Events

17th Annual Cuisine for Art

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6 – 10 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom
One Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida

Photo Gallery

For ticket inquiries, call 954. 921. 3274.

Online Auction is now closed

The Center’s Cuisine for Art fundraiser features elected government officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters for an exciting and entertaining evening.

The evening begins at 6 pm with a cocktail reception, in which wine, vodka, and beer are served while ticket buyers bid on fabulous silent auction items such as incredible vacation packages, beautiful gift baskets, and more.

Dinner begins at 7 pm for more than 300 people with the “March of Celebrity Waiters,” followed by a three-course meal, musical entertainment, a live auction, and the presentation of this year’s honoree, WLRN radio host Ed Bell.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the presenting sponsor for Cuisine for Art.

This year’s Cuisine for Art features special musical performances by 13-year-old singing sensation Julia Dale – the Miami Heat’s “good luck charm” – and classically trained electric violinist Randi Fishenfeld. Fantastic experiences, such as being “Sheriff for the Day,” a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, and a VIP California Wine Tour, will be auctioned in the exciting live auction.

Seminole Paradise and the Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale will award gift certificates and other prizes to guests at the two tables who raise the most gratuities in honor of their Celebrity Waiter. An after-party for ticket buyers occurs at a Seminole Paradise hot spot for those who want to keep the party going following this fun-filled fundraiser.

Table purchasers may request a specific Celebrity Waiter (sponsors receive first choice).

This Year’s Honoree: Ed Bell

Now in his 43rd year as a radio producer and host on the South Florida airwaves, WLRN’s Ed Bell has devoted his broadcasting career to exposing and elevating the arts for South Florida radio listeners. Getting his start on WVUM while attending the University of Miami in the early seventies, he regularly presented the recordings of local musicians on WBUS and WTMI, as well. He joined WLRN in 1977. For his dedication to America’s music Bell was honored as Best Local Jazz Advocate by New Times in their June 1995 Best of South Florida issue. Other production credits include co-founding and co-producing The Hollywood Jazz Festival (1983 – 1986) and co-founding The Sunshine Jazz Organization, a Jazz support not-for-profit. He was honored with a Visionary Award from The Miami Beach Arts Trust (2009) and an Arts Hero Award from The Arts and Business Council (2010). His work on his radio show South Florida Arts Beat was honored in 2009 with a Society of Professional Journalists Award. His mission continues every Friday at 1:00pm on WLRN’s South Florida Arts Beat.

Celebrity Waiters

Tip your waiter!

Make a donation in the name of a Celebrity Waiter.

Your donation supports the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

Elected Officials
  • State Rep. Joe Gibbons
  • State Rep. Shevrin “Shev” Jones
  • State Rep. Elaine Schwartz
  • Broward County Commissioner
    Sue Gunzburger
  • City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober
  • Hollywood Vice Mayor Patty Asseff
  • Hollywood Commissioner Kevin Biederman
  • Hollywood Commissioner Dick Blattner
  • Hollywood Commissioner Traci Callari
  • Hollywood Commissioner Peter Hernandez
  • Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood
Community Leaders
  • John Benz, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer,
    Memorial Healthcare System
  • Jacey Birch, WPLG Local 10 Anchor and Reporter
  • Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman
  • Victor Green, Promotions and Marketing Consultant, Wall2Wall Promotions
  • Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff
  • Kristi Krueger, WPLG Local 10 Anchor and Medical Specialist
  • Armando Leighton, CEO, CRS Jet Spares
  • Mike Long, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
  • Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
  • Kimberley Russell, Administrator, America’s Quality Care Services

Sponsorship

Levels

Online Auction is open – Bid on unique items

Download a sponsorship package/ticket form [PDF].

“Champagne” Sponsorship $5,000
  • Reserved table of 10 – premium placement
  • Two bottles of champagne for your table
  • A full page color ad in the evening program, preferential placement
  • Logo recognition on large screens adjacent to stage at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Logo on all event collateral materials (deadline permitting)
  • Link on Center’s website to sponsor’s website (Cuisine for Art page)
  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table
  • Photograph (10 copies) of your table’s attendees along with celebrity waiter
  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)
  • Ten (10) complimentary Family-level memberships to the Center
  • Private tour of Center galleries for 10 by Curator and Executive Director
“Bordeaux” Sponsorship $2,500
  • Reserved table of 10 – premium placement
  • Bottle of champagne for your table
  • A full page color ad in the evening program, preferential placement
  • Logo recognition on large screens adjacent to stage at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Logo on all collateral materials (deadline permitting)
  • Link on Center’s website to sponsor’s website (Cuisine for Art page)
  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table
  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)
  • Five (5) complimentary Family-level memberships to the Center
“Burgundy” Sponsorship $1,750
  • Reserved table of 10 – premium placement
  • A full page color ad in the evening program
  • Recognition on large screens adjacent to stage at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Logo on all collateral materials (deadline permitting)
  • Recognition on Center’s website (Cuisine for Art page)
  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table
  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)

Download a sponsorship package/ticket form [PDF].

Cuisine for Art Committee

Jules Meyer, Event Co-Chair
Susan Renneisen, Event Co-Chair
Anna Smith, Event Co-Chair
Tracy Lyons, Auction Chair
Claudia Abad
Hon. Sandi Coleman
Monique Durand
Hon. Joe Geller
Gayle Goodman
Oscar Llorente
Shelly Loos
Vicki Lowe
John Mabry
Tanya Maggard
Barbara Marks
Darelynn Prejean
H. Dan Revis
Joy Satterlee
Daphna Starr
John Stengel
Elizabeth Zavala

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

Gallery exhibitions and artist talks are funded in part by Michael and Lou Anne Colodny, and Marianne Ferro. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.