imageThe Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Cuisine for Art fundraiser featured elected government officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters for an exciting and entertaining evening. Host Jessica Koussevitzky was on hand to mix and mingle with the honoree, celebrity waiters, and guests. It was such a beautiful evening we are already looking forward to next year

The evening began at 6 pm with a cocktail reception, in which wine, vodka, and beer are served while ticket buyers bid on fabulous silent auction items such as incredible vacation packages, beautiful gift baskets, and more.

Dinner began at 7 pm for more than 300 people with the “March of Celebrity Waiters,” followed by a three-course meal, musical entertainment, a live auction, and the presentation of this year’s honoree, WLRN radio host Ed Bell.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino was the presenting sponsor for Cuisine for Art.

This year’s Cuisine for Art featured special musical performances by 13-year-old singing sensation Julia Dale – the Miami Heat’s “good luck charm” – and classically trained electric violinist Randi Fishenfeld. Fantastic experiences, such as being “Sheriff for the Day,” a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, and a VIP California Wine Tour, were auctioned off in an exciting live auction.

Celebrity Waiters:

Elected Officials

State Rep. Joe Gibbons
State Rep. Shevrin “Shev” Jones
State Rep. Elaine Schwartz
Broward County Commissioner
Sue Gunzburger
City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober
Hollywood Vice Mayor Patty Asseff
Hollywood Commissioner Kevin Biederman
Hollywood Commissioner Dick Blattner
Hollywood Commissioner Traci Callari
Hollywood Commissioner Peter Hernandez
Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood

Community Leaders

John Benz, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer,
Memorial Healthcare System
Jacey Birch, WPLG Local 10 Anchor and Reporter
Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman
Victor Green, Promotions and Marketing Consultant, Wall2Wall Promotions
Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff
Kristi Krueger, WPLG Local 10 Anchor and Medical Specialist
Armando Leighton, CEO, CRS Jet Spares
Mike Long, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Kimberley Russell, Administrator, America’s Quality Care Services