Monday, March 12, 2018
8pm (Reception: 6:30-7:30pm)
Chloe Coscarelli 
in conversation with John Salley
discussing her book,
Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan

Cross Campus – Santa Monica
929 Colorado Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

$45 Reserved Section Section + Book
$95 Reception (6:30-7:30pm) + Reserved Section Seat + Book
$20 General Admission Seat  
$30 Reserved Section Seat

Chloe Coscarelli made her mark into the culinary scene as the only vegan chef to capture the top prize on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. She has been recognized for bringing vegan cuisine to the mainstream as an award-winning chef, successful entrepreneur, and bestselling cookbook author. Debunking the myth that vegan cooking is bland and visually unenticing, Chloe shares her bright, colorful, and tasteful recipes using fresh, healthy ingredients. She has published three bestselling cookbooks, bringing healthy and satisfying vegan and plant-based dishes to the masses.

“As a Southern cook, the biggest challenge in making vegan dishes is trying to figure out how to leave out meat and dairy without sacrificing flavor and texture. Chloe is one of my favorite vegan chefs because she really understands that you have to maintain not only the great flavors of traditional dishes, but also preserve those great textures. Whether you are 100% vegan or just want to incorporate more whole food, plant-based dishes into your life, Chloe’s got the answers.” Trisha Yearwood
“Chloe has changed the way vegans are seen, she has transformed the vegan landscape, and she has stolen this vegan’s heart. Chloe Flavor is a must-have for anyone looking to expand their diet, their mind, and their palate as part of Chloe’s plant-based revolution.” —Mayim Bialik

Chloe Coscarelli has revolutionized vegan diets with exciting vegan recipes that are fun to cook and full of flavor. When she decided to become a vegan chef, she dreamed of changing the way the world ate. This was in the “pre-kale” days, when veggie burgers were frozen, tasteless patties loathed by the general public and if a vegan wanted to eat, well, then she had to cook! Today, corner stores stock their shelves with almond milk and mainstream restaurants pepper their menus with quinoa, tempeh, chia seeds, faro, ramps, and so many variations of avocado toast. There is truly no better time to love to eat than now—and no easier time to be a vegan. 

In Chloe Flavor, every recipe is bold in taste, loud in color, unabashedly unique, and, above all, easy to make. With dishes like Smoky Grits & Greens, Mango-Guacamole Crunch Burgers, and Sea Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies, this food is for fun, friends, and family—and it’s all about the flavor. Vegans will delight in Chloe’s creations and carnivores won’t miss the meat one bit. 

Most can achieve a goal and be pleasantly satisfied with their results but to continually create new tasks to accomplish and to reinvent your self is the mark of a versatile and motivated individual.  It is the definition of father, athlete, actor, entrepreneur, talk show host, philanthropist, wellness advocate, vegan and champion: John Salley. 

John Salley has adopted a plant based (raw vegan) lifestyle, and is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA. As a Wellness Advocate, one of John’s main missions in life is to continue to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle thru better eating habits. With a passion for real food, wine and spirits, John is a partner in the label “Vegan Vine” in partnership with Clos LaChance Winery. John has contributed articles to Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado and LA Confidential.  He has spoke in Washington speaking to Congress about the Child Nutrition Act, asking Members to support legislation that would increase vegetarian options in meals served in public schools. 

John Salley played basketball at Georgia Tech and from there went on to become a 15-year NBA veteran and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams — the Detoit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.  Since retiring from the NBA, he has worked in television, film and radio.  Film credits include Bad Boys 1 & 2, Eddie and Confession of a Shopaholic. John has served as host for numerous award shows and was also the host of The John Salley Block Party on 100.3 The Beat Morning Show in Los Angeles.  John recently hosted the Reunion Shows of VH-1’s #1 rated show, Basketball Wives. For 7 years he was co-host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Net.  He was also the host of the sports talk show Ballers on BET and Game On! airing on The Reelz Channel. Visit his website.