KCRW’s 3rd Annual Pie Contest at LACMA

A day to celebrate baking, creativity and everything pie. LACMA is this year’s host for the 3rd Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest, where everyone from home-cooks to professionals will be judged by some of LA’s best chefs and food writers.


This year’s pie contest has over 200 entries, all of which you can taste if you’re a quick draw with your fork.

Cheer on the competitors, or just enjoy a slice. Enjoy family friendly activities including an artful ‘inedible’ pie-making workshop, gallery tours, an apron fashion show, and a live, pie-appropriate soundtrack by KCRW DJ Anne Litt—all for free. Add on a general admission ticket and you can take a special tour in the galleries, too.

As the contest is being staged at LACMA, naturally some learning experiences are part of the mix.

Maite Gomez-Rejon will be hosting ArtBites, a tour through desserts from around the world while looking at art – Mayan chocolate vessels, English sugar bowls and French tapestries.

A Sugar Tour, a Tim Burton-inspired pie category, judging antics and baking camaraderie – what more could you ask for in an LA pie contest?

Plates, forks and knives will be available.

Bring your stretchy pants!



A Slice of Pie

Sunday, September 18, 2011

12:30–4 pm


Los Angeles County Museum of Art  (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3604
(323) 857-6000


North Piazza

Free, no reservations

General Admission required for entry into galleries and tour.



Park in the Pritzker Parking Garage, on Sixth Street just east of Fairfax Avenue. The charge is $10 and may be prepaid at all Welcome Centers, with credit cards accepted. Vehicles entering the Pritzker Parking Garage after 7 pm park for free

Visit KCRW for more details.

View full schedule.


Carrie Cusack – Executive Chef at Simplethings Sandwich and Pie Shop
Jonathan Gold – Pulitzer Prize winning food writer at LA Weekly
Eric Greenspan – Chef/Owner of The Foundry on Melrose
Roxana Jullapat – Pastry Chef at Ammo
Dave Lieberman – Food writer at the OC Weekly
Christine Moore – Chef/Owner of Little Flower Candy Company
Kris Morningstar – Chef at Ray’s
Zoe Nathan – Chef/Owner of Huckleberry Cafe
Russ Parsons – Food Editor at the Los Angeles Times
Lesley Bargar Suter – Dine Editor at Los Angeles magazine
Jet Tila – Chef at Wazuzu
Sang Yoon – Chef/Owner of Lukshon and Father’s Office
Aida Mollenkamp – Host of Cooking Channel’s Ask Aida and FoodCrafters
Lesley Balla
, Food Writer and author of Chow Balla
Karen Hatfield, Pastry Chef at Hatfield’s
Lindsay William-Ross
, Editor-in-Chief, LAist


Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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