November 16 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chandighar, the Times of India organized an excellent Literary Fest.
November 16 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chandighar, the Times of India organized an excellent Literary Fest.
Over the years, Chandigarh Literary Society’s mega literary event Literati has grown exponentially. Ever since its debut in 2013, Literati has been one of the most sought-after events on the Indian literary landscape. In our past events, we have had the pleasure of hosting prominent authors from across the world.
Champions crowned at first WASTED event
Chef Works and Kitchens for Good team up for charity, sustainability
SAN DIEGO — Chef Works and Kitchens for Good are thrilled to announce the winners of the first-ever
WASTED: A Celebration of Sustainable Food.
On Oct.14, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, dozens of chefs and mixologists put their creativity
and innovation to the test by competing in three categories using food that would typically be
The Nude Dude Food team of Ryan Van Voorhis and Seth Bradley from Chicago – sporting their
signature aprons-only look — won the Savory Event. Thiago Silva of Boston won the Pastry Competition.
And San Diego’s Christian Siglin was named top mixologist. The winners were determined by attendees
voting on their favorite dishes in each category.
“The creativity of all of the chefs and mixologists was so inspiring,” said multi-award winning celebrity
chef Elizabeth Falkner, who served as the emcee for WASTED. “The movement of eliminating food waste
and focusing on sustainability is gaining tremendous momentum and events like this will help bring it to
All money from the event, including tickets and auction items, supported Kitchens for Good – a non-
profit organization in San Diego that tackles issues of food waste, poverty and hunger. Each chef was
paired with one of KFG’s culinary students – many of whom have had to overcome adversity such as
homelessness, imprisonment or aging out of the foster care system.
“The talent at this event was amazing and we’re honored to have won,” said Bradley and Van Voorhis.
“Food sustainability is an issue we take very seriously and I think with just a little bit of education,
people at home can start making a difference in their own kitchens. We’re thrilled to have helped raise
money for an amazing cause while educating people about sustainability.” The event generated approximately $48,000 for Kitchens for Good.
“We had an idea of what we wanted this event to be and it turned out to be so much more,” said Chuck
Samuelson, founder and board member of Kitchens for Good. “We’re humbled by the outpouring of
support from the community, the chefs and the companies that answered the call to bring awareness to
some important issues in the food industry.”
Chef Works, the global leader in culinary and hospitality apparel, provided personalized chef coats and
aprons for each participant in addition to a $25,000 grant through its charitable arm, Chef Works Cares.
“When we first heard about Kitchens for Good and what they stand for, we knew we needed to be
involved,” said Cynthia McCormick of Chef Works, who oversees the Chef Works Cares program. “Food
sustainability and eliminating waste is not just a corporate responsibility, it’s a corporate obligation. We
take it very seriously and we’re honored to put our name alongside Kitchens for Good.”
About Chef Works Chef Works is the global leader in culinary and hospitality apparel with unrivaled
distribution in more than 70 countries. With an emphasis on fashion and function, Chef Works dresses
the back of the house and waitstaff for a diverse range of customers including: International hotel
chains, award-winning restaurants and bars, culinary schools, food service companies, laundries,
assisted living facilities and upscale cinemas. The family-owned-and-operated business has helped pave
the way for the culinary uniform movement by working directly with celebrity chefs and hospitality
influencers to develop innovative, fashion-forward garments.
About Kitchens for Good Kitchens for Good is a San Diego based non-profit that uses kitchens as a tool
to nourish bodies, empower the marginalized, and create economically vibrant communities. Kitchens
for Good rescues surplus food that might otherwise go to waste, and turns it into nutritious meals for
the hungry, while training men and women previously perceived as unemployable for careers in the
culinary industry. This approach addresses the most immediate need of hunger by feeding the food
lines, but also helps to shorten the line itself by offering pathways out of poverty for individuals
transitioning out of incarceration, homelessness and foster-care. KFG’s ensures its sustainability through
a catering and food service enterprises that offers on the job training opportunities for all students, and
generates 59% of the organizations budget.
Hannah’s House has served parents and children in the midst of family breakup for 30 years – since 1988. With 6 programs and 40 services, this amazing nonprofit organization serves over 1500 families each year relying primarily on donations and volunteers from all the communities of San Diego county.
Congratulations Hannah’s House, and thank you for your great love and deep compassion for fragile families in need of care. We are celebrating it with a big party, so bring your finest clothes from Fifth Collection Louis Vuitton!
This year’s “Taste of Coronado”, on Wednesday, October 10, was another great success.
This event was organized by the Coronado Junior Women’s Club to benefit local nonprofits, including Monarch School of San Diego, A Walk On Water, and Coronado Junior Woman’s Club.
Coronado’s most popular restaurants served up a plethora of fantastic offerings for attendees to enjoy. This 4 hour experience was the perfect way to spend a fall evening with friends and family.
Visitors could make their way down Orange Avenue, or start at the Ferry Landing, to enjoy all that Coronado offers. When your feet got tired they just hopped on the complimentary trolley to go to the other side of town.
Images and some content courtesy of Island Girl Blog. http://islandgirlblog.com/caught-in-camera-taste-of-coronado-2018/
LAS VEGAS (May 12, 2018) — Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit day two invited culinary enthusiasts to enjoy intimate and interactive experiences at Caesars Palace. The day ended with the premier event of the weekend, The Grand Tasting at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace.
Guests had the chance to celebrate all things coffee at Pronto by Giada, the brand new fast-casual restaurant from Emmy Award-winning and New York Times best-selling celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis. Attendees enjoyed an interactive coffee tasting and conversation with De Laurentiis, Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport and Hana Kaneshige of Counter Culture Coffee. Guests sipped and savored with tasty small bites, including Italian rainbow almond cake that showcased Giada’s signature cuisine.
Sushi aficionados had the rare opportunity to journey inside legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s expansive Las Vegas destination restaurant to hear about the philosophy of sushi making from one of the world’s foremost artisans and restaurateurs. This signature “Beauty of Sushi” event allowed guests the opportunity to see Nobu’s sushi making in action while also sipping premier sake and discover his inventive “Nobu Style” that fuses classic sushi-making techniques with unique ingredients.
The Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace’s Gardens of the Gods Pool Oasis is the cornerstone event of Vegas Uncork’d. A star-studded red carpet kicked off the one-of-a-kind culinary experience. A toast between Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, the one-and-only Caesar and 2,500 food enthusiasts welcomed the evening in grand style. The Grand Tasting featured more than 50 award-winning chefs and 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the globe.
This weekend, guests of Dusk Till Dawn immersed themselves in a desert wonderland at the hottest party of Coachella, 2018.
This past weekend, Dusk Till Dawn curated a day-to-night/night-to-day experience for Coachella attendees—A blend between the lines of festival and activation oasis, guests were immersed by a unique experience around each corner.
In the daytime, Dusk Till Dawn provided attendees with a retreat-style getaway, which featured complimentary yoga and guided meditation by Tantris Yoga. In after meditation, guests could explore a garden of wellness-geared activations and pop-ups. These included beauty bars, streetwear and designer pop-up shops, henna, tarot readings, pressed juices, and a focus on cannabis and CBD-based product sampling and gifting.
In the night, Notorious Pink Rosé flowed throughout the glasses of VIP’s, influencers, DJ’s and celebrities. Two stages—indoor and outdoor—allowed guests to party beneath the stars or lounge VIP in the pop-up nightclub. Performances by Kryoman, Minus Gravity, EC Twins, AFSHheeN, Saint Wknd, Juvahn Victoria and others had the crowd dancing until dawn.
Photos by Eva Maria Guggenberger | EMG Photography
Nevada School of the Arts held their 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino on March 10, 2018, and Party Digest was in the house!
It was a spectacular event featuring world renowned performers: NSA Encore Recipient Frankie Moreno, NSA Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes, pianist “The Hands of Liberace” Philip Fortenberrry, international violinist and pedagogue Brian Lewis, NSA 2018 Encore Recipient Christy Molasky and many more. The theme: 1940s Hollywood Glam.
Nevada School of the Arts provides world-class music instruction and a life-changing experience to students of all ages and backgrounds for generations to come. Their mission is to educate, enrich, and empower each young musician eager to be educated on music education. Learn more at NSAMusic.org.
Click any of the images below to open up a gallery for convenient viewing. We thank Sue Altenburg from Altenburg Studio for the pictures!
March 10th was the date for Sips & Sweets, benefiting the Las Vegas Business Academy Scholarship Fund! Visitors enjoyed an afternoon strolling through the spectacular botanical Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolates while sampling a variety of wines, craft beers, and delectable chocolate sweets.
This outdoor event also featured a silent auction including luxurious hotel staycations, spa getaways, fine dining and much more!
-Wine and craft beer tastings
-Ethel M Chocolates samples
The Las Vegas Business Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of future business and community leaders in Las Vegas. The LVBA provides select UNLV graduate students with financial support, professional development and enrichment, and unparalleled mentorship and externship opportunities with top industry executives so that they are poised to become the next generation of leaders.
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce welcomed the business community to its annual signature forecasting event Preview Las Vegas, at the Thomas & Mack Center, where nearly 2,000 attendees connected with one another on the exhibit floor and heard from business experts on how to level up in 2018.
Multi-Michelin star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay, joined by the finalists of Season 17 HELL’S KITCHEN All-Stars and famous faces from the sports and entertainment world, celebrated the official grand opening of the first-ever Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Since its soft opening in early January, the highly-anticipated restaurant has already received reservations for nearly 25,000 guests. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner.
Designed to be an experiential and immersive destination restaurant, guests at Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN will feel transported to the studio set of the globally popular FOX television show. The inspiration from the hit show is evident from the signature fiery pitchfork – direct from the set of the popular TV show – that marks the entryway, to the life-size video screen of Chef Ramsay that greets guests upon arrival, to the chef uniforms and menu items. The winner of current Season 17 of HELL’S KITCHEN All-Stars will be named Head Chef and have portrait hung with the other previous champions on the winner’s wall.
“We responded to fans of the show who were hungry for a real-world HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant for some time – pun intended,” said Ramsay. “What we didn’t fully realize was just how enthusiastic the response would be. We are thrilled with the reservations and interest since announcing our opening, and excited to welcome guests to experience the best of HELL’S KITCHEN – great food, and great cocktails.”
Masterfully designed by Jeffrey Beers International, the first-of-its-kind restaurant boasts design features that are engaging to all senses and are a nod to both the red and blue teams featured on the show. The dynamic and bustling kitchen is the centerpiece of this unique eatery, with mosaic tiles framing the open space artfully, allowing guests to appreciate from every seat in the house. Chefs and cooks in the kitchen will be in the exact uniforms from the show – red and blue jackets with coordinating bandanas. To further bring the electric atmosphere of the studio into the dining room, additional key elements of the show are infused in the design, such as fire and heat and custom designed lighting that combine brass rods with pitchfork features and runs across the high ceilings. HELL’S KITCHEN’s iconic “H” and pitchfork symbols are cleverly featured throughout the custom-designed, laser-cut screen partitions and soft charcoal and ash-hued wallcovering.
With floor-to-ceiling glass windows facing the famous Las Vegas Strip and Caesars Palace’s iconic fountains, Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN seats nearly 300 guests and features indoor and Strip-adjacent dining. Currently offering lunch and dinner daily, the eatery also boasts a spirited bar menu.
“Creating unique and world class-dining experiences is one-way Caesars Entertainment is strengthening the integrated resort concept,” said Mark Frissora President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “A key element of this is building strong partnerships and Gordon is not only a great partner but also one of the biggest talents in culinary.”
Several of the most successful signature menu items and recipes featured on the television show can now be experienced during lunch and dinner including Pan Seared Scallops, Lobster Risotto, Beef Wellington, Truffle Arancini, Brick Pressed Chicken and Crispy Skin Salmon. Special menu items direct from the show will be added as new episodes air.
To perfectly complement the cuisine or to simply enjoy at the restaurant’s sprawling bar, the cocktails at HELL’S KITCHEN are not to be missed. The signature creations include the gin-based Notes from Gordon, garnished with a scroll printed with a surprise note from Gordon Ramsay; the citrus and rosemary laden Chef’s Stew, served bubbling and steaming from dry ice; and the rye-based Smoke on the Blvd, which arrives in a cherry-wood smoke-filled glass cabinet. The restaurant also boasts an expertly curated wine list with over 20 wines offered by the glass. The beer list is also notable with more than 30 options, and includes an exclusive HELL’S KITCHEN Special Brew IPA from Stone Brewing.
“With Gordon and his team, we created a unique dining experience based on one of the most popular shows on television. I’m very proud of what we have achieved. The room has been transformed and feels just like the set of Hell’s Kitchen, and the food and service is worthy of the Gordon Ramsay,” said Gary Selesner Regional President Caesars Palace. “The response from guests so far has been very gratifying. They are delighted with the menu and love the concept. It looks like we have another big hit on our hands. I can’t wait for everyone to try it.”
Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN marks Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment to seven eateries with more to come. The new restaurant is a partnership between Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment in conjunction with ITV America. HELL’S KITCHEN airs in the U.S. on FOX and is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Kenny Rosen, David Eilenberg and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. HELL’S KITCHEN airs in 41 countries around the globe.
The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) and DISCOVERY Children’s Museum hosted the third annual Night at the Museum fundraiser on Saturday, January 13th.
Adults could unleash their inner child, explore and interact with museum exhibits, dance to silent disco, and enjoy drinks and small bites.
The event was held at the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas.