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An epicurean event featuring gourmet vegan fare created by select chefs, veg appetit was a celebration of the variety and quality of options available to the conscious foodie. It took place on Sunday, June 16, at SmogShoppe in Culver City, Calif. The event benefited our Farm Animal Protection Campaign and Los Angeles Office.

Humane Met Delicious at veg appetit!

The event was a big success! More than 200 guests enjoyed sampling a variety of delicious food and drinks, watching cooking demos from the featured chefs, bidding in the auctions, mingling with celebrities and HSUS staff, and learning more about Meatless Mondays, our Farm Animal Protection Campaign, and our Los Angeles Office.

We thank the following for their wonderful support!

  • Host Emily Deschanel

    Talented and poised Emily Deschanel has amassed an impressive list of credits, including her current starring role in FOX’s hit BONES. An animal rights activist, Deschanel is passionately involved with Farm Sanctuary, The HSUS, and Women for Women International. Learn more >>
  • Chair Kathy Freston

    Kathy Freston is a bestselling author and health and wellness expert. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of "The Lean," "Veganist," and "Quantum Wellness." A media favorite, Kathy has appeared frequently on such national television shows as "Ellen" and "Oprah." Learn more >>
  • Featured Chef Yves Fournier

    The Executive Chef of Andrei's, Paris-born Fournier trained at Ecole Gregoire-Ferrandi and apprenticed in celebrated Parisian kitchens. This former Executive Sous Chef at NYC's legendary Rainbow Room showcases artisan foods in the cuisine he creates at Andrei's. Learn more >>
  • Featured Chef Tal Ronnen

    Founder/chef of Crossroads, cofounder of newly launched Kite Hill vegan cheese, consulting chef at LYFE Kitchen, and author of New York Times bestselling "The Conscious Cook," Tal's made his culinary mark with celebrity events, master workshops at Le Cordon Bleu, and collaborations at Wynn hotels. Learn more >>
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