ARC Broward’s “Delish 2015 – Broward vs Miami-Dade” Presented by PNC Bank Raises
More Than $140,000 to Support Services for Individuals with Disabilities
ARC Broward, a not-for-profit human services organization dedicated to providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and various life challenges, hosted its fourth-annual fundraising event—Delish 2015, presented by PNC Bank. More than 500 guests enjoyed the sold-out culinary extravaganza held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Young At Art Museum. Touché Executive Chef and Top Chef star Carla Pellegrino served as honorary chair, and CBS Miami’s “Taste of the Town” host Lisa Petrillo served as emcee of this year’s event which celebrated the success of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute.
Guests enjoyed an evening of gourmet treats, refreshing cocktails, dancing, a silent auction, the imaginative art collections featured at Young At Art Museum and much more. Along with Pellegrino and Petrillo, a panel of esteemed food bloggers judged the different cooking stations which showcased the culinary creations of local chefs paired with ARC Broward’s graduates. Attendees also had the opportunity to select the winning dish by casting their votes via their mobile devices. This year’s Delish theme, “Broward vs Miami-Dade,” featured a faceoff between chefs competing for “Most Delish County.” All proceeds from the event will support critically-needed services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and those with various other life challenges. Event co-chairs included: Steve Fuino of PNC Bank, Tanya L. Bower of Tripp Scott, and Heather Geronemus of Ultimate Software.
The winning chefs included: Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean for “Best Overall,” Chef Nuno Grullon of R House Wynwood for “Fan Favorite,” Chef Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro for “Critic’s Choice,” and Broward was voted “Most Delish County,” which included: Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean, Chef Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro, Chef Tom Azar of Lauderdale Yacht Club and Chef Andres Marin of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute.
Participating chefs included: Bravo TV Best New Restaurant Chef Nuno Grullon of R House Wynwood, Chopped Winner Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean, Chef Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro, Chef Andres Marin of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute, Keli Schneider of Miami Meatballers, Chef Aaron Dreilinger of Chef David Catering, Chef Nuria Perez of Novecento, and Chef Tom Azar of Lauderdale Yacht Club.
ARC Broward’s Student Chef of the Year award was presented to ARC Broward graduate, Brandon Letourneau for his passion for the culinary arts, perseverance and excellent performance he displayed while completing ARC Broward’s Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program over the past year.
The ARC Broward Culinary Institute offers a food service training certificate program for individuals with developmental disabilities and those with other life challenges. The ARC Broward Culinary Institute also includes a nonprofit catering service for students to obtain real world on-the-job training. Revenues generated from the catering services directly support job training, placement and student scholarships.
Event sponsors included: PNC, AutoNation and the Gregson Family, Greenspoon Marder, Tim Singer and Associates, Marsh and McLennan, BG Capital Group, Vedgee, Tripp Scott, Ultimate Software, Publix, Roetzel and Andress, Broward Health, Bank of America, Broward County Alliance Medical Association, OK Generators, Doumar Allsworth, Zimmerman Advertising, Adele Stone and Jesse Diner, The Travisano Family, Carolyn Davis and Ned Black, Steve Pattison and Family, C and F Electric, Mike and Alice Jackson, IBERIABANK, Eaton Financial Group, Cheryl Duke, Gary Arenson, City Furniture, Berkowitz Pollack and Brandt, Stonegate Bank, 3030 Ocean, Front of House, Inc., Sugar Buzz, Goodman Public Relations, Stoli, Bogle Vineyards, Stella Artois, Stella Cidre, Goose Island, Kuro, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Brustman Carrino, AFR Event Furnishings, Lifestyle Magazine, CBS 4 Miami, and Young At Art.
For information on Delish 2016, please contact Kristina Lucia at email@example.com or (954) 746-9400. For more information on ARC Broward and event updates, please visit www.arcbroward.com or www.facebook.com/ARCBroward.
ABOUT ARC BROWARD
Incorporated in 1956, ARC Broward is a nationally accredited, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities, as well as those with various other life challenges. ARC Broward operates three “mission-based” enterprises including the ARC Broward Learning Institute, ARC Broward Culinary Institute and ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services and provides services through 21 programs in 10 locations across Broward County. By working hand in hand with families, guardians, businesses, civic organizations, donors and funders, encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes are provided so that people with developmental disabilities and other challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more or to donate visit www.arcbroward.com or call 954-746-9400. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.