Cassia, a partnership between husband and wife duos Bryant & Kim Ng and Josh Loeb & Zoe Nathan is organising the first charity dinner called LA Chefs for Human Rights at their restaurant in Los Angeles, California.
The new movement that has just launched aims to raise funds for the Programme for Torture victims in its first event that will be organised on 10 October.
The event will feature chefs like Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza, Niki Nakayama of n/naka, Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish and Zoe Nathan from the Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants. It is already sold out.
Chefs worldwide are nowadays using their influence and status to help raise awareness on issues of global importance. Only recently, thousands of restaurants pledged to support the earthquake struck Italian village of Amatrice by donating a part of every Spaghetti Amatriciana they served in their restaurants worldwide to help rebuild the city.
The restaurant Cassia in Los Angeles takes roots from Bryant and Kim’s culinary heritage and experiences, Cassia celebrates the fresh, vibrant flavors of Southeast Asia, striking a unique balance of soulful, ancestral cuisine and a California sensibility, utilizing the best quality ingredients from local farmers.
The event will raise funds for the programme for torture victims (PTV). This is the first rehabilitation center in the United States dedicated to treating survivors of government-sponsored torture. For 36 years, PTV a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in the heart of Los Angeles has helped rebuild the lives of thousands of men, women, and children from over 70 countries who have endured government-sponsored torture and persecution.
Food and Wine Gazette contributor Isabel Gilbert Palmer will cover this inaugural event.