General Event Info
Where is the Event?
The four-day event will take place March 8-11 at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck, located on top of Lot W/West Parking Garage. L.A. LIVE is located in downtown Los Angeles, across from STAPLES Center, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street. The physical address is: 1005 W. Chick Hearn Street Los Angeles, CA 90015.
What is Restaurant Stadium™?
This intimate venue will be the center of the action at the All-Star Chef Classic, bringing over 250 fans 'kitchen-side' in an intimate VIP setting, where they can be as close to the action as possible without being in the heat of the kitchen.
What is the Chefs' Tasting Arena™?
The Chefs' Tasting Arena™ is designed to complement Restaurant Stadium™ and will feature a more expansive layout for tastings, showcases, and celebrations, especially at the Grill & Chill presented by DCS & Stella Artois event, providing guests a market-style experience with family-style seating. 20 All-Star Chef booths surround the space, serving different styles of grilled and chilled fare from each Chef.
Will my lunch or dinner be affected if I am late to the event?
It is our intent for all of our guests experience the full dining experience we have taken so much care to create. In order to keep the flow of the event, all events will start promptly. Please refer to the events page for event start times.
What if I have food allergies?
Due to the nature of the event, the chefs will be preparing a set item for their signature dish. No substitutions for any dietary allergies can be made.
What if I am a vegetarian?
The chefs may choose to serve dishes that are vegetarian, but due to the nature of the event, we cannot make any guarantees ahead of time. We cannot accommodate vegans.
Can you bring your own alcohol to the event?
No, we do not allow guests to bring in their own alcohol. All events are inclusive, which include alcoholic beverages that compliments and enhances your dining experience.
How old do I have to be to attend the event?
The All-Star Chef Classic is an all ages event. Tickets will be required for all guests entering the facility. There will be alcoholic beverages at each event and a separate ID check on the premises where photo ID will be required. Child tickets are also available for Saturday's Kitchen Kids presented by Le Creuset cooking class for children ages 3-13 years old.
Can I bring a stroller into the events?
Strollers are not allowed in the Restaurant Stadium™ or the Chefs' Tasting Arena™. There will, however, be stroller parking outside the venues for the Kitchen Kids presented by Le Creuset event.
If I require handicapped or accessible seating, how do I arrange to get into Restaurant Stadium™?
Please call 1-877-234-8425 for accessible seating to Restaurant Stadium™ events. They will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased on the All-Star Chef Classic ticketing page.
How do I get my tickets?
Tickets can be mailed out in advance, emailed, or held at will-call.
Can I get a refund?
There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased. Please make sure to double-check your order prior to payment. Treat tickets like cash as tickets cannot be replaced.
Where can I park?
We recommend the West Garage (Lot W, Gate B, Enter on Chick Hearn Ct.) for events lasting 3½ hours or more. There is a flat rate of $10-$30 (depending on the event) payable upon entrance. Valet service is available for an additional fee. By parking here, you can stay as late as you wish and do not have to worry about getting a validation.
More than 16,000 parking spaces are also available within a seven to ten minute walk to the district. These lots are privately owned and operated. Parking at these lots provides an affordable option to guests within a short walking distance. Rates and hours of operation in these lots vary and are controlled by private management of the individual lots.
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Can I take public transportation to L.A. LIVE?
Yes! L.A. LIVE is blocks from the Expo, Blue and Red Lines. For details on public transportation, visit here.
Is smoking allowed at the event?
Due to California health codes in relation to food smoking will be prohibited at the event.
May I bring audio and video equipment to the event?
Non-professional, non-flash still photography is permitted at this event (disposable, digital, or 35mm cameras with no interchangeable or telephoto lens). Video and Audio recording is prohibited. If you have a media inquiry, please contact [email protected].