Eyeonsouthflorida.com Staff – They weren’t kidding The Food! The Décor! The Ambience! Dozens of South Florida’s most celebrated and beloved Celebrity Chefs converged at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this past Friday, for the 20th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction to benefit the Ann Storck Center, one of Florida’s most respected non-profit organizations.

This was a not-be-missed showcase of South Florida’s best local chefs. Food connoisseurs and loyal attendees all agree that the Ann Storck Center’s Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction is one of the most outstanding fundraisers of its kind. And you could tell because there was an amazing turnout for this year’s culinary extravaganza.

One of the tastiest kick-off events of the season, The Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction featured the distinct and varied gourmet flavors of South Florida prepared by more than 20 elite talented chefs. Guests enjoyed classic cuisine and conversation at elegantly appointed tables with designated seating amidst imaginative and fanciful décor, including one-of-a-kind, hand embellished electric guitar centerpieces created by Ann Storck Center artists. These guitars could be purchased for $100, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Ann Storck Center.

Local restaurants included:

Abe & Louie’s

Aruba Beach Café

Bamboo Nohas

Blue Bell Creameries

Bob Roth’s New River

Casa D’Agenlo

Ceviche by the Sea

Chef Elis’a Catering



Hard Rock Café

Jimmie’s Chocolates

Kitchen 305

Martorano’s Restaurant

Mimi Ravioli

Oceans 234

Peter Pan Diner

Tastebuds Catering

Thasos Greek Taverna

The Sweet Girls Shop


Tokyo Blue

A unique live auction called “Bids for Kids” let guests make a difference by sponsoring a child attending the Ann Storck Center’s Preschool. If you missed this year’s event make surre to mark your calendar for next year. It’s definitely a don’t miss event.