24th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & AuctionFort Lauderdale, FL (September 26, 2017) - Ann Storck Center (ASC) invites you to be a part of its 24th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction on Friday, October 6, 2017 starting at 6 p.m. with a silent auction reception and the Grand Tasting beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This signature event features dozens of culinary selections created by South Florida’s most innovative and celebrated chefs, incredible live entertainment, a lavish silent auction and more. The artwork featured on this year’s invitation, and serving as the theme of the event, was created by ASC individual Mindy. Showcasing original, hand-painted art by ASC individuals is a Celebrity Chefs tradition.
“This event is not only fun, and of course tasty, but it also funds the many essential programs and services we provide to the hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that we serve daily. The unpredictability of state funding doesn’t always work in our favor. Therefore, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to make sure that all of the needs of our individuals are met, and when possible, exceeded,” ASC’s Chief Executive Officer Charlotte Mather-Taylor said. “The annual Celebrity Chefs event is a great way to support the Ann Storck Center and have fun at the same time.”
Since its inception in 1993 under the leadership of former Board President Mr. Marvin Gutter, the Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction has garnered a reputation as one of South Florida’s premier fundraising events and the most delectable night in South Florida. This year’s event chair is ASC Board Member Susan Renneisen, Vice President of Community Affairs and Special Events for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Presenting Sponsors include Carl & Angela Perez, Joel & Marcia Hochberg & Family, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Other sponsors include Sous Chef Sponsors Dr. Alan & Joan Ast and the Perlmutter Family, Cuisiner Sponsors Florida Community Bank, Leo Goodwin Foundation, and Tobias Financial Advisors, Silent Auction Reception Sponsor Memorial Healthcare System, and Photo Booth Sponsor Coral Springs Auto Mall.
“Seminole Hard Rock has been a proud supporter of Ann Storck Center since we opened in 2004,” said Renneisen. “One of the ways the Ann Storck Center teaches is through music therapy in the Expressive Arts program. In addition to being a continued sponsor of its events and programs, and keeping true to our Hard Rock brand, we donate guitars to the Center’s music program.”
Guests will enjoy the culinary creations of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Aruba Beach Café, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Bob Roth’s New River Groves & Terry’s World Famous Pies, Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Casa D'Angelo Ristorante, Coastal, Crave Rum, Hard Rock Cafe, Hickory Sticks BBQ, Honeybaked Ham, I Heart Mac N Cheese, Jason’s Deli, JOJI Yogurt, Mimi’s Ravioli, Native Brewing Company, Riverside Market South, Roho Kitchen, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Catering, Sweet & Savory Catering, Tarpon River Café & Absolute Catering, Tijuana Taxi Co., Tin Fish, Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab House, Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, and many more.
Individual tickets are $150 each and sponsorship and ad opportunities are still available. For more information, to purchase tickets, or make your sponsorship or ad commitment, please visit www.annstorckcenter.org/celebrity-chefs or call (954) 584-8000.
About Ann Storck Center
Ann Storck Center (ASC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ASC has been serving the community for over 65 years, originally being known as the Pediatric Care Center, then in 1981 becoming known as ASC. The Center cares for the most medically fragile and vulnerable individuals in South Florida. It strives to create an exceptional living and learning environment which helps to discover abilities and builds independence. The dedicated staff provides compassionate and caring services for the more than 300 children and adults daily and is commended for their commitment to excellence. ASC continues to raise the bar and set standards of care for others to follow. For up-to-date information, please visit www.annstorckcenter.org, www.facebook.com/AnnStorckCenter, on Instagram and Twitter @AnnStorckCenter.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida's iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a poker room.
Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 178 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.
For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.
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