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Calling All Foodies! FLIPANY’s Chefs Up Front Events are Just Around the Corner


The D&Co Dynamos will be combining two of our favorite things: giving back to our community and enjoying delicious food! Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company is proud to represent and support a number of nonprofit clients who make an extraordinary difference in the community, including FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) whose mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs. FLIPANY will host its 7th annual Chefs Up Front fundraising dinners this August at The Biltmore in Coral Gables and the W Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale.

If you are a foodie like us, this event is for you! And our client, Sapoznik Insurance, agrees. They just became a bronze sponsor because not only does Chefs Up Front guarantee you a decadent five-course meal prepared by one of South Florida’s renowned chefs, but each chef personally prepares his or her own signature dishes tableside for the table of 10. Each table’s menu is unique and each course is complemented by a perfectly paired wine. Additionally, 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program that connects families with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious, tasty meals on a limited budget. FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Some of South Florida’s culinary royalty who will be dazzling guests at The Biltmore in Coral Gables include:

  • Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design
  • David Hackett with The Biltmore
  • Alan Hughes with Chef Alan Hughes
  • Brad Kilgore with Brava/Alter
  • Cristian Cuevas with 50 Eggs Inc.
  • Brian Nasajon with Beaker & Gray
  • Dustin Ward with BLT Prime
  • Adrianne Calvo with Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Pedro Lopez with Soyka
  • Ryan Martin with 180 Degrees at DRB
  • Pablo Zitsman with No Name Chinese
  • Sean Brasel with Meat Market

The acclaimed chefs who will be delighting diners at the W Fort Lauderdale are:

  • Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Catering and Event Design
  • Jon Capo with Steak954
  • Brian Cornelius with Shooters Waterfront & Events by Grateful Palate
  • Gina Sansonia with Cucina Bambina
  • Marc Gruverman with The Capital Grille
  • Mike White with Tsukuro
  • Andrea Fadda with Zona Blu
  • Derek Rosen with OCEAN2000
  • Adrienne Grenier with 3030 Ocean
  • Robyn Almodovar with Palate Party
  • Giovanni Rocchio with One Door East/Valentino

This elegant epicurean event will be hosted by radio personalities Julie Guy and Evelyn Curry of 101.5 LITE FM and Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3. The evening will begin with a special reception of delectable hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails alongside a silent auction, followed by your own private dinner for 10 elegantly prepared tableside by one of South Florida’s cooking elite in the most intimate of settings and an after party will follow.

Chefs Up Front will occur at The Biltmore on August 18 and at the W Fort Lauderdale on August 25 with the receptions starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $250 a person and you may choose your chef for the evening. To purchase event tickets, visit www.chefsupfront.org, choose the event location you would like to attend and scroll down to select your seats.

We hope you will join us for these dynamic fundraising dinners. We promise you’ll leave with a huge smile and gourmet memories to last a lifetime!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

 

National Volunteer Month


April is National Volunteer Month, and Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company is happy to suggest some fun ways to participate! D&Co is proud to represent and support a number of nonprofit clients who make an extraordinary difference in the community. One of our favorite quotes in the D&Co office is “Don’t give back, just give.” So, in honor of National Volunteer Month, here are some ways to get involved in the South Florida community, whether it be volunteering or participating in nonprofit events.

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K – On April 30 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, more than 2,000 walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving. Help make our community a safer place by signing up to walk or run in this fun-filled event. Volunteer Chairperson and National Board Member Heather Geronemus established the Fort Lauderdale event in 2011. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $1 million for MADD Broward & Palm Beach. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

FLIPANY – FLIPANY’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. On June 2, volunteers will be building a new playground for children in the community. The best part? Children were challenged to draw images of their ideal playground, and those drawings will be used to pick out the equipment! Click here for more information on volunteering with FLIPANY.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade – BGCMIA provides great futures to today’s youth. You can get involved by being a special events volunteer or club volunteer assisting with the members. Special events volunteers assist with the Clubs’ big fundraisers, including the annual “Claws for Kids” happening in just a few weeks on May 7. They have both one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, so you can do what works best for your schedule.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami – Get involved with MOCA by joining their docent program, interning, or volunteering during Art Basel or other special events. Docents and volunteers will learn about the various exhibitions at the museum and broaden their knowledge of contemporary art. During Art Basel, volunteers experience behind-the-scenes work at Miami’s most prestigious art events.

All four of these organizations do so much to make our community a better place and we couldn’t thank them enough. Do your part and get involved this month, or anytime! They truly appreciate all their volunteers and know that they couldn’t do it without all the support they receive from those who donate their time.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

D&Co Supports Give Miami Day


Give Miami DayAt Fort Lauderdale PR firm Duree & Company we always proud of our non-profit clients that work hard to make a difference in their communities. We love and appreciate the many opportunities they give us to support them and make an impact. Although we are continuously supporting our nonprofits, the holiday season is a very special time for them. This year, we would like to recognize a few of our non-profit clients that will be participating in a day dedicated solely to giving back.

The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day is one of the most exciting annual giving events for South Floridians. It takes place every year just before Thanksgiving. This year, Give Miami Day will begin on November 17 at 12:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 a.m. on November 18. This day allows individuals in South Florida to make a philanthropic impact within the community by coming together and supporting local nonprofit organizations. The Miami Foundation shows its appreciation for the generosity of the community by providing a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000. To learn more about prizes you can win for participating click here.

D&Co clients participating this year include:

Be sure to mark your calendars, because the clock will start ticking at midnight on Nov. 17 and stop at midnight on Nov. 18! To learn more about how to assist with philanthropic giving and what impact your donation can do click here.

Happy giving season!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.