The Laxer Family Foundation is founded and led by David & Christina Laxer working together with various local, state and national organizations to build a strong basis for charitable giving. Our mission is to support and enhance the lives of at risk and aspiring youth as well as our honored US veterans in a personal and professional manner. Our vision and focus surrounds those in need through personal giving and public assistance via fund raising events. Our causes are centered on supporting initiatives that promote culinary education, hunger awareness, pediatric charitable causes, wounded and disabled veterans, as well as the development of youth through athletics.



Bern’s Winefest


Unfortunately, all Winefest 2020 events have been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot

November 4th -7th, 2020

Our newest event supporting veterans and celebrating over 200 hand crafted whiskeys from around the world.

Sunday Supper

November 22, 2020

A family-style feast celebrating the culinary talents of the Tampa Bay area.

Featured News

Laxer Family Foundation donated $20,000 to Tampa Bay's largest food bank

Local food banks like Feeding Tampa Bay continue to see a sharp demand amid a dwindling food supply.

Mallary, Winner of the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship

Mallary is currently a student at Johnson and Wales University where she is attending to obtain a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and food...

Sunday Supper Continues to Prove Tampa Bay has Raised its Culinary Game

Some of the great restaurant entrepreneurs are showboaters, using brash self-confidence as the path to legendary hospitality.

James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser Draws Tampa Bay's Rockstar Chefs

BT Nguyen leaned over the first plate, spreading bits of hearts of palm, mango, celery and sweet pepper on the plate, topping that with...