• Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: San Diego FUNdraiser

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     

In October, the MPI San Diego Chapter gathered in San Diego’s sparkling new venue The Point in Mission Bay for what they called a FUNdraiser. A good time was had by all, thanks to the wellmixed cocktails and delicious bites. The best part was the satisfaction in raising thousands of dollars for the Veterans Employment Committee of San Diego County. The organization is dedicated to serving disadvantaged veterans and transitioning military members of all branches of service by working to remove barriers that could stand in the way of life-sustaining employment. 

In October, the MPI San Diego Chapter gathered in San Diego’s sparkling new venue The Point in Mission Bay for what they called a FUNdraiser. A good time was had by all, thanks to the wellmixed cocktails and delicious bites. The best part was the satisfaction in raising thousands of dollars for the Veterans Employment Committee of San Diego County. The organization is dedicated to serving disadvantaged veterans and transitioning military members of all branches of service by working to remove barriers that could stand in the way of life-sustaining employment. 

 

On June 23, the Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter (MPISCC) gathered at the Concourse Hotel LAX (soon to be Hyatt Regency LAX) to install its 2016-2017 board. After a lively reception at the newly opened event lawn, an awards dinner was held in the ballroom. The chapter’s theme for the upcoming year is “evolve.” As incoming president Nicole Newman puts it, “Nothing in our industry looks the same today as it did five or 10 years ago. We’re an industry looking toward the future: innovating, adapting, exploring and connecting.”

 

The IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) had its 38th annual conference in Los Angeles. Most of the three-day event took place at the Loew’s Hotel Hollywood, where cookbook authors, leading bloggers and food writers, editors, publishers, digital media pioneers and reps from major cooking brands attended immersive workshops and educational sessions.