CORE and VIBE Conference Team Up

The Silent Auction was constructed to help the families of those employees who make your businesses run seamlessly. Bidding will take place on March 31 from 9am – 5pm and April 1 from 9am – 1:00pm during the VIBE Conference, to be held in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort, and 100% of the proceeds will support children in need.

Winners of the silent auction will be posted by 3:00pm on April 1. To learn more about participating or donating contact Lauren Laviola at [email protected] or visit

CORE will also be hosting a beer, wine and cocktail benefit party on Monday, March 30 at The View in the Palms Resort Casino Las Vegas from 6-9PM. To purchase tickets to this benefit click here.

CORE and VIBE Conference Silent Auction           CORE Benefit Cocktail Party

CORE is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization funded by donations from industry operators, suppliers, and distributors.  The organization’s objective is to benefit the community of foodservice/hospitality employees, whether working full-time or part time, that make our industry tick.  The organization was started by a small group of operators and suppliers in 2004 while at the NRA Show in Chicago.  As of today CORE has helped children all across the country.  100% of the funds raised are used to fulfill a variety of needs and wishes for children of the hospitality industry’s workforce. 

CORE’s charter directs that these funds are to be used to support “wishes” for children of restaurant employees who have been afflicted with life threatening illnesses or affected by a significant life-altering circumstance, to help them achieve their dreams in the midst of a heart-breaking journey.  This may include anything from a visit to meet Grandparents they’ve never seen, or a dinner for the child and their family with Mickey Mouse or a Super Hero as a break from on-going chemo treatments, or to replace a wheelchair or other piece of equipment that may have been lost in a fire or a hurricane like Super Storm Sandy.  CORE takes referrals and applications for support of these children and their families via their website,  Once chosen, each sponsored child and family is assigned an “aunt” or “uncle” from among the CORE Board of Directors to communicate with them, and to facilitate logistics and supplemental support.  Please step up.  We’re counting on you.  They’re counting on you.  They’re counting on CORE. (Donate at