Hosted by food visionary and “Top Chef Masters” winner Chris Cosentino and produced by Ride Napa Valley, CLIF CampoVelo Napa Valley is an annual three-day weekend blending the best of the culinary, cycling and wellness worlds. Cosentino, along with 20 other chefs, pro cyclists, winemakers and other notable people lead the weekend that encompasses myriad activities designed to support Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition and Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry. The third annual weekend, held April 26-28, included dinner under the stars at Tamber Bey Winery in Calistoga that benefitted No Kid Hungry, a campaign for national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.

The menu for the benefit dinner was an inspiration from regional flavors with ingredients supplied by local farmers and complemented by a selection of wines by Tamber Bey and Clif Family and beers from Mad Fritz. The event was limited to 80 guests. Since 2017, CampoVelo has raised more than $35,000 for Chefs Cycle.

A stellar PAMPI event is just around the corner.

Taking place Aug. 19 at the Franklin Institute the “The Art of Connecting People” is free for PAMPI members and is sure to be an enlightening opportunity.

Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, president and chief connector, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC., will discuss ways in which to get people excited with volunteering and membership organization and how to maintain that enthusiasm.

 

Food festivals have become as common as movie openings in Los Angeles, with one or more just about every weekend. But L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade, which took place a couple of weeks ago on a grassy plaza on the UCLA campus, stands apart from the rest - in both the top toques it attracts and the cause it supports. The event benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit that funds research into childhood cancer.

 

Timed to include a sunset over the Newport Beach Harbor, the launch party for Newport Beach’s new culinary marketing initiative Dine Newport Beach had a picture-perfect backdrop that only a California coastal city can provide.