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May 22, 2013 - 16th Annual Cuisine for Art - benefits Art & Culture Center of Hollywood

Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Time: 6:00 PM

Beneficiary: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Honoree(s): Steven R. Becker, Exec. VP & Treasurer, Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc.

Presenting Sponsor(s): Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Co-Chair(s): Tracy Lyons, Jules Meyer, Susan Renneisen & Anna Smith

Executive Director: Joy A. Satterlee, APR

Committee Members: CO-CHAIRS: Tracy Lyons, Jules Meyer, Susan Renneisen & Anna Smith - AUCTION CHAIR: Tracy Lyons - AUCTION CO-CHAIR: Shelly Loos - Claudia Abad, Monique Durand, Kathy Hanley, Oscar Llorente, Vicki Lowe, Joy Satterlee & Asya Yanchinova

Libations: Southern Wine & Spirits

Catering: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Entertainment: Rock With U Entertainment & surprise appearance by the Sugar Hill Gang

Music: DJ Slim

Sponsors: PRESENTING: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - CHAMPAGNE: Southern Wine & Spirits - BORDEAUX: Becker & Poliakoff, Bitner Goodman & Florida Power & Light - BURGANDY: AutoNation, BBX Capital, Brown & Caldwell, Galleria Farms, Hazen & Sawyer, Memorial Regional Hospital, PNC Bank, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Eye on South Florida - "CELEBRITY WAITER" CHALLENGE SPONSORS: Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino & Seminole Paradise

Attendance: 325+

Special Thanks: Honoree: Steven Becker, Galleria - Mark Trouba & Melissa Milroy; Ross Bielejeski - Rock With U; Susan Renneisen, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Amanda Heyden, Special Events Manager; Mark Tascione, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; all Hard Rock staff who helped make this evening a success & all the Celebrity Waiters!

Event Coordinator: Joy Satterlee & co-chairs & committee members

Steering Committee: Celebrity Waiters – Elected Officials: Hon. Patricia Asseff, City of Hollywood ; Hon. Kevin Biederman, City of Hollywood Commissiioner; Hon. Richard Blattner, Vice Mayor, City of Hollywood; Hon. Peter Bober, Mayor, City of Hollywood; Hon. Joe Gibbons, Florida State Representative; Hon. Sue Gunzburger, Broward County Commissioner; Hon. Peter Hernandez, City of Hollywood Commissioner; Hon. Shevrin “Shev” Jones, Florida State Representative Hon. Elaine Schwartz, Florida State Representative; Hon. Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator; Celebrity Waiters – Community Leaders - John Benz, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System; Vivian Gonzalez, WSVN-Channel 7 Morning Meteorologist; Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman; Deborah Kerr, Broward Cultural Council Chair; Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff/Chair, Broward County Film Society/FLIFF; Jarett Levan, President, BBX; Capital/Chair, Business for the Arts Broward Jason Martinez, Morning and Noon News Anchor, WPLG Local 10; Pat Mason, CEO/President, Sun Credit Union/Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President; Lisa Scott-Founds, President and CEO, Winterfest, Inc.& Josh Vajda, Director of Inside Sales, AutoNation

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino,

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

Cuisine for Art Fund-Raiser Raises More Than $48,000

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood raised more than $48,000 at its 16th Annual Cuisine for Art fund-raiser, which was held
Wednesday, May  22 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

More than 325 people attended this event, which honored Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc.’s Steven R. Becker for his contributions to South Florida. Attendees were served by 19 celebrity waiters that included government officials and community leaders.

Cuisine for Art Event co-chairs were Jules Meyer, Susan Renneisen, and Anna Smith. Auction Chair was Tracy Lyons and Auction Co-Chair was Shelly Loos.

The party kicked off at 6 p.m. with wine and vodka cocktails, courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits. Following was a sit-down dinner featuring petite filet mignon and roasted salmon; an awards presentation; a silent and live auction of one-of-a-kind items; a raffle for prizes; a celebrity waiter challenge; and entertainment by legendary jazz musician Joe Donato, singer Katie Lane, Rock With U, and a “surprise” performance by The Sugarhill Gang!

Presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, event sponsors included AutoNation; Becker & Poliakoff; Bitner Goodman; BBX Capital Corp.; Brown & Caldwell; Florida Power & Light; Galleria Farms; The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale; Hazen and Sawyer; Memorial Regional Hospital; PNC Bank; Seminole Paradise; Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.; and The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.



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