Pacific Palisades Chef Featured in Masters of Taste Event

Chef Isaias Peña of Hank’s and Qué Padre takes part in annual event to raise money for Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services

By Dolores Quintana

The head chef of two Pacific Palisades restaurants participated in the Masters of Taste culinary event recently, raising money for homeless services. 

The Masters of Taste culinary event took place on Sunday, April 3 for the first time since 2019. The event was completely sold out and this was the first year that the Host Chef of the event was a woman, namely Chef Vanda Asapahu of Westchester’s Ayara Thai. Chef Asapahu has taken part in the event every year since its inaugural year in 2016. 

Three thousand guests came to the Rose Bowl to celebrate food in Los Angeles and to raise money for Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services. Masters of Taste has raised nearly $2 million during the four years that it has been taking place, even with the break due to the pandemic. 100% of the profits from Masters of Taste go to Union Station Homeless Services every year. 

Chef Isaias Peña represented the Pacific Palisades with his two restaurants, Hank’s and Qué Padre, and Pena said, “It was not only our pleasure, but an honor to be a part of such an amazing and meaningful event! Hank’s and Que Padre, along with many others, helped raise $625k at the sold-out Masters of Taste for the Union Station Homeless Services, and we could not be more proud. Looking forward to doing it all over again next year!”

Related Posts

Upcoming Ice Cream Shop on Montana Ave. Will Serve Multitude of Vegan Flavors

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

The Company Has Come a Long Way Since Its Humble Beginnings as a New York City Food Truck By Zach...

This is Warehouse Restaurant’s Happy Hour Menu

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

Its Outdoor Happy Hour Takes Place on the “Pond” By Zach Armstrong Since 1969, the Warehouse Restaurant in Marina del...

“St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance” Coming to American Legion Palisades Post

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Registration Runs Through March 6 By Zach Armstrong American Legion Palisades Post 283 invites those of all ages to celebrate...

Popular Coffee & Tea Franchise Opens Another Santa Monica Spot

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

The News Comes Four Months After the Announcement of Its Third Santa Monica Outpost By Zach Armstrong Coffee Bean &...

(Video) Graffiti Now Covers Former Ben & Jerry’s Storefront

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

The “Peace”, “Love”, and “Ice Cream” Signs Outside the Former Boardwalk Storefront are now Hidden by Yellow Spray Paint @palisadesnews...

Culinary Bliss Awaits: Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Debuts in Santa Monica

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Santa Monica Pier Welcomes the Inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Santa Monica is set to become the birthplace...

Want to Be a Vendor at the Topanga Farmers Market? These Are the Requirements and Fees

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

The Market Is Open Every Friday From 9 a.m. To 1 p.m.. At the Topanga Community Center In the heart...

Global Açaí Bowl & Smoothie Brand to Open Second Santa Monica Shop

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

News of the Opening Comes One Month After the Brand Raised $67 Million By Zach Armstrong Amid ambitious U.S. growth,...

Plant-Based Deli Opens on Montana Ave

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

Many Ingredients are Sourced From the Santa Monica Farmers Market By Zach Armstrong A new deli, one which describes itself...

(Video) Guy Fieri Stops by West L.A. to Promote Tequila Co-Founded with Sammy Hagar

February 14, 2024

February 14, 2024

Fieri Used to Sell the Van Halen Singer’s Former Tequila Brand, Before They Joined Forces to Launch Santo Tequila @palisadesnews...

These are Porta Via’s Weekend Breakfast Options

February 14, 2024

February 14, 2024

Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. By Zach Armstrong Palisades Village’s own Porta Via offers...

Female-Owned Whiskey Brand by Santa Monica Locals Finds Its Way in L.A. Restaurants

February 8, 2024

February 8, 2024

Cassia, Lunetta, Gold-Diggers and Esters Wine Shop Are Among Those Carrying the Brand By Zach Armstrong Whiskey is traditionally viewed...

(Video) Beloved Sports Bar to Reopen Soon on Wilshire Blvd

February 7, 2024

February 7, 2024

An abundance of screens will be featured @palisadesnews A classic SM watering hole is set to reopen. #santamonica #california #losangeles...

Prince Street Unveils “Spring Fling” Pizza by Malibu Boys & Girls Club

February 7, 2024

February 7, 2024

A 14-Year-Old Member Was the Winner in the Pizza Design Contest Prince Street Pizza Malibu is set to launch its...

Smorgasburg Vendor to Open Kava Nectar Bar in Santa Monica

February 1, 2024

February 1, 2024

Kava Nectar Is Made from Natural Roots of the Kava Plant By Zach Armstrong Kavahana, a permanent vendor at well-known...