Past Appearances

  • Best Buddies Challenge
  • Date: May 29 – May 30, 2015

    Location: Harvard Stadium and The Kennedy Compound


    Join our Event Chair, Tom Brady, at the finish line where all participants celebrate at a private beach-side party with gourmet food, an open bar, celebrity guests, and private concert in Hyannis Port.

     The Cause

    It’s all in support of Best Buddies International, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. At the event, you will ride, run or walk along side Best Buddies participants. You’ll see the impact of your fundraising before your own eyes.

     Challenge Yourself

    Sign up as an individual participant or form a team with friends! No matter what fundraising level you commit to or distance you choose, our coaches and online tools will help ensure you not only meet, but exceed your training and fundraising goals.

    Start changing lives today.


  • NF Northeast’s “Table for TEN
  • Date: April 1, 2015

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: Following dinner at their assigned restaurants diners will reconvene at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel in the Faneuil Hall area where they will enjoy Latin Jazz by the Kenny Kozol Trio and delicious desserts provided by Montilio’s Bakery.

    TV personality Jenny Johnson Co-host of Dining Playbook and well known Boston restaurateur Steve DiFillippo owner of Davio’s will serve as Honorary Co-Chairpersons.


  • Eurostoves, The Culinary Center
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location: EUROSTOVES, Commodore Plaza, 45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA 01915 978.232.0007  

    Guests will be treated to a hands-on cooking demo and tasting of recipes from the book (see menu below).


    American Kobe Meatball Pizza, Mozzarella, Marinara Sauce

    Hand-Rolled Potato Gnocchi, Basil Pesto

    Warm Chocolate Cake

    COST $60 per person. Includes a three-course tasting and signed copy of It's All about the Guest.

    DiFillippo will step out from behind the line and into EUROSTOVES’ state-of-the-art kitchen facilities for a one session interactive cooking class. Under the guidance of DiFillippo himself, students will create some of their favorite dishes from their favorite local restaurant. Join DiFillippo as he shares some of his beloved recipes as well as stories and tips from his many successful years in the industry. Whether you’re one of the almost six million who say you’d like to open your own restaurant or simply a fan of Davio’s and its signature food, this is a special night not to be missed.


  • International Special Events Society of New England (ISES)
  • Date: January 2015

    Location: Davio's Chestnut Hill

    (6-7:15pm networking, 7:15-8pm education/speaker (Steve DiFillippo), 8-9pm networking)

    Founded in 1988, the ISES New England Chapter has supported its members and the industry at large, through cutting edge educational programs, dynamic networking events and a peer-to-peer support system that helps our members grow their businesses and their careers.  ISES New England hosts nine educational meetings and 2 social/networking meetings each year. Our meetings showcase different venue locations and vendors throughout Greater Boston and the New England area.  In addition to monthly meetings, the chapter organizes philanthropic initiatives, scholarships and much, much more.  Our end of the year Heart and Soul Gala event in June recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the chapter. The chapter is run entirely by volunteers and guided by a member-elected Board of Directors, which reports to ISES International.


  • Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)

Location: Westin Hotel, 70 Third Avenue, Waltham MA

Date: October 15, 2014

Time: 8:15AM – 9:00 AM

This audience is a mix of executives from small to medium sized companies as well as partners at law firms, accounting firms and banks. They have a broad mix of skills and backgrounds – some technology, some manufacturing, some consulting, some finance, etc. All have a common interest in growing their businesses while facing every day challenges associated with running a business. They look for great stories about growing a business or overcoming challenges or developing loyalty among the staff and/or clients.