A Taste of Culver City

Hosted by Amazon MGM Studios on the front lawn of the iconic Culver Studios mansion, this culinary event on Sunday, April 28, 2024 celebrated Culver City's vibrant restaurant scene with 25+ tasting booths, entertainment, student performances, online auction, and family-friendly activities throughout the day.

CCEF is proud to share that, thanks to you, our second Taste of Culver City was another success! Together we raised more than $180,000, which will help fund exceptional arts & STEM programs across our school district.

Thank you to the 900+ CCUSD families and community members who attended this community fundraiser! It is our hope that every guest got a "taste" of how uniquely special our neighborhood is; this event is a success because of every person who plays an invaluable role: our restaurant partners generously donated their food & drinks, our incredible local and student performers, our corps of volunteers, event sponsors, and all of our donors.

Special thanks to Marie Lloyd, Kelsey Martin and the team at Amazon MGM Studios, our event committee, and our co-chairs Darrel Menthe and Chef Dara Yu for their invaluable contributions!

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2024 Event Co-Chairs
Van Johnson
Van Johnson

Culver City Education Foundation Board Member & CCUSD Parent

Darrel Menthe
Darrel Menthe

Executive Director of the Culver City Downtown Business Association & CCUSD Parent

Dara Yu 2024
Chef Dara Yu

Winner, MasterChef S12 "Back to Win" & Culver City High School Graduate

Thank You to our Taste of Culver City Sponsors

(as of April 28, 2024)

Presented By
Food & Beverage Partners
  • Akasha
  • Allegra California Cafe
  • Canopy Club
  • Common Space Brewery
  • Fresh Brothers Pizza
  • Ginger's Divine Ice Creams
  • Hey, Sunshine Kitchen
  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
  • Lei'd Cookies
  • Lillie's at the Culver Hotel
  • Lonzo's Peruvian Restaurant
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Maple Block Meat Co.
  • Mayura Indian Restaurant
  • MillCross Coffee Bar & Kitchen
  • Nosotros Tequila
  • Piccalilli
  • Prima Donna
  • Public School 310
  • Sara The Wine Bar & Restaurant
  • Shake Shack
  • Simonette
  • Urban Plates
  • West & Co.
  • Wine Guy & Wine Gal
Special Thanks to our Additional Partners:
Auction Donors
  • 33 Taps
    Adventure City
    Akash Winery & Vineyards
    Akasha Restaurant
    Allegra California Cafe
    Angie and James Graves
    Annika Alexander Photography
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Audacy / Hope Smith
    Boulevard Music
    Brian Guerrero
    Brian Lucas
    Broadway Gymnastic School
    Burger Lounge
    Camp Galileo
    Carole Yu
    Chicas Tacos
    Children's Book World
    Chip Cookies
    CodeRev Kids
    Cofax Coffee
    Common Space Brewery
    Costume Design House
    Culver Center Jeweler
    Culver City Football Club
    Educational Insights
    El Rincon Criollo
    Ellis Laifer
    Emily Winnie Photography
    Fresh Brothers Pizza
    Geffen Playhouse
    George Petrelli's Steakhouse
    Ginger's Divine Ice Cream
    Gogo Cute Puppy
    GymTonic Fitness & Wellness
    Health Nut
    Hey, Sunshine Kitchen
    Hollywood Wax Museum
    Honig Winery
    Jade Singer
    Jameson's Irish Pub
    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
    Judy Blake
    Karen Goldberg, Photo Coach
    Karen Lazar Design
    Kevin Katich
    Kevin Katich
    Kip Ebanks, Boxx Communications
    Knotts Berry Farm
    LA County Arboretum
    Lei'd Cookies
    Lillie's at the Culver Hotel
    Lindsay Carlson & Scott Crichton
    Maple Block Meat Co.
    Mariena Quintanilla, Folded Stone Designs
    Mariena Quintanilla, Mellonhead
    Mayura Indian Restaurant
    MB2 Entertainment
    Megan Crawley Designs
    Metro Cafe
    Michelle Dance Academy
    MillCross Coffee Bar & Kitchen
    Mission Renaissance Fine Art Classes
    Monica Shakin
    Monkeys & Peas Photography
    Monty's Good Burger
    Museum of Tolerance
    Nancy Balter
    Narae Yang Frederick
    Natalie's Groom and Room
    Natural History Museum
    Noodles Children's Resale
    Nosotros Tequila
    Ocean View Hotel
    Pacific Park
    Paul Martin's American Grill
    Performing Arts Workshops
    Public School 310
    Pulp Fiction Comics
    Queen Bee Salon
    Rachel Siegel Art
    Rancho Gordo Beans
    Rebel Girls
    Roberta's Pizza
    Ruby Sneakers
    Saken Sports & Day camp
    Santa Monica Yoga
    Scopely, Inc.
    Scott E Davis, The Culinary Dude
    Sender One
    Sephora Culver City
    Shake Shack
    Sharon Balter
    SHIELD Women's Self-Defense
    Simonette Restaurant
    Skirball Cultural Center
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    SoulPlay Yoga & Fitness Studio
    Susan Balter
    Tahoe Donner Resort
    Ted Hall
    Temple Akiba of Culver City
    The Actors' Gang
    The Behnken Family
    The Crow
    The Floral Boutique
    The Huntington Library
    The Red Chickz
    Total Wine & More
    Toyota Sports Center
    TruSmile Orthodontics
    Underwood Farms in Moorpark
    Universal Studios
    Urban Plates
    Village Well Books & Coffee
    Vocals on Stage
    Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
    Wesley Edberg
    West Drift Manhattan Beach
    Westdale Culver City Soccer Camp
    Wild Child Gym
    Windsor Hills Pizza
    Wine Guy & Wine Gal
    Yasmine-Imani McMorrin
    Zooga Yoga