29th Annual Festival of Chefs
Benefits Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High SchoolCharity & Social Events
James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef South” for five consecutive years and The Pubbelly Group’s Award-winning Founding Partner and Chef, Jose Mendin, will lead an exquisite evening of culinary adventure at the 29th Annual Festival of Chefs event taking place Wednesday, November 15 at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. The annual event pays tribute to South Florida’s culinary scene with an evening of featured signature dishes, wine & spirit tastings, silent auction and entertainment, all to benefit the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for students with autism and other disabilities.
At Festival of Chefs, Easterseals culinary students showcase their abilities with a signature dish and incredible hospitality. Chef Mendin will be joined by a stellar lineup of chefs from more than 25 of the area’s most prominent restaurants including Angel Leon of Seaspice, Assia Dahrouch of Lemoni Café, Brad Kilgore of Alter, Brian Nasajon or Beaker & Gray, Charlie Fajardo of Morton’s The Steakhouse Coral Gables, Dena Marino of MC Kitchen, Fernando Desa of Goya Foods, Frank Ferreiro of Nikki Beach Miami Beach, Jorge Montes of Roho Kitchen, Michael Cerny or Truluck’s, Pedro Lopez of Soyka, Raceni Richards of The Salty Donut, Rocco Carulli of R House, Santiago Gomez of Tacology, Saul Ramos of Fooq Miami, Sean Brasel of Meat Market and more. Their signature dishes will be complemented by a variety of wine and spirits as well as local award-winning desserts from renown establishments such as Wynwood favorite, Fireman Dereks Bake Shop Wynwood.
In addition, a silent auction of original paintings, sculptures, multimedia artwork, travel, vacations, fine jewelry, and restaurant experiences promise an altogether memorable evening.
Event sponsors include Ryder System Inc., Cox Media, Ernst & Young, Barry Solomon Family Trust, Pubbelly Group, Goya Foods, Rothman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spear, P.A., SocialMiami.com, Miami Herald El Nuevo Herald, Rockaway PR, Tony Guerra Miami, Creativas PR and Brustman Carrino Public Relations. “Festival of Chefs is a unique opportunity to experience the breadth of culinary talent in South Florida while celebrating and supporting a great and important cause,” said Loreen Chant, President and CEO of Easterseals South Florida. “We’re thrilled and honored to have the renowned talent of Chef Mendin leading a group of chefs who represent the culinary culture of South Florida for this important and prestigious charity event.”
Tickets are $125 per person; purchase event tickets by visiting Tickets. For more information, please contact Nanette Molina at 305-777-6835, via email at NMolina@SFL.Easterseals.com or visit www.EasterSeals.com/SouthFlorida. For the latest updates on additional chefs and celebrities as they are added to the event, please “like” the Easterseals South Florida Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/EasterSealsSouthFL/
About Easterseals South Florida:
Commemorating 75 years of helping individuals and their families live better lives in this community, Easterseals South Florida (ESSF) has been caring for children, adults and their families since 1942 in Miami-Dade County. Serving more than 1,500 families in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, ESSF is a leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with developmental, physical and mental disabilities, autism, Alzheimer’s, and other special needs. Customized programs focus on the unique needs of the individual and the family. Primary Easterseals services include: Early Intervention, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Therapy, Job Training and Employment, Child Care, Adult Day Services, Afterschool Culinary Arts Program, Culinary Arts Special Needs.
Learn more by visiting www.EasterSeals.com/SouthFlorida.