The ACF Chefs of Las Vegas recently held its annual Chefs for Kids Gala Dinner and Auction hosted at Paris Las Vegas. Chefs for Kids promotes proper nutrition in children by putting on Chefs for Kids breakfasts throughout Las Vegas to deserving schools to let kids experience good food and how it’s prepared first hand. This year a winning donated auction package was “The Royal Treatment” presented by chefs at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, which offered a private dinner for 20 including wine donated by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. Not only did this package sell for $5,000, but the final tally had 3 independent offers totaling a record $15,000 to the ACF Chefs for Kids. Representing South Point chefs was Sous Chef Juanita Fryer. Congratulations!

LVFNBPRO recently covered NAFEM-North America Foodservice Equipment Manufacture’s Association at the Anaheim Convention Center where we were delighted to meet up with old friends and Associates. NAFEM is held every two years at different locations, and this was the first time to hit the west coast in over ten years and almost every major, and mid-size, foodservice equipment manufacture displayed their latest technology for equipment dealers and restaurant owners. Nice to catch up with old friend and associate Neal Asbury of The Legacy Companies.

The LA Travel Adventure Show hit Long Beach Convention Center and drew thousands of travel-hungry attendees who were happy to see a new addition to the show called “Taste of Travel”! Within this section, guests were invited to experience the unique tastes of the region and locations they are traveling to as part of the travel plan. Of course, the seasoned traveler already knows this is one of the highlights of traveling, but now the focal point in traveling is turning to food finds…