Past Events 2017

2017 Past Events

Chinois Logo

This New Year’s Eve it’s…
Top Hats & Tiaras — Vintage Hollywood Glamour at Chinois on Main

Along with the incredible cuisine, there was a DJ throughout the night,
plus stunning decorations and party favors.
The second seating also featured fabulous live performances

Barbara Lazaroff on New Year's Eve at Chinois On Main, Santa MonicaSome say, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but our guests were the judge as our special guest boop boop be dooped for them.

Barbara visited to say hello and thank you to General Manager Bella Lantsman and all the fine folks who work so hard to bring us the very best dining. Here she is at Chinois on Main.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Chinois on Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
310 392 3037

Early Seating —  6:00/6:30 – 9:00
Tempura ahi tuna sashimi with fresh uni sauce
Chinois chicken salad
Shanghai lobster with curry sauce & crispy spinach
Grilled Szechuan beef with cilantro shallot sauce
New Year’s sweet treats
$110 per person (menu only)
(tax, tip & beverage NOT included)

Late Seating —  9:30 – next year
Amuse bouche

Sweet onion and Parmesan soup
with a Dungeness crab cake, yuzu lemon sauce
Pan roasted sea bass with marble potatoes & sautéed spinach,
wild caper butter sauce
Grilled half Maine lobster tail with forbidden rice, lemongrass lobster sauce
Wagyu rib eye steak with cauliflower puree,
warm ponzu sauce
New Year’s Sweet Treats
$195.00 per person (menu only)
(tax, tip & beverage NOT included)


Spago logoNew Year’s Eve 2017 — at Spago Beverly Hills

SPAGO celebrates New Year’s Eve!

A special early dinner before your midnight plans or a special late dinner to ring in the New Year with us. This feast is on LA Magazine’s list: 10 Celebration-Worthy NYE Dinners at L.A. Restaurants.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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

~ Early Seating: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
3-ourse prix fixe menu with choices for each course.
$135 per person- Sold out but you can join the waitlist.

~ Second Seating: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
3-ourse prix fixe menu with choices for each course. Includes cavier and champagne toast.

$275 per person
~ 1 a.m. breakfast buffet

Information and reservations:


Hotel Bel Air logoNew Year Celebrations at Hotel Bel-Air

Count down to 2018 in style with our special menus for New Year or start the new year in style on New Year’s Day. All menus reflect the healthy California lifestyle and showcase the best of California’s wonderful fresh ingredients.

New Year’s Eve Brunch & Dinner (2 seatings). The 2nd dinner seating is for a 5-course tasting menu with midnight champagne, party favors, and music and dancing  on the terrace

New Year’s Day Brunch

You’ll find info on this page and a convenient pdf of each menu under the Holiday Menus heading.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077


New Year’s Eve at CUT

Celebrate the holidays at CUT!

2 seatings for New Year’s Eve Dinner. The second seating, starting at 9pm, includes a champagne toast to ring in the New Year.

CUT Lounge will be open from 5:00-8:00 pm for regular bar service and then shifts into DJ and dancing until the wee hours of 2018.

Reservations begin at 8:00 p.m. and are $75 per guest.


Christmas at CUT

CUT was open on Christmas Eve to help guests celebrate the holidays!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Open from 5–10 p.m. — 3-course holiday menu for $140pp.
Highlights include prime cuts such as a 28-day Dry-Aged Bison New York Sirloin with huckleberry compote, a 3-pound Pan-Roasted Maine Lobster, or a Roasted Guinea Hen with black trumpet mushrooms and thyme.

CUT Lounge will be open from 5:00-11:00 p.m. for regular service.


Christmas Eve 2017 — at Spago Beverly Hills

SPAGO celebrated Christmas Eve with holiday carolers, holiday cheer, and an extensive 3-course “selection” prix fixe menu filled with seasonal choices.

Spago logo$155 per guest (excluding beverage, tax and service). Children in your party are $65 per child (excluding beverage, tax and service).

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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

Information and reservations:


Christmas — at Hotel Bel-Air

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Wolfgang Puck invites you to celebrate at Hotel Bel Air this holiday season. Gather around with friends and family for festive feasts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and before counting down to 2018 in style with our special menus for New Year.Hotel Bel Air logo

All menus reflect the healthy California lifestyle and showcase the best of California’s wonderful fresh ingredients.

Christmas Eve — Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Brunch — $125pp
Dinner- $175pp, 4-course pre-fixe menu

Christmas Day — Monday, December 25, 2017

Brunch — $125pp
Dinner — $175pp, 4-course pre-fixe menu

You’ll find info on this page and a convenient pdf of each menu under the Holiday Menus heading.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077


29th Annual Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards Gala

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

Honorees: Anda Andrei, President of Anda Andrei Design; Bill Bensley, Founder of Bensley; Joan Cardy, Founder of The Cardy Group; and Walter Isenberg, Cofounder, President, and CEO of Sage Hospitality.

Tuesday, November 14, 20017
6:30 pm: Cocktails
7:30 pm: Awards Dinner

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

This is a black-tie festive dinner.

For more information please visit


31st Annual Citymeals On Wheels Power Lunch for WomenCitymeals on Wheels logo

Because of support from people like you, 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 on Wheels 100% goes to fund mealsThursday, November 16, 2017
11:00 a.m.

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

To learn more please visit


ICRF Gala 2017 — Unlocking Cures

ICRF logoIsrael Cancer Research Fund for the benefit of all mankind.

Master of Ceremonies — Ben Savage

Keynote Speaker — Avram Hershko M.D., Ph.D.
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry. Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel.

Bonnie Hunt — Actress, Producer, Writer, Director and former cancer nurse.
Dr. David Snyder — nationally and internationally recognized expert in stem cell transportation for the treatment of leukemia and other blood disorders. Based at the City of Hope, Dr Snyder is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of those with cancer.

Musical Entertainment by The Tokens

Saturday, November 11, 2017
6:00 p.m.

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

To purchase tickets, support this event, or learn more, please visit:


Live Love Thrive Women's Conference 2017 logo2nd Annual Live, Love, Thrive Conference

360Karma and The City of West Hollywood present the
Live Love Thrive Women’s Conference co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board and Honda of DTLA. This Conference provides two days of celebration of the power of women with a mission providing an opportunity to expand your network, get inspired, and learn practical solutions from expert speakers.

This day provides incredible networking opportunities in addition to musical performances, film shorts about extraordinary women, SHE Tank winners, and the 360Karma Women Awards honoring successful women giving back and paying it forward! The day ends with a celebration wrap party with food, drinks and more networking.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference
12:15 p.m. Complimentary Catered Luncheon

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. After Party

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
(Theater inside West Hollywood Library)
West Hollywood, California

For more information about this pitch event and the entire conference, visit A percentage of the ticket sales will go to Test 400K, a nonprofit organization to end violence against women.

She Tank Female Entrepreneurs Pitch CompetitionShe Tank — Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

Barbara was part of this Investor Panel seeing some great pitches for promising women-owned businesses! SHE TANK is a competition where female entrepreneurs pitch the Women’s Investor Panel to receive funding and support. It’s all about women helping women! Attendees are welcome as audience members. Come cheer your favorite entrepreneurs and learn about funding your own projects and ideas!

This event is part of the 360Karma Live, Love, thrive Women’s Conference being held November 3-4, 2017 in the city of West Hollywood.

Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Competition

West Hollywood City Council Chambers (Theater inside West Hollywood Library)
West Hollywood, California is the place to learn more.

She Tank


Aviva logoAVIVA’s 2017
Platinum Circle Luncheon

This year Tonya Winfield joined Barbara as co-hosti for this fundraiser for AVIVA Children’s Services.

Since 20012, Aviva’s Platinum Associates have been a dynamic group of people who are dedicated not only to making a difference in the lives of local at-risk youth, but also to helping change their lives.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Barbara hopes to attend this Annual Big Bash Gala which will again celebrate another year of mentoring Los Angeles children and the impact BBBS is making on the community.

All proceeds benefit the BBBS proven one-to-one mentoring programs.

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Silent Auction, wonderful entertainment and honors will follow

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

Cocktail Attire

To learn more and purchase tickets visit You can also find an email and phone contact there. Or you can make a donation even if you can’t attend.



No Kid Hungry logo

No Kid Hungry Dinner Los Angeles
All the ingredients to end childhood hunger now

Barbara is happy to be part of the Host Committee for Los Angeles’ “No Kid Hungry” .

Honoring Chef andfundraiser Restaurateur Nancy Silverton of Monza Restaurant Group — and friend to so many — this will be a stellar food lovers dinner!!

With an impressive cast of 15 talented guest chefs both savory and sweet, at a lovely private estate, the party promises to be delicious and festive.

It will be a more casual atmosphere celebrating great food and wine, while raising funds to help end childhood hunger in our community.

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Seated Dinner and Live Auction

Being held at a private residence in Beverly Hills

Learn more about No Kid Hungry.  


Friends of Sheba Medical Center logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center
47th Annual Gala — 2017

Celebrity Emcee: John Lithgow
Famous for his performances in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, and The Crown as well as in The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Shrek, Blow Out and Interstellar, and his roles on Broadwayhe has received 2 Tony Awards, 5 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 1 American Comedy Award.

Friends of Sheba Medical Center (FSMC) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California. Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer is the largest hospital in Israel and the entire Middle East. FSMC is dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate clinical care, cutting edge research and comprehensive educational training.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Registration, sponsorship packages and tickets via contact with Adi Hepner, Director of Development at 310-935-0135 or adi at

For more information please visit this event page.


Bel Air Affaire 2017 — “Jerusalem Nights”

Honoring Renae Jacobs-Anson and Helen Jacobs-Lepor .

Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.

At a private home in Bel Air Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills, CA

For more information please visit


logo of The Foodservice Council for Women PanelFoodservice Council for Women panel

The Foodservice Council for Women, now 6 years old, is a networking organization that connects and promotes women leaders both locally and nationally. Each year, at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo (as well as a show in NY and one in Florida), the council hosts a “high energy panel” of women industry leaders. This year, Barbara was honored to be a part of this panel challenges they faced, lessons learned, what they wish they’d known starting out, and more. There’s also advice and secrets to making it in today’s competitive marketplace, as well as questions addressed in an interactive panel session.

Monday, August 28, 2017
1:00 p.m.

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

More info about this panel is available at


Fulfillment Fund’s Leadership Council 6th annual…
The Taste of Summer 2017Fullfillment Fund logo


Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Victorian
2640 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

For information and tickets visit


American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA) — Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2017


AIA logoFor the 13th year, Barbara Lazaroff will emcee the presention of the annual Restaurant Design Awards. The awards ceremony will followi a panel discussion with the award finalists.

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.

Barbara Lazaroff at Dwell On Design

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

Friday June 23, 2017
4:00 p.m.

Here’s Barbara having some fun at last year’s Dwell.


NAWBO-LA’s 31st 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.

With more than 1,000 women business owners, community leaders, media, and dignitaries in attendance, this luncheon is one of the largest and most anticipated business events in Los Angeles. This Awards Luncheon — The Power of Inspiration — pays tribute to top achievers among business leaders who have established a legacy of entrepreneurial excellence and contributed significantly to the community.

NAWBO-LA’s mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power by: strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective changes in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.

Friday, June 16, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

To pruchase tickets or a sponsorship, visit
For information about NAWBO-LA visit


Aviva Family and Children’s Services Private Screening of “I Am Jane Doe”


Aviva logoAviva Family and Children’s Services is honored to host a private screening of I am Jane Doe.

I am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice.

Narrated by Jessica Chastain, written by Jonathan Alter, Bob Fitzgerald, Jay Manson and Alex Sokolow.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. Reception and Screening

Creative Artist Agency’s CAA Screening Room
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, CA 90067

Casual attire
Complimentary self-parking
Wine and lite bites will be provided.


LA Premiere of “The Girl from the Brothel”

Always concerned about freedoms and women’s rights, Barbara attended this special screening/premiere which included Q&A with Director Iiaria Borrelli.

Ilaria Borrelli is a very much respected human rights director who does a lot of good for young girls around the world. In this film, the heroine Mia, a successful photographer, turns her life upside down in ways she never could have dreamed in order to save three young girls she discovered in kidnapped captivity being forced into brothel life. You can watch the trailer here at Vimeo.

Barbara Lazaroff at Premier of The Girl from the Brothel
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 p.m.

UCLA James Bridge Theater
235 Charles E. Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Aviva Family and Children’s Services Annual ‘A’ Gala

Aviva logo
Saturday, May 13, 2017

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards and Entertainment

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Cocktail Attire
Tickets $500

For information about Aviva, please call 323-904-4400.

Aviva's A Gala 2017


Women Chefs & Restaurateurs logo 2016WCR — Women Chefs & Restaurateurs National Conference
24th Annual WCR Conference
Learn and Grow with the Great Women of the Culinary World

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


WCR 2017Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Monday, May 8, 2017

W Hotel Seattle
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

For information and to register, please at


James Beard Awards 2017

The James Beard Foundation Awards, aka the Beard Awards, are the food industry’s highest honor. Awards are given in many categories, including chefs and restaurants, books, journalism, broadcast media, and restaurant design and graphics, as well as for lifetime and humanitarian achievements. Time magazine called them “the Oscars of the food world.” The event consists of an Awards ceremony followed by a Gala Reception.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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

For info see
photos from the James Beard Awards 2017


BBBS-LA logoBig Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
BBBS Accessories for Success Luncheon,
Schloarship & Awards

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Noon -2:30 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

To learn more about
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
please visit


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.

Barbara Lazaroff's annual Spago Seder for Mazon


logo for The LA Mannequins

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


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


Hospitality Design Summit (HD Summit)HDSummit2017_logo

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