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2015, 2016 and 2017 Past Events


Spago's 33rd Annual Seder benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

For the 33rd year, Barbara hosted a second night Passover Seder at Spago Beverly Hills. Spago fills with people from varied backgrounds to celebrate the story of Passover and experience a seder with a gourmet twist. Guests say they wait all year for the Spago matzah and macaroons!

As always, the proceeds from this Seder go to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Over the years, dinner guests have included many entertainers such as: Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, Carol Connors, Max Ehrich and Gregg Sulkin, along with studio heads and directors.

$190.00 per adult and $80.00 per child under the age of nine

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:30 p.m.

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

For Seder reservations please call Spago’s General Manager, Steve Springer at 310-385-0880.

spago seder


Mannequins logo L.A. Mannequins — Assistance League of Los Angeles
Afternoon with Eve 2017

And the 2017 Eve Award goes to... Barbara Lazaroff!

Barbara is being Honored at this year's lunch and designer fashion show with pop-up boutique vendors.

In 1943 the Mannequins Auxiliary combined their experiences and resources from the world of fashion and presented fashion shows to promote the activities of Assistance League® Los Angeles. The Mannequins soon became active in assisting the auxiliaries and other charitable and private organizations with their fundraising efforts by providing and producing fashion shows at their benefits.

Today they support several programs which provide a critical safety net for tens of thousands of impoverished children throughout Los Angeles County. These services include: a fully accredited free-of-charge Pre- School Learning Center; clothing and supplies for underprivileged school children provided through Operation School Bell®; Foster Children's Resource Center; the Hollywood Children's Club; and cultural enrichment for youth from impoverished neighborhoods through its Theatre for Children. These vital services greatly improve the quality of the lives of at-risk children and families in our community.

Thursday March 16, 2017
11 a.m. Social hour
12:30 p.m. Champagne Lunch and Designer Fashion Show

Beverly Hills Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For more info visit Mannequinsla.org.

89th Academy Awards - Governors Ball

The Governor’s Ball and Dinner, the official Academy Awards celebration, has been catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering for over two decades.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
5:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Dolby Theater
Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

Barbara Lazaroff at the 2017 Oscars in Hollywood

HD Summit logoHospitality Design Summit
(HD Summit)

Now in its 16th year, this 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 is presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine.

Wednesday February 15 through February 17 2017

La Cantera Resort
San Antonio, Texas

To learn more please visit HDSummit.com.

Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center VIP Brunch 2016

Friends of Sheba celebrated the heroes of Israel at our 2016 Gala.

Sheba VIP

Now, we celebrate all of you...
the individuals who support the lifesaving work of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer.

Co-Hosted by
Barbara Lazaroff
and Maytal and Alan Fattal

December 11, 2016
12:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Citymeals on Wheels logo30th Annual
Citymeals On Wheels Power Lunch for Women

Thanks to supporters such as Barbara, Citymeals provides and serves nourishing meals for elderly homebound people, hand-delivering meals, serving holiday meals, and distributing shelf-stable meals during harsh winter weather and for emergencies.

Citymeals 2016Friday, November 18, 2016
11:30 a.m.

The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY

To learn more please visit citymeals.org.


Zimmer logoZimmer Children's Museum
Discovery Award Dinner

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:30 p.m.

The Skirball Cultural Center
Mulholland Drive

For information visit, gala.zimmermuseum.org.


28th Annual
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards — 2016 Platinum Circle Awards Gala

HD Design 2016A celebration to induct another group of luminaries into this prestigious group for their career achievements.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 p.m.

New York City, NY

Dress is black-tie festive.

For more info visit thie page at hospitalitydesign.com.



The Hospitality Industry Network
36th Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design

NEWH ICON of Industry Gold Key awardBarbara was there to help honor her dear friend Jane Skeeter — founder & owner of UltraGlas in Los Angeles — as she became the 2016 NEWH ICON of INDUSTRY recipient.

The NEWH ICON of Industry award celebrates the leaders of the manufacturing side of hospitality, those who have uniquely impacted the industry through their innovative work, consistently dedicated their time and efforts to community or industry outreach through education and/or corporate giving, and been doing business in hospitality for more than 30 years.

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. EST

Waldrof Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10022

For more information visit NEWH.org.



Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai Supper Club

Honoring Billy Crystal with the Hollywood Icon Award
Musical Performance by Rita Wilson

Women's Guild

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Bevelry Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For more information, please visit womensguildcs.org.

WestEdge Design Fair

WestEdge Design Fair 2016

Design Fair is four days, 10,000+ 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, November 3
through Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Barker Hanger
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

For show details, visit WestedgeDesignFair.com


Fullfillment Fund 2016STARS
The 22nd Annual
The Fulfillment Fund’s Annual Benefit Gala

The Fulfillment Fund empowers students through education, transforming individual lives, and creating a ripple effect through the entire community. The fund makes college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically underresourced communities.

Honoring Jeff Shell, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Exclusive party immediately follow in
“The Wizarding of Harry Potter”

Globe Theatre
Universal Studios Hollywood

Business Attire

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit fulfillment.org/stars.
Or contact Levy, Pazanti & Huff (310) 201-5033 ext. 3


Friends of Sheba logo

Friends of Sheba Medical Center
46th Annual Gala — 2016
DNA: The Imprint of a Hero

Celebrating those whose heroism is entwined in their DNA.

Celebrity Host: Jason Alexander

Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For more information please visit this FriendsOfSheba.org event page.


Les Girls 2016

The 16th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Les Girls 16 Cabaret

The tradition of a witty and fun evening with plenty of song and dance continues. As does Barbara’s support. All to raise funds for supporting the National Breast Cancer Coalition — NBCC.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction
7:00 p.m. Cabaret

Avalon Hollywood
1735 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

For more information and to learn about donating to the auction, please visit this page at breastcancerdeadline2020.



Aviva Lifting You UpAviva's 2016 Platinum Luncheon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

Barbara at luncheon

Barbara hosted this important fund-raising luncheon for Aviva Family and Children’s Services.

Aviva’s Platinum Associates is a dynamic group of people who are dedicated not only to making a difference in the lives of local at-risk youth, but to helping change their lives.

Since its inception in 2001, the Platinum Associates have raised more than $1 million in support of Aviva’s Wallis Annenberg Residential Treatment Program while increasing awareness of Aviva’s work.


logoAmerican Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA) Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2016

Barbara at DwellLA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Saturday, June 25, 2016
11:45 a.m.

For the 12th year, Barbara Lazaroff was emcee to present the Restaurant Design Awards. These Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge awards, honor excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, and nightclubs. The awards recognize both Jury winners, as well as People’s Choice winners, which are voted on by the general public.

Here's Barbara having some fun at Dwell.


30th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon

As always, Barbara was there helping women to meet, mix, and help one another.

Barbara's group at NAWBO Leadership Luncheon June 201Friday, June 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Los Angeles
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Barbara's display at NAWBO Leadership Luncheon June 2016

For info visit nawbola.org/events/30th-annual-leadership-and-legacy-luncheon.



Friends of Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center
Women of Achievement Luncheon 2016

This luncheon helped the ensure the health and welfare of all those who are treated at Sheba Medical Center. Barbara, a Vice President, and her fellow Board of Directors join other generous, caring attendees in honoring the memory of Tal Yaakobson for whom the Tal Center for Integrative Oncology at Sheba Medical Center was created.

Sheba lunchTuesday, May 24, 2016
Boutique 10:00 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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

For more information please visit this FriendsOfSheba.org event page.


ICRF 40 years

ICRF presents...
2016 Women of Action Gala

For the past five years Barbara has been a proud board member of the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF).

The ICRF is the largest single source of private funds for cancer research in Israel whose breakthroughs are shared with the world. (501(c)3, tax I.D. 51-0181215)

Since its establishment 40 years ago, ICRF has provided over 2,200 grants, totaling more than $56 million, to outstanding cancer researchers whose laboratories are located in all leading scientific research institutions, universities and hospitals across Israel. With your valuable assistance, ICRF scientists and our international family of friends can find a cure.

Barbara Lazaroff speaking at ICRF"I hope you will consider supporting this ICRF annual gala. The organization appreciates participation at any level, because the funds we procure support such worthy and ground breaking cancer research. The other aspect of the value of the ICRF funds is that it helps keep the ‘brain trust’ of research in Israel, thereby supporting the country’s scientific infrastructure." ~ Barbara

These two videos demonstrate the work of the ICRF/Israel Cancer Research Fund. Please watch one of them.

  • We Are All Connected — 7 minutes that show you the advances made by ICRF-funded research and some people helped by it, by you when you help support the ICRF.
  • Thank you ICRF — 5 minutes about where your donation goes.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards Presentation

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshile Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cocktail attire
Dietary laws will be observed

To RSVP or for more info visit: ICRFonline.org/LAGala or call 323-692-1947.


87th Annual
Cedars-Sinai Helping Hands Mother of the Year Luncheon

Cedars-Sinai Helping HandsEllen K, host of the Ellen K Radio Show on KOST 103.5 FM emceed as two mothers were honored:
Stacy Valner, philanthropist and founder of the Phase One Foundation
Molly Sims, actress, model and author

This luncheon benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Friday May 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. Luxury Boutique
1:30 p.m. Lunch

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Jame Beard 2016

James Beard Awards 2016

Barbara will again attend the James Beard Awards Awards Gala & Reception, held in Chicago for the second time.

May 2, 2016
Awards ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
Gala reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony

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

For info see jamesbeard.org/awards.


Spago's 32nd Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

32 years of second night Seders at Spago!

32 yeasr of of raising funds to benefit 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 seder, will be led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braie.
It will be supplemented by the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir performing songs specially prepared for this seder.

Over the years, dinner guests have included many entertainers such as: Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, Carol Connors, Max Ehrich and Gregg Sulkin, along with studio heads and directors.

Over 40 percent of the guests aren't Jewish. In addition to doing this as a fund-raiser, Barbara hosts this annual seder because " 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."

And another reason guests love this seder is its gourmet twist. After all, this is Spago!

Guests wait all year for the Spago matzah and macaroons.

Saturady, April 23, 2016
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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

For Seder reservations please call Spago’s General Manager, Steve Springer at 310-385-0880.


Women Chefs and Restauranteurs event page header

WCR — Women Chefs & Restauranteurs
23rd Annual WCR Conference
Imagine your Dreams and Ignite the Future

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016

Held at several locations around LA with the InterContinental as the official hotel:
InterContinental Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

~~~~~~~~~WCR montage

Barbara Lazaroff spoke on a panel entitled: What Your PR Person Should Do For YOU! on Sunday from 4:15-5:00 p.m. at the InterContinental main Ballroom during General Session.


Barbara Lazaroff also presented her first Future Leader in Hospitality Scholarship for the Pursuit of Academic & Empirical Excellence. This first $5,000 scholarship was presented to Tenzin Menlek Aaya (top left photo).


Barbara was one of the original founders of Women Chefs & Restauranteurs. She loves that "so many great and talented women have nurtured and grown this organization" and happily shares this info about the group's 23rd Annual Conference.


Women Chef and Restaurateurs was created to connect women in all areas of the food and beverage business.

The annual National WCR Conference, held in Los Angeles for only the second time, is an opportunity to learn and grow with the great women of the culinary world. Each year, renowned chefs, television personalities, authors, restaurateurs and culinary experts get together at this conference to share their knowledge and experience.

As Barbara tells us, "Food & Wine parties, educational lectures, mentoring, cooking demos, competition and foodie tours around LA areas. Meet your favorite chefs or allow them to meet you network laugh learn relax eat and drink!!!"

For information and to register, please visit WomenChefs.org.


88th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars

For 22 years, W.P. Catering has catered the Governors Ball Dinner, the official Academy Awards celebration — and for the 22nd year, Barbara Lazaroff attended both events. Here's Barbara visiting Oscar himself, with her beau John in the auditorium before the awards ceremony, at the entrance to the Governors Ball, and with Spago’s Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett.

Sunday, March 28, 2016

Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

Photos of the Oscars 2016


Renaissance Women luncheon

RenWomen book

Celebrating the new book: RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have to Teach Us About Living Rich, Fulfilling Lives.

Dale Griffiths Stamos and her twin brother, W. Scott Griffiths collaborated on this inspiring book, scheduled for release this the spring (2016).

RenWomen features the exceptional multi-faceted women:
Hélène Cardona, Kathy Eldon, Dale and Alexandra Franzen, Marinela Gombosev, Eva Haller, Frances Hesselbein, Lorie Karnath, Lydia Kennard, Barbara Lazaroff, Jeanne Meyers, Rita Stern Milch, Karen Pritzker, Lita Rawdin Singer, and Margaret and Christine Wertheim.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

You can learn about the book RenWomen.com and facebook.com/RenWomen


Chinese New Year at Chinois On Main

Chinese New Year! A good time and a special menu as always! Come celebrate the coming Year.

Monday, February 8, 2016
and Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

You can alway learn about Chinois by calling 310-392-9025.


NATPE LogoNational Association of Television Programming
NATPE 2016

Tuesday, January 19 through Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels
Miami Beach, Florida

The annual NATPE Market & Conference serves the worldwide television community. Barbara attended this year because she is the co-founder, with Jordan Roberts, of FGI: Filmanthropic Group International — a studio that creates socially conscious mainstream film and media, generating funds and awareness for their causes. (For example, In 2015, to raise awareness about bullying, FGI hosted the “White Rabbit” release party screening and donated to various charities.)

For more informationa about NATPE, visit natpe.com/market



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