FLIPANY’s 8th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fundraising Dinner

Join Nonprofit FLIPANY for its 8th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fundraising Dinners with Renowned Area Chefs 6 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL,  on August 17 and W Fort Lauderdale,  401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, on August 24. To purchase event tickets, visit www.chefsupfront.org. One hundred percent of proceeds to benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® program.


For the eighth year in a row, the nonprofit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) will host its annual “Chefs Up Front” fundraising dinners this August at The Biltmore in Coral Gables and the W Fort Lauderdale. This popular epicurean adventure showcases the talent of 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs who prepare a five-course signature dinner tableside for their guests. Each table’s menu is unique and complemented by sommelier-selected wines. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® program, which connects families with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals on a limited budget.

The evening is hosted by radio personalities Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3 and Julie Guy of 101.5 LITE FM, both of whom are long-time FLIPANY supporters. The evening will begin with a special reception and silent auction while hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails are served. Following the reception, each chef will prepare his or her signature courses in an intimate dinner setting. An after party will follow where guests can mingle with the chefs.

The list of renowned chefs that are participating in this year’s events is being finalized and will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. A selection of chefs who participated last year included David Hackett with The Biltmore, Jason Smith with the W Fort Lauderdale, Brian Nasajon with Beaker & Gray, Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design and Mike White with Tsukuro.

Tickets are $250 and available with a discount of $50 Off until July 10 (use discount code CUF50EB). Ticket prices increase to $250 per person on July 11, 2018.

The Biltmore Hotel has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $199.00/night +13% tax, $22 resort fee, for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

The W Fort Lauderdale has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $219.00/night + 11% tax, waived resort fee for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

To purchase event tickets, visit www.chefsupfront.org, choose the event location you would like to attend and scroll down to choose seats.

Since FLIPANY began implementing the Share Our Strength Cooking Matters® classes in 2007, the organization has completed more than 3,500 classes, impacted the lives of more than37,000 families by teaching meal preparation, basic nutrition, food safety, menu planning, food budgeting and healthy snacking. These classes change lives by providing kids and families the skills they need to eat healthy and get moving while giving them access to healthy food and exercise resources.


Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and adults through nutrition and physical activity programs while influencing policy changes for healthier communities. FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information, visit flipany.org.


About Share our Strength

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign — a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2020 — 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. For more information, visit www.nokidhungry.org.