We've been a proud participant of Alex's Lemonade for 3 freakin' years and each and every year has been so incredible. Ellen, our apron lady, first attended the Alex's Lemonade Great Chef's Event as a line cook and was touched by the foundation, Alex's story, and the efforts to end childhood cancer. And so Hedley & Bennett is involved with their culinary event every year, outfitting great chefs from all over with our bad ass aprons and chef coats as they cook for charity. Everywhere you turn, #apronsquad reppin'. A few favorites were our San Marzano, Striped Bass, Adele and Lemon Bistro.
This year was no exception. It was a food bonanza and the #apronsquad was in full force! Everything from grilled oysters, to grilled cheese topped with figs, to donuts and ice cream. Mouthwatering. It was amazing to see chefs rocking their H&B, ampersands everywhere. The event took place outside of sunny Royce Hall at UCLA and featured chefs like Michael Cimarusti of Providence, April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig & The Breslin, Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium, Josef Centeno of Bar Ama and so, so much more!
On top of all that, we threw up a booth and sold aprons, with 30% of those proceeds from the event going to support Alex's Lemonade.
We can't wait for next year!