Press Release – P!NK JOINS CONAN O’BRIEN, AL ROKER

PinkAutism Speaks will host its first ever AUTISM SPEAKS TO LOS ANGELES CELEBRITY CHEF GALA, in which 100 award-winning chefs will cook tableside for guests.

WHO:
Grammy® award-winning recording artist P!NK will perform “Crystal Ball” (off her 2008 album Funhouse) with co-writer and Autism Speaks national board member BILL MANN. Comedian CONAN O’BRIEN to host. Celebrity attendees include Today Show‘s AL ROKER. More TBA soon.

Celebrity chefs include AKASHA RICHMOND (Akasha), ANTONIA LOFASO (Scopa Italian Roots), ART SMITH (Table Fifty-Two), BEN FORD (Ford’s Filling Station), BRIAN MALARKEY (Herringbone), GOVIND ARMSTRONG (Post & Beam), JET TILA (Food Network), JOACHIM SPLICHAL (Patina), JOSIAH CITRIN (Mélisse), MARY SUE MILLIKEN (Border Grill), MICHAEL VOLTAGGIO (Ink), NANCY SILVERTON (Osteria Mozza) and NEAL FRASER (Redbird). Full list: autismspeaks.org/lachefgala.com

Event co-chairs include WME Head of Television RICK ROSEN, WME Partner ARI GREENBURG and FX Networks President & COO CHUCK SAFTLER. Honorary Co-Chair is BRIAN KELLY, Autism Speaks Chairman of the Board.

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
5:30 pm – Press Check-In (press credentials required)
6:30 pm – Blue Carpet Arrivals | VIP Cocktail Reception (interviews/photo opps)

7:30 pm – Dinner Begins

WHERE: BARKER HANGAR | 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica

DETAILS: Having created an exciting legacy on New York’s Wall Street for the past eight years, Autism Speaks will hosts its’ first ever Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala to honor Autism Speaks co-founders Suzanne & Bob Wright and celebrate the organization’s 10th anniversary. One hundred top chefs, cooking tableside, will create four-course exclusive meals for their guests. The event will kick off with a VIP cocktail reception catered by Wolfgang Puck. TOYOTA, an Executive Chef Sponsor, will debut the new MIRAI, their first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle which combines hydrogen and oxygen to make electricity onboard, while emitting nothing but water vapor. For more information: www.toyota.com/mirai.

To purchase tickets for this nearly sold-out event, visit autismspeaks.org/lachefgala or contact Jamitha Fields at Autism Speaks, 646.385.8520 or fields@autismspeaks.org.