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August 22, 2011 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County's Kabuki "Celebrity" Cook-off

Where: Benihana Fort Lauderdale

When: Monday, August 22, 2011

Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County

Mistress of Ceremonies: Ana Cedeno

Master of Ceremonies: Doug Jones

President(s): Ana Cedano

Event Coordinator: Lisa Lachs and the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino,

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD "KABUKI CELEBRITY CHEF COOK OFF" took place @ Benihana Ft Lauderdale on Monday, August 22, 2011 raising over $20,000.00 for their mission.

Fourteen amazing "celebrity chefs" sliced and diced, tossed shrimp tails and created smoking volcanos from onions, as judges observed their skills and determined the winners of the coveted awards.

Table Sponsors Award winners were:

Ana Vento (Captain Ana), BB&T /Lacy Brisson (Table Host) GEISHA AWARD!

Margaux Parento (Wondor Women), 6 DEGREES (Table Host) KABUKI AWARD

Mitchell Pagerey (Hey mon, Mitch), MORGAN STANLEY (Table Host) GOLDEN TIP AWARD

Lenny Chesal (Rockin' Out Lenny), BOARD (Table Host) TAIKO AWARD

Spero Canton (Jungle Jim), COMCAST (Table Host) SUMO AWARD

Marc Cannon (Greasball), AUTONATION (Table Host) SAMAURI AWARD

Joshua Greenberger/Adam Covit (Dynamic Dealers), SCG & ASSOCIATES (Table Host) KABUKI ROOKIE AWARD

Other Table Sponsors and Celebrity Chefs;

Dolphins, Celebrity Chef Shawn Wooden; Sixth Star, Celebrity Chef Eric Lachs (Parrot Head); Publix, Kim Jaeger (Queen); LG Capital, David Leib (a.k.a. the Wrench); Board, Ellen Weintraub (Pirate Princess), LXR, Chris Tapper (Billy Bob') & Marketing Matters, Scott Leith (Thurston Howell III).

Celebrity Chefs were assisted by the amazing chefs from Benihanas, helping them to develop their skills.  Rock Saki was the special drink at the tables, and Celebrity Chefs worked hard for tips, all for a good cause.

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