A heartfelt Facebook post from Chef Adam Brown of The Cooper to help the tourism industry decimated by Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys has inspired chefs restaurants across South Florida to come together.
What resulted from that post was the creation of an event, "Chefs for the Keys." Participating in the event is the who's who of the Palm Beach County restaurant scene.
Chef Adam says, “The response was spontaneous and amazing. I can’t believe all the people who want to help. Thankfully, it’s growing into an area-wide, collaborative program.”
Chef Adam has teamed up with En-Flux Private Chef Troy Sheller. “Tourism is the lifeblood of the Keys,” adds Cher Troy. “It forms the basis of the economy, and the area can’t survive without restaurants and bars. If Palm Beach County had been hit just as hard, we would be suffering equally. It’s gratifying for us that we can lend a helping hand to people in the industry.”
The event will be at the Riviera Beach Marina Village on Friday, October 6.
— Steve Pike (@StevePike9) September 26, 2017
Guest of "Chefs for the Keys" event will experience food from South Florida's premier chefs, open bar, live entertainment, and a silent auction. Seating is limited, so if you want to go, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets now.
Proceeds will benefit the food and beverage hospitality workers in the Florida Keys who are out of work due to Hurricane Irma. The money donated will go to the Islamorada Beer Company team, founders of the Florida Keys Fund/Gotta Love Them Fun, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Riviera Beach Marina Village
Friday, October 6 from 7 pm - 10 pm
Tickets are $125
200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Quotes for this article were provided in a release from Venue Marketing group.
Restaurants Participating in "Chefs for the Keys" event
3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island
50 Ocean - Thomas Opt Holt
Aioli - Michael Hackman
Beach Resort & Spa - Gustavo Calderon
Benny’s on the Beach - Jeremy Hanlon
Bush Brothers - Michael Kuckelman
Cask + Shaker - Chuck Gittleman
The Cooper - Adam Brown
Corner Porch - Addam Actis
DADA - Bruce Feingold
Drew’s Island Catering - Andrew Tsang
Dubliner Irish Pub - Scott Edison
Dubliner Irish Pub - Scott Randazzo
En-Flux Private Chef Services - Troy Sheller
Ian’s Tropical Grill - Eric Grutka
Kapow! Noodle Bar - Tim Nickey
Magick in Your Kitchen - Lynn Dorsey
Mariposa - Ben Burger
MEAT Eatery and Union 27 - George Patti
Private Chef Nina Kauder
Private Chef Eddie Grosman
Private Chef - Taun Norlander
Rebel House/Sunshine Provisions - Mike Saperstein
Restoration Hardware - Seth Evan Kirschbaum
Stonebridge Country Club - Alethea Hickman
Sundy House - Desserts by David Innes
Talay Thai Cuisine - Charlie Soo
Union 27 - Brian Cartenuto, Tucker Dukes