Warm This Bowl:
An evening of dining, doing, and declarations!

Hosted by Food Forward and Chef Minh Phan of porridge + puffs

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Chef Minh Phan of porridge + puffs invites you to “warm” her new restaurant in support of Food Forward and in conjunction with the LA Times Food Bowl.

It’s an exclusive sneak peak of porridge + puff’s new brick and mortar — a community space in the making! From amuses to mignardises, diners will feast and interact with a menu of local, foraged, and “wasted” ingredients.

Chef Minh and her cadre of farmer, chef, and community organizing friends will host an intimate evening of exploring underappreciated ingredients, discussing the value of local and reclaimed food, getting hands-on as we make whimsical stuff together, and then sitting back and enjoying a multi-course fine dining experience.


Special guests include: Robin Koda of Koda Farms, Na Young Ma and bakers from Proof Bakery, Diep Tran of Good Girl Dinette, Ria Dolly of Paramount Coffee Project, Terri Kashima of KnK Ranch (Hollywood Farmers Market), Erin O’Brien (artist and food activist), Lisa Hasegawa (API activist and UCLA Activist-in-Residence), Farmer Mai (in spirit via her heritage grains), Laurie Porter (owner of Smog City Brewing via her special treats), and co-host Rick Nahmias (founder and executive director of Food Forward).

Proceeds of this dinner will support Food Forward’s efforts to fight hunger and reduce food waste by redistributing fresh, surplus produce to over 1.75 million Southern Californians this year.

Tickets are limited so be sure to reserve yours today!

Warm This Bowl
Saturday, May 19 from 5 to 10 PM
Historic Filipinotown
(west of DTLA; exact location
to be shared upon ticket purchase)

Tax, service, wine and beer, and gift bag from our partners
with loads of limited-edition goodies included with each admission.

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About Food Forward

 Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Through a network of backyard orchards, farmers markets, wholesale produce donors, and thousands of community volunteers, the organization collects and redistributes fresh, free produce to 1.5 million Southern Californians every year.


Plus: Start your morning by volunteering with Food Forward, where you’ll forage for one of the meal’s ingredients and learn more about the organization your ticket supports. Email with the subject heading “Foraging 5/19” to receive more information and a registration link.