Masters Of Taste Event Draws Hungry Crowd to Rose Bowl Sunday, Raises Estimated $500,000

The benefit supports Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services

By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor
Published: Monday, May 7, 2018 | 4:39 AM

More than a thousand hungry diners strolled the Rose Bowl Stadium field Sunday afternoon for the anticipated “Masters of Taste” event benefiting Union Station Homeless Services.

According to event co-chair Rob Levy of Home Street Bank, the annual event will have raised nearly $1.5 million since its inception three years ago.

Diners saw offerings from such restaurants as Wax Paper, The Raymond, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Alexander’s Steak House, as well as a mini-four course meal from Wolfgang Puck.

“This is my third year,” said Dennis Reyes, of Altadena, who attended with his wife and two children. “It’s a great cause, and my kids love the desserts.”

Along with the restaurants, guests also enjoyed a vast array of wines and spirits from more than a dozen wineries and distillers from all over Southern California.

More information about Union Station Homeless Services is available at