The 5th Annual Future Tastes Great Culinary Competition benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County was a major success having raised $80,000 for the Culinary Arts Department! 250 guests tasted some of the best cuisine in South Florida created by some of the finest chefs in the area including: Chef Franco Filippone (Sette Bello Restaurant); Chef Jeff Vincent (Atlantic Hotel & Spa) ; Chef Marco Vico (Café Vico); Chef Elliot Menke (The Royal Pig); Chef Victor Franco (Oceans 234) and our very own Chef Teresa Ruiz along with the Culinary Arts students. Congratulations to the winners of the culinary competition: Chef Teresa and the culinary arts student! The guests also enjoyed silent and live auction along with live music from local guitarist Michael Corbin.
We wish to thank our sponsors: PermaPlate, Lily Funds, LLC, Tom & Michelle Hartmann, Derrick & Tracy Myers, THINK Magazine, Starmark, Mr. Steve Parnell, The McDonald Family Foundation, ADT, Mombach, Hardin & Boyle, Fran & Peter Woolf, Dr. Robert Mills, Schwab Charitable Fund, Tim Elmes Group, Heaven Hill Distilleries and Devotions Vodka.
We also want to thank committee chairs, Carolina Sawley and Natalia Selin for their hard work in making the event a success.