Las Vegas Annual Conference

In February, 2012 IFWTWA held its annual conference in Las Vegas, NV.  The trip was in partnership with the wonderful team of hospitality experts at The Palazzo and The Venetian.  The trip showcased the finest dining and lodging that Las Vegas has to offer.  IFWTWA members spend the day attending workshops and seminars, of course time was taken to explore the many fabulous restaurants at both The Palazzo and The Venetian.  While one group of members was enjoying the new Gastropub Public House on Restaurant Row at Venetian, while another hungry bunch was enjoying a healthy meal at the Canyon Ranch Grill at The Palazzo.

The conference was a huge success and in the city where “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”  there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

Writers in Attendance: (click on name to view writer profile):   Patty Anis, Jeanne Bartlett, Kimberly Chapman, Marla Cimini, Lisa Codianne Fowler, Erin De Santiago, Jo Duncan, Gail Gerson WitteCarolyn DelafrangeKatherine Frelon, Diane Norton, Andrew HarrisJoAnna HaugenTrish Hendrickson, Joseph Hilbers, Brenda HillMaralyn Hill, Norman HillSherry Jackson, Mark JudderyMary Jo Kirk, Sandy Katz, Allan Kissam, Linda KissamSusan Lanier-Graham, Si LibermanLamont MacKay,Yvonne Mason, Richard Mason,Veronica MathesonJulie McElroy, Trisha Miller, Sandy Moss, Carol    O’Hara, Kimberly PalaciosThomas PlantLaura McCoy Plant. Gigi Ragland, Rick Reiners, Ralph RuderWarren Resen, Rochael TeynorDale Sanders, Ellen Sarbone, Fran Severn, Barbara Singer, Michelle Streeter, Kathy SullivanTerry Sullivan, Jeniffer Thompson, Amy Trotter Houston, Laura Van Hoff, Sherrie Wilkolaski, Kurt WinnerMichelle Winner.

MEDIA LINKS:  This is a partial list as more outlets are being added as they become available. *When a strike through shows, it means the publisher has moved the link or removed it. However, the link was live when it was posted.

On-Line:  The Observer News: “Trips Worth Taking-Las VegasThe Wine Chix: “Leaving Las VegasCity Room: “What a Difference a Glass Makes.”  Suite 101: “The Blue Man GroupCityRoom: “Decadence D’Or,”  Global-Writes: “LAVO-The Biggest Meatball in Vegas,”  The City Traveler: “Rock n Roll Fantasy,”  Public House Beer Braised Short Ribs and Deschutes Black Butte Porter, The Las Vegas Experience!, Blazing Roasted Mussels and Shrimp Skillet + A Lively Torrontes, Canonita’s Roasted Mussels & Shrimp Skillet – Riverside chef recipes, The Blue Man Group Entertains Las Vegas Without a WordFinding the Budget Side of Las Vegas Extravagance, First IFWTWA Conference, Double Helix at the Palazzo, Dine AroundRiedel Wine Tasting – Clever Marketing or Do Glasses Make a Difference, Day 1 OverviewChef Demonstrations, Day 2 Overview, The Decadence D’or Cupcake, Gails IFWTWA Trip to Las Vegas,

Tao Las VegasVenetian Palazzo Resort Las Vegas Hotel Review, A “Mancation” at a Las Vegas Strip HotelLas Vegas–The glass indeed made the difference – Vittles VoyagesLas Vegas–The Venetian/Palazzo proved a most interesting work place in Sin City, Happy Feet in Las Vegas, Culinary Creative, Then And Now, Where And What In the World, Happy Feet in Las Vegas, Sushi, Slots and Sumptuous Luxury – The Ultimate Food and Wine Experience – Las Vegas, Baby!, It Happened In Las Vegas, Venice Las Vegas, RIEDEL – A Whole New Meaning to Wine by the Glass, Riedel Wine Glass Review, A Decadent Handful and Opulent Dessert, Sushi, Slots and Sumptuous Luxury – The Ultimate Food and Wine Experience – Las Vegas, Baby! Around the World, Love In Las Vegas, Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas: Seven best dining options.


Palm Beach Daily News – Vegas’ Palazzo/Venetian resort a taste of Italy, Observer News, The Decadence D’or Cupcake (NYC)The Decadence D’or Cupcake (SFO)East-County-Gazette-Curt-Winner-VegasCC, Las Vegas story in Australian Doctor April 2012. Venetian-Palazzo Winter2012 (MJuddery), RV Lifestyle Magazine, Las-Vegas-Vittles Voyages, Las Vegas Has Style for All Seasons.






























Photos & Video:

Epoch Times Food Section (US), The Decadence D’or Cupcake (NYC)The Decadence D’or Cupcake (SFO), It Happened In Las Vegas, Las Vegas – The Venetian and The Palazzo, The Palazzo and the Venetian,


























  1. Maralyn D. Hill

    I hope all of you who submitted articles remember to send to Allen Cox for the best article contest sponsored by the hotel. Plus you can also enter any you want into the Infinity Awards category for best article, photo, blog, from a media trip.

    • Gail Gerson-Witte

      Please check my blog and see if I’ve updated correctly

  2. Patty Anis

    This page looks great! Kudos to volunteers Stacey and Sherrie for a super job well done. This takes a lot of work, and your dedication is very much appreciated.

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