Non-profit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) will host its 7th annual “Chefs Up Front” fundraising dinners this August at The Biltmore in Coral Gables and the W Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale. The epicurean event will present decadent five-course dinners prepared by 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit 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.
FLIPANY is a Florida partner of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit that is working 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).
Registered Dietitians are required to volunteer in the community as part of our eligibility to apply for the dietetic internship. I chose to volunteer with FLIPANY as a nutrition educator for Cooking Matters courses and I’ve experienced first hand how amazing this program truly is. In order for children to be healthy adults, they need to form healthy habits ad learn the value of nutrition during youth and learn cooking skills that will enable them to carry out a healthy lifestyle, and that is exactly what this course does.
The evening, hosted by radio personalities Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3, Julie Guy and Evelyn Curry of 101.5 LITE FM; long-time FLIPANY supporters, 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 signature courses in an intimate dinner setting. An after party will follow, when guests can mingle with each other and the chefs.
Check out photos from previous years:
To purchase event tickets, visit www.chefsupfront.org, and use discount code CUF50RD for $50 off your ticket!
Official hashtags: #CUFMIA #CUFFTL #FLIPANY #ChefsUpFront
RSVP on FB:
Miami Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778955588786551/
Fort Lauderdale Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1961102897455362/
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. 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.
About My Wellness RD
Holli Lapes, RD, LD/N is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in South Florida. Holli is the founder of The South Florida Sage (http://thesoflasage.com/) a food & drink blog featuring culinary experiences from the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach area.