The Music Center introduces Hope & Grand Events as a new on-campus dining entity

The Music Center today announced a new on-site catering arm, Hope & Grand Events, in conjunction with food and beverage partner Levy. Offering a host of unique indoor and outdoor spaces on the Music Center’s 22-acre campus, including three on-site full-service restaurants, Hope & Grand Events will provide tailored hospitality experiences for a wide range of dining needs. , including personal and corporate events.

With menus crafted by Executive Chef George Peterson, Jr., whose culinary credentials include Executive Chef positions at hotels and entertainment/sports resorts, including Ritz-Carlton properties, Hope & Grand Events will connect communities culturally rich Los Angeles through a variety of food offerings. and welcoming experiences for all. The Music Center’s diverse event spaces include locations in its four theaters – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson Theater and Mark Taper Forum – as well as its outdoor spaces such as the sprawling Jerry Moss Plaza and the Blue Ribbon Garden behind the Concert Hall, as well as restaurants including Ray Garcia, Abernethy’s and Kendall’s Brasserie. Cody Barrera, Sales Manager for Hope & Grand Events, oversees all operations of the catering organization.

“Angelenos create wonderful memories at the Music Center, whether they’re enjoying the performing or culinary arts or attending a special event in one of our beautiful spaces,” said Rachel S. Moore, President and Chief management of the Music Center. “Hope & Grand will create dynamic, high-quality, welcoming experiences that will bring people together at the Music Center in new and unexpected ways.”

“We know that no two occasions are alike and we want to exceed our customers’ expectations by bringing their visions to life,” said Cody Barrera, Director of Sales, Hope & Grand. “We are committed to working within budgets, desired timelines, location and dietary preferences of our customers to deliver unique experiences that can only be found at Music Center.”

Chef Peterson’s menu offers a variety of catering options that can suit any event, from meetings and conferences to galas and weddings and beyond. Its carefully crafted menus feature California-grown ingredients rich in season, including pastries, take-out sandwich lunches, buffets (breakfast, lunch or dinner) with multiple hot and cold stations, meals seated and served dishes, and a chef’s table. Hope & Grand Events offers vegan and vegetarian options as well as halal. Pricing starts at $12/person for hors d’oeuvres with a three-course dinner available for $150/person. Highlights include:

Chef’s Charcuterie Table
Pickled vegetables, local Petaluma cheeses, Mattern charcuterie, Californian olives, goat cheese with roasted peppers and sun-dried tomato pesto pie, artisan breads and crackers

Chinese dim sum
Siu Mai Pork, Veggie Spring Rolls, Garlic Chicken Wings, Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns), Pan-Seared Chicken Stickers, and Pan-Seared Cheese Wontons

Carved Hearst Ranch Prime Rib
Signature roast, horseradish cream, au jus and artisan buns

pasta station
Cheese tortellini, homemade pesto cream, local basil orecchiette, pasta with traditional local roasted tomato sauce and toppings including grilled chicken or shrimp

With a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, The Music Center offers a distinctive setting for an unforgettable event. The rooms with seated and standing capacity are as follows:

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Fifth Floor – Sitting: 450, Standing: 600
Eva & Marc Stern Grand Hall – Sitting: 600, Standing: 1100
Large additional level hall – Seated: 200, Standing: 400
Founders Hall – Seated: 150, Standing: 200

Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Blue Ribbon Garden – Sitting: 350, Standing: 650
Room BP – Seated: 300, Standing: 500
Founders Hall – Seated: 150, Standing: 200
SBC Lobby – Standing Only: 300
Choir Hall – Seated: 130, Standing: 175

Jerry Moss Plaza – Sitting: 1500, Standing: 3000

Ahmanson Theater
Founders Hall – Seated: 42, Standing: 100

Main dining room and bar – Seated: 96, Standing: 220
Private dining room – Seated only: 16
Patio – Sitting: 60, Standing: 100
Outdoor lounge – Seated: 15, Standing: 25

by Kendall
Main dining room and bar – Seated: 94 Standing: 120
Left Dining Room – Seated: 44, Standing: 60
Private dining room – Seated: 12, Standing: 18
Meeting room – Seated: 82, Standing: 110
Patio – Sitting: 48, Standing: 60

The Mullin Wine Bar
Indoor – Seated only: 18
Outside – Sitting only: 20

from Abernethy
Indoor – Sitting: 35, Standing: 65
Away – Sitting: 64, Standing: 110

The Music Center introduces Hope & Grand Events as a new on-campus dining entity