Hollywood chefs are now among the many supporters of the Occupy Wall Street protest, which began in New York on Sept. 17 and has since spread to other cities, including Los Angeles.
The demonstrations to protest corporate greed and corruption have garnered many celeb followers, including Michael Moore, Roger Ebert, Susan Sarandon and Mark Ruffalo. Tinseltown has begun to literally show its support of the movements widely shouted, “Let them eat cake.”
Celebrity chefs may be a part of the 1% of the population -- who hold more than a third of the wealth in the U.S. -- but on Oct. 3 the first of what organizers say are a slew of many culinary experts joined the cause and donated vegan food to feed the demonstrators in L.A.
Chef Siobhan Tolochko of Oh My! Bakery in Glendale donated baked vegan goods at the protest site on the lawn in front of city hall. Tolochko’s pastries have been enjoyed by the film crews of many Hollywood productions, including, most recently, Burlesque, Iron Man 2 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Slated to appear as the L.A. protests continue is Chef Theo (real name: Leslie T. Gumbs) -- a judge and two-time winner of the Local Chef, Top Chef and Iron Chef competitions.