The Festival will gather a diverse collection of 30 of Brevard’s most renowned chefs to prepare food samples from their establishments paired with a selection of wines selected by discerning sommeliers.
This number of featured restaurants is up from the 13 who participated last year, and the wines chosen for the 2011 event have been whittled down to a mixture of four stellar red and white vintages. Legendary music group America, who are currently on tour as part of their 40th anniversary, will round off the day’s events with a live concert in the Park.
Proceeds from this year’s Festival will benefit the Children’s Home Society of Florida and Junior Achievement of the Space Coast, two charities that have always been close to Craig Technologies, Inc. CEO and Festival presenter Carol Craig’s heart.
Craig has long been involved with both charities, and Festival co-director Tony Hernandez III can attest to both organizations’ importance to the community. “As an attorney who practices family law and who has dealt with the Children’s Home Society,” says Hernandez, “I’ve found them to be very proactive in preventing child abuse… And that’s extremely important, because police officers are really not in the preventive business; they usually get involved after the fact. CHS is there before it happens, providing teaching, monitoring, counseling, and many other services to prevent abuse and neglect on all fronts.”
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