ELTON JOHN’S ‘OSCAR’ VIEWING PARTY
WILL FEATURE DINNER FROM CRUMBLE CATERING
Elton John’s Academy Award viewing party has become a beloved tradition in this town. And this year, on Sunday, March 4 at West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, Crumble Catering will once again prepare over 1,000 five-course meals in a massive undertaking seamlessly executed by some of the top Chefs in the industry. As the official caterers for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party for a 15th year, Crumble’s Chris Diamond and Wayne Elias are tasked with serving and pleasing the palates of Hollywood's biggest A-listers.
This year, Chef Wayne will team up with Chef Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca, a Michelin three-star restaurant located in the medieval city of Girona in Catalunya in Northern Spain. The talented Chef and his brothers Jordi and Josep Roca are masters in their respective art of cuisine with Joan handling primary Chef duties, Jordi as patissier, and Josep as sommelier. Their food is complex, incorporating cutting-edge techniques and multiple ingredients to create highly stylized plates. Their dishes are designed to evoke memories, emotions and the landscape of their hometown in Northern Spain.
When it comes to creating mouth-watering and inspiring cuisine, Chef Wayne and his business partner of 27 years Chris Diamond, co-owners of Crumble Catering and the Los Feliz restaurant Rockwell: Table & Stage, are veterans in the field.
Going into our fifteenth year working with the Elton John AIDS Foundation for their annual Oscars soiree has been nothing short of an absolute dream come true,” said Diamond.
The planning for this year’s party literally commences at the conclusion of the previous year. Chef Wayne works hand-in-hand with Diamond and Chefs Joan, Jordi, and Josep Roca and his team on a one-of-a-kind-menu for the most discerning group of assembled VIPs and donors.
For Chef Wayne, being such an integral part of this event is an honor.
“It’s a true test of nerve and skill having to prepare such a large amount of courses for some of the most recognizable people in the world,” said Chef Wayne. “It takes a village, and I am proud to serve alongside my hard-working team.”
From its humble beginnings in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised more than $400 million over the past two decades to challenge discrimination against people affected by the epidemic, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.
Over the years, Crumble Catering has catered hundreds of A-list events from Harry Potter to Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, to Creed, Live By Night; along with cast and crew screenings for Argo, Coat of Many Colors, and Cloud Atlas. Most recently Crumble Catering has provided services to major events and premieres for Blade Runner 2049, CHiPs, Jumanji, Paddington 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, Steven Tyler Grammy Viewing Party for Janie’s Fund, John Varvatos, Maxfields and more. Whether it’s an elegant dinner for 10, or a major corporate party for 5,000, Crumble Catering makes it effortless and fun.
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