7th Annual Pineapple Sauté & Sip
Benefits Baptist Health Breast Center
On May 3, 2014, the seventh annual Pineapple Sauté & Sip Interactive Dinner invited more than 600 guests on a culinary tour de Paris, surrendering to the aromatic scents from the patisseries and cafes along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The gourmet gala, held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, raised $867,000 to benefit Baptist Health Breast Center’s CareCoach and Genetic Testing programs.
This year’s celebrity chefs read like a Who’s Who of the culinary world. Chefs Adrianne Calvo, Doreen Colondres, Giuseppe “Beppe” Galazzi, Jeremy Goldberg, Thomas Griese, Cindy Hutson, Martin Rodrigue, and Norman Van Aken were paired with Baptist Health’s executive sous chefs, creating a delectable Parisian cooking experience extraordinaire. Additional sous chefs from Baptist Health Dining Services, Coral Gables High School, Ferguson High School and the Miami Culinary Institute were on hand to assist guests in whipping up the night’s delicious courses.
Honorary chairs for this year’s event were Betty Klinedinst, in honor of Molly and Kit Klinedinst; Fred Newcomb and Norma Ryder; and Ophelia and Juan Roca. The evening’s philanthropic chairs were Olga and Pete Pizarro. “We are extremely thankful for the support of our honorary and philanthropic chairs,” said Patricia Rosello, CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services, “and especially grateful for the total commitment of Eris Thomas, Sauté & Sip’s Host Committee chairwoman, who helped elevate breast cancer awareness.”
Corporate supporting sponsors were Pathology Associates of South Miami; and the Miami HEAT. Other notable sponsors included American Airlines, American Express, Bacardi, Bloomingdale’s Miami, The Falls, Casa, Coral Gables Executive Physicians, Cisco/Presidio, Express Travel, Florida Blue, Florida Power & Light, Greenberg Traurig, Healthcare Appraisers, Hirayama Investments, Media Counselors, Press Concepts, Radiology Associates of South Florida, República, Ryder Systems, Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland, Tiffany & Co., and Urgent Care Physicians of South Florida.
If you would like to contribute to these life-changing programs and support the Baptist Health Breast Center, please contact Belissa Alvarez, director of development, at 786-662-4846, or email BelissaA@BaptistHealth.net.