Chef’s cycle is a fundraising endurance event, where a team of talented chefs ride 300 miles over three days to raise awareness and funds for No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit that teaches families how to cook on a budget, provides meals through schools, and other great programs. Every dollar raised for No Kid Hungry is ten meals for kids.
Chef’s Cycle has teamed up with Phil’s Fondo this year, so your registration goes to a great cause, and their team of incredible chefs is DONATING THEIR TIME, to make the Fondo an unforgettable experience—on and off the bike. Not a cyclist? Bring your beach cruiser on the mini-chip route, and you’ll get the food, the cookies, the Clif Bar coffee stop on the beach, and a great workout with minimal suffering. Here’s who’s joining us:
Can’t make it to the Fondo but want to donate? http://join.nokidhungry.org/site/TR?px=3344249&fr_id=1411&pg=personal
First and foremost is Jeff Mahin, of Stella Barra Pizza, Summer House Santa Monica, and many other restaurants. Jeff makes some of the best cookies in the world, and will be making thousands of them for Phil’s Fondo, as well as one of the post-ride offerings at the finish festival. Jeff’s cookies and friendship is one of the big reasons that Phil and his team are able to put on this ride.
Ted Cizma is the in-house chef at SpaceX. He’ll be cooking in space with Elon pretty soon, but for now, he’ll be handling the vegan/gluten free option for Phil’s Fondo riders, which is almost as complicated as space travel.
Ink.Well is one of the hottest restaurants in LA, thanks to the design and genius of Michael Voltaggio, former winner of “Top Chef.” While supplies last, we’re honored to have Michael making lunch while you pick up your packet and Phil signs your book on Saturday.
Bryan Voltaggio came in second on “Top Chef” behind his brother, so he’s also no slouch in the kitchen. With four amazing restaurants in the DC/Baltimore region, he’s making a long trip to show support for Chef’s Cycle and feed our riders.
Finally, Travis Flood sports a Cookie Monster tattoo, and has been wowing customers at Pappas Artisinal in La Verne, California with his creative spin on SoCal favorites.