Our South Florida Chefs are very excited to meet all of you at A Culinary Affair!

MEAT Boca Raton MEAT Eatery and Taproom

Chef George Patti is currently Chef/co-owner of M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom and the newly opened SALT Fusion Cuisine and was the Chef and Co-owner of the top rated Upper Florida Keys restaurant Tasters Grille from 2009 to 2013. These restaurants have been featured in USA Today Travel 10 Best.com, Travel + Leisure, Tasting Table, Social Florida Guide and Florida Travel and Life. In the past five years he has won local awards for Best Chef (three times in the Keys and once in South Florida’s Burgie Awards), his Yellowtail Entrée and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Best Overall Restaurant (Tasters Grille), Soups (twice),Desserts (twice), Burgers (twice) and three years in a row for his Smoked Fish Dip. Chef Patti has been written up in Bon Appetite Magazine for his grilled filet mignon with chocolate port wine sauce and tempura battered bok choy and as Executive Chef and partner at Sweet Sop Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, in 2003 was given glowing reviews in the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald, and televised on the national TV show, Finer Living, preparing his signature dish, panseared scallops with sweet potato rum sauce and roasted scotch bonnet. His experiences include Chef de Cuisine at Louis’ in Charleston, SC under James Beard Award winning Chef Louis Osteen; Sous Chef at Sfuzzi Italian Restaurant, Executive Chef for Odyssey Cruises and at Ten Penh all in Washington, DC. and is a Johnson & Whales culinary graduate.

M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom | 980 N Federal Hwy | Boca Raton, FL | 561.419.2600 | Web

Oceans 234 Chef William Middleton Oceans 234

William Middleton is a Florida native, born and raised in South Florida. In 2007, Middleton started his formal culinary training at Atlantic Technical Center. Soon after, he began his career in the fine dining restaurant industry. He quickly rose from food runner to line cook where he began developing his craft and discovered his passion for the kitchen. Middleton grew into a sous chef and eventually Executive Chef. For most of his 10 year career, Middleton has worked primarily with seafood and considers it to be his specialty. While his passion is the kitchen, he also has a keen eye for the restaurant business as a whole and has catered many fine dining events in the South Florida area.

Oceans 234 | 234 North Ocean Blvd Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.428.2539 | Web

The Rusty Hook Tavern The Rusty Hook Tavern

Meet Nader "Ned" Jaouharh, The Food- Chef & Proprietor of The Rusty Hook Tavern. He was born in Senegal, then growing up in Paris, then he moved to the States as a teenager. Ned received his degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Upon graduation, Ned pursued his French roots and went to work for Pascal Oudin at Pascal on Ponce. He later went to work at Le Bistro, St. Regis of Ft. Lauderdale and opened Gordon Ramsay restaurant, Cielo. He was promoted to Chef de Cuisine of Cielo. In 2013, Ned was named a Best Chefs America Best Chef of Palm Beach County. Prior to The Rusty Hook Tavern, Ned was the Chef and opening proprietor of Dixie Tracks Cafe in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

The Rusty Hook Tavern | 125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 | 954.941.2499 | Web

New York Prime Boca Raton Steakhouse New York Prime Boca Raton

Every item on our menu is the best quality money can buy. Because our product specs cause our costs to be so high, our menu prices are not cheap. However we refuse to use gimmicks to cut costs – particularly in buying, aging and cutting of meat. If you’re interested in some of the details why our quality is the best – better than our so-called “prime” steakhouse competition – flip over to the back of the menu.

Essential to a total dining experience. We bring your food to the table at a pace that is comfortable – not too slow or too fast. If you wish to speed up or slow down, please let us know. We are here for your enjoyment and will strive in every way to graciously serve you as you wish.

We operate our steakhouse to please our customers – not our owners or our staff. Should you encounter any unpleasantness from anyone, please ask for me.

New York Prime | 2350 Executive Center Dr | Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.998.3881 | Web

Flair Catering Manuel Jimenez

Chef Manny Jimenez has been a passionate and creative chef who has a background in International Cuisine including American, Italian, French, Latin, Asian & Caribbean. His experience includes Fine Dining, High Volume and Catering, in which he has provided services to companies like American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, City of Hollywood, Royal Caribbean, D’Cota Design and many more. He was honored to cater the presidential debate in 2012 in Boca Raton. And was a team leader when one of the best restaurants in Miami was awarded Golden Spoon four years in a row, servicing celebrities like Sophia Vergara, Christina Aguilera and Famous Sports Teams. His dedication and passion has rewarded him with the best he can ask for…Loyalty from his customers.

Flair Catering | Sunrise, FL | 954.822.2416 | Web

Bazille Boca Raton Nordstrom Bazille Boca Raton

Established in 2010, Bazille has a stylish and comfortable restaurant vibe featuring a contemporary American interpretation of bistro cuisine. The menu's bold flavors focus on great appertizers, salads, sandwiches, brick oven pizzas, entrees and housemade desserts. The menu us complemented by well chosen selections of handcrafted cocktails and wines from many regions around the world.

Bazille | Nordstrom - Town Center Mall | 5820 Glades Rd. | Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.620.3286 | Web

Melting Pot Boca Raton The Melting Pot Boca Raton Chef Bill Schmearer

Bill has been in the business of making memories by serving fondue in Boca Raton for over 20 years. The Boca location continues to be a Zagat award-winning restaurant, where food is cooked tableside by diners guided by servers sharing their secret recipes. He is currently involved in 10 of these locally owned and operated franchise locations nationwide, but he and his family call the community of Boca Raton they’re home and they continue to give back to this community in a big way. Monthly fundraisers or “fondueraisers” as Bill calls them have raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities.

The Melting Pot | 5455 N. Federal Hwy, Suite A Boca Raton, FL 33487 | 561.997.7472 | Web

Publix Apron's Cooking School Rich Wilson

While working in various places on the east and west coast of Florida, Rich developed strong techniques in Southern fusion style cuisine along with wine pairing and nutrition. His experience from small hometown pizzerias and fresh seafood restaurants, to high volume corporate restaurants and country clubs has brought together two passions in life which both come into play at Aprons, his passion to teach, and his passion to cook. Chef Richard is now the Resident Chef at the Boca Raton Publix Aprons Cooking School.

Apron's Cooking School | 5050 Champion Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33496 | 561.994.4883 | Web

Galeto Pertini Galeto Pertini Chef

We, at Gelato Petrini, are firmly dedicated to the highest standards of quality and consistency. Our focus on sourcing top quality and natural ingredients allows Gelato Petrini to produce awarding gelati and sorbetti. Our ability to cater to a wide range of dietary restrictions makes Gelato Petrini unique and our capacity and focus on offering high levels of customization makes Gelato Petrini the perfect partner for discerning clients.

Gelato Petrini | 1205 SW 4th Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33444 | 561.600.4088 | Web

Barracuda Seafood Bar and Grill Barracuda Seafood Bar and Grill Deerfield Beach

Barracuda Seafood Bar & Grill is located two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Deerfield Beach. The chef combines the passion for food and tradition of Brazil with the freshest seafood available in south Florida. Join us for a unique dining experience! You can enjoy live Brazilian music most nights of the week, a full-bar, and culinary dishes that include Camarao na Moranga and fish stew. Be sure to join them for happy hour during the week from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. They are known to have the best Caipirinha! If you're looking to enjoy dinner, drinks, and live music they have a table waiting for you at Barracuda in Deerfield Beach!

Barracuda Seafood Bar & Grill | 1965 NE 2nd Street Deerfield Beach, FL | 954.531.1290 | Web

Truluck's Truluck's Boca Raton

We believe that as responsible restaurateurs, we must be champions in the sustainable seafood movement. That's why Truluck's will never serve endangered, overfished species and we follow all Ocean Conservancy guidelines. Environmental stewardship and sustainability drive all aspects of Truluck's operations. For this reason, we purchased our own crab fisheries to ensure that all crab is caught and prepared safely and humanely. We respect the seasonal cycles of marine life. We do not serve seafood out of season. This protects our aquaculture and ensures better-tasting, higher-quality food. Truluck's serves 100% antibiotic- and hormone-free All Natural beef, pork and lamb. We only work with farmers that raise livestock traditionally and humanely, and feed all animals only the highest-quality 100% vegetarian feeds. All animals are raised exclusively on environmentally sustainable U.S. family-owned farms and ranches. At Truluck's, we work hard to bring our customers the best-tasting, sustainable ingredients that make sense for the plate, the palate and the planet.

TRULUCK'S | 351 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 561.391.0755 | Web

Tijuana Taxi Co Tijuana Taxi Co Enchilada Platter

Tijuana Taxi Co. serves delicious authentic Mexican food and the best Margaritas this side of the border! Huge portions, patio seating, amazing cocktails and an unusually inviting atmosphere make THE TAXI one of the hottest eateries in town! Two great locations conveniently located in Coral Springs and Davie! Deerfield Beach location Coming Soon!

Tijuana Taxi Co | 901 N University Drive | Coral Springs, FL 33071 | 954.344.9201 | Web

Madisons New York Grill and Bar Madisons Boca Raton

MADISONS: The name says it all. The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps. New York, where anything can happen, where trends are being created, what defines good taste. Madisons is bringing New York to its guests, in a warm yet trendy decor, sophisticated but never overboard. Madisons New York Grill & Bar is the destination that people look for to enjoy a great meal off the grill, perfectly cooked. Our selected meats are aged just right so all our guests can enjoy tenderness and taste. But the experience starts with the appetizer selection. From crab cakes to giant shrimps, spinach dip to calamari, all are designed to please and… most can be shared. Fresh fish, generous salads, our famous baby back ribs are second to none. So tender that they fall of the bone. Our grill selection is sure to please even the most discerning palates. Lunch? No problem! Madisons offers a special menu designed just for the occasion with a fresh selection prepared daily! Each restaurant allows you to maximize your experience with a welcoming bar section. Enjoy time with friends, family or colleagues. Swing by for Happy Hour or catch the game. It's always a great time! We hope to see you soon!

MADISONS New York Grill & Bar | 2006 NW Executive Center Cir Boca Raton, FL | 561.994.0808 | Web

BabiCakes Kerry Gordon

Live, Love, and Eat dessert first! This is a concept that Kerry Gordon, owner of BabiCakes, lives by. As a child Kerry remembers sitting at the family table with a plate full of Jamaican cuisine only to hear her mother say “No dessert until you finish your dinner”. This was all the incentive her insatiable sweet tooth needed to wolf down her food and enjoy her favorite, a slice of Sara Lee strawberry cheesecake. She prides herself on capturing your sweet tooth by combining her culture, three generations of bakers, and her indulgent flavor profiles to give you the best dessert experience. “BabiCakes is my way of sharing a part of who I am”, she says. “So why not, live each and every day with purpose? Love even the small moments? And save the best…for first!?” BabiCakes welcomes you to LIVE, LOVE & EAT DESSERT FIRST!

BabiCakes | South Florida | 561.507.0331 | Web

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Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Michael Blum grew up in a home that celebrated fine art. The color and whimsicality in the palettes of Lautrec, Rockwell and Picasso inspired Blum to imagine a dinner plate as a blank canvas. Blum graduated with a degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and went on to graduate first in his class from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

In 2004, Blum opened his first restaurant Michael’s Kitchen, in Hollywood, Florida. The restaurant’s staff was hailed for their performance of choreographed culinary exhibitions, which Blum characterizes as the “Cirque de Soleil” of dining. The popular dining destination was quickly dubbed a culinary circus in the press and Blum was heralded as the charismatic ringleader.This recipe for success continued as Blum relocated his Hollywood restaurant to the beach, bringing the cure for boring food, to the former home of the legendary Newport Pub at the Newport Beachside Resort in Sunny Isles. Today, after more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, Blum is opening his second concept, I Heart Mac & Cheese in Fort Lauderdale. Debuting this March, the fast casual concept will specialize in one-of-a-kind, customizable macaroni and cheese. Blum is at his finest, taking his award-winning recipe and allowing guests to dream up endless flavor combinations to create their favorite version of the beloved dish.

Blum has taken an active role within the South Florida culinary community. He has participated in the South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s Grand Tasting Tent, Food Network’s Hot Chefs Challenge and cooked for Francis Ford Coppola, company executives and friends at the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. In addition, Blum’s credits include a long list of national and regional television appearances including cooking segments on NBC’s nationally-televised the “Today” show.

Cabo Flats | 14851 Lyons Road, Suite 122 Delray Beach, FL | 561.499.0378 | Web

Potions In Motion Potions In Motion Dane Iacangelo

Meet Executive Chef, Dane Iacangelo. Chef Dane has over 13 years of cooking experience. Chef Dane ran the Hampton Clambake and Catering company in the Hamptons for 7 years along with 5 seasons in Palm Beach. Chef Dane came aboard to Potions in Motion's food division about 3 years ago and has totally revamped and revitalized the food catering aspect of the company. Chef Dane has incorporated all types of cuisine to prepare exquisite food and amazing presentation that will surely excite even the pickiest of pallets.

Potions in Motion | Boca Raton, FL | 877.727.8964 or 561.989.8879 | Web

Tilted Kilt Tilted Kilt Boca Raton

Welcome to Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, where good times are always on tap. That’s because we’re more than just a restaurant, and so much more than a sports bar. Our fun, festive atmosphere makes us the go-to place to watch sports, enjoy a cold beer and hang out with friends. We offer a delicious, mouth-watering menu, more than 30 draft and bottled beers to choose from and an extensive spirit selection. All this, plus year-round, nonstop pro and college sports action on all of our HD screens. Of course, there’s also our World Famous Tilted Kilt Girls.® Beautiful and ever so friendly, everyone is eager to put a smile on your face and an ice cold beer in your hand. So, when you’re in the mood for fine Pub food and cold beers, get into your nearest Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. All across America, everyone agrees that “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.”®

Tilted Kilt | 3320 Airport Rd, Ste 1, Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.338.5458 | Web

Santos Modern American Buffet and Sushi Santos Modern American Buffet and Sushi Coconut Creek

At Santo’s Modern American Buffet and Sushi, located in both Coconut Creek and Boca Raton, you will get all-you-can-get access to a variety of 25+ types of sushi, a well-stocked raw bar, a sprinkle of Italian dishes, three types of ceviche, a mixed-meat carving station, and one of the best homemade dessert stations around. We have food for everyone in the family. At our kids station we offer french fries, chicken nuggets, triangle shaped fried mac n’ cheese and much more. Our Brunch buffet offers eggs, toast, crepes, and a few other selections to choose from that are cooked to order with organic eggs. In our bar area, we have numerous wines, beers, and sake to choose from.

Santo's Modern American Buffet & Sushi | 4690 N. State Road 7, Ste 106, Coconut Creek, FL 33071 | 954.971.6882 | Web

Hurricane Alley Hurricane Alley Boynton Beach

Hurricane Alley is legendary in Boynton Beach. Legendary for their our back atmosphere, their outdoor patio dining, their friendly crowd, their cocktails, and most importantly, their food. Seafood is as fresh as can be and if you're a fisherman take a trip on the Seamist III and bring in your catch and they'll cook it up for you....at no charge! Cold beer, specialty cocktails and the homemade Smoked Fish Dip or an over-sized bread bowl of their famous Seafood Bisque, loaded with Bay Shrimp, Crab and Clams is an awesome way to start out. The menu reads like a Hurricane Alert, with Categories 1 through 5, and features fresh Blue Pointe Cheaspeake Bay Oysters fresh salads and oversized sandwiches. The Raw Bar Menu features Clams, Oysters, Peel & Eat Shrimp and handmade sushi rolls. "Twisters", are large Flour Tortilla Wraps filled with various flavors. When the gale dies down, drop anchor at an outside table under the large covered patio with misters to keep you cool, and when it howls, take shelter inside, where the walls are festooned with storm warnings, big mounted stuffed fish and surfboards from around the globe.

Hurricane Alley | 529 E Ocean Ave Boynton Beach, FL | 561.364.4008 | Web

Ben and Jerrys Ben and Jerrys Delray Beach

Ben and Jerrys serving the best ice cream, cakes, and catering. We make the best possible ice cream in the best possible way. Read more about us on our website.

Ben & Jerry's | 1155 E Atlantic Ave Ste 101 Delray Beach, FL | 561.272.3112 | Web

CA Catering CA Catering Chef

Recognized as a premier, full service, off-premise caterer for more than 26 years, CA Catering established itself as a distinctive catering service in the South Florida Community with a vision staked in providing the finest food matched with impeccable service. The key to our success has largely been due to our ability to listen to our clients' needs and offer them a wide array of options. We strive to earn our clients' respect and build customer loyalty. There are no retakes in our business. We have one shot at making an event a success, and we stake our reputation on planning every detail to ensure that trust. Our team of talented chefs have 47 years combined experience with first class hotels, exclusive country clubs and cooking for high profile celebrities, star athletes and public figures. Executive Chef Brent’s insistence on fresh, quality foods, and exceptional presentation is an extremely visible presence at events. From South Beach to Palm Beach, our catering team goes above and beyond to make your event more than what you thought possible.

CA Catering | South Florida | 954.474.3911 | Web

The New Vegan Vegan Burger

The New Vegan is located in Downtown Delray, family owned and operated cafe. At The New Vegan, you will see a varitey of vegan meals with the mixture of raw, dehydrated and cooked. Organic, Gluten free Breakfast, delcious desserts and entree's that will have you lick you fingers clean. This unique cafe is not only Vegan, but also has No GMO, No Soy, No Wheat, and No Gluten, everything freshly made to your taste. Executive Cheft Rahein Jones has crearted a Signature Sprouted and Dehydrated mouth watering burger mix that you can make right from home. Their motto is, you don't have to be Vegan to enjoy Vegan.

The New Vegan | 528 NE 2nd St | Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 561.404.5301 | Web

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Salsa Bar

"It's not your ordinary Oompah place!"

“Fresh” “Healthy” “Organic” “Sustainable” We’re sick of green-washed buzzwords you hear a lot but don’t mean much at all.

So, here’s our no-quote truth:
Our food is freakin’ good. It’s how we went from one bumpin’ burrito shop in hell-raising, health-conscious South Beach to over 20 (… and counting) along the East Coast.

Why’s our food so good?
We use the best ingredients available, delivered daily and prepared on-site for all our homemade salsa, sauces and sides. Plus, we really care if you like it. We make your meal however you want it, bring it out to you and bring it back if it’s not perfect. We’re cool like that.
We also have vegetarian, low-carb and low-fat options. But we’ll be the first to tell you that a mound of sour cream on a low-carb wrap… still has a mound of sour cream. So keep it in check Madam Denial.
So, yeah. If you want delicious, freshly-prepared Mexican food with a precocious, often-offends attitude … then welcome. We like you already.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill | 4425 Lyons Rd (Promenade) | Coconut Creek, Fl 33073 | 954.586.2999 | Web

Florida Grass Fed Beef Florida Grass Fed Cow

As seen in your local farmers market, the original “farm direct grass-fed beef from Florida”. Arrowhead Beef, LLC provides USDA-inspected, farm-direct, grass-fed beef from Florida. Co-founded in 2010 by George Fisher, of Chipley, FL and Tom Pellizzetti, Arrowhead Beef is a co-operative of family farms, local processors and sales representatives, known as Market Ambassadors. We take special pride in featuring Parthenais and Parthenais-influenced cattle.

In the spirit of returning to an era of simple, nutritious and locally-grown foods, Arrowhead Beef answered your call.

Arrowhead Beef, LLC is a cooperative of family farms located near Chipley, on the Florida Panhandle. Cattle are raised in what we call “herd-life harmony™”, and are never sent to feed lots or to any industrial beef production. Beef processing and aging is performed in small batches, with utmost integrity & workmanship in local, USDA-inspected facilities.

Specialty cattle breeds, pasture-raised, all-natural grass-fed nutrition and our aging process combine to produce exceptional Florida grass-fed beef, directly to you.

Arrow Head Beef, LLC. | 982 Hutchins Lane | Chipley, Florida 32428 | 954.428.4525 | Web

the-little-chalet.jpg The Little Chalet Boca Raton

Since 1979, The Little Chalet serves amazing Swiss fondues, steaks and the best of the European cuisine. Now in Boca Raton! The Little Chalet is part of “Grupo Chalezinho,” a conglomerate of six companies that focuses on entertainment and gastronomy. Our group’s mission is to offer unforgettable experiences to our customers and serve each person with passion.

The Little Chalet | 485 S Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 561.325.8000 | Web

Don Che Bistro Chef Ramiro Executive Chef Omar

Don Che Bistro was founded by Ramiro and Joanne Calomarde. Chef Ramiro got his culinary start at Culinart upon arriving to NYC from Mendoza, Argentina 21 years ago, and has since been innovating exquisite Argentine and Italian cuisine while keeping the authentic family style cooking tradition he acquired from his parents in Argentina. We offer Argentinean cuisine with a variety of house made Italian dishes that will bring to your table the perfect balance from both cultures. Joining us at this venue is Executive Chef Omar Galvan who brings over 30 years of International Cuisines experience from Argentina. Chef Omar has been creating fine cuisine in South Florida for the past 10 years and will delight you with his innovative and delicious platters that will challenge your taste buds!

Don Che Bistro | 324 N. Federal Hwy Boynton Beach, FL | 561.572.9639 Web

Catering CC Catering Concepts and Concessions Chef Winston

Catering CC is your premier, full-service, on and off-site caterer for South Florida, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County and Miami-Dade. Chef Winston Williams brings over 25 years of culinary passion to South Florida and can meet any need from corporate luncheons, Superbowl parties, team building events, back yard BBQ’s or upcoming board of director luncheons.

Offering a menu that can be created to your specific tastes, Catering CC specializes in classical cuisine with a Caribbean flare. Our full-time staff can also provide all your event planning needs in addition to your culinary requirements.

We always offer the most professional service and catering staff, all the rentals and décor that you need for your event and custom menu options. We can reach you anywhere in Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County and we have a long history of serving Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray and Boca Raton.

Catering CC | Servicing South Florida | 561.704.5217 | Web

NaKava NaKava Bar

Nakava is a place to party like none other. Nakava kava bar has been featured in several newspapers and magazines. In October 2007, Nakava was named Best Kava Bar in South Florida's City Link magazine's Best of 2007. Our kava bar also was worthy of being featured in their limited Best-of listing on their web site.

NaKava | 140 NW 20th Street | Boca Raton, FL | 561.395.9888 | Web

SALT Fusion Boca Raton SALT Chef

Chef George Patti is currently Chef/co-owner of M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom and the newly opened SALT Fusion Cuisine and was the Chef and Co-owner of the top rated Upper Florida Keys restaurant Tasters Grille from 2009 to 2013. These restaurants have been featured in USA Today Travel 10 Best.com, Travel + Leisure, Tasting Table, Social Florida Guide and Florida Travel and Life. In the past five years he has won local awards for Best Chef (three times in the Keys and once in South Florida’s Burgie Awards), his Yellowtail Entrée and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Best Overall Restaurant (Tasters Grille), Soups (twice),Desserts (twice), Burgers (twice) and three years in a row for his Smoked Fish Dip. Chef Patti has been written up in Bon Appetite Magazine for his grilled filet mignon with chocolate port wine sauce and tempura battered bok choy and as Executive Chef and partner at Sweet Sop Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, in 2003 was given glowing reviews in the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald, and televised on the national TV show, Finer Living, preparing his signature dish, panseared scallops with sweet potato rum sauce and roasted scotch bonnet. His experiences include Chef de Cuisine at Louis’ in Charleston, SC under James Beard Award winning Chef Louis Osteen; Sous Chef at Sfuzzi Italian Restaurant, Executive Chef for Odyssey Cruises and at Ten Penh all in Washington, DC. and is a Johnson & Whales culinary graduate.

SALT Fusion Cuisine | 82779 Overseas Highway | Islamorada, FL Keys 33036 | 561.419.2600 | Web

Eat The Truth Logo Eat The Truth Chef Coco

Coco Frey is on a mission to help people understand how to “eat with an open mind,” by providing consumers real nutrition through real food for real lives. She specializes in nutrition education, healthy cooking, natural/real food representation, speaking engagements, and business to business consulting. Her unique combination of talents and tenacious entrepreneur spirit, have driven her to help others understand healthy food options.

Since 1996, Coco has accumulated a wide variety of experiences in the food, nutrition, and wellness industries, to include: natural and organic foods sales and preparation, clinical nutrition, consulting on special diets, teaching cooking classes, working with food companies to develop healthier menus and product lines. Also, she has been involved in a variety of public speaking activities, participated in community health events, and provided nutrition expertise to city/state/federal agencies.

Coco graduated with honors from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She has pursued international education, in Madrid, Spain studying gastronomy and natural living in San Ignacio, Belize. She continues to broaden her knowledge within the food and nutrition system.

EatTheTruth.com is the business Coco founded in 2004 and has recently relocated to the South Florida region. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with the general public and is truly passionate about her future endeavors as an educator, ambassador, and product endorser.

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 Cooking Without Looking Cooking Without Looking Chef Annette Watkins

Annette Watkins lived her first 13 years in Rochester, N.Y., but considers herself a native Floridian. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 1981,with a B.A. in Communications, and spent many years working in marketing with Revlon Cosmetics, and later as a pharmaceutical sales representative

“Not only was it always a “dream job,” I’ve had a passion for, but it helps and inspires so many people. There is definitely a need out there for a show like this, and I hope we make it not only interesting for our audience, but lots of fun.”

Cooking without Looking | 305.200.9104 | Web