Friday, May 20, 2016
6 pm: Cocktails and Auction,
7 pm: Dinner and Entertainment

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
One Seminole Way, Hollywood


The Cuisine for Art fundraiser features government officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters for an exciting and entertaining evening. Cocktail reception and auction at 6 pm, dinner and entertainment at 7:00 pm.

  • Enjoy a sit down dinner of petite filet mignon and salmon, and entertainment
  • Red and white wine, beer, and vodka cocktails all night long
  • Auction for fabulous prizes, including a ride aboard the world famous Goodyear Blimp!

Dress: Friday Night Chic

  • For more information, call 954. 921. 3274.


Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of fictional thrillers like The President’s Shadow and non-fiction like History Decoded. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. He is also the author of a series of illustrated children’s books, comics and the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel.


Jacey Birch
Local 10 News Anchor

Trent Aric
Local 10 Meteorologist

Live Entertainment

  • Emil and Dariel – Rock Cellists
  • Julia Dale – Singer
  • Daniel Pontet – Performance Artist
Julia Dale – Singer

Julia Dale – Singer

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Daniel Pontet – Performing Artist

Celebrity Waiters

Elected Officials
  • Hon. Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator
  • Hon. Joseph Geller, Florida State Representative
  • Hon. Evan Jenne, Florida State Representative
  • Hon. Quentin “Beam” Furr, Broward County Commissioner
  • Hon. Peter Bober, Mayor, City of Hollywood
  • Hon. Peter Hernandez, Vice Mayor, Hollywood
  • Hon. Patricia Asseff, Commissioner, Hollywood
  • Hon. Kevin Biederman, Commissioner, Hollywood
  • Hon. Richard Blattner, Commissioner, Hollywood
  • Hon. Linda Sherwood, Commissioner, Hollywood
Community Leaders
  • Anthony Abbate, AIA, Associate Provost, Florida Atlantic University, Broward Campuses, and Professor, FAU School of Architecture
  • Tony Alfonso, Esq., Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight
  • Andy Cagnetta, CEO, Transworld Business Advisors, LLC
  • Térèse Coudreaut Curiel, Vice President of Administration and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Darlene Eddy, Manager and Corporate Sales Specialist, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Hollywood
  • Milin Espino, Community Relations Director, Memorial Healthcare System
  • Michael Goodman, Owner/Founder, GPR/Goodman Public Relations
  • Michelle Howland, Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
  • Alan Koslow, Esq., Partner, Becker & Poliakoff
  • Kristi Krueger, WPLG Local 10 Anchor and Medical Specialist
  • Mike Long, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort
  • Jeremy Weinstein, Vice President of Marketing, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Michael Wild, Esq., Managing Partner, Wild Felice & Partners, PA

Unable to attend? Consider making a donation in honor of the celebrity waiters, honorees or someone special to you!


Presenting Sponsor

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

“Bordeaux” Sponsorship $2,500
“Burgundy” Sponsorship $1,750
  • Becker & Poliakoff
  • Hazen and Sawyer
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • National Federation of Public and Private Employees, AFL-CIO
  • Stonegate Bank
“Rhône” Sponsors
  • Billy’s Stone Crab
  • Equity Insurance Underwriters
  • Holland & Knight
  • Hollywood Kia
  • Wilma Siegel, MD

Past Honorees

  • 18th Annual Cuisine for Art Honorees (2015): Alberto Ibargüen and Dennis Scholl of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • 17th Annual Cuisine for Art Honoree (2014): WLRN’s Ed Bell, radio producer and host on the South Florida airwaves
  • 16th Annual Cuisine for Art Honoree (2013): Steven R. Becker, Executive Vice-President and Treasurer of Southern Wine & Spirits
  • 15th Annual Cuisine for Art Honoree (2012): Miami Dolphins legend and former National Football League All-Pro Jason Taylor
  • 14th Annual Cuisine for Art Honoree (2011): Emilio Estefan – musician, producer, author, restaurateur, and filmmaker
  • 13th Annual Cuisine for Art Honoree (2010): Steve Martorano, owner of the critically acclaimed Café Martorano in Fort Lauderdale, Martorano’s in Las Vegas, and most recently, Martorano’s Italian-American Kitchen in Hollywood, Fla.

Funding Acknowledgements

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

The Art and Culture Center/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; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.