Events, Station Announcement

Top Chef Triad Joins Panel of Pie Tasters


Huell Howser Also Named a Judge For KCRW 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest

SANTA MONICA, CA., August 26, 2012 – KCRW (89.9FM and is pleased to announce the final names for the 4th annual Good Food Pie Contest which include television personality Huell Howser who has agreed to be a taste-tester alongside an esteemed panel of palates. A notable Top Chef Triad also joins the group including Top Chef Michael Voltaggio of Ink restaurant, Top Chef Ilan Hall of The Gorbals and Top Chef Masters judge and LAist Food Editor Krista Simmons. Chef Kris Morningstar and Pastry Chef Josh Graves of Ray’s at LACMA and the newly opened Coffee + Milk cafe and bakery also at LACMA round out the list for the star-studded panel.

The Good Food Pie-A-Day festivities which include daily pie photos and recipes from renowned pastry chefs, bakers, cookbook writers and listeners on the Good Food blog and will continue in the weeks leading up to the contest which takes place on September 8.

For the second year, the event will take place at LACMA and will feature a special art-themed pie category. This year, bakers can submit pies inspired by Metropolis II by Chris Burden who coincidentally, our own Good Food on the Road host Jonathan Gold, once worked for as a studio assistant. He also shared what he thought a pie in the category might look and taste like in Saturday’s episode of Good Food with Evan Kleiman.

In addition to receiving free admission to LACMA for wearing an apron that day, attendees can participate in the apron fashion show which will take place shortly after the festivities kick off.

To more information and to see a complete list of judges for the 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest please visit For all things pie and to check out the Good Food Pie-A-Day blog posts, please visit:

Jonathan Gold shares his thoughts on a Metropolis II inspired pie


Alyssa King – KCRW
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About Good Food Pie Contest:

Now in its fourth year, the Good Food Pie Contest started in 2009 when KCRW Good Food Host and Chef Evan Kleiman set out to make pie. As a chef and restaurant owner for over 25 years, Evan finally realized it was time to take on the delicious dessert. That summer, Evan made a pie a day and blogged about it on KCRW’s Good Food Blog. Her passion set off a pie fervor across LA and the Good Food Pie Contest was born. Good Food has since become a platform for all things pie – Evan has interviewed pie experts from across the country on-air and continues to chronicle her pie adventures on the Good Food Blog.

About KCRW:
KCRW 89.9FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is an NPR affiliate based in Southern California. The Santa Monica-based nonprofit represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide via, including three streaming channels, 27 podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances. Hear KCRW music online, all the time, on the ALL music stream Eclectic24.







Bakers serve slices of pie to contest attendees