Chef Michelle Bernstein, James Beard Award winning Chef and event Honorary Chair
Jen Klaassens, Vice President of Programs for The Wasie Foundation and event Co-Chair
Gale Butler, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for AutoNation and event Co-Chair
Dennis Haas, President & CEO of ARC Broward
Chef Andres Marin, ARC Broward’s Executive Chef and Chef Instructor
Arielle Weeks, ARC Broward Culinary Institute Student Chef of the Year
Chef Roy Villacrusis, Chef and Owner of Bangkok O-Cha
Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan, Owner and Operator of Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking School
Chef Elisa Eliot, Owner and Chef of Chef Elisa Catering
WHAT: “DELISH 2013” PRESENTED BY THE WASIE FOUNDATION AND HOSTED BY LITTLE BLACK DRESS VODKA BENEFITING ARC BROWARD AND THE ARC BROWARD CULINARY INSTITUTE.
· As Honorary Chair, Chef Michelle Bernstein will judge the culinary stations that showcase fabulous culinary delights created by competing teams of star chefs, students and graduates of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute. Chef Bernstein will also be presenting ARC Broward Culinary Institute Student Chef of the Year Award to Arielle Weeks. During the event, guests will enjoy an evening filled with gourmet treats, delightfully refreshing cocktails, dancing, silent auction, and much more.
· Chaired by Jen Klaassens, Vice President of Programs for The Wasie Foundation, and Gale Butler, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for AutoNation. “Delish 2013” Presented by The Wasie Foundation will celebrate the incredible success of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute. One hundred percent of the proceeds will support critically-needed services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and various other life challenges.
· “Delish 2013” will also honor community members who have supported ARC Broward and the ARC Broward Culinary Institute. Honorees will include NBC6 Miami, which recognized and awarded ARC Broward with a grant for operating a “high-impact, progressive program” and the Founders of The Traveling Plate underground supper club. The Traveling Plate honorees include Jennifer Saltz, Shareholder, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Kelly Alvarez, President, Strategic Philanthropy; Jon Swergold, Litigation Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; Captain Rick Wierzbicki (ret), BSO Hate Crimes/Anti Bias Task Force Pam Anselmo, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff. P.A.; David DeLeon, Executive Chef, Signature Grand; and Gina Reynen,Vice President, Creative Benefit Solutions, Inc.
WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
WHERE: HYATT REGENCY PIER SIXTY-SIX, PANORAMA BALLROOM
2301 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
TICKETS: Individual tickets are $125.00 per person.
Sponsorship opportunities start at $1,000 and go up to $7,500. For more information on sponsorships and to purchase tickets, please email Jessica Kersey at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit
www.arcbroward.com, or call 954-746-9400.
The ARC Broward Culinary Institute uses food as a tool to transform lives and build stronger communities. The non-profit catering program creates outstanding culinary experiences in an ambiance of style and taste while providing real-world employment opportunities for the graduates of the Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program.
Event sponsors include The Wasie Foundation; Little Black Dress Vodka; Premier Beverage; Brio Tuscan Grille; Panache Style; AutoNation; Seitlin MMA; Vedgee Tortillas; Wood Business Systems; PNC Bank; Broward Health; Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs, Adair & Bosack, LLP; Florida Panthers Foundation; Bank of America; Florida Blue; Roetzel and Andress; Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate and Webb; Tim Singer and Associates; Gary Arenson, CPA; Mario Careaga and Ray Stapleton; City Furniture; Community Bank of Broward; Florida Community Bank; Gibraltar Bank; Greenspoon Marder; FMS Bonds; Ken and Bernadette Gregson; Lincoln Financial Group; Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC; Nova Southeastern University; Phoenix Package Logistics; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Steve Pattison and Family; and Eye on South Florida.
ARC Broward is a nationally accredited, private, not-for-profit organization serving children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, and people with other life challenges. Incorporated in 1956, ARC Broward provides a full continuum of services and operates several mission based enterprises with a caring team of more than 450 health-care, educational, and other professionals. For more information and event updates, please visit or www.arcbroward.com or www.facebook.com/ARCBroward.