Ann Storck Center presented its 25th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction at the new Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. This signature event featured dozens of culinary selections created by South Florida’s most innovative and celebrated chefs, incredible live entertainment, a lavish silent and live auction, and more.
“This event is not only fun, and of course tasty, but it also funds the many essential programs and services we provide to the hundreds of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities that we serve daily. The unpredictability of state funding doesn’t always work in our favor. Therefore, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to make sure that all of the needs of our individuals are met, and whenever possible, exceeded,” ASC’s Chief Executive Officer Charlotte Mather-Taylor said. “The annual Celebrity Chefs event is a great way to support the Ann Storck Center and have fun at the same time. Since its inception, this event has raised more than seven million dollars for our ASC individuals.”
Originally started in 1993 under the leadership of former Board President Mr. Marvin Gutter, the Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction has garnered a reputation as one of South Florida’s premier fundraising events and the most delectable night in South Florida. Presenting Sponsors include Joel & Marcia Hochberg & Family, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Other sponsors include Sous Chef Sponsors Dr. & Mrs. Alan Ast, The Perlmutter Family, and Dr. Maureen Smith; Cuisiner Sponsors Centennial Bank, Memorial Healthcare System, The Rubin Group, and The Seminole Tribe of Florida – Hollywood Council, Councilman Christopher Osceola; Photo Booth Sponsor McKinley Insurance Services; Registration Sponsor Ultimate Software, and Silent Auction Sponsor Tobias Financial Advisors.
Guests enjoyed the culinary creations of Aruba Beach Café, Baptist Health South Florida/Miami Cancer Institute, Blue Point Brewing, Bob Roth’s New River Groves & Terry’s World Famous Pies, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Casa Calabria, Colada Cuban Coffee House & Eatery, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Delacaseas Café, Flashback Diner, Georgia Pig, Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, The Halal Guys, Hard Rock Café, JOJI Yogurt & Dessert Bar, Mazza Mediterranean Cuisine, Mimi’s Ravioli, NYY Steak – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Potatopia, The Riverside Market, Roho Kitchen, Tarpon River Brewing, Tarpon River Café & Absolute Catering, Tin Fish, Tito’s Vodka, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crabhouse, and Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille. @AnnStorckCenter @HardRockHolly