Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Announces the List of Celebrity Waiters for 2018 Cuisine for Art Fundraiser

The Mayor of Broward County, the Mayor of Hollywood and just about the entire Hollywood Commission will be among the celebrities donning waiters’ aprons and taking your orders at Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s 21st Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser, taking place in the newly constructed Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on the evening of April 26.  The Center will be the first nonprofit to have an event in this new space!

Cuisine for Art will feature elected officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters during a sure-to-be-enjoyable evening which will include a three-course dinner, complimentary wine, beer, and vodka cocktails, live entertainment, and an awards presentation.

Honoree Ina Lee

This year’s honoree is Ina Lee, the owner of TravelHost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

The lineup of celebrity servers scheduled for the event are:

Elected Government Officials
Hon. Gary Farmer, Florida State Senator
Hon. Joseph “Joe” Geller, Florida State Representative
Hon. Evan Jenne, Florida State Representative
Hon. Shevin “Shev” Jones, Florida State Representative
Hon. Quentin “Beam” Furr, Broward County Mayor
Hon. Josh Levy, City of Hollywood Mayor
Hon. Debra Case, Hollywood Vice Mayor
Hon. Kevin Biederman, Hollywood Commissioner
Hon. Richard “Dick” Blattner, Hollywood Commissioner
Hon. Traci Callari, Hollywood Commissioner
Hon. Peter Hernandez, Hollywood Commissioner
Hon. Linda Sherwood, Hollywood Commissioner
Hon. Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser

Community Leaders
Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Vice President – Advancement & Community Relations, Nova Southeastern  University
Jacey Birch, Anchor/Animal Advocate, Local 10 News
Anthony Billisi, Pastry Chef, Mimi’s Ravioli
Tim Curtin, MBA, MSC, CAP, Administrative Director-Community Services, Memorial Healthcare System
Sara Lavenka, Senior Loan Originator, Mortgage Masters, Inc.
Melissa Milroy, CMD, Senior Marketing Manager, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tom Mullin, Vice President of Casino Marketing, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The entertainment should be loads of fun and will feature the Dale Powers Band; vocalist Maria DeCrescenzo, and back by popular demand, Michael Dean, who will delight the crowd with a special tribute performance as Cher. In addition, the Center will feature Rock With U Entertainment Emcee Ross, and DJ Slim Rock!

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. Donations are always welcome from all members of the community who wish to support the work of the Center.

The 21st Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser is being held on Thursday, April 26, at the Hard Rock Event Center at the
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Cocktails and auction begin at 6:30 pm, with dinner, entertainment, and the awards presentation following at 7:30. The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is located at 1650 Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood, FL 33020.  Its phone number is 954 921 3274, and its website is

Click Here for more Information regarding the event or the Center.  Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available as of this writing.


Author: Amanda Jones
Author: Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones specializes in social media marketing. She holds a Master's degree in Social Media Management from the University of Florida and a Social Media Professional Certificate from the University of Miami.


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