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20th Annual Tales & Tails Gala

The Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence will host the 20th annual Tales & Tails Gala on Saturday, October 1 at the Rosen Shingle Creek. Last year’s event raised more than $385,000 to help Canine Companions place assistance dogs, free of charge, for people with disabilities.

The event includes an evening of celebration and storytelling to honor the unique connection between canines and their companions. Attendees will dine on delicious cuisine and enjoy complimentary beer and wine, watch canine heroes demonstrate their extraordinary talents and hear inspirational stories of courage and triumph from recipients of our highly-trained assistance dogs.

Entertainment will be provided by The Royals, a premiere party band comprised of A-list performers.

Florida Hospital’s Gourmet Soiree with Food Network’s Chef Robert Irvine on June 5

Have you ever watched shows like Top Chef, Master Chef, Iron Chef and any other food contests with chef in the title and thought “I could do that”, maybe following a recipe, like one of these 8 Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes You Haven’t Tried Before. Well this weekend at the Florida Hospital Gourmet Soiree, you can!

On June 5th at Rosen Shingle Creek, Food Network’s Chef Robert Irvine will host over 70 of Central Florida’s top chefs as they compete for the coveted Gourmet Soiree Silver Fork Award.  Your ticket to the event qualifies you as their sous chef!

Your table of 10 and assigned Chef will conceptualize a healthy dish from a pantry of ingredients provided by Whole Foods. A presentation plate will then be judged by four celebrity guest judges prior to being judged on taste by Robert Irvine himself.

I had an opportunity to participate in a sneak preview event that gave me a small taste, an amuse bouche, if you will, of the big night. If you want to replicate some of this dishes but you are missing some appliances, check the Goodfoodblogph catalog at the link.13221615_10154067972262707_4698264850060514429_n

To sum it up, the experience was thrilling, exciting, educational, harder than it looks on tv, and so much more delicious too.

My small group was assigned to Chef Jose Gonzalez from Cuba Libre at Pointe Orlando and we were to prepare a dish using tofu. Chef wasted no time in delegating assignments. He gave us an overall plan and it was up to us to fetch the ingredients, prepare, cook and assemble.  What followed was the shortest 45 mins of my life and a retraction of my tofu dislike. We also handed out food to those in need and helped them fill out a food stamps application.

Our team created a BBQ tofu dish with an accompanying salad that won over the judges and secured our win against the other team’s chicken risotto.

When you attend the Florida Hospital Gourmet Soiree, not only will you have a good time, but you’ll be doing good as well.  The event will support Florida Hospital for Children’s vital Health and Wellness Initiatives – Community programs like Mission: fit Possible in our Central Florida Schools, CREATION U in surrounding churches, Dr. Angela Fals’ weight management program and the patient focused CREATION Kids Kamp — all teach children good eating habits and healthy life choices in fun, kid friendly ways.

For more information including tickets and pricing, visit http://fhgourmetsoiree.com.

ProTip: To get a sneak peek at the wonderful live and silent auction items, and register ahead of time, go to https://qtego.net/qlink/gourmetsoiree and download the Qtego app!

Carnavalia – A Celebration of Life!

Carnavalia – A Celebration of Life!

September 25, 2015

The Assistance Fund is an Orlando-based nonprofit organization that helps people in all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico with their chronic illnesses. It is our mission to provide critically or chronically ill individuals with access to advanced therapies by helping pay for their life-saving, high-cost medications.

Carnavalia is a wonderful place where good health thrives and no one is denied medication due to an inability to pay. We ask you to take this journey with us and help the thousands of patients who depend on the Assistance Fund every day. Join us on an adventure as Carnavalia embodies beautiful Thailand featuring its vibrant surroundings, exotic sights and inescapable beauty.

6:30 Silent Auction Viewing for VIP guests only

7:00 pm Exclusive VIP Reception

7:00 pm Silent Auction begins

8:00 Live Auction and Dinner

After party including dancing to follow

 

Cocktail Attire

www.assistfund.org/carnavalia

https://theassistancefund.org/carnavalia-registration-page/

Tickets: $150 each

VIP tickets: $200 each

 

Rosen Shingle Creek

9939 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32819

A Gift For Teaching’s Back-to-School Blast to be hosted by Mario Lopez

A playdate anytime with A Gift for Teaching?!

We’re THERE.

A nighttime playdate with delicious food, libations, entertainment, and special guests including Ella Rose, Mario Lopez, Chris Kirkpatrick, former Orlando Magic players Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, and Matt Austin from WKMG?

We’re TOTALLY in!

A Gift for Teaching Back to School Blast

With support from Wells Fargo and the Westgate Resorts Foundation, A Gift for Teaching’s Back to School Blast will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek, and will help 180,000 kids in need. A Gift for Teaching distributes $55,000 of free product daily, and you could imagine with so many in need, this goes really fast.

A Gift for Teaching’s Back to School Blast will have an old school (ha!) ‘playroom’ with oversized games for the kid in you, and a signature martini bar and a bunch of silent auction opportunities for your inner adult! “It’s the best party in town and an opportunity to share and celebrate everything AGFT has accomplished this year, as we look forward to goals we have for the next school year,”  said Marisa Worley, AGFT’s Director of Development. Also, here’s a little tip for when you are looking for a gift in the last minute and it’s as easy as going online and finding the best door gift singapore, custom t shirt, bag or anything you’d like to give your special one.

I was never good at math but I have a healthy respect for its place in our world. (Yes, as I’ve learned, even Algebra serves a purpose!) Here’s a really easy equation that even I can remember:  (T+t) / (S + s) x (f) = AGFT.

Teachers + tools / Students + supplies x future = A Gift for Teaching!

(T)eachers need (t)ools to teach.

(S)tudents need (s)upplies to learn, especially in our fast growing, digital world.

Today’s kids will one day take the reigns and lead the way to our (f)uture…

Think of (A Gift for Teaching) as their catalyst.

…so I’m no John Nash, but you get the point.

Details: 

Where: Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32821

When: Saturday, April 18th from 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Attire: Your Cocktail Best!

Tickets: Click HERE to purchase. Individual tickets are $100 with open seating, Tables (reserved, seats up to 10) are $900. (Interested in becoming a sponsor? Information is HERE.)

Parking: Complimentary Self Parking. Valet available.

For more information, please visit www.agiftforteaching.org/events/blast.

On Facebook: facebook.com/AGiftForTeaching

On Twitter: @agift4teaching

On Instagram: @agiftforteaching/

Official Event Hashtag: #back2schoolbash

About A Gift For Teaching

A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) is Central Florida’s primary provider of free school supplies to teachers for their students in need, enabling them to succeed in school and life.  A nonprofit organization that serves 336 public schools in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, AGFT has distributed more than $87 million worth of school supplies – including essential classroom tools such as pencils, notebooks, glue, backpacks, art supplies and books –to local students in need since 1998.  http://www.agiftforteaching.org.

Food and Wine Conference July 18-20 at Rosen Shingle Creek

The Food and Wine Conference brings together bloggers, small business owners, winemakers, chefs, public relations professionals, traditional media, new media, authors and brands.

Bloggers gain knowledge and insight to:

  • SEO – Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing and promotion on social media channels
  • Effective writing
  • Publishing a cookbook
  • Working with PR agencies
  • Food photography

Attend the conference and tap into information and resources that can lead to growth for both you and your blog. Connections are very important in today’s ever growing blogosphere. This conference puts you and those connections in one place. It is an opportunity not to miss!

So,  why are we bringing you all together at this event? This is the conference to inspire, empower and make a difference in your business and the lives of others.

It’s never been a better time to be a blogger! There is no better time to turn your blog into the business of your dreams. Blogging and Social Media will help you take your small business to the next level.

Join us for this 3-day conference at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek for food education and over the top culinary experience. Register here: http://foodandwineconference.com/register/