Chefs Up Front

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Date(s) - 08/18/2017

Location
W Fort Lauderdale

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FLIPANY to Host 7th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fundraising Dinners, Epicurean Adventures with Renowned Area Chefs, at the Biltmore Hotel on Aug 18 and W Fort Lauderdale on Aug 25

One Hundred Percent of Proceeds to Benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ Program

Who/What:
Non-profit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) will host its 7th annual “Chefs Up Front” fundraising dinners this August at The Biltmore in Coral Gables and the W Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale. The epicurean event will present decadent five-course dinners prepared by 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ Program, which connects families with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious, tasty meals on a limited budget.

The evening, hosted by radio personalities Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3, Julie Guy and Evelyn Curry of 101.5 LITE FM; long-time FLIPANY supporters, will begin with a special reception and silent auction, while hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails are served. Following the reception, each chef will prepare signature courses in an intimate dinner setting. An after party will follow, when guests can mingle with each other and the chefs.

Renowned chefs who will be at The Biltmore in Coral Gables are:

  • Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design
  • David Hackett with The Biltmore
  • Robyn Almodovar with Palate Party
  • Alan Hughes with Chef Alan Hughes
  • Brad Kilgore with Brava/Alter
  • Cristian Cuevas with 50 Eggs Inc.
  • Brian Nasajon with Beaker & Gray
  • Dustin Ward with BLT Prime
  • Adrianne Calvo with Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Pedro Lopez with Soyka

The acclaimed chefs who will be at the W Fort Lauderdale are:

  • Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design
  • Jon Capo with Steak954
  • Brian Cornelius with Shooters Waterfront & Events by Grateful Palate
  • Gina Sansonia with Cucina Bambina
  • Marc Gruverman with The Capital Grille
  • Mike White with Tsukuro
  • Marco De Simone with Zona Blu
  • Derek Rosen with OCEAN2000
  • Adrienne Grenier with 3030 Ocean

Where/When:
The Biltmore 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Friday, Aug. 18; Reception starts at 6 p.m.

W Fort Lauderdale 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Friday, Aug. 25; Reception starts at 6 p.m.

Price:
Tickets are available with a discount of $50 Off until July 14 (use discount code CUF50DR). Ticket prices increase to $250 a person on July 15, 2017.

The Biltmore Hotel has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $199.00/night +13% tax, $22 resort fee, for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

The W Fort Lauderdale has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $219.00/night + 11% tax, waived resort fee for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

How:
To purchase event tickets, visit www.chefsupfront.org, choose the event location you would like to attend and scroll down to choose seats.

About FLIPANY Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information, visit flipany.org.

About Share our Strength
Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign — a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2020 — Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger at the state and city level. For more information, visit www.nokidhungry.org.