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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Host 18th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction to Benefit Ann Storck Center, September 23
"Heart of Gold" Theme to Honor Past Board President, Marvin C. Gutter
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - The Food! The Decor! The Ambience! Dozens of South Florida's most celebrated and beloved Celebrity Chefs will converge at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m. for the 18th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction to benefit the Ann Storck Center, one of Florida's most respected non-profit organizations. The event is presented by Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hochberg and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This year's "Heart of Gold" theme celebrates the commitment of Marvin C. Gutter, Ann Storck Center's Board President from 1981-2010, who passed away in December 2010 after a long-lasting illness.
"This not-be-missed showcase provides our best local chefs with an opportunity to tout their culinary skills, serve great food and benefit a great cause," says Ann Storck Center's Executive Director Charlotte Mather-Taylor. "Food connoisseurs and our loyal attendees all agree that the Ann Storck Center's Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction is one of the most outstanding fundraisers of its kind."
One of the tastiest kick-off events of the season, The Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction will feature the distinct and varied gourmet flavors of South Florida prepared by more than 20 elite talented chefs. Guests will enjoy classic cuisine and conversation at elegantly appointed tables with designated seating amidst imaginative and fanciful decor, including one-of-a-kind, hand embellished electric guitar centerpieces created by Ann Storck Center artists. These guitars can be purchased for $100, with all proceeds directly benefitting the Ann Storck Center.
Local restaurants confirmed on this year's esteemed roster include 3030 Ocean-Marriot Harbor Beach, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Anthony's Runway 84, Aruba Beach Cafe, Bamboo Noahs, Blue Martini Lounge, BlueBell Creameries, Bob Roth's New River Groves, Bongos Cuban Cafe, Brooks Restaurant, Casa D'Angelo, Chef Elisa's Catering, Hard Rock Cafe, Hi-Life Cafe, Jimmie's Chocolates, Johnny V, Martorano's Italian-American Kitchen, Oceans 234, Renegade BBQ, Specialty Bakers, Sweet Girls Shop, TATU Asian Restaurant, Whole Foods Market/Wholesome Meal, Tequila Avion and PRP Wine International.
A variety of top-notch luxury silent auction items will include vacation packages, jewelry, sports items, autographed memorabilia and more hand-picked items in massive, professionally decorated gift baskets. A unique live auction called "Bids for Kids" lets guests make a difference by sponsoring a child attending the Ann Storck Center's Preschool.
"We are so grateful to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the chefs and the hundreds of people who participate in this spectacular event to help the Ann Storck Center raise vital funds for the important services they provide," said Roz Perlmutter, co-chair of the event together with Joan Ast, Maria Delegal and Marge Osceola.
More than 50 individuals and companies are participating as contributing benefactors. Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $500 to $25,000.
Tickets for the 18th Annual Ann Storck Center Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction are $150 per person or $275 per couple. They can be purchased by visiting www.annstorckcenter.org/chefs/. For more information about the 18th Annual Ann Storck Center Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction, please contact Daniela Bitshman at (954)584-8000 x372 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Ann Storck Center
Nearly 40 years ago, Nurse Ann Storck brought hope and a chance to gain independence to a special, but disregarded, group of children who were developmentally disabled. Today, the center named in her honor, serves nearly 300 children and adults with severe and multiple developmental disabilities, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism and mental retardation.
A nationally-accredited non-profit human service organization, the Ann Storck Center neighborhood campus in Fort Lauderdale features a preschool for infants and toddlers up to five years old, a developmental training program, three family-like homes for children and adults with severe and/or multiple disabilities. The Center also operates five professionally staffed and equipped group homes in other local neighborhoods, including the Gizmo House, a high-tech "smart" single family home for six residents, as well as a residential cluster in Pembroke Pines.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 17 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 22 boutique shops, 12 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .
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