• Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     

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.

Fellow, a gorgeous new restaurant and private event venue (capacity 650) in West Los Angeles, takes a sustainable and serious approach to its cocktail program. Bar director Adam Fournier, the  2021 U.S. World Class Bartender of the Year, repurposes kitchen and bar produce into cordials and kitchen stocks.

 

The smiling faces say it all: it’s great to be together again! In late June, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority welcomed 18 executive meeting planners from across the country to the destination, marking the first assembly of a new customer advisory board (CAB) focused on meetings, conventions and trade shows.

 

Darren K. Green, senior vice president of sales and services for L.A. Tourism, is feeling bullish on the future of meetings and conventions in Los Angeles. Here’s what he had to say in a recent chat with California Meetings + Events.

CAM+E: It’s great to hear that groups of all sizes can now meet in Los Angeles. Are large groups being cautious about gathering again, or are you seeing signs of a robust and quick recovery?