17th Annual Cuisine for Art
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6 – 10 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom
One Seminole Way
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The Center’s Cuisine for Art fundraiser features elected government officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters for an exciting and entertaining evening.
The evening begins at 6 pm with a cocktail reception, in which wine, vodka, and beer are served while ticket buyers bid on fabulous silent auction items such as incredible vacation packages, beautiful gift baskets, and more.
Dinner begins at 7 pm for more than 300 people with the “March of Celebrity Waiters,” followed by a three-course meal, musical entertainment, a live auction, and the presentation of this year’s honoree, WLRN radio host Ed Bell.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the presenting sponsor for Cuisine for Art. This year’s Cuisine for Art features special musical performances by 13-year-old singing sensation Julia Dale – the Miami Heat’s “good luck charm” – and classically trained electric violinist Randi Fishenfeld. Fantastic experiences, such as being “Sheriff for the Day,” a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, and a VIP California Wine Tour, will be auctioned in the exciting live auction.
Seminole Paradise and the Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale will award gift certificates and other prizes to guests at the two tables who raise the most gratuities in honor of their Celebrity Waiter. An after-party for ticket buyers occurs at a Seminole Paradise hot spot for those who want to keep the party going following this fun-filled fundraiser.
This Year’s Honoree: Ed Bell
Now in his 43rd year as a radio producer and host on the South Florida airwaves, WLRN’s Ed Bell has devoted his broadcasting career to exposing and elevating the arts for South Florida radio listeners. Getting his start on WVUM while attending the University of Miami in the early seventies, he regularly presented the recordings of local musicians on WBUS andWTMI, as well. He joined WLRN in 1977. For his dedication to America’s music Bell was honored as Best Local Jazz Advocate by New Times in their June 1995 Best of South Florida issue. Other production credits include co-founding and co-producing The Hollywood Jazz Festival (1983 – 1986) and co-founding The Sunshine Jazz Organization, a Jazz support not-for-profit. He was honored with a Visionary Award from The Miami Beach Arts Trust (2009) and an Arts Hero Award from The Arts and Business Council (2010). His work on his radio show South Florida Arts Beat was honored in 2009 with a Society of Professional Journalists Award. His mission continues every Friday at 1:00pm on WLRN’s South Florida Arts Beat.
State Senator Eleanor Sobel
State Rep. Joe Gibbons
State Rep. Shevrin “Shev” Jones
State Rep. Elaine Schwartz
Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger
City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober
Hollywood Vice Mayor Patty Asseff
Hollywood Commissioner Kevin Biederman
Hollywood Commissioner Dick Blattner
Hollywood Commissioner Traci Callari
Hollywood Commissioner Peter Hernandez
Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood
John Benz, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System
Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman
Victor Green, President, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff
Kristi Krueger, WPLG Anchor and Medical Specialist
Armando Leighton, CEO, CRS Jet Spares
Mike Long, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager, The Galleria Mall
Kimberley Russell, Administrator, America’s Quality Care Services
Lisa Scott Founds, President/CEO, Winterfest