Beso Del Sol Steps up for U.S. War Dogs Benefit

When Beso Del Sol Resort learned The Culinary Rocker Johnny Ciao was coming to town as part of the U.S. War Dogs Music Buffet fundraiser event, we jumped at the chance to help.

The event benefits the U.S. War Dog Association by raising necessary items and money for those K-9s and handlers who risk their lives to keep us safe while in service overseas. Beso Del Sol is partnering with the cause by donating Johnny’s accommodations at our lovely resort while he’s in town for the event on February 26.

A portion of the proceeds will also benefit Lucas/Magazine Foundation, which, as part of its mission, helps communities by focusing on veterans, children, first responders and single parents.

About The Culinary Rocker Johnny Ciao

Johnny Ciao is “the original Celebrity Chef” who built decades of experience in the entertainment world prior to his transition to being a personal chef and advisor to celebrities including Michael Jackson, the Grateful Dead, Marlon Brando, Carlos Santana, Donnie and Marie Osmond, Dick Clark, Willie Nelson and others.

In addition to his culinary expertise, Johnny performs on harmonica with the Culinary All-Star Band. Over the past 13 years, he has given of his time and multiple talents to help raise funds for many philanthropic causes.

About the Event

This U.S. War Dogs Music Buffet fundraiser event will take place on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at the East Bay Country Club in Largo, Florida. It will be an evening of live entertainment and fine cuisine.

  • Four hours of music and food

  • Inventive California cuisine buffet by Johnny Ciao (with guest sous chef and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Chris Hovan).

  • Music by Tampa’s own Lounge Cat, the Culinary All-Star Band and other special guests.

  • K-9 demonstrations (learn just how war dogs work!)

  • Guests are asked to bring one or more items for the dogs. You can see a list of what they need here (along with items our human handlers and soldiers need too!)

Tickets are $50 per person and are available through the Lucas/Magazine Foundation.

If you are planning a stay at Beso Del Sol Resort in time for this event, consider joining Johnny Ciao and the gang at this event for an excellent cause.

If you do, take lots of selfies and be sure to share them with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.