes and travel through the different regions to discover new tastes and inspirations.

Vanda brings her individual experiences back to the family restaurant to push the boundaries of Thai cuisine — by adopting their parents’ recipes, creating new flavors inspired by their experience as first-generation Thai-Americans, and sourcing environmentally-conscious ingredients. Vanda is committed to infusing contemporary values with the Thai culinary heritage that they have inherited from their parents.

2020 Masters of Taste

2020 Masters Include…