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Chef Roy Choi Celebrates Cinco de Mayo By Inviting Community to Free World Premiere Screening of KCET and Tastemade’s New Series 'Broken Bread'

On Sunday, May 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., KCET and Tastemade held a free premiere screening event that was open to the public for the new series "Broken Bread" at the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Over 1,200 guests were welcomed with opening remarks from Tastemade co-founder and CEO Larry Fitzgibbon, Chief Creative Officer of KCET Juan Devis and social activist, restaurant entrepreneur and acclaimed chef Roy Choi. The event celebrated the launch of "Broken Bread," Choi’s debut as host of a T.V. series, that will premiere on May 15 at 8:30 p.m. PT with streaming on brokenbread.tv and on the free PBS App.

The free community event began with a reception catered by a variety of L.A.'s most engaged community organizations including Süprmarkt, Beyond Meat, PopCultivate, Hank & Bean, Homeboy Industries, Dough Girl, Seeds of Hope, Dough & Arrow, FoodCyle LA, Chefs to End Hunger, Food Forward and Bracken’s Kitchen where they hosted an interactive exploration of the power of food with samples offered up by Roy Choi's Kogi Truck, Mariscos Jalisco and GD Bro Burger.

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Guests included Actor Randall Park ("Fresh Off The Boat," "Always Be My Maybe"), Actress Sharon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue," "Shameless"), General Manager Department of Cultural Affairs Danielle Brazell, Sirius Radio DJ Jude Angelini, Taco Maria Chef Carlos Salgado, KTLA Anchor Frank Buckley, Hank & Bean’s Anna Rose Hopkins and Henry Fischer, KCET’s "SoCal Wanderer" host Rosey Alvero, Tastemade’s COO Geraldine Martin Coppola and President and CEO of Public Media Group of Southern California Andrew Russell. The screening was followed by a panel with Choi himself and featured some of the heroes highlighted in the series including activist Aqeela Sherrills, Supermarkt’s Olympia Auset, Dough Girl’s Mar Diego and Gangsta Gardener’s Ron Finley, moderated by Juan Devis. Following the screening and panel, guests enjoyed an after-party with music curated by Dan the Automator.

In "Broken Bread," Choi explores complex social justice issues and meets inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism as well as a catalyst for change. Choi takes viewers on a journey through his hometown, the city of Los Angeles, exploring complex social justice issues and meeting inspiring individuals who use food as a platform for activism and a catalyst for change.

View photos from the event below:

Tastemade CEO and Executive Producer Larry Fitzgibbon, BROKEN BREAD Host / Chef Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend), Tastemade COO Geraldine Martin Coppola and KCET Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis at the world premiere of KCET and Tastemade’s BROKEN BREAD
Tastemade CEO and Executive Producer Larry Fitzgibbon, BROKEN BREAD Host / Chef Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend), Tastemade COO Geraldine Martin Coppola and KCET Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis at the world premiere of KCET and Tastemade’s BROKEN BREAD.
Actress Jae Suh Park (Friends From College) and Actor Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat, Always Be My Maybe) with Chef and Host Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend
Actress Jae Suh Park (Friends From College) and Actor Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat, Always Be My Maybe) with Chef and Host Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend).
Over 1,200 people attended the world premiere
Over 1,200 people attended the world premiere.
Chef and Host Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend) greets the crowd
Chef and Host Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend) greets the crowd.
Panelists included KCET’s Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis, Gang Violence Activist Aqeela Sherrills, SUPRMARKT Founder Olympia Auset, Dough Girl Owner Mar Diego, BROKEN BREAD Host and Chef Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend) and Gangsta Ron Finley

Panelists included KCET’s Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis, Gang Violence Activist Aqeela Sherrills, SUPRMARKT Founder Olympia Auset, Dough Girl Owner Mar Diego, BROKEN BREAD Host and Chef Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Best Friend) & Gangsta Gardener's Ron Finley.
KCET and Tastemade’s world premiere of BROKEN BREAD at The Wiltern on May 5, 2019 as part of the LA Times Food Bowl.
KCET and Tastemade’s world premiere of BROKEN BREAD at The Wiltern on May 5, 2019 as part of the LA Times Food Bowl.

 

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