Blue Tie Gala

2nd Annual Blue Tie Gala

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Saturday, November 3, 2018  | 6:30pm-10:00p.m.
Museum of Flying | 3100 Airport Avenue  |  Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Our second annual Blue Tie Gala is a celebration of children and the importance of family and community to their future success. This inspired evening will feature a formal multi-course dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs and paired with world-class wines, an auction like no other, entertainment, dancing and more.

WHY BLUE? It’s the national color that represents child abuse prevention.

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Last year’s event sold out! Please make your reservation early.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelli Wirth at 213.342.0149 or

Blue Tie Gala 2018’s honoree is Fedele Bauccio, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of Bon Appétit Management Company.

Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appétit Management Company

CEO Fedele Bauccio cofounded Bon Appétit Management Company in 1987. From that day forward Fedele and Bon Appétit have revolutionized the food service industry. By introducing fresh, made-from-scratch food to the contract market and by pioneering environmentally and socially responsible practices, they have created a better food system.

Bon Appétit provides “food service for a sustainable future” to 1,000-plus cafés housed in corporations, universities, and museums across 33 states. Bon Appétit’s clients include Google; Adobe; the University of Pennsylvania; Johns Hopkins University and the Getty Center, to name a few. Fedele’s work has been honored by many nonprofits and under Fedele’s generosity and leadership; Children’s Bureau has been able to raise a net $2.5 million over the past 9 years through its Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting and Blue Tie Gala events.

Every year Bon Appétit Management Company underwrites the cost of rentals, waiting staff and food; totaling well over $300,000 in event-cost savings for Children’s Bureau. Fedele’s efforts have provided tangible support to Children’s Bureau, and his care, devotion and commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed. Overall, Fedele’s goal has always been to ensure that Children’s Bureau is able to raise the essential dollars to support its child abuse prevention programs.

Our first annual Blue Tie Gala soared above expectations and raised over $525,000!
Check out our sizzle video and photos from last year’s sold out event!