Crumble Catering Serving Up the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

A Labor of Love with Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Wayne Elias

HOLLYWOOD–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood,
CA, Crumble Catering will once again go into high gear, preparing over
1,000 five-course meals in a massive undertaking made to look easy and
run like clockwork. As the official caterers for the Elton John AIDS
Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party for 14 years, it’s been their
responsibility to please the palates of Hollywood’s A-list stars. The
collaboration with Master Chef Gordon Ramsay on the creative menu
preparation will continue again this year.

When it comes to creating mouth-watering and inspiring cuisine for the
Elton John AIDS Foundation, Chef Wayne and his partner Chris Diamond,
co-owners of Crumble Catering and Los Feliz restaurant Rockwell:
Table & Stage
, are veterans in the field. Diamond
commented, “With this being the silver anniversary of this elegant Elton
John AIDS Foundation Oscar event and dinner, it is especially exciting
to know we have helped produce this event for the past 14 years and
helped raise so much money for this great cause. It is our celebration
as well!”

The planning for this year’s party literally commences at the conclusion
of the previous year. Chef Wayne works hand-in-hand with Diamond (his
business partner of over 26 years) and Chef Gordon Ramsay and his team
on a one-of-a-kind-menu for the most discerning group of assembled VIPs
and donors.

On tap this year is yet another sumptuous five-course dinner served
on-site where all the action takes place, with a plethora of big screens
broadcasting the live Oscar telecast. West Hollywood Park is transformed
into a city within a city, with a sprawling array of custom-built
pavilions featuring sparkling décor, state of the art lighting,
projection, and displays. It takes an army of 150 servers and bartenders
and 70 kitchen staff to make the evening flawless.

For Chef Wayne, being such an integral part of this event is an honor,
remarking, “It’s always exciting for me to be a part of this amazing
EJAF Oscar fundraiser event. Preparing the dinners and executing the
evening for 1,000 celebrity guests is so important and fulfilling for
any chef.”

From its humble beginnings in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has
raised more than $350 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
. Whether it’s an elegant dinner for 10, or a major corporate
party for 5,000, Crumble Catering can make it effortless and fun. For
more information, visit:


At EJAF, we believe AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising
funds for evidence-based programs and policies, and also by speaking out
with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives. Sir
Elton John created EJAF almost 25 years ago, first in the United States
in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993. Through hard work and
with the help of our network of kind and generous friends and
supporters, the two foundations together have raised more than $350
million over the past quarter century to combat stigma, prevent
infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to
end AIDS. The U.S. foundation focuses its efforts on programs in the
United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean, while the U.K.
foundation funds HIV-related work in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Join us
in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our efforts to
achieve a world without AIDS. For more information, please visit


Crumble Catering:
Communication, 310-271-1551
Phil Lobel –
Delia Mendoza –
Elton John AIDS Foundation and
Academy Awards Viewing Party:

Rogers & Cowan, 310-854-8149
Stegner –