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2018 - 2019 Past Events


Hospitality Design Summit logo

Hospitality Design Summit

HD Summit, presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, is the industry’s only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality.

Because everyone needs fresh thinking and new sources of inspiration, HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily — and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.

HD Summit 2019 group photoBarbara was happy to be able to attend.

February 27- March 1, 2019

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL

For more info visit HDSummit.com.

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
C•CAP Annual Benefit

C-CAP logo

Enjoy a grand tasting of culinary creations from over 30 of New York’s best-known chefs who will be assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni, while sipping superb wines and cocktails. The evening will also feature a live and silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture, and travel packages.

C-CAP, a national nonprofit co-chaired by chef, author, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson and founded by culinary educator Richard Grausman, provides underserved high school students with educational and career opportunities through the culinary arts. Your support of this event is instrumental to transform lives of C-CAP students.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:45p.m. - 9:00 p.m. VIP
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. General Admission

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
West 23rd St. & the Hudson River
New York City, NY

For ticket information and to support the event, please visit this C•CAP page.

91st Academy Awards & Governors Ball

Oscar statueAfter America and the Hollywood world watch and celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, the industry celebrates at the Governor’s Ball and Dinner —the official Academy Awards celebration.

Barbara's son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck will again join his father and Chef Eric Klein, Vice President of Culinary, to help create the event's magic.

The spectacular Governor’s Ball and Dinner will again be catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering as it has been for over two decades.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Dolby Theatre
Hollywood & Highland Center

Hollywood, CA

Chinois Chinese New Year menu 2019Chinois on Main
Chinese New Year

Barbara joined the festivities as everyone at Chinois celebrated the year of the honorable pig with a special menu.

The Pig
The Pig is the most generous and honorable sign in the Chinese zodiac.Pigs are perfectionists and care deeply about family and friends.

Some years of the Pig are 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019. Curious about more?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chinois on Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405


Spago Beverly Hills
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

Spago New Years Eve logo

Masquerade Ball
1st Seating: Pre Celebration Experience
2nd Seating: The Spago Masquerade
Also: The Spago Masquerade VIP Experience

Live Entertainment
The Brenna Whitaker Little Big Band
Dancing & DJ

Cocktail Attire Suggested
Mask Contest

Monday, December 31, 2018

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Spago Beverly Hills
Christmas Eve at Spago

Spago Christmas image3 Course "Selection" Prix-fixe Holiday Dinner

Live Music Featuring
Santa Sisters Singers

Monday, December 24, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Citymeals 32nd Annual Power Lunch for Women

Citymeals logo

Gael Greene and James Beard founded Citymeals after learning thousands of their older neighbors had nothing to eat on weekends and holidays.

Citymeals has been serving homebound elderly New Yorkers since 1981.

Barbara always does her best to attend this luncheon as part of her continuing support to feed people in need. She was there last year when this lunch raised over $1 million, enough to fund nearly 136,000 meals for older New Yorkers in need.

She plans to be there in support this year to help the meet the growing needs.

Tony award-winning actress Jane Krakowski

Longtime Citymeals supporters Kathie Lee Gifford, Co-Host of the 4th Hour of the Today Show
Jessica Lappin, President of the Alliance for Downtown New York
Derek Blasberg, YouTube's Director of Fashion and Beauty.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
11:30 a.m.

Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor
New York, NY 10112

For info please see: Citymeals.org/powerlunch.

30th Annual
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards Gala

Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards logo 2017 Hospitality Design magazine awarded industry leaders—designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs—with the coveted Platinum Circle designation for three decades! This 30th year, another group of luminaries were inducted into this prestigious group for their career achievements.

Tuesday, November 13, 20018
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Awards Dinner

Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

This is a black-tie festive dinner.

For more information please visit hospitalitydesign.com/awards-events/platinum-circle.

Boutique Design Trade Fair 2018
Gold Key Awards Gala

Boutique Design NY trade fair logoHeld each November, the Boutique Design Trade Fair connects hospitality industry folks with the most inventive manufacturers and most influential design minds in the hospitality industry.

8,000+ interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and owners/developers together with more than 750 manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.

With two days of discovery, education and conversation including 35 sessions, attendeds learn about the trends and strategies in play for 2019 and beyond.

The Gold Key awards ceremony and gala are held in conjunction with the fair.

Trade Fair/Conference
November 11 and 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

Gold Key Awards Gala
Gotham Hall 
Monday, November 12, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

American Wine and Food Festival ®
No Kid Hungry logoChefs Boutique Dinner
Benefiting No Kid Hungry


The stellar all female chef participants includeChefs:

  • Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger — Border Grill
  • Nancy Silverton — Osteria Mozza
  • Hilary Henderson — CUT Beverly Hills
  • Suzanne Tracht — Jar
  • Jenny Ung — WP Experimental Kitchen
  • Della Gossett — Spago

With wine pairings from superlative female vintners.
Ellen Farentino — GM Cut
Cristie Norman —Spago sommelier

Support from:
Alicia Boada — Corporate Chef Callebaut
Chef Rochelle Huppin
Truffle Brothers
Petrovich Caviar
Savory Gourmet

Sunday, November 11, 2018
6:30 p.m.

At a private home in Beverly Hills

This special event is produced by Barbara Lazaroff — Spago, Chinois, CUT
Founder & President of The American Wine and Food Festival Foundation.

This event sold out.

For more information please contact Barbara at 310-276-7939 or Kay@ImaginingsDesign.com

ICRF Mission 2018:
A Celebration of Israel and Israeli Science

ICRF logoThe 2018 Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) Mission to Israel in celebration of Israel’s 70th Anniversary will include new and exciting opportunities.

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy unique dining experiences at the most modern and innovative restaurants around the country
  • Visit ICRF-funded scientists in their labs
  • Relax and rejuvenate at luxurious and eclectic accommodations
  • Experience the vibrant and trendy outdoor markets of Tel Aviv
  • Join in an ATV trip along Israel’s verdant north
  • Meet with medical teams at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat caring for the Syrian wounded
  • Be inspired by the ICRF/City of Hope cancer research symposium, where mission attendees will have the option to learn from leading investigators at the forefront of cancer research
  • Explore an internationally celebrated winery and learn about the expansive oenologic endeavors in Israel

November 8 - 15, 2018

To learn more about the Mission visit: mission.icrfonline.org/index.html.

ShareWell's 2018 Discovery Award Dinner

Sharewell logoShareWell is a new name here but it isn’t new to supporting the Zimmer Children’s Museum.

Barbara is a supporter of the Zimmer Children’s Museum, which from the Jewish Federation Building on Museum Row, has been a place that encourages children, youth, and families to practice being their best selves through immersive play.

As 2019 begins, the museum will have a new name and a new location. It’s moving to Santa Monica Place and will be called the Cayton Children’s Museum by ShareWell, in commemoration of a generous gift from Andrea and Barry Cayton (The Goldrich Family Foundation).

The new space will have five core wings with exhibits offering fun, interactive experiences for young people to learn how to take care of themselves, take care of others, and play their way to a better world. Along with the increased accessibility and visibility afforded by our new location, our We All Play initiative will continue to ensure that every child and family can enjoy the museum.

Additionally, youTHink by ShareWell continues to engage over 3,000 Title I public school students, ages 11-19, in creative arts education to help them find their voice, cultivate a social conscience, develop leadership skills and make a positive impact in their communities.

This dinner, honoring Andrea & Barry Cayton, Craig Erwich and Sandra Stern is in continued support of this fine children's museum. There will be an auction as well as the dinner.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:30 p.m.

The Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

For more information please visit gala.sharewell.org.
To learn more about the museum, visit sharewell.org.

Share our Strength
Los Angeles No Kid Hungry Dinner

No Kid Hungry logoEvery year, the country’s best chefs join together to end childhood hunger in America by supporting No Kid Hungry Dinners presented by Citi. In more than 15 cities across the nation, guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience curated by the nation’s premier culinary talent and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions – all while raising funds for No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

Sadly, 1 in 5 kids in California will face hunger this year.  Since the launch of the No Kid Hungry campaign, Share Our Strength has connected kids with more than 750 million meals.  They’ve also introduced the “Breakfast After the Bell” program in well over 1,000 California schools to ensure kids start their day, ready to learn and fueled with nutritious food. Teachers and principals report test scores are up and absenteeism is down in the schools where breakfast is served in the classroom to any and all who need it.   

This dinner supports the California efforts of No Kid Hungry. It will feature amazing culinary talent including many Michael’s Santa Monica alumni as well as some exciting rising star Angeleno chefs. 

Barbara will be there helping to honor this year’s honorees:
Kim and Michael McCarty
Art and Culinary World Icons
Michael’s Santa Monica and New York
Receiving the 2018 No Kid Hungry Hero award

Friday, October 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Seated Dinner and Live Auction

At a private home in Los Angeles

For information about No Kid Hungry visit NoKidHungry.org.

WestEdge logoWestEdge Design Fair 2018

Four days of design and design enthusiasts. Networking with design industry insiders, seeing the latest in modern design, engaging in panel discussions, and shopping from over 150 exhibiting brands.

Thursday, October 18
through Sunday, October 21, 2018

Opening Night Preview Party Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Open to the Trade and Public Friday-Sunday

The Barker Hanger
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

For show details, visit WestedgeDesignFair.com

Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer
Anniversary Gala celebrating 70 years

Friends of ShebaCelebrate the 70th Anniversary of Sheba Medical Center and the State of Israel.
70 years of saving lives!

Celebrity Host: Jason Alexander

Barbara is a long-time supporter of Sheba medical center and has been on Sheba’s board of directors since 2011.

70 years of saving livesSunday, October 14, 2018
5:00 p.m.

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For more information please contact Molly Soboroff at 424-266-7500 or Molly@shebamed.org.

James Beard Foundation
West Coast Taste America tour

On Friday evening, Guests will experience an incredible benefit dinner with a one-of-a-kind three-course menu created by National All-Star Chef Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, New York) and local All-Star Chef Ludo Lefebvre (Petit Trois, Los Angeles), plus a dessert and tasting reception featuring some of the city's best culinary talent.

Friday, October 12, 2018
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
465 S La Cienega Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Saturday featured a free cooking demo at the Sur La Table

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Farmers Market
Los Angeles

Reverse Rett LA 2018 logoRett Syndrome Research Trust presents
Reverse Rett LA

Imagine your daughter, your sister, your granddaughter living with the symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and scoliosis all at once. Imagine that she developed normally as a happy little girl until she was two years old. She starts to walk, to say words, to explore the world around her. Then, suddenly, she stops. She loses the ability to balance, to use her hands and to speak. Imagine this bright, beautiful little girl that you love becomes trapped in a body that no longer cooperates. 350,000 girls and women live this tragedy, caused by a random genetic mutation. This is Rett Syndrome and we need your help to cure it.

And support, Barbara does, as does WP Catering.

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust is making remarkable progress. Approaches that attack Rett at its genetic core are advancing with great promise. The first human clinical trial for Rett in gene therapy is on track to begin soon.

100% of funds raised by this event go directly to the support of RSRT to speed this research ahead and change the lives of 350,000 children and adults who struggle with the devastating symptoms of Rett.

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

To attend, sponsor or otherwise supoort this event or organization, please visit ReverseRett.org/take-action/events/reverse-rett-la-2018.

Spago Winter Showcase

Spago logoFuture Holiday Parties, Family Celebrations, Nomination Campaigns to plan? Wolfgang Puck and the team at Spago Beverly Hills, invites you to join us for our Winter Holiday Showcase!

See Spago’s Private Dining Room and Patio transformed into a magical winter retreat filled with spiked punch and plenty of Yuletide treats.

Consult with representatives from all of our favorite vendors while enjoying our take on a Hot Tottie. 

Please RSVP directly to Ana Alvarez by Wednesday, September 19, 2018 via email to ana.alvarez at wolfgangpuck dot com.

If there are any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to having you!

Monday, October 1, 2018
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Save A Heart Foundation Gala
Under The Fall Night Sky
Honoring Norman Lepor

Save A Heart foundation logoBarbara will be there in support of the foundation and Norman Lepor as he is honored by the Save A Heart Foundation for the work he has done over the last thirty years and for the lives he has impacted as a practicing cardiologist in the community. As he invites friends and fellow supporters of the work the foundation is doing, he explains the bigger picture and the importance of this event:

"Over the years, The Save A Heart Foundation, led by Dr. Yzhar Charuzi, has funded the research activities of fellows in training who upon completing their term and returning to Israel have assumed leadership positions in the field of cardiology back home.

Unfortunately in Israel, funding opportunities for such research training are very limited due to the dollars that go to its defense, forcing these fellows to look to the United States and Europe for funding and research opportunities. 

What is incredible is how productive these fellows have been during their two year stays in California, in fact often more productive with basic or bedside clinical research then our own homegrown fellows from the Untied States as measured by publication of their work in world class cardiology journals. And the work they have done has led to discoveries that have benefited patients with cardiovascular disease."

Saturday, September 29, 2018
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Music

At a private residence in the Beverly Hills area

Cocktail Attire

Sarit Finkelstein-Boim, Event Chair
Save A Heart Foundation

To purchase tickets please visit: SaveAHeart.org/sept-29-event.
You can learn more about the foundation at SaveAHeart.org.

The American Society for Yad Vashem
Salutes Jewish Life Television CEO Phil Blazer

Yad Vashem logoThe American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV) was established thirty six years ago by a group of Holocaust survivors, spearheaded by Eli Zborowski z”l, to support the crucial efforts of Yad Vashem.

For over 5 decades, through his Jewish radio and then TV programs and more, Phil Blazer has dedicated himself to service for the Jewish community. Through his many positive actions including special events, missions of compassion and collaboration with philanthropic organizations in support of Israel and the Jewish people throughout American and worldwide, Blazer's life and career remind us that the energies and dedication of one person can truly make a difference.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Business Attire
Dietary Laws Observed

For more information please visit YadVashemUSA.org/events-posts/salute-to-phil-blazer.

Come Together For A Night to Remember!AFHU logo
Bel Air Affaire

Since 2008, the Bel Air Affaire has raised more than $7 million for deserving students on scholarship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem! 

This year honors went, with Pride and Admiration, to
Hella and Chuck Hershson
Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award

Honorary Chairs
Patricia Glaser, Sam Mudie May, and Richard Ziman

Saturday, September 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment

At a private residence in the Beverly Hills area

To learn more about the American Friends of Hebrew University, visit AFHU.org.
For more information contact Esther Cohen at 310-843-3100 or WestCoast@AFHU.org

Friends of Sheba Medical Center logo

Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer
2018 Inaugural Women’s Community Luncheon

The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer was born along with Israel under the leadership of Dr. Chaim Sheba, Surgeon General, Israel Defense Forces, and originally named as Tel Hashomer, the “Hill of the Guardian” by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in honor of those guarding and defending the road to Jerusalem.

Sheba Medical Center is the most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the Middle East.

It is recognized internationally for its leadership in clinical treatment, as well as basic and applied medical research. At Sheba, clinical treatment and medical research are closely intertwined, in proximity to the patient, for the direct benefit of the patient. Sheba is one of only two medical centers in Israel with US Department of Health Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) designation – a classification that makes Sheba eligible for U.S. federal research grants involving human clinical trials. Israeli and international biotech and medical industries work in close synergy with Sheba scientists and clinicians to develop new medical technologies and drugs, often using Sheba as their main testing site.

Friends of Sheba Medical Center is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate clinical care, cutting edge research and comprehensive educational training.

Barbara is a long-time supporter of this organization and has been on Sheba’s board of directors since 2011.

Hostess: Brittney Hopper Bloch
TV journalist Brittney Hopper is a news reporter for CBS Los Angeles and KCAL9 News. She has been working for the Emmy award winning duopoly since 2012, covering everything from red carpet events to wildfires to high speed police chases. Hopper grew up Orthodox Jewish and attended a Lubavitch Hebrew Academy until the age of 12.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
11:00 a.m.

El Caballero Country Club
18300 Tarzana Drive
Tarzana, CA 91356

This inaugural luncheon has passed but you can still support it and Friends of Sheba at this donation page: FriendsOfSheba.org/donation.

The ultimate
Father's Day BBQ + Blues Dinner

Spago Beverly Hills Father's Day BBQ + Blues DinnerBring on the good times with family and friends.

Father's Day Dinner featuring Live Fire Cooking in the Garden Patio — with a unique 3-course selection Prix-Fixe Menu* finishing with a Pie & Cobbler shop for dessert.

Live music featuring the Gary Allegreto Band, a world-class blues band.

Supplement the experience with...
Barrel Aged Cocktail Bar, World Class Beer Menu, Sun Brewed Southern Sweet Tea (*Beverages not included)

$125 per person

Sunday, June 17, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

To make a reservation
visit this page
or call Spago at 310-385-0880.

AltFriends of Sheba presents...
Mission to Israel

In Celebration of Israel’s 70th Birthday and Sheba’s 70th Anniversary

Friends of Sheba helps ensure the health and welfare of all those who are treated at Sheba Medical Center.

Barbara is proud to have the honor of being a Vice President on the Friends of Sheba Board of Directors.

This mission includes a gala celebrating 70 years of Israel and Sheba, meetings with key people to enhance your knowledge and familiarity of Israel, learning from Sheba's top scientists and physicians, hands-on experience at Sheba Medical Center, a behind-the-scenes look at Israel's cutting-edge innovations, and more.

June 10 - 18, 2018

For information about the mission visit this webpage, email David at ShebaMed.org, or phone 310-878-0704.

If you'd like to know more about Sheba Medical Center you might like this Jerusalem Post article about it. Or learn about Friends of Sheba at FriendsOfSheba.org.

The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl
    SPAGO Japanese Speakeasy

One night only, popping up at Spago Beverly Hills..
Spago Japanese Cocktail Bar Experience

Spago Beverly Hills will celebrate the end of Food Bowl’s Cocktail Week with a Japanese-inspired, cocktail lounge experience.

Spago chef de cuisine Tetsu Yahagi has invited chef David Schlosser (Shibumi) to show their unique take on Japanese kappo-style dishes.

Signature Food Bowl-inspired cocktails will feature whiskey from Suntory and Kirishima shochu. Includes 5 small plate courses, canapes & Cocktails. Option to add Guided Suntory Whisky tasting and/or Additional Waygu Course.

May 31, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

To make a reservation visit this page or call Spago at 310-385-0880.

Your Mom Cares Luncheon

Your Mom Cares 2018 Marilu Henner, hostess Barbara Lazaroff, Jill ZabenBarbara hosted a private invitation-only luncheon event for "Your Mom Cares."

Your Mom Cares is a group of celebrity and influencer’s moms who go where the need is greatest to help America’s children. We work to ensure that all kids have access to quality health care, a safe place to sleep, meals on the table, and a strong education

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Want to know more?
The website is YourmMomCares.org.

Your Mom Cares 2018 at Spago Beverly Hills

65 Years of SHAREing
"That Lovin' Feein" with The Righteous Brothers

Barbara Lazaroff at SHARE 2018Since 1953, the women of SHARE have been committed to raising funds for service and reserch to improve the lives of those with developmental disabilities, prevent child abuse and aid neglected and at-risk children.

In celebration of 65 Years of Service to Children, SHARE presented "That Lovin' Feein" with The Righteous Brothers, a dinner and show fundraising event.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:45 p.m. Show

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly HIlls, CA 90210

Dressy Western Attire

For more info, visit Share4Children.org.

Women’s hospitality empowerment luncheon
Women in Leadership: Luncheon & Panel Discussion

Women in Leadership: Luncheon & Panel DiscussionAn exclusive luncheon to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of women in the industry. Through food, drink, humor and meaningful conversation - the inspiring stories and diverse experiences of women in the food, beverage and hospitality industries will be shared.

Los Angeles Times Food Editor Amy Scattergood will host an interactive panel discussion with:

  • Ellen Bennett, Founder of Hedley & Bennet
  • Chef Evan Kleiman host of Good Food, Cookbook Author & all around Culinary Multitasker
  • Top Chef & Wolfgang Puck Alum, Antonia Lofaso of Scopa Italian Roots & Black Market
  • Nadine Levi Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen and cookbook author of Downtime

The panel will be followed by a luncheon hosted by CUT Beverly Hill’s all-woman leadership team, Hilary Henderson (Chef de Cuisine), Ellen Farentino (General Manager), Megan Vaughn (Executive Sous Chef) & Angela Tong (Pastry Chef). This creative and talented group of women run the most recognized steak restaurant in all of Los Angeles, and set a fantastic example for how to keep a Michelin Star restaurant ahead of the pack.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to support the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center.

“I would like for other women to see us working together, and succeeding, and know that if we can do it, they can do it too.”
- Hilary Henderson, Chef de Cuisine- CUT Beverly Hills.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
at the Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Please call us at (310) 276-8500 with any questions or concerns.

32nd Annual
Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon

NAWBO-LA 2017 logoA long-time supporter and participant in NAWBO-LA, Barbara has purchased a table and will be there as usual, with 9 fellow entrepreneurial friends.

NAWBO-LA aims to transform business, lives and potentially the world. Join the women of NAWBO-LA for this 32nd Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon celebrating connections and bringing a legion of successful women business owners and leaders together.

NAWBO-LA creates a culture of transformation marked by a movement that will impact equality, power, and achievement for this generation of entrepreneurs and the next. Celebrate the success of its honorees and fabulous speakers whose excellence personifies NAWBO-LA: the spirit of leadership.

Friday, May 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

To learn more about NAWBO-LA visit NAWBO.org/los-angeles.

Spago Mothers Day Jazz BrunchMother's Day Jazz Brunch
     at Spago, Beverly Hills

Sultry Jazz by Melissa Morgan

3-course brunch menu
Chef Della Gossett's Gelateria & Bake Shop

Sunday, May 13, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210

$145 per adult
$65 per child (under the age of 12)

Purchase tickets at: SpagoBeverlyHills.tocktix.com/ or call 310-385-0880

James Beard Awards Gala 2018

James Beard Foundation logoThe James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Barbara kept her tradition of attend the James Beard Awards Awards Gala & Reception to join in honoring and celebrating the new winners.

Monday, May 7, 2018
Awards ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. Central Time
The Awards Gala Reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony.
Black-Tie attire

Barbara Lazaroff at the James Beard Awards Gala 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

For info see jamesbeard.org/awards.

Bubbles, Brunch & BarbaraA Toast to Barbara Lazaroff

Please join Margaret McSweeney
Yvonne Cadiz-Kim with Chef Jaime Laurita for...

Bubbles, Brunch & Barbara

Sunday May 6, 2018
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Viking Showroom
in the Merchandise Mart of Chicago
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois
Viking logo

Barbara Lazaroff Bubbles Brunch & Barbara event 2018

Cedars Sinai Womens Guild Jubilee 2018Cedars Sinai Women's Guild Jubilee

Honoring Lyn and Norman Lear
Hosted by Jason Alexander

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cedars Sinai Womens Guild Jubilee May 3, 2018

HD Expo logoHospitality Design Exposition & Conference
(HD Expo)

Each May in Las Vegas, the show offers the newest and most innovative products and services, from carpet and wallcoverings to accessories and bathroom products.

The inspiring and expansive show floor is dedicated to bringing the interior design industry the best available resources for their projects—many exhibitors use HD Expo as a launchpad for new products and offerings.

Wednesday, May 2 - Friday, May 4, 2018

Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas

To learn more please visit HDExpo.com.

Friends of Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center
Women of Achievement Luncheon 2018

Changing one life in Israel changes medicine worldwide.

This luncheon helps ensure the health and welfare of all those who are treated at Sheba Medical Center. Barbara is proud to have the honor of being a Vice President on the Friends of Sheba Board of Directors.

Barbara Lazaroff et al at Friends of Sheba Medical Center Women of Achievement Luncheon 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Reception 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 p.m.
Dietary Laws Observed

The Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA

For more information, please visit this FriendsOfSheba.org event page or contact WOA@shebamed.org

WCR 2018 logoWCR — Women Chefs & Restauranteurs
25th Annual WCR Conference
Women Speak: Curating the Future of Food

Renowned chefs, television personalities, authors, restaurateurs and culinary experts get together each year to share their knowledge and experience during this National Conference.

"2018 National Conference will reflect on the many voices that have influenced the journey of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, and we will look ahead to the future! WCR is grateful for the strong women in the industry that have been mentors, brought leadership and set the tone for our place in the collective conversation. They have not only held the vision and moved it forward, they have defined our place at the table, all the while creating space and inviting others to join." ~Kim Bartmann, WCR Board President2018 Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Monday, April 26, 2018

Hewing Hotel
300 N Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

For information and to register, please visit womenchefs.org/wcr-conference at WomenChefs.org.

The-Taste-Awards-2018 logoThe Taste Awards - Awards Dinner

The TASTE AWARDS are the highest awards for creators, producers, hosts, and directors of Lifestyle Programs, Series, Shows & Cinema.

April 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. — Red Carpet & Wine Reception
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. — Awards Dinner and Ceremony

Viale dei Romani @ La Peer Hotel
627 N La Peer Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Taste Awards 2018 Barbara Lazaroff and others


American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA) Dwell on Design logo
Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2018

Barbara Lazaroff continues as the annual emcee presenting these awards, which honor excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, and nightclubs.

Friday April 6, 2018b
4:00 p.m.

LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

These awards are a part of Dwell on Design, a 3-day event which gathers architects and designers with industry tastemakers. Dwell on Design runs Thursday, April 5 to Saturday April 7, 2018.

Barbara Lazaroff with the AIA-LA Award Winners

Boutique Design West logoBoutique Design West
Hospitality Legends Panel

Boutique Design West, a Boutique Design Trade Fair is a two-day event April 4 & 5.

Barbara Lazaroff will be participating on the Legends Panel:
Meet the titans who revolutionized the industry. From groundbreaking designs to seismic-shift operational concepts, these are the minds responsible for ideas that propelled hotels and restaurants into the creative stratosphere.

Barbara Lazaroff  on the 2018 Boutique Design West Hospitality Legends Panel

Thursday April 5 , 2018
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LA Convention Center
Theater A on the show floor
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Learn more about this panel on the BD West's agenda page.

The Easter Bunny at Spago's Easter lunchCelebrate Easter
at Spago Beverly Hills

The Easter Bunny made a special appearance to join guests as they dined on select options from Spago's 3-course Easter menu and visited the Champagne Cocktail and Tincture Bar.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Brunch: 10:30 a.am. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$145.00 per adult and $65.00 per child under the age of 12)

Spago Beverly Hills & Barbara Lazaroff
Spago's 34th Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

This year, Barbara hosteds her 34th second night Passover Seder. As always, this special seder is for the benefit of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel. The dinner raises funds that help families in Los Angeles.

Mazon logo

“I created this event at the original Spago in Hollywood when I realized there were others like me who felt detached from their families as life had become more fragmented,” Lazaroff said. “Over the years this festive event continues to be a heartfelt and delicious tradition that brings together guests of all ages.”

Spago's 34th Annual Seder 
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

In addition to the spirited service, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir  joined the evening event to sing two specially prepared songs.

Each year Chef de Cuisine Tetsu Yahagi and Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett prepare an exquisite menu of holiday specials including chef Tetsu’s home-made gefilte fish, and chicken and vegetable soup with Judy Gethers’ matzo balls, and chef Della’s gorgeous dessert buffet ranging from matzo toffee, fromage blanc cheesecake, Passover puffs with caramel, and more. Each guest also receives Spago’s oven-baked matzah and macaroons packaged to-go. (Guests say they look forward to those macaroons all year.) Wine Director Phillip Dunn will offer a variety of wine pairings indigenous to Israel.

Over the years, seder guests have included entertainers such as Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, Carol Connors, Max Ehrich and Gregg Sulkin, as well as studio heads and directors.

“I feel if you open your traditions and celebrations to all, no matter your religion, background or customs, it fosters tolerance, greater harmony and closer understanding among all people.”

Saturday, March 31, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$195.00 per adult and $80.00 per child (12 and under)

HD Summit logoHospitality Design Summit
(HD Summit)

HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily-and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.Barbara Lazaroff HD Summit

17 years of networking focused on ideas outside hospitality the industry’s only such summit — because everyone needs fresh thinking and new sources of inspiration.

HD Summit is presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine.

Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9, 2018

Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA

To learn more please visit HDSummit.com.

90th Academy Awards & Governors Ball

Barbara Lazaroff behind the scenes at the Oscars

First, America and the world of Hollywood celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, then the industry celebrates at the Governor’s Ball and Dinner —the official Academy Awards celebration.

Did you know that this spectacular Governor’s Ball and Dinner has been catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering for over two decades? This year, Barbara's son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck joined his father and Chef Eric Klein, Vice President of Culinary, to help create the event's magic.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
5:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Dolby Theater
Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
“What You Do Matters”
25th Anniversary Los Angeles Dinner

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites you to celebrate its 25th anniversary — and to honor Vera and Paul Guerin, their family, and the memory of Lilly and Nathan Shapell z”l as they receive the National Leadership Award.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum logoThursday March 1, 2018
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Individual tickets are $500. Sponsorship and tribute opportunities are available. For more information, contact the Museum’s Western Regional Office at 310.556.3222 or western@ushmm.org. For more information, please visit this page at USHMM.org.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags: #WhatYouDoMatters #AskWhy #USHMM

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
C•CAP 2018 Annual Benefit

C-CAP logoBarbara is looking forward to this NYC event, C-CAP's annual benefit which this year honors José Andrés.

Chef José Andrés is internationally recognized as a culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, and humanitarian. He is chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup and minibar by José Andrés.

Enjoy a grand walk-around tasting of culinary creations from over 30 of New York’s best-known chefs who will be assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni, while sipping superb wines and cocktails. The evening will also feature a live and silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture, and travel packages.

The event raises funds to support C-CAP, a national non-profit that provides underserved high school students with education and career opportunities through the culinary arts. Your support is instrumental to transform lives of C-CAP students. VIP Tix $1,000 & General Admission $600

Read Chef Andrés’ thoughts on mentorship in this special Q&A.

Tuesday, February 27 2018
5:45p.m. VIP Admission
6:30 p.m. General Admission

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
West 23rd St. & the Hudson River
New York City, NY

For more information and to support the event, please visit this C•CAP page.

Chinois logoChinese New Year!
  the Year of the Dog
    at Chinois on Main

It's the Year of the Dog and we're celebratiing.
Spectacular menus, stunning decorations & fabulous entertainment for a special night.Year of the Dog

Sunday, February 18, 2018

2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
310 392 3037

Special Chinese New Year Menu
Chinois chicken salad

Pan roasted crispy sea bass with crab fried rice; lobster lemongrass sauce

Cantonese duck with fresh plum sauce & bao

Charcoal grilled prime New York steak with stir fried baby bok choy; red wine citrus sauce

Doggy’s dessert delights

$135 per person (menu only)

Modern Luxury logo
Angeleno Magazine’s
Icons of Beverly Hills Event

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills — Astor Ballroom
9850 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA


Chinois logoValentine's Romance...
    at Chinois on Main❣

Ah, the romance of Valentine's Day. Ooh, the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Spectacular menus, stunning decorations & fabulous entertainment to help make those special nights memories you will cherish always!

❧Wednesday, February 14, 2018☙

2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
310 392 3037

Special Valentine's Day Menu

Napoleon of blue fin tuna tartar with avocado & black caviar

Lobster spring rolls with crisp lettuce & spicy cream sauce 

Loup de mer wrapped in wonton with sautéed baby carrots & beets; Riesling jalapeno sauce

Pan roasted American Wagyu rib eye & potato dauphinoise

Cupid’s sweet treats

$125 per person (menu only)


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