Chef Adrianne Calvo Featured in FLIPANY’s Inaugural fundraising dinner “Chefs Up Front Dinner” September 8, 2011.
Chef Adrianne Calvo, a Miami, Florida-based culinary artist who’s ever expanding profile encompasses a multimedia presence and an increasingly successful vineyard restaurant and wine bar, will be one of the featured chefs in “Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth” (FLIPANY’S) inaugural “Chefs Up Front Dinner”. The event, an integral part of “Share Our Strength’s; No Kid Hungry” campaign, is best described as a unique dining experience that will feature a selection of South Florida’s top chefs preparing signature four course meals for tables of 10 guests. The proceedings, which will accommodate a total of 100 diners, will be preceded by a silent auction and reception, with all proceeds benefiting “Share Our Strength’s; Cooking Matters™” program. Cooking Matters™ is a curriculum designed to assist families with limited resources to maximize their food supplies and convert them into the healthy and nutritious meals through a variety of means, including hands-on instruction.
FLIPANY was established in 2005 with a stated mission to provide affordable physical activity and nutrition to low income youth and their families in South Florida. FLIPANY began as an organization serving Broward County, and had expanded its reach to all of South Florida by 2009. Its long-term strategic plan calls for the non-profit to service the entire Sunshine State by 2015. FLIPANY also serves as the official South Florida service delivery agency of “Share our Strength’s; Cooking Matters™” program.
Chef Adrianne for several years has successfully parlayed her extensive talents into charitable work that has touched the lives of thousands. Participating in the “Chefs Up Front Dinner” is a vital opportunity to once again give of herself through her unique and aptly named “Maximum Flavor” style. Previously, the savory byproducts of her culinary aptitude have brought temporary comfort to pediatric cancer patients and their families through her work with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Her “Make It Count” foundation, inspired by the memory of her late younger sister, is also becoming increasingly involved in various other humanitarian efforts in the South Florida community.
“Food is a powerful tool in so many ways, and I am immensely appreciative of being able to create with it daily. In the case of “Chefs Up Front”, it provides a number of us in the food industry with the priceless opportunity to help raise funds for an incredibly important cause while immersed in what we love to do. Share our Strength and FLIPANY both do such a commendable job in fighting the battle against childhood hunger daily, and I am grateful and honored for the opportunity to be able to lend a hand on the first edition of what hopefully will become an annual event,” commented Chef Adrianne.
“Chefs Up Front” will take place on Thursday evening, September 8th at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Silent Auction and Reception will begin at 6:00pm, followed by the Dinner and Program at 7:00pm. Full event details, including pricing, are accessible by visiting www.ChefsUpFront.org or by calling
(954) 636 – 2388.