Hosted by Resident Executive Chef Lee Bakley and Executive Chef Juan Montalvo, the Grand Tasting event took place on Saturday, November 11th, from 6-10 pm in the beautiful Boca Corporate Center and Campus (former IBM Headquarters), located at 5000 T-Rex Avenue. The area was transformed into a gastronomical global showcase featuring 6 World Culinary Regions and a Sweet Endings Village. The walkway was creatively decorated in representation of the regions and it was fun to see a lot of the chefs and their staff dressed in costumes.
|The Hungry Cuban|
Believe me when I tell you the place was packed! Besides the endless tables of delectable bites and the array of fine wines, there was also live entertainment and cooking demonstrations in an area called Kitchen Alley. Among the chefs we got to speak to was Chef Juan from The Hungry Cuban. After serving 28 years as a firefighter and paramedic captain for the city of Deerfield Beach, Chef Juan decided to follow his passion for cooking. He graduated from culinary school, used his extensive firehouse cooking background and started his paella company; bringing nutritious foods to his clients and cooking up tasty Paellas at catered events. I'll admit I mozied on down to his table a few times. The paella was finger licking good!
|Creating something delectable|
|NYY Steak in Seminole Casino|
|Candy's Cake Pops|