Heart Of A Chef!! Event Details and a GIVEAWAY!

March 26, 2013

The Heart of A Chef fundraiser is making its return to the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden on Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This family-friendly food festival focuses on the education and prevention of childhood obesity. This event will benefit the Florida Heart Research Institute, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to stopping heart disease through research, education and prevention.


In addition to food and wine tastings and educational seminars, there will be a kick ass culinary battle between two of Miami's hottest (and most talented) chefs. The chefs that are going to battle it out include Chef Todd Erickson from Haven Gastro-Lounge and Chef Aaron Brooks from Edge Steak and Bar. I will be one of the lucky judges at this culinary battle, which I'm sure is going to be one heck of a difficult decision.

In addition to the professional chefs' battle, there will be a high school cook-off featuring star student chefs from John A. Ferguson Senior High School and returning championship school, Coral Gables Senior High School. Having completed a high school culinary program myself (many, MANY moons ago), I'm particularly excited for this event.

2012 Winners of the High School Cook-Off - Coral Gables Sr. High
So now you're wondering, ok ok where can I get tickets? Well, you can buy tickets HERE. The purchase of one adult general admission ticket ($30 in advance, $40 at the door) includes admission for two children. If you don't want to buy tickets, you can try to win them... Some of you may remember that I gave away a pair of tickets to this event last year, well I've teamed up with Florida Heart Research Institute again to giveaway a pair of tickets to this year's event! Enter to win below, a winner will be announced on April 19, 2013 at 2pm. GOOD LUCK!!
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  1. My fave vegetable? Bacon! Lol

  2. My favorite fruit is the clementine :)

  3. I am Coral Gales High School alumnus! This looks like an awesome event.

    Suzy Q

  4. My favorite fruit is Coconut, I love it in every form, oil, toasted, creme, Ice Cream, yummo!

  5. My favorite fruit is blueberry

  6. My favorite Vegetable is Chard and favorite fruit is Pineapple!!

  7. My favorite vegetable is broccoli and my favorite fruit is mango.