On Saturday, April 26, 2014, South Florida executives, celebrities, and supporters of ending hunger will break bread together in an elegant banquet at Feeding South Florida’s™ first Ultimate Hunger Champion Awards Gala. Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
Hosted by Conrad Miami, the gala, in addition to bringing awareness to local hunger issues, honors participants of the Hunger Games, Feeding South Florida’s series of competitive events between corporations, which launched in January. Sport celebrities MMA star Will Brooks and Ruth Riley of the WNBA will be in attendance. As both athletes’ upbringings resonate with the organization’s mission, they are proud to support Feeding South Florida. Riley recently shot a new Feeding South Florida PSA, which will air later this year.
Guests can start off the gala festivities at a cocktail reception presented by Bacardi and snack on delicacies like Rock Shrimp Cocktail Shooters, Crisp Pork Belly with Apple and Celery Salsa, and Parmesan and Truffle Risotto Croquettes. At 7:30 p.m. diners will sit down for a four-course banquet featuring Lobster and Pink Grapefruit on Buckwheat Blinis, and Pan-Fried Snapper with Citrus Salsa, Sunblush Tomato Rice, Broccolini and Basil Aioli.
Awards to be presented at the banquet include the Ultimate Hunger Champion (Corporation). The winner will be decided upon tallying the number of points won by the corporation for winning and participating in competitions and posting sanctioned Feeding South Florida information on social media.
VIP guests will dance the night away at an After Party hosted by Blue Martini Brickell, featuring mouthwatering miniature desserts and Blue Martini’s signature drink. The evening also includes a silent auction and live entertainment presented by Mike Sipe Entertainment, Events & Production. Tickets to attend only the After Party are available for $50.
Sponsored by Conrad Miami, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Ascendo Resources; Mike Sipe Entertainment, Events & Productions; McDermott Will & Emery; Bacardi; Blue Martini; Acqua Panna & San Pellegrino. Tickets are $100 for GA (Cocktail Party and Awards Banquet), $225 VIP (Includes Cocktail Reception, Awards Banquet, VIP After-Party, Gift Bag and Valet Parking) and $50 After Party Admission.