Past Events 2024

2024 Past Events

Here are some of the events that Barbara Lazaroff helped with, spoke at, or supported in 2024.

Aviva Family and Children’s Services
Lifting Up LA 2024 Gala

The people at Aviva is resolved to lift up each client they serve and to transform every life they touch. Barbara is a long-time supporter of Aviva.

Aviva Family and Children’s Services Lifting Up LA 2024 Gala logo

Mistress of Ceremonies — Erica Olsen
Erica Olsen is an Emmy-winning On-air Host and Producer for CBS News and Stations. She is the Host and Executive Producer of Inside SoCal, a weekly 5-minute lifestyle series airing on CBS & KCAL Los Angeles.

Honoring with the Champion of Hope Award — Rich Valenza
Rich Valenza is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RaiseAChild Inc., the nationwide leader in the recruitment, retention, and support of LGBTQ+ and all prospective resource parents.

Visionary Leadership Award — Jonathan M. Werner
Jonathan Werner joined Aviva’s board of directors in 2012 and has served as its chair since 2021. He has supported Aviva in a multitude of ways including significant monetary contributions and by providing human resources expertise on a broad range of day-to-day employment matters.

Transformation Award — Isabel Santiago
Over the past 10 ½ years, Isabel Santiago has shown unwavering dedication to the 22 foster children under her care. Beyond fulfilling the basic requirements of foster care, Isabel goes above and beyond to ensure the children feel loved, valued, and part of a family.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
5:30 p.m.

Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028

You can learn about Aviva at There, you can also buy tickets or donate to Aviva. But in case the Gala screen overlay goes away, you can get the Gala page with this link.

Pacific Clinics Annual Celebration Taste of Hollywood logoPacific Clinics Annual Celebration
Taste of Hollywood

Join Pacific Clinics for a memorable culinary extravaganza and help them deliver high-quality behavioral health care and social services to advance mental well-being for Californians of all ages.
Each year, Pacific Clinics help over 16,000 children, adults and families in the Los Angeles/South Coast Region, many of whom continue to struggle with increased mental and behavioral health issues, food and housing insecurity and untreated trauma.

The Pacific Clinics Annual Celebration will feature culinary creations from some of LA’s finest celebrity chefs while raising critical funds for Pacific Clinics.

Funds raised at this star-studded event will support their Housing program, as well as our suite of Hollygrove programs, which strengthen both children and their parents by enriching knowledge, supporting skill development and helping to build emotional bonds that last a lifetime.

Celebrity Chef Culinary Experience
Silent and Live Auction
Event Program

Saturday, April 13, 2024
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Pacific Clinics’ historic Hollygrove Campus
815 N. El Centro Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

To learn more bout about Pacific Clinics visit
For information and to purchase tickets or sponsor the event visit this page. You can also find this event under the Get Involved menu of

St. Anne’s Family Services logo

St. Anne’s Family Services
44th annual Evening of Angels Gala

St. Anne’s Family Services builds safe, nurturing and resilient families for generations to come. Their focus is to provide support, hope, guidance, and empowerment for those in their care. St. Anne’s provides supportive housing, residential treatment, early childhood education, mental health services, and workforce development.

St. Anne’s Family Services Evening of Angels 2024 banner

You can see highlights of the 2023 gala here on YouTube.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. — Reception
7:00 p.m. — Dinner and Program

Taglyan Complex
1201 Vine St.
Los Angeles 90038

Black Tie or Cocktail Attire
Complimentary valet parking will be available

To learn move about this event, purchase tickets, sponsor the event, or make a donation, please visit

To learn about St. Anne’s Family Services visit

Saving Innocence logo

Saving Innocence
Saving Innocence’s 13th Anniversary Gala

Join Saving Innocence, and 500 leaders and influencers in media, entertainment, business and philanthropy.

Started in 2010, Saving Innocence helps children escape human trafficking and find forever homes.

  • Within 90 minutes they respond along with Child Welfare and Probation. Clothes and food are provided, and the child is taken for a medical exam.
  • They teach life skills, connect the children to communities, celebrate their accomplishments, and secure placement at empowerment events.
  • Without this organization, children across the country would not receive the rehabilitation they need to survive, and predators would go unpunished.
  • They help the children find their voice again, we speak out for their injustice, and we fight for their survival and emergence back into healthy communities.

Now Saving Innocence invites you to celebrate another year of service to our community at their 13th annual gala. You can show your support for the work of Saving Innocence by purchasing a ticketor becoming a sponsor for the event.

Sunday April 7, 2024
5:00 p.m. — Cocktail Hour
6:00 p.m. — Dinner
7:15 p.m. — Evening Program
9:30 p.m. — Event Concludes

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

Tickets and sponsor info was at

For more about this organization visit

PS: Did you know that the average age of entry into human trafficking is 12-14 years old?

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
C•CAP’s National Benefit

C-CAP, the nonprofit Careers through Culinary Arts Program logo
Get ready for the annual C•CAP national benefit!
One World, One Table — diverse cuisines, chefs and 30+ restaurants taking part in the evening.

C-CAP, Culinary Arts Program, annual National Gala 2024

Connect with our incredible students and alumni while tasting some of the best that New York (and beyond!) has to offer — all while raising critical funds to support C•CAP’s impact and expansion.

Funds raised from this benefit gala support our programming in 186 schools nationwide, impacting more than 22,000 C•CAP students. And it all started in 1990 when Richard Grausman, a cookbook author and educator started teaching the satisfaction and value of home cooking in twelve inner-city New York City high schools and realized he could better prepare these underserved students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

2024’s honoree is Mary Attea, Executive Chef at The Musket Room and the Executive Chef/Partner at Raf’s. Joining Chef Attea as Benefit Chair is Jennifer Vitagliano, business partner in The Musket Room and Raf’s as well as partner/co-founder of The Dutchess.

Learn about C•CAP at
To become a sponsor or purchase a ticket visit this ccap page.
To make a donation in any amount visit this page at

Monday, April 1, 2024
5:45 p.m. — VIP
6:30 p.m. — General Admission

Pier 60 – Chelsea Piers 
Lincoln Hwy & 12th Ave
New York City, NY 10011

HD Summit 2024 by Hospitality Design

Barbara is still working on her plans for this period. However, this is quite an event for those of you in the industry.

HD Summitt LogoBarbara was not able to attend this year. However, this is quite an event for those of you in the industry.

HD Summit is the industry’s only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality, because everyone needs new sources of inspiration. This invite-only event is designed to sharpen executive leadership skills and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.

Each year is different with new information from top global thought-leaders, academicians, researchers, authors, innovators, inventors, and strategists—all in an atmosphere focused on idea gathering, raw networking, and relationship building.
HD Summit serves as the industry’s leadership think tank. Past delegates and sponsors have called it “thought camp”—and that fits perfectly.

Additionally, HD Summit’s optional networking activities are a great way to get to know clients, peers, and colleagues in smaller group settings.

Monday, March 11 – Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Opening reception Monday at 3:00 p.m. to conclusion after brunch Wednesday.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

For information and to register:

La Paulée Los Angeles 2024
Domaine de Montille Burgundy Wine Dinner

La Paulée is a Burgundian celebration held at the end of the grape harvest. The modern day La Paulée was initiated by Jules Lafon, one of Burgundy’s most respected wine growers, in 1923 when he decided to revive the traditional medieval grape harvest celebration to which Cistercian monks invited their vineyard laborers. Over the years, La Paulée has changed a bit from the original communal banquet.

La Paulée and Spago logos

La Paulée de Los Angeles 2024 will kick off with at Spago Beverly Hills with a very special evening featuring proprietor Etienne de Montille and a superb selection of wines direct from Domaine de Montille’s cellars in Volnay.

Following a vertical of Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret, we will explore the breadth of de Montille’s remarkable Côte de Beaune holdings through the superb 2012 and 2010 vintages.

We will then taste an exceptional trio of Malconsorts from the 2005 vintage, including the “regular” Malconsorts cuvée, the limited “Christiane” cuvée (made from a unique parcel just next to the original part of La Tâche and bordered by the same roads), and the “Enfant” cuvée, which Etienne only made in 2005 as a trial blend of all of Malconsorts and never commercially released.

We will finish with a stunning vertical of de Montille’s signature Volnay Taillepieds back to the heralded 1985 vintage.

The wines (full list below) will be paired with a tasting menu from Chefs Wolfgang Puck & Ari Rosenson at Chef Puck’s legendary Beverly Hills restaurant Spago.

Domaine de Montille vineyard

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
6:30 p.m. — Reception featuring Racines, Etienne’s California collaborative project.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880


  • Racines, Chardonnay “Bentrock Vineyard”, Sta Rita Hills 2021
  • Racines, “Grande Réserve” Extra-Brut, Sta Rita Hills NV
  • Domaine de Montille, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret 2014
  • Domaine de Montille, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret 2007
  • Domaine de Montille, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret 1996
  • Domaine de Montille, Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 2012
  • Domaine de Montille, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2012
  • DomaineDomaine de Montille, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2012
  • Domaine de Montille, Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves 2010
  • Domaine de Montille, Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens 2010
  • Domaine de Montille, Corton Grand Cru “Clos du Roi” 2010
  • Domaine de Montille, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts 2005
  • Domaine de Montille, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts “Christiane” 2005
  • Domaine de Montille, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts “Enfant” 2005
  • Domaine de Montille, Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds 2003
  • Domaine de Montille, Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds 1999
  • Domaine de Montille, Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds 1985

Domaine de Montille Dinner at Spago with Etienne de Montille is $1,650 per person + tax.

For more info and for tickets, visit

Valentine’s Day at Chinois On Main

Join Chinois On Main for a celebration of love this February 14th and have a fabulous meal amidst beautiful decor. ❤️

Treat yourself and your loved ones to an unforgettable evening of culinary excellence, romantic ambiance, and mesmerizing live music by Vadim Brunell.

Chinois’ Valentine’s Day menu is a feast for the senses, featuring delicious delights such as Crispy Oysters, Tuna Tartar on Rice Cake, Maine Lobster Spring Rolls, Wild Seabass, Medallions of Charcoal Grilled Szechuan Beef…
…and, of course, Cupid’s Sweet Treats to satisfy your cravings for something sweet.

Don’t miss this chance to indulge in a night filled with love, laughter, and mouthwatering cuisine.

Book your table now and let the amazing Chinois On Main folks create an unforgettable experience for you this Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Chinois on Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Valentine’s Day at Spago Beverly Hills

This year Spago offers you three Valentine’s Day experiences to choose from so you can enjoy a great meal along with entertainment by Recording Artist SteFano and his 6-piece band.
But… you may also celebrate with either of two additional unique experiences:
Either returning to Spago another day for a personalized afternoon cooking lesson with Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett in the Spago kitchen OR with a world-class cocktail lesson with Bar Director Adam Fournier.

Spago Beverly Hills Valentine's Day experiences 2024

♥♥Recording Artist SteFano and his 6-piece band.
“When Stefano sings you feel it.” The singer songwriter blesses each song with the sort of inimitable spirit that transforms listeners into lifelong fans. That smooth, slick and soaring voice proves both immediately recognizable and irresistible. The nation watched as he wowed Jennifer Lopez every week during his S10 American Idol days, but following the show he continued to capture the attention of some of music industries elite. Most notably, Baby Face. Since 2018 Stefano has been featured on the 11 time Grammy Award winners international and national tours, TV shows and song writing in the studio. In 2022, Stefano stepped away from the tour life to fully commit to finishing his EP “The Inconvenient Truth.”♥

Celebratory Dinner Options
❣ Valentine’s Day VIP Patio Experience
Dine at your exclusive patio table and enjoy access to the live entertainment at your leisure. SteFano and his 6-piece band take the stage directly across from our VIP area. Our beautiful and iconic brick-floored patio is complemented by vibrant greens and central grand fireplaces that make for the perfect setting to enjoy Spago’s imaginative cuisine and is best for guests who prefer the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience with a touch of privacy.
Enjoy a delectable 5-course Valentine’s Day menu plus amuse, by Chef de Cuisine Areg Avanessian and Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett.
Seatings offered 5-10:30 p.m.
$325 per person

❣ Valentine’s Day Showroom Experience
Seating in our Showroom is closest to the live entertainment. It is a great choice for guests who prefer a bit livelier evening and wish to enjoy the show during dinner. Expect a fun supper club style experience with world class entertainment.
Celebrate your love with a delectable 4-course tasting menu plus amuse, by Chef de Cuisine Areg Avanessian and Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett.
Seatings offered 5-10:30 p.m.
$295 per person

❣ Valentine’s Day Main Dining Room Experience

Our beautiful main dining room offers guests views of Spago’s iconic open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling wine wall. This seating is perfect for guests who prefer a quieter experience than our Showroom. It does not have direct views of the Dinner Show, instead providing an audio and video feed of the live show throughout the evening.
Celebrate your love with a delectable 4-course tasting menu plus amuse, by Chef de Cuisine Areg Avanessian and Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett.
Seatings offered 5-10:30 p.m.
$275 per person

Extra Romantic Experience Options
❣ THE Spago ULTIMATE Valentine’s Gift-Cooking Class & Tasting Menu $1,200 per couple
❣ World Class Cocktail Lesson with Bar Director Adam Fournier and Spago Burger Dinner $350 per couple

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880

For more info and to reserve online, visit

Chinois On Main welcomes the Year of the Dragon

Join Chinois On Main to kick off the Year of the Dragon in the most delicious way possible as everyone extends a warm invitation to a dazzling New Year. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance, savor the exquisite flavors, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Year of the Dragon 2024 events at Chinois On Main

Festivities start Friday featuring the spectacular dragon dance along with Chinois’ regular menu offerings.

On Saturday the celebration continues with entertainment, party favors, and a special fiery feast prepared by Chef Rene Mata to honor the Year of the Dragon. This is a Prix Fixe Menu, $175.

Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

For reservations please call Chinois at: (310) 392-3037
Don’t miss out on this fabulous feast for all the senses!