Chic women with hearty appetites attended the 27th annual American Wine & Food Festival in the backlot of Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

The evening, which was hosted by the Puck-Lazaroff Foundation and benefited the LA Meals on Wheels program, was attended by top chefs including (the host himself) Woflgang Puck, as well as Nobu Matsuhisa and Francois Payard.

California cool was the style du jour as most of the fashionable foodies opted for transitional ensembles like summer dresses paired with tights and fall sweaters.

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American Wine & Food Festival
Fashionable foodies were anything but extras on Saturday as the Puck Lazaroff Foundation hosted the 27th annual American Wine & Food Festival at Universal Studios. Photographer Niko Margaros captured the stylish attendees whose palettes were equally as exquisite. Wolfgang Puck and Nobu Matsuhisa, two of the star attractions, were among the favored chefs. By Kelly E. Carter
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American Wine & Food Festival

    Name: Grace Jeon
    Age: 40
    From: Marina del Rey, Calif.
    Occupation: Business development for Fiji water
    What are you wearing? M Missoni dress, Chanel purse, Prada shoes
    Any cool outfit details? "I have a lot of (David) Yurman jewelry on. I love the character, depth and all of the artistic work in the metal."
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "My favorite is Nobu Matsuhisa. It's about his fusion. It's his Peruvian and Japanese blend that I absolutely love."

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    Name: Denise Johnston
    Age: Would rather not say
    From: New York, NY
    Occupation: CEO of Jack Rogers
    What are you wearing? Collette Dinnigan, Theory sweater, Jack Rogers sandals, Ritmo watch
    Any cool outfit details? "I just got the watch today."
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "I don't know if French Laundry is here but that's the one I always really love."

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    Name: Lacy Simon
    Age: 26
    From: Kansas
    Occupation: "We're a sponsor for Knork, the utensils that everybody is eating with. It's a fork that cuts like a knife."
    What are you wearing? Forever 21 dress and shoes, Express purse
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "Wolfgang Puck. I just think he's amazing. And Stephan Pyles also."

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    Name: Grace Kim
    Age: 30
    From: Los Angeles, Calif.
    Occupation: Accessories buyer
    What are you wearing? H&M dress, Nine West shoes, Forever 21 stockings, Amuse purse
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "I just happened to come here to check out the food and wines."

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    Name: Leslie Dolinger
    Age: 45
    Occupation: Wine sales
    What are you wearing? Betsey Johnson dress, Aerosoles shoes, Longchamp purse
    Any cool outfit details? "The dress is vintage Betsey Johnson. She's redesigning her fashion from the 70s and 80s. I am a huge Betsey Johnson fan and I still have outfits from the 80s that I didn't want to get rid of. So when I saw this, I was like oh my god, it's fantastic."
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "I want to see the chefs that are here from the show Top Chef. I've heard there are a lot of them here and that's my favorite show."

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    Name: Stephanie Wray
    Age: 24
    From: Kansas
    Occupation: Nurse
    What are you wearing? Bebe dress and bangles, Gianni Bini shoes from Dillard's, purse from Express
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "Wolfgang Puck. I just like his food."

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    Name: Rose Fodulyan
    Age: 25
    From: Los Angeles
    Occupation: Marketing and advertising for E Entertainment
    What are you wearing? Theory dress
    Any cool outfit details? "My necklace is just a random person but it's an actual leaf that's just gold-plated."
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "Jonathan Waxman. I'm a fan of chicken and his is one of the best."

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    Name: Denisse Lopez
    Age: 26
    From: Los Angeles, Calif.
    Occupation: Law student
    What are you wearing? Dana Brooke skirt, BDG blouse from Urban Outfitters, Charlotte Russe tank, Steve Madden shoes
    Any cool outfit details? "The skirt was a gift from a family friend."
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "Drew Nieporent. He's a friend of ours and his food is amazing."

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    Name: Cat Smith
    Age: 25
    From: Mission Viejo, Calif.
    Occupation: Physicist and group fitness instructor
    What are you wearing? Bebe jeans and vest, H&M top, Jessica Simpson shoes, Coach purse
    Any cool outfit details? "The shoes are ridiculously comfortable, except for when you're on cobblestones."
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "I'm here with Sam Choy. I love him and love his food. It's delicious Hawaiian food."

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    Name: Courtney Wittkop
    Age: 30
    From: Huntington Beach, Calif.
    Occupation: Pharmaceutical rep
    What are you wearing? Ark & Co. dress, Marc Jacobs shoes, Louis Vuitton purse
    Any cool outfit details? "I got the dress at a cute little boutique in Huntington. You've got to do the good stuff with the who-cares-where-it-came-from."
    Which chef are you here to see and why? "I have a winery that I'm excited to see. Duckhorn is our favorite wine."

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To see more stylish food fanatics, check out coverage of the Aspen Food & Wine Festival.