Celebrity Chefs Join Forces for 15th Annual Delicious Destinations Food & Wine Event
Tickets are now on sale for the 15th annual Delicious Destinations event, which will be held September 8 – 10 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. The three-day celebration of inspired food and notable wines benefits St. Vincent’s HealthCare’s community outreach programs, which provide free medical care for underprivileged children and adults throughout the area. The event features executive chefs from some of the most prestigious restaurants and resorts across the South.
“Many of the people who benefit from our community outreach programs are the working poor or migrant farm workers who rely on us for care,” said St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation President, Jane R. Lanier, CFRE. “We are grateful to have such wonderful chefs joining us again this year and supporting this worthy cause through their talents.”
The first of three events, the Celebrity Chef by the Sea Luncheon, will take place on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. Chef David Guas, host and judge of the American Grilled TV show on Travel Channel will lead a demonstration-style luncheon complete with wine pairings. On Friday, September 9, there will be a preview reception for major donors, sponsors and chefs. Guests will enjoy culinary masterpieces prepared by Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Executive Chef Hermann Muller.
The Gourmet Food & Wine Gala is Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m.. Chefs from some of the South’s premier resorts including The Greenbrier, The Cloister at Sea Island, The Breakers, Mar-a-Lago and Pacci at the Brice Hotel will showcase their culinary talents. Southern Wine & Spirits of North Florida will provide wines from select domestic and international vineyards. The event also 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, visitwww.deliciousdestinationsjax.com.