Laxer Family Foundation

Honor Flight

Laxer Family Foundation Proudly Sponsors $35,000 Honor Flight for our Veterans

Honor Flight West Central Florida transports America’s Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

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Turns out bourbon and fine-dining BBQ mix quite well.

By Jon Palmer Claridge on Mon, Jan 10, 2022
When Creative Loafing Tampa Bay was first invited to attend the Garrison Brothers Bourbon Dinner as part of the Bern’s restaurant family Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot, I was excited, but skeptical. I’m on record as being a big fan of Executive Chef Chad Johnson, Chef de Cuisine Martin DeJesus, and the whole special events team. I’ve reported in glowing terms on previous WTF grand tastings and the wondrous James Beard Sunday Suppers.

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13 Ugly Men - The Invitational

13 Ugly Men Raises $52,000 For Charities At 1st Invitational

By D’Ann Lawrence White, on Tue, Aug 10, 2021
Pepin Academies and Southeastern Guide Dogs will each receive $26,000.

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Laxer Family Foundation, which owns Bern’s Steak House, donates $20,000 to Tampa Bay’s largest food bank

by Helen Freund, Tampa Bay Times
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, food banks across the Tampa Bay area are seeing a sharp increase in the need for financial donations and food.

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Oriena and Daniel, 2019 Winners of the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship

Oriana Cartaya and Daniel Matos were named the 2019 Winners of the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship.

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Sunday Supper 2019

The 2019 Bern’s Sunday Supper brought a culinary Camelot to Tampa Bay

In fall 2016, when reflecting upon the inaugural Sunday Supper Tampa Bay, I wrote that the James Beard Foundation (home of the culinary Oscars) had indeed knighted Tampa Bay as a culinary destination. By Jon Palmer Claridge of Creative Loafing  

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Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot 2019

Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot returns to Tampa Bay with over 200 styles of brown booze

By Jovannie Belot on Mon, Oct 7, 2019
Drinking whiskey for a good cause is the best kind of whiskey.
Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot is giving you the opportunity to sample over 200 different whiskeys and bites at their 3rd Annual Whiskey Tasting.

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Mallary, 2018 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 service management, thanks to the help of the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship fund.

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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.

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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 a ripe wedge of avocado and gently poached lobster, finishing the dish with a confetti of micro-herbs and passion fruit vinaigrette.

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