BCC Reprises Great Chefs/Great Homes


Those of us who were part of the BCC community 12 to 14 years ago will remember a series of elegant dinner parties entitled “Great Chefs/Great Homes of BCC.” This year we are bringing it back with twelve events that will include fine cuisine, gracious surroundings, and engaging conversation hosted by BCC members. Fill in the response card to join the events

Some of our many talented gourmet cooks are planning imaginative multi-course meals they will prepare and serve in their homes or unique work spaces. Guests are offered a memorable dining experience from the first bite of a mouthwatering appetizer through the tantalizing mixture of tastes and aromas in the main course to the last sweet morsel of dessert.

The varied opportunities include intimate Saturday evening dinner parties, Sunday suppers and brunches, a kid friendly family barbecue, an LA Jewish History tour along the Metro round-trip from Universal City to Boyle Heights, and an experience finding your inner creative cake artist.

Saturday dinner parties and Sunday suppers are $72 per person. Festive Sunday brunches are $54 per person. The kids, family and friends barbecue is $27 per adult and $9 per child.

“All Aboard for Jewish L.A.: A Moving Experience” is on Sunday, June 1 from 10:00 am to approximately 3:30 pm, for $90 per person. Guests will gather at Universal City Metro Station to meet co-hosts Steve Sass and Steve Hochstadt for coffee and a nosh, then board the Metro for a tour led by Jewish Historical Society of Southern California President Steve Sass. The walking tour in Boyle Heights will highlight landmarks in this once heavily populated Jewish neighborhood of the 1920s through
1950s. A sumptuous brunch, prepared by Steve Hochstadt, will be served at the historic Breed Street Shul’s fully restored original 1915 building.

“Brunch With the Cake Divas and Decorating Too” is on Sunday June 29 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm for $90 per person. Guests will meet co-hosts Joanie Spitler and Leigh Grode, the original Cake Divas, of Joanie & Leigh’s Cakes, at their Bel Air kitchen. Guests will chat over coffee and freshly baked croissants, learn how to color butter cream, use fondants and work with geometric shapes in sculpting a cake. The event includes a superb brunch and your cake creation to take home.

The hosts/chefs will underwrite each event, so that all proceeds benefit BCC. Seating is limited to 10 guests per event except All Aboard for Jewish L.A. (20) & the Kids, Family and Friends barbecue (40).

To reserve your place at one or more tables, please mail a check payable to BCC, or call the BCC office and reserve with a credit or debit card. Be sure to mention which date and host(s) you are reserving, and the names of your party.

RSVP to BCC no later than May 15 for May 24 and June 1 events. RSVP by May 31 for June and July events and by July 24 for the barbecue. Space is at a premium and early reservations are strongly encouraged.

Great Chefs/Great Homes Events

May 24, 2014 – Dinner, 6:00 pm / Jerry Hanson and Les Zendle ~ Palm Springs
June 1, 2014 – All Aboard for Jewish L.A. Tour and Brunch, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm / Steve Hochstadt and Steve Sass Metro from Universal City to Boyle Heights
June 7, 2014 – Dinner, 6:00 pm / Michelle Huneven and Jim Potter ~ Altadena
June 8, 2014 – Brunch, 11:00 am / Kenna Love and Hannah Theile ~ Sherman Oaks view photos from this event
June 14, 2014 – Dinner, 6:00 pm / Ira Dankberg and Rob Schoenberger ~ Mid-Wilshire
June 15, 2014 – Sunday Supper, 4:00 pm / Bob Adels, Ellie Herscher, Ginger Jacobs and Topper Schroeder ~ West Hollywood
June 22, 2014 – Sunday Supper, 4:00 pm / Roxie Bickerstaff and Elizabeth Savage ~ Altadena view photos from this event
June 28, 2014 – Dinner, 6:00 pm / Eldon Teper, Renee Lamkay and Leslie Tuchman ~ Downtown L.A.
June 29, 2014 – Brunch, 11:00 am / Cecilia and Donna Quigley-Groman ~ Ladera Heights
June 29, 2014 – Finding Your Inner Creative Cake Artist and Brunch, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm / Leigh Grode and Joanie Spitler ~ Bel Air
July 12, 2014 – Dinner, 6:00 pm / Henry Wudl ~ West Hollywood
August 2, 2014 – Kids, Family & Friends Barbecue, 6:00 pm / Berkovitz/Newman family – Robin, Laurie and Eliana ~ Venice Fill in the response card to join the event

Saturday, August 2 at 3pm: Join us for a Kid Friendly Family Barbecue & Pool Party. Hosted by Robin Berkovitz, Laurie Newman and their daughter Eliana at the home of Sofia and Dora Ames in the Cheviot Hills/Rancho Park area. Adults are $27, Children 5 years old and up are $9, Children under 5 are Free. Proceeds from Great Chefs/Great Homes benefit BCC. Everyone is welcome! Deadline to register for the Family Barbeque is July 30. Please fill in the response card to reserve your place at the BBQ. If you have questions, please contact the BCC office or our Facebook page

One Comment on “BCC Reprises Great Chefs/Great Homes”

  • Linda Mothner June 1, 2014 pm30 6:19 pm . Reply

    I would like to attend the June 29th brunch. Is there an opening? Is there an opening?

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