Big Queer Food Festival | Inaugural benefit dinner

Join Us for an Exquisite Culinary Extravaganza at the Big Queer Food Fest's Inaugural Dinner

Celebrating Diversity, Culinary Excellence, and Uniting for a Cause

Attention, food enthusiasts, and LGBTQ supporters! Get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure like no other as the Big Queer Food Fest invites you to its eagerly anticipated Inaugural Dinner. Indulge in a delightful multi-course menu, expertly curated, cooked, and presented by a lineup of renowned chefs who are masters of their craft. With special appearances from esteemed individuals in the culinary world and an after-party that promises to keep the celebration going, this event is not to be missed. Join us on Sunday, July 9th, at the prestigious Tommy's Beverly Hills for an unforgettable evening of exceptional cuisine, lively music, and an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause.

The Culinary Dream Team: Where Imagination Meets Flavors

Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized as four culinary powerhouses take the helm at the Big Queer Food Fest's Inaugural Dinner. Elizabeth Falkner, Tiffani Faison, Rashida Holmes, and Jon Jung, all esteemed chefs with a flair for creativity, will work their magic to bring you a menu that harmoniously combines culinary traditions with an innovative twist. Each dish is a masterpiece, expertly crafted to reflect their individual styles while paying homage to the rich diversity of LGBTQ culture.

A Special Introduction from a Culinary Luminary

Adding to the evening's allure, we are honored to welcome James Beard award-winning journalist and author, John Birdsall. Known for his captivating storytelling and deep understanding of the culinary world, Birdsall will grace us with his insights and set the stage for an evening of unforgettable flavors and communal celebration. With his engaging presence, expect to be transported on a journey that goes beyond the plate.

Toast to Excellence: Indulge in Expertly Crafted Cocktails

No culinary adventure is complete without an exquisite selection of libations. At the Inaugural Dinner, Bar Mattachine will raise the bar with their meticulously crafted cocktails, designed to perfectly complement the flavors and elevate your dining experience. Make sure to join the special toast with Louis XIII Cognac, an opulent gesture that encapsulates the spirit of this remarkable occasion.

An Epicurean After Party: Dance, Delight, and Cheers to Unity

The festivities don't end with the final course! Once the dinner concludes, the Big Queer Food Fest invites you to join an unforgettable after-party. Unleash your inner dancer and revel in the joyous atmosphere as music fills the air. Share laughter, clink glasses, and forge new connections with fellow LGBTQ advocates and culinary enthusiasts who share a passion for embracing diversity through food. After-party tickets are available for purchase at $30.00, providing a delightful extension to the evening's revelries.

Location: An Iconic Setting to Savor the Experience

Immerse yourself in the elegant surroundings of Tommy's Beverly Hills, an iconic venue that perfectly complements the sophistication and grandeur of the Big Queer Food Fest. Located at 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, this exquisite setting will provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of culinary enchantment.

Sip, Savor and Support: Tickets and VIP Access

We invite you to be a part of this extraordinary event and show your support for the Big Queer Food Fest. Secure your seat at the Inaugural Dinner for $550.00 per person, which includes admission to the after party and two VIP tickets to the Big Queer Food Fest's Grand Tasting in 2024. Act quickly, as availability is limited for this once-in-a-lifetime culinary extravaganza. By attending, you not only treat yourself to an unforgettable evening, but you also contribute to the Big Queer Food Fest's mission of promoting LGBTQ inclusivity and supporting culinary excellence within the community.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any inquiries or need further information about the event, don't hesitate to reach out to us at We are more than happy to assist you and ensure that your experience at the Inaugural Dinner is nothing short of extraordinary.


Back to blog