About the Italian Excellence Gala
The Italian Excellence Gala is a prestigious event, recognizing leading Italian personalities, their distinction and their contribution to the Italian community in the US and globally.
Presented by the "Extraordinary Italian Taste", the event will take place on Thursday, the 13th of December, in the evening at the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, considered to be among California’s most luxurious residences and a renowned Hollywood Landmark where over a hunted films were featured at the estate.
This years event will be centered around the theme of innovation and sustainability in fashion, mixology, and in the culinary and lifestyle experience as well as circular economy and entertainment.
Guests will be treated to an unforgettable lifestyle and culinary experience at the crossroad of tradition and innovation. Drawing from the "Extraordinary Italian Taste" campaign, which highlights Italy's most authentic food and beverage productions, the evening's culinary and libation offering presents a unique opportunity to taste and learn about PDOs, PGIs, and DOCs as well as the most sustainable and innovative ways to present the future of foods.
The Italian Excellence Gala gathers some of Los Angeles most influential business and political leaders, providing an ideal networking and branding opportunity.
Last year’s award recipients, among others, include Alessandro Del Piero, former Juventus F.C. captain and Italian national team legend, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all times, and Danilo Gallinari, Power Forward for the Los Angeles Clippers and one of the top basketball players in the world.
On This Year's Awards & Gala Dinner Beneficiaries
We are proud to recognize Italian and American personalities who have distinguish themselves for their talent and achievements, in the following categories: business, fashion, innovation, sports and sustainability. The event offers attendees a unique opportunity to taste the future of a sustainable Italian lifestyle while enjoying an experiential evening of modern unparalleled foods and beverages.
We are pleased to present that a percentage of our event proceeds will be going to the American nonprofit organization, Friends of FAI, whose mission is to foster in the United States a deeper appreciation of and support for the preservation of buildings and properties of architectural and environmental significance located in the Republic of Italy.
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Green Carpet Experience, Eco Cocktail Reception and Award Ceremony (*2018 Honorees)
7:00 - 9:00 pm - "Extraordinary Italian Taste" Seated Dinner
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
Michela Secco, Director of Global Sales, Waste Management
Stefan Siegel, CEO Not Just a Label
Giorgio Tavecchio, Placekicker NFL
Francesca Pasquinucci & Davide Giannoni, Imaginarium Creative Studio
EVENT GUESTS MUST BE 21+, ONLY
Complimentary Valet Parking
(Drop off address: 501 Doheny Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA)
Event Sponsors & Partners:
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Green Carpet Experience
"Eco" Cocktail Reception & Award Giving Ceremony
- Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
- Stefan Siegel, CEO Not Just a Label
- Michela Secco, Director of Global Sales, Waste Management
- Giorgio Tavecchio, Placekicker NFL
- Francesca Pasquinucci & Davide Giannoni, Imaginarium Creative Studio
7:00 - 9:00 PM
"Extraordinary Italian Taste" Seated Dinner
*Note: Ages 21+ only.
Complimentary valet parking.
GPS Destination: 501 Doheny Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA