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.



Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot

November 4th -7th, 2020

Please join us for a series of intimate dinners hosted by Bern’s Steak House, Haven and Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits. Our traditional Saturday festival at the Epicurean Hotel will be postponed until we return to normal operations in the fall of 2021.

Sunday Supper

It is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Sunday Supper Tampa Bay. Due to the uncertainty for large gatherings this fall, as well as the heavy toll this year has taken on the hospitality industry, we will not gather around the table until the fall of 2021.

Bern’s 24th Winefest

April 17th – 25th, 2021

Central Florida’s premier wine tasting experience. It was created to allow our guests a eight-day, unique food and wine experience with the area’s most talented culinary teams complemented by the best wines from around the world.

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...