LA Chefs Come Out to Help “Stu and the Kids” Raise Funds for At-Risk Youth in Thailand

Stu and his Kids 2014. Photo by Erik Fischer Photography

Stu and his Kids 2014. Photo by Erik Fischer Photography

Stuart Skversky (Executive Director/Founder Stu and the Kids) with Neal and Amy Fraser (Chefs/Owners of Redbird, Vibiana, BLD, Fritzi) will be hosting their third annual fundraiser Sunday, July 31, 2016, from 4pm until 8pm at Vibiana, one of the most beautiful event spaces in LA.

“In 2009, Stuart Skversky, a Los Angeles rising star chef, moved to Chiang Mai to become a full time volunteer at the Wat Dan Chan (the local Buddhist temple), teaching local children English, cooking and baking. Recognizing a need to help prepare these high risk Hill Tribe kids following their graduation, he founded Stu and the Kids to better prepare them for adulthood.” Last year the charity raised a record $52,000.

Joining Chef Neal Fraser at the Thai-inspired food and wine festival will be star chefs Eric Greenspan (Mare), Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts (Playa Provisions), Akasha Richmond (Sambar), Gilberto Cetina (Chichen Itza), 2016 King of Porc Walter Manzke, (Republique) Ted Hopson (The Bellwether), Gary Menes (Le Comptoir), Jason Fullilove (Barbara Jean) and Jason Neroni (Rose Café).

During the evening hours, guests can enjoy activities and entertainment for all ages, including a vivid display of Northern Thai umbrellas, performances of Thai music and dancing, plus both a live and silent auction.

General Admission: $125. VIP Admission: $195 (includes early admission at 2:15 and special invitation to a cooking demo with the Culinary Ambassador to Thailand and Food Network star, Chef Jet Tila). To purchase tickets, visit StuandtheKidsTickets.

Elise Thompson

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Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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