Lawrence Chu Sr. and his family celebrated Chef Chu’s 50 years of culinary acclaim with a Feb. 9 bash at the iconic Los Altos restaurant. The special event, with proceeds benefiting the Los Altos History Museum, drew 104 guests. They dined on 10 courses, plus appetizers and wines from Chef Chu’s own reserve. The courses were designed to reflect those used in family celebration settings and selected from different regions of China. Above, Chu Sr. gathers with family, including daughter Christina Chu, wife Ruth Chu, nephew Tyler Ho and son Larry Chu Jr. The event featured a moving tribute from Chu Sr.’s friend Chuck Geschke, who had guests raise their glasses in a toast to the famous chef. Family and friendships through the generations, coupled with community support, were strong themes throughout the evening, themes that Chu Sr. emphasized as vital to his success and happiness.