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Hollywood Under the Stars at the Paramount Studios Lot to Honor Martin Sheen on June 24th

A live, 10-piece band by de Bois All Stars will provide a backdrop for dancing under the night sky.

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, the largest, privately funded senior nutrition program in the country, will stage will host its second annual "Hollywood Under the Stars" fundraiser, at the Paramount Studios lot on Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 pm, with a VIP reception in the Paramount Theatre at 5:30 pm.

The event will pay tribute to actor Martin Sheen, who has supported St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, along with other philanthropic organizations such as the St. Joseph Center, the St. Francis Center and the Malibu Labor Exchange with the "Vincent's Heart Award", presented by the Daughters of Charity, whose order established St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. The Award is named after the order's founder St. Vincent de Paul and will recognize Sheen for "standing in solidarity with those who have been forgotten and discounted."

This year will also mark the designation of a Host Angel Chef Isaias Peña, Caruso Regional Executive Chef of Hank's and Qué Padre in Palisades Village as the event's culinary ambassador.

Longtime supporter Rick Llanos will serve as the event's honorary host. "Growing up in Windsor Square I was lucky enough to stay close to my family and eventually start a career in real estate." He has been involved with SVMOW as a Junior Advisory Board member, where he created new, inventive ways to expand SVMOW's reach, such as our Cart for a Cause food truck as well as our Cart for a Cause Cookbook.

Almost a dozen top LA chefs and patissiers will present a gourmet, chef-curated evening of tastings. In addition to Peña, they include Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria, Richard Archuleta of Alexander's Steakhouse, Chef/owner Nika Shoemaker-Machado of Georgia's Restaurant, Robert Fry of Evil Twin, owned by Dylan Weiss and George Huynh of Smoke City Char Bar and Westwood Village favorite, Wolfsglen.

Rounding out the menu will be a line up of desserts like Etoile Filante Patisserie's one of-a-kind macarons, John Hensley of Lark Cake Shop presenting his handcrafted baked goods, and Läderach Chocolatier Suisse and pastry chef Elfie Astier handing out his Hotcakes Bakes.

SVMOW Executive Director Veronica Dover noted that "Despite the challenging circumstances over the past couple years and a growing list of clients who need meals, we have been able to fulfill our mission and increase the number of hungry, isolated neighbors we serve, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, as well as the volunteers who assist us in carrying it out." He added, "this night is a celebration of our community and the local chefs who help us shine."

A live, 10-piece band by de Bois All Stars will provide a backdrop for dancing under the night sky.

Corporate and community sponsors include Delta Dental, US Bank, Wallis Annenberg, Albertsons/Vons Foundation, Toyota Motors, Paramount, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Batjac Productions, Voya Financial, Fidelity Investments, and long-standing supporters Rick Llanos & Nelly Llanos.

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