The fourth annual Masters of Taste 2019, a luxury food and beverage festival, is set to take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the field of the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
Chef Michael Hung, 2017 and 2018 Masters of Taste culinary master, will be the event’s first-time host chef. Hung’s illustrious career credentials include time spent with Traci Des Jardins’ James Beard Award-winning team at San Francisco’s Jardinière and overseeing the kitchen at Roland Passot’s Michelin-starred La Folie. Chef Hung then left San Francisco to open Faith & Flower in Downtown Los Angeles, where under his leadership the restaurant was honored as “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Travel + Leisure. Hung’s success continued when he opened the highly-acclaimed Viviane in the Avalon Hotel Los Angeles and then he started his own company Ardour Hospitality in 2016, which focuses on full-service consulting, culinary and hospitality experiences in Greater Los Angeles. In addition to running his own company, Hung has also returned to Faith & Flower where he oversees the kitchen.
“I have been a participant in Masters of Taste for the past two years and it is spectacular! Cooking and serving people on the field of the Rose Bowl could be a once in a lifetime occasion, but I have been lucky enough to get to do it for the past two years, and this year, the honor to be able to formally host the event,” says Hung. “And, while the festivities are amazing, what is most impressive is that Masters of Taste donates 100 percent of proceeds from this event to Union Station Homeless Services each year. Homelessness deserves our attention, focused work and finances, and Union Station Homeless Services and Masters of Taste are truly leaders in helping those who are in need.”
Masters of Taste 2019 is expected to bring over 3,000 food and beverage enthusiasts together for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 45 Master Chefs including returning Culinary Masters Chef Erwin Tjahyadi (Bone Kettle), Chef Kyle Johnson (Bourbon Steak), Chef Calogero Drago (Celestino Ristorante), 2019 Host Chef Michael Hung (Faith & Flower) and Chef Lee Hau Fu (Lunasia Dim Sum House) just to name a few. Also, participating in Masters of Taste 2019 will be L.A.’s top sweet masters, signature handcrafted cocktails and tastings from over 40 beverage masters including spirit brands and bars, a premier 50 yard-line cocktail bar featuring four of L.A.’s most distinguished drinking destinations and their mixologists, select wineries, local craft breweries, live entertainment and much, much more.
For more information on Masters of Taste 2019, visit MastersofTasteLA.com. Masters of Taste 2019 Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Jan., 2019.