Celebrity Chefs Join Forces for 14th Annual Delicious Destinations Food & Wine Event
September 9th, 2015
If you are a fan of food and wine, you will love the 14th annual Delicious Destinations event being held September 10 – 12 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. The three-day gourmet food and wine event benefits St. Vincent’s HealthCare’s community outreach programs. Those programs provide free medical care for underprivileged children, men and women throughout the area--- many whom are the working poor and migrant farm workers.
The event features executive chefs from some of the most prestigious restaurants and resorts across the South.
“Many of the celebrity chefs support this event in particular because it benefits migrant farm workers who provide local produce for the area,” said St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation President, Jane R. Lanier, CFRE. “We are so incredibly thankful for these chefs who make this event Jacksonville’s premier food and wine event.”
The first of three events, the Celebrity Chef by the Sea Luncheon, will take place on Thursday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. Chef Jean-Pierre Brehier of France who owns a famous Fort Lauderdale cooking school, will dazzle guests with a demonstration-style luncheon complete with wine pairings. On Friday, September 11, there will be a preview reception for major donors, sponsors and the chefs. Guests will enjoy culinary masterpieces prepared by Executive Chef Hermann Muller of the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
The Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting is Saturday, September 12. Chefs from some of the South’s premier resorts including The Greenbrier, The Cloister at Sea Island and The Breakers will showcase their culinary talents. Southern Wine & Spirits of North Florida will provide exceptional wines from select domestic and international vineyards. The event includes live and silent auctions, as well as a drawing of unique items including spa and restaurant gift certificates, catered dinners, weekend getaways and more.
To learn more about Delicious Destinations or to purchase tickets, visit www.deliciousdestinationsjax.com.