Now we’re cookin’; event raises more than $60,000 for ARC Broward
More than 250 guests joined ARC Broward faculty and students in making the first “Delish 2012” presented by Thewasie Foundation a successful culinary celebration, raising more than $60,000 for ARC Broward.
The event took place at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom.
Chaired by Vice President of Programs for Thewasie Foundation, Jen Klaassens, and Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Autonation, Gale Butler, “Delish 2012” showcased the culinary creations prepared by students and graduates of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute and celebrated the success of the program.
Proceeds raised during the event will support services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and other challenges.
After being welcomed into the ballroom by stilt walkers, guests sipped La Croix Delish Cran-razzles (the event’s signature cocktail), and tasted the culinary delights created by star chefs, students and graduates of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute.
In keeping with the evening’s theme, “Delish 2012” honored community members who have supported ARC Broward and students who have excelled in the ARC Broward Culinary Institute’s program.
Honorees included: Individual ARC Angels – Fran and John Flynn; Corporate ARC Angel – Bank of America; and Culinary ARC Angel – Kyle Merrick.
The Culinary Angel is a graduate of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute who has demonstrated skill while in the program and is now a culinary professional.
Merrick worked one of the food stations at the event. Event sponsors included: Thewasie Foundation; Wood Business Systems; Panache Style; Autonation; Seitlin; Rick Murphy and John Devine; and Doumar Allsworth.
ARC Broward Culinary Institute uses food as a tool to transform lives and build stronger communities.
The catering program creates culinary experiences in an ambiance of style and taste while providing real-world employment opportunities for the graduates of the Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program.
ARC Broward is a nationally-accredited private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and other challenges.
For more information, visit www.arcbroward.com.