6th Annual Chefs for PACE Culinary Cook-off delivers winning results

PACE Center for Girls Broward’s found a winning recipe with its 6th Annual Chefs for PACE Cook-Off at Hugh’s Culinary. Skilled chefs from Angelo Pizza Bar Tapas (Weston), Candela (Wilton Manors), S3 (Fort Lauderdale), and New River Grill & Pizza/WOK (Fort Lauderdale) were assisted by their sous chefs and guests in an exciting “iron chef” style competition.

The one-hour Cook-Off began with the announcement of pineapple as the “secret ingredient.”  By the end of the hour and a flurry of activity, all four chefs and their teams had prepared delicious and artfully presented platters of food for everyone. 

Cook-Off Judges Lori McQuestion, South Florida vocalist, emcee and DJ; Michael Satz, State Attorney Broward County; and Hugh McCauley, Owner and Chef de Cuisine at Hugh’s Culinary voted The S3 as the Overall Winner and the 200 guests attending voted New River Grill & Pizza/WOK as their Fan Favorite.

PACE Broward is especially grateful to Sharon Littlejohn, event chair and the event sponsors for their generous support: Leo Goodwin Foundation, Joanne & Mark Snead/Circle of Friends Foundation, NCCI, the firm of Seiler, Sautter, Zaden, Rimes & Wahlbrink, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES, CenterState Bank, JB Dentistry, Barbara Wagner and Richard Wagenheim, GL Homes, Wanda Ross, Robert and Karen Elgidely, Sheila Bechert, Transworld Business Advisors, Law Offices of Kubicki Draper and BankUnited, Mayors at Galleria, and Funky Buddha Brewery. Chefs for PACE almost $60,000 to help fund services for girls at PACE.

All proceeds from this event support PACE Center for Girls Broward, one of 19 PACE centers statewide.  PACE is a nationally recognized nonprofit gender responsive counseling, academic, and life-skills education day program for at-risk girls ages 11-17.

For more information, please call 954-561-6939 ext. 3827 or visit www.pacecenter.org/broward.