Chefs With a Purpose Grand Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit Project Medishare for Haiti and International Firefighters Assistance, held at the InterContinental Miami on March 30th, was a resounding success! The event featured over 20 tasting stations which each offered a delicious signature menu dish by the participating top chefs. The evening’s silent auction had incredible items ranging from luxury hotel stays, unique dining experiences, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Haitian art and unique sports memorabilia. There was a new addition this year as a beautiful Haitian art exhibit by Michele Frisch, Haiti’s leading art curator and collector, was displayed in the lobby. The featured Haitian art was from the Galerie Marassa collection. The evening was hosted by Pierre Garçon, Wide Receiver for the Indianapolis Colts and emceed by DJ Griot of 99 Jamz. WPLG Channel 10 Miami evening news anchor, Calvin Hughes, was honored for his important contributions to Haiti’s recovery, advancing awareness and fundraising efforts. Guests were serenaded with the music of renowned Haitian performers Mushy Widmaier and sultry singer Phyllisia Ross.
The participating restaurants included: Table 40, Two Chefs Restaurant, Sra. Martinez, The Forge, Mama Mia, Gigi’s Noodle Bar, Bond Street, Chophouse Miami, House of Caviar & Fine Foods, Abokado, Moca Café, Chef Creole, CookiePursonality, San Ignacio College Culinary Program, Chef George Catering, Rational Cooking Solutions, Ana Paz Cakes, Diego’s Tapas y Vinos, Dadou’s Kitchen, Por Fin Restaurant & Lounge, Scalina Ristorante.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to InterContinental Miami for once again hosting this incredible evening to raise awareness and the much needed funds for Project Medishare Haiti.