FLIPANY’s Chefs Up Front event is back for its 7th year in MIA and FTL

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The 7th annual Chefs Up Front fundraising dinners are back! Non-profit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) will host the two events, one at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on August 18th and one at the W Fort Lauderdale on August 25th.

FLIPANY Chefs Up Front

If you’re unfamiliar with FLIPANY, it is a Florida partner of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit that works to end child hunger in America through its No Kid Hungry campaign, implemented by FLIPANY at a local level (i.e. Broward and Dade counties). Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger at the state and city level.

Tickets are $250 per person and include a reception starting at 6pm, featuring a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and open bar, a sit down dinner with wine pairings, and an after party where guests can mingle with each other and the participating chefs. BUT I HAVE A SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR YOU! You can save $50 on your ticket with promo code CUF50BITE. Click HERE to purchase.

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100% of the proceeds from the dinner, reception and auction benefits Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ Program, which connects families with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious, tasty meals on a limited budget. Not only will you be supporting an incredible cause by attending, but the food you’ll be indulging in will come from the hands of  some of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs. Each of the chefs will head a table of 10 guests and present them with a five-course, wine-paired dinner. This is an incredibly intimate and exclusive dining experience for both the chefs and the guests.

FLIPANY Chefs Up Front

At the Coral Gables event on August 18th, the participating chefs are the following:

  • Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design
  • David Hackett with The Biltmore
  • Robyn Almodovar with Palate Party
  • Alan Hughes with Chef Alan Hughes
  • Brad Kilgore with Brava/Alter
  • Cristian Cuevas with 50 Eggs Inc.
  • Brian Nasajon with Beaker & Gray
  • Dustin Ward with BLT Prime
  • Adrianne Calvo with Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Pedro Lopez with Soyka


FLIPANY Chefs Up Front

And at the Fort Lauderdale event on August 25th, participating chefs are:

  • Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design
  • Jon Capo with Steak954
  • Brian Cornelius with Shooters Waterfront & Events by Grateful Palate
  • Gina Sansonia with Cucina Bambina
  • Marc Gruverman with The Capital Grille
  • Mike White with Tsukuro
  • Marco De Simone with Zona Blu
  • Derek Rosen with OCEAN2000
  • Adrienne Grenier with 3030 Ocean

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Chefs Up Front, and don’t forget to use my promo code CUF50BITE to save $50 on tickets.

For those traveling who wish to stay overnight, The Biltmore Hotel is offering Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $199.00/night +13% tax, and a $22 resort fee. The W Fort Lauderdale is offering Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $219.00/night + 11% tax and a waived resort fee.

FLIPANY Chefs Up Front

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS and use the code CUF50BITE to save $50!



Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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