17th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction to Benefit the Ann Storck Center

The Food! The Décor! The Luxury! Celebrity Chefs will converge at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. for the 17th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction to benefit the Ann Storck Center, one of Florida’s most respected non-profit organizations. The event is presented by Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hochberg and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

“This not-be-missed showcase provides our best local chefs with an opportunity to tout their culinary skills, serve great food and benefit a great cause,” says Ann Storck Center’s Executive Director Jim McGuire. “Food connoisseurs and our loyal attendees all agree that the Ann Storck Center’s Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction is one of the most outstanding fundraisers of its kind.”

One of the most deliciously celebrated kick-off events of the season, The Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction will feature the distinct and varied gourmet flavors of South Florida prepared by over 20 elite talented chefs. A variety of top-notch luxury silent auction items will include vacation packages, jewelry, sports items, autographed memorabilia and more hand-picked items in massive, professionally decorated gift baskets. A unique live auction called “Bids for Kids” lets guests make a difference by sponsoring a child attending the Ann Storck Center’s Preschool.

Participating local restaurants include 3030 Ocean at Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort & Spa; Anthony’s Runway 84; Aruba Beach Café; Bamboo Noah’s; Bin 595 Eclectic Grille & Wine Bar; Blue Bell Creameries;  Blue Martini; Bob Roth’s New River Groves; Brooks Restaurant; Casa De Angelo; Chef Elisa Catering;  Chef’s Palette; Chocolate Fountain Station; Council Oak; Empire Pizza Café;  Hard Rock Café; Jimmie’s Chocolates; Le Bistro; Mancini’s;  Renegade; Specialty Bakers and Sublime.

Guests will enjoy classic cuisine and conversation at elegantly appointed tables with designated seating amidst imaginative and fanciful décor. Tunes to match the tastes of any palate will be provided by Rock With U Entertainment.

“We are so grateful to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the chefs and the hundreds of people who participate in this spectacular event to help the Ann Storck Center raise vital funds for the important services they provide,” said Roz Perlmutter, co-chair of the event together with Joan Ast, Maria Delegal and Doris Sipos.

More than 50 individuals and companies are participating as contributing benefactors.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from the Twinkling Star level at $500 to the Diamond level at $10,000.

Tickets for the 17th Annual Ann Storck Center Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction are $175 per person. They can be purchased by visiting www.annstorckcenter.org/chefs/. For more information about the 17th Annual Ann Storck Center Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction, please contact Daniela Bitshman at (954)584-8000 x372 or via email at dbitshman@ascfl.org.

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