Mother Wolf and Felix’s Evan Funke has nabbed the coveted spot as official chef for the Vanity Fair Oscar party this weekend. The dinner is a key part of the activities surrounding the 94th annual Academy Awards, which airs at 5 p.m. on March 27.
In past years, chefs like Wolfgang Puck, French Laundry’s Thomas Keller, and Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm designed the menus for the invite-only event. Vanity Fair hasn’t used a Los Angeles-based chef for some time, even though the ceremony is held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood & Highland. Funke will prepare food for the viewing party dinner and the after-party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Funke also has a personal connection to the Oscars. He previously cooked at six Governor’s Balls with Puck and attended the Oscars with his father Alex Funke. The elder Funke won two Best Visual Effects Oscars for his work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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