“I think that everything that GLAAD does is always important,” said TV writer, director, producer and actor Peter Marc Jacobson at the GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion. “They work so tirelessly on so many subjects.” His ex-wife and co-creator of the TV shows Happily Divorced and The Nanny, Fran Drescher, hosted the event, which featured tasting stations from high end restaurants in Los Angeles, a cook-off with former Top Chef contestants, as well as a silent auction. Jacobson served as event chair.
“People are always happy and friendly around food,” says Jacobson. The self-proclaimed “foodie” counts Osteria Drago, which just opened at the Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, Nobu and the bakery Sweet Lady Jane among his favorite places to eat out. He really likes that Los Angeles is very “organic” and you can buy healthy food in every supermarket. “You really have to be careful what you put into your body,” he says.