It was a packed house at the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Over 1,200 guests were welcomed with opening remarks from Tastemade co-founder and CEO Larry Fitzgibbon, Chief Creative Officer of KCET Juan Devis and the man of the evening social activist, restaurant entrepreneur and acclaimed chef Roy Choi.
The free community event began with a reception catered by a variety of LA’s most engaged community organizations including Süprmarkt, Beyond Meat, PopCultivate, Hank & Bean, Homeboy Industries, Dough Girl, Seeds of Hope, Dough & Arrow, FoodCyle LA, Chefs to End Hunger, Food Forward
and Bracken’s Kitchen where they hosted an interactive exploration of the power of food with samples offered up by Roy Choi’s Kogi Truck, Mariscos Jalisco and GD Bro Burger.
The evening included a panel discussion with Angelenos making a difference in their communities and the impact and power that food has on them. It was liberating to listen to as each panelist shared their take on food and how it can be used to heal communities and various problems within them.
In BROKEN BREAD, Choi explores complex social justice issues and meets inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism as well as a catalyst for change. Choi takes viewers on a journey through his hometown, the city of Los Angeles, exploring complex social justice issues and meeting inspiring individuals who use food as a platform for activism and a catalyst for change.