The Art of the Cheeseboard

  • June 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Irmas Campus

    11661 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90064
Ticket Price $18.00-$25.00 Register Now

THE ART OF THE CHEESEBOARD and the Importance of Cheese to the Jewish Story

Sunday, June 9, 2024

10:00am - 12:00pm

Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Irmas Campus 
11661 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Intersection of Barrington and Olympic


Did you know that cheese is an essential part of a Jewish story?


Do you know why we eat dairy for Shavuot?


Love to entertain, but get stressed out to make things look pretty?


Join the Jewish Food Lab as we learn the Art of the Cheeseboard and explore some CHEESY themes in Jewish stories with Rabbi Susan Nanus and Chef Dennis Timashpolsky of Evolution Caterers. If you have yet to see Chef Dennis’ grazing tables, you are in for a spectacular treat.


$ 18 - Wilshire Boulevard Temple Members

$ 25 - Non-Members

Refund policy: Please note tickets are non-refundable after Friday, June 6.


Chef Dennis Timashpolsky Bio

Chef Dennis found his culinary passion at a young age growing up in Los Angeles. Surrounded by a wealth of cuisines and styles. He worked his way up through some of the most highly regarded restaurants working for celebrated chefs such as Gaggan Anand, Jason Travi, Eric Greenspan, and Steve Sampson. He was then hired to personally cook for the top acts of Coachella such as Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Radiohead.


In 2019 Chef Dennis worked for 2 Star Michelin Restaurant GAGGAN in Bangkok, Thailand which received the recognition of being 4th Best Restaurant in the world on the San Pellegrino List and the Number One Restaurant in Asia, 5 Years in a row.


His Client List includes; Will Ferrel, Marco Antonio Solis, Eminem, Dr Dre, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Dustin Hoffman, Roger Daltry, Frank Luntz, Channing Tatum, Gloria Steineim, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor Eric Garcetti and many more.


Chef Dennis continues to expand his craft by doing research and development for many chefs and restaurateurs around Southern California.


About the Jewish Food Lab

The Jewish Food Lab at Wilshire Boulevard Temple is dedicated to celebrating the tastes and traditions of global Jewish food and culture. Grounded in the richness of Jewish experience and history, the Jewish Food Lab strives to create educational and experiential opportunities for all the senses. We are excited for the Jewish Food Lab to become one of the cornerstones of community outreach and programming at Wilshire Boulevard Temple and in LA!

Date & Time

Sun, Jun 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue Details

Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Irmas Campus

11661 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90064 Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Irmas Campus
Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Los Angeles

Celebrating 161 years in Los Angeles and one of America’s most highly respected congregations, Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been serving the Los Angeles Jewish community since its founding in 1862 as Congregation B’nai B'rith, the city’s first synagogue. Today, Wilshire Boulevard Temple carries out the mission through a variety of ways, as a center for Jewish spirituality and celebration, a place for lifelong learning and friendship and home to an engaged congregation where every person can make a difference.