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7th Annual FLIPANY “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale

7th Annual FLIPANY Friday, August 25, 6pm-10pm – W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Bouelvard, Fort Lauderdale

Non-profit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) hosted its 7th annual “Chefs Up Front” fundraising dinners & auction, presented by Target, and hosted by the W Fort Lauderdale. The epicurean event presented decadent five-course dinners in an intimate dinner setting prepared by 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs:

Chef Rashaad Abdool, Steak 954
Chef Gina Sansonia, Cucina Bambina
Chef Derek Rosen, Ocean 2000
Chef Mike White, Tsukuro
Chef Lenny Judice, Hilton Fort Lauderdale
Chef Brian Cornelius, Grateful Palate Catering and Events
Chef Adrienne Grenier, 3030 Ocean
Chef Marco De Simone, Zona Blu
Chef David Hackett, The Biltmore Hotel
Chef Robyn Almodovar, Party Palate
Chef Jason Smith (Chef Liaison), W Fort Lauderdale Hotel

The evening, hosted by long-time FLIPANY supporter radio personality Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3, started with a special New Amsterdam reception and silent auction, while hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails were served. Brian Connors from Connors Davis Hospitality was special sommelier for the evening. One hundred percent of proceeds 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.


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