FLIPANY to Host 7th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fundraising Dinners, Epicurean Adventures with Renowned Area Chefs, at the W Fort Lauderdale on Aug 25.
One Hundred Percent of Proceeds to Benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ Program
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 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.
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
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 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.