Heart Of A Chef 4/28/13

Heart Of A Chef
Sunday, 04/28/2013, 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
imageFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Eat, play and be healthy at Heart of a Chef (HOAC), a special culinary experience benefiting Florida Heart Research Institute’s mission to stop heart disease through research, education and prevention. On Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., foodies and families alike are invited to attend this family-friendly food festival focused on the education and prevention of childhood obesity. At this fun, interactive event taking place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, activities for all ages will include food and wine tastings and educational seminars, all designed to entertain, heighten awareness and give children and their parents the tools to adopt heart healthy lifestyles. Guests are also welcome to explore the new exotic Wings of the Tropic butterfly exhibit.

No doubt, the event’s highlight will be Heart of a Chef’s annual culinary battle. This year’s chef cook-off will feature two of South Florida’s most buzzed about chefs – Todd Erickson and Aaron Brooks. In addition to helming the kitchen of Haven South Beach, Chef Erickson was recently seen as a competitor on ABC’s hot new culinary show The Taste. Brooks serves as executive chef at Edge Steak & Bar at the Four Seasons Miami. A basket of mystery ingredients will be given to the chefs, challenging them to create a meal in only 30 minutes which is both delicious and heart healthy.

Another not-to-be-missed moment is the high school cook-off featuring star student chefs from John A. Ferguson Senior High School and returning championship school, Coral Gables Senior High School. In addition, crowds can gather to watch Ellen Kanner, vegan chef and award-winning author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner, who will be giving a special cooking presentation.

Tickets for HOAC are $30 per person in advance, $40 per person at the door; the purchase of one adult ticket includes admission for two children.

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