2016 SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Night Party to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles

Thursday, November 3
7-10 PM
We’re pleased to partner with Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House for a festive evening of cocktails, fine food, a one-of-a-kind auction of Schwinn bikes, each stylized by a different design taste maker,  and more. Network with the global design community including interior designers, architects, art directors, artists, set decorators, educators, gallery owners and other community influentials, all to support Ronald McDonald House. To learn about sponsorship of the Opening Night Party, click here.

The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House is the flagship program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California whose mission is to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. One of the few organizations designed specifically to support caregivers of seriously ill children, Ronald McDonald Houses are the primary enabler of family-centered medical care around the world.

This year, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House to revitalize and redesign the common areas and guest rooms of the House over the next eighteen months. Please join with us to help achieve the vision of providing hope, joy and courage to all the families who call the Ronald McDonald House home.

Fisher & Paykel Culinary Pavilion

Friday, November 4-Sunday, November 6
Fisher & Paykel presents this high-style chef’s kitchen which will host a full schedule of daily demonstrations and tastings, providing guests the chance to engage with luminary chefs and experience cuisine from several of Southern California’s hottest restaurants.

Entry into the Fisher & Paykel Culinary Pavilion is complimentary for all WestEdge ticket holders, so come along and be inspired! Sharpen your epicurean knowledge and gain inspiration and ideas for entertaining family & friends. Meet the chefs, ask questions, watch them cook live and sample fresh and tasty bites.

Jenn-Air Master Class Studio Design Seminars

Friday, November 4-Sunday, November 6
Hear from leading names in the design industry on a variety of topics with educational panels and seminars throughout all days of the fair. Friday programs are geared for the design trade, while Saturday-Sunday offer topics for the consumer. For the full schedule of programs taking place in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio, check back in July.

Grilling Showdown

Saturday, November 5
12:00-1:00 PM

On Saturday, November 5, guests will learn grilling tips with an Official Grilling Competition in the show’s Outdoor Lounge. Leading outdoor brands, DCS and Alfresco, and their top chefs, go head to head to prepare a couple favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

Guests are invited to enjoy this grilling experience with Executive Chef Keith Mecutchen (for Alfresco) and Chef Galvan-Garcia (for DCS), and sample tastes from each. The Grilling Competition will be hosted by Bruce Seidel, veteran Food Network producer, restauranteur and creator of HOT LEMON PRODUCTIONS

PICNIC BY DESIGN

Saturday, November 5
3-6 PM
WestEdge Design Fair is pleased to welcome Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) who has chosen WestEdge as the venue to launch the California edition of Picnic by Design, a successfully established fundraising event in New York and Las Vegas.  Leading architects and designers will create over-the-top picnic baskets and tables which will be displayed at the fair, and are available for purchase as part of an online auction. On Saturday, November 5 from 3-6 PM, Picnic By Design guests will enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and fine wine in the luxurious WestEdge outdoor lounge, designed by Roche Bobois, all against the beautiful backdrop of Santa Monica. All proceeds will benefit DIFFA.