VIP cocktail party, photography exhibit and photo shoot sponsored by a veritable who’s who of Miami’s culinary, cultural and hospitality luminaries at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District. The event is a celebration of seals and the more than 70 compassionate restaurants in Miami who are working together with The Humane Society of the United States to encourage Canada to end its commercial seal slaughter. Celebrity photographer and Judge of America’s Next Top model, Nigel Barker,began the festivities with a photo shoot of participating chefs.
Chefs in attendance include: Todd Mark Miller (STK, Coco de Ville); Allen Susser (Chef Allen’s); Michael Gilligan (W Hotel); Gerdy Rodriguez (Mia); Giancarla Bodoni (Escopazzo); Philippe Ruiz (Palme d’ Or); Pascal Oudin (Pascal’s on Ponce); Sam Gorenstein (BLT); John Critchley, (Area 31); Michael Psilakus (Eos); Sean McTiernan (The Viceroy); Fredrick Kelly (JB Kitchen and Bar) and Chad Ford (DeVito South Beach)
Additional Miami chefs involved in the campaign include Douglas Rodriguez, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz and Giancarla Bodoni.