Arc Broward’s Delish 2017 Presented by PNC Bank Raises More Than $175,000 to Support Their Mission of Changing Perspectives, Changing Lives


Arc Broward, a non-profit organization that provides job training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and life challenges, raised more than $175,000 at Arc Broward’s Delish 2017 presented by PNC Bank. The proceeds benefit Arc Culinary, which provides culinary training and job placement assistance for people with disabilities and life challenges. 

More than 500 guests enjoyed a South Florida culinary experience featuring the top restaurants in South Florida at the Gallery of Amazing Things on Thursday, May 4th. The evening’s festivities were emceed by the voice of the Miami Heat, Dale McLean, who was joined by Arc Broward Delish Co-chairs: Heather Geronemus of Ultimate Software, Michelle Martinez Reyes of Greenspoon Marder, and Kristina West of PNC Bank.


Culinary Judges for the evening included Scott DeNight, National Sales Director for Badia Spices; Mike Mayo, Food Editor of The Sun Sentinel and Julie Guy, host of 101.5 LITE FM. The Mayersohn Family South Florida Best Chef Award was awarded to Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean. The Fan Favorite of the night chosen by guests at the event was awarded to Chef Josh Del Sesto of Canyon Southwest Cafe, who was also was awarded the Greenspoon Marder Facebook Fan Favorite Award.


The Arc Broward Student Chef of the Year Award was presented to Matthew Senat for his passion for the culinary arts, perseverance and excellent performance over the past year.
Participating restaurants included: 3030 Ocean, Valentino Cucina Italiana, Canyon, The Capital Grille, Hardy Park Bistro, Wild Sea Oyster Bar, Artisan Beach House, SuViche, and Grille 401. In addition, Riverside Market hosted a Beer Garden while Crepe Maker, Wells Coffee and Hoffman’s Chocolates provided desserts and coffee.
Additional sponsors for this event include: PNC Bank, Publix Super Market Charities, Ultimate Software, Greenspoon Marder, Tim Singer and Associates, The Mayersohn Family, Daszkal Bolton LLP, Marsh & McLennan Agency, WBS Technologies, LaCroix, Dr. Heidi Schaeffer and Baron Schaeffer, The Estate of Rosemary Duffy Larson, MBAF, Bank of America, Tripp Scott, Holland & Knight, The Eppy Group, Gary L. Arenson, C&F Electric, Carolyn Davis and Ned Black, Eaton Financial Group, Cheryl Duke, Steamhorse Brewing Co., Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, SunTrust Bank, Cocktails for Humanity, Breakthru Beverage, William Hill, New Amsterdam, Cocktails for Humanity, Dickenson Wright PLLC, Stonegate Bank, Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs and Adair LLP, City Furniture, Project Rainbow,Albert and Beatriz Miniaci, Vedgee Wraps, Special Needs Group, Stella Artois, AFR Furniture, Atlas Rentals, William Hill, New Amsterdam, Badia Spices, HillBilly Bourbon and Gold Coast.

Worthy Reads Jenny Han


Photographer Adam Krause

Author Jenny Han has created a realistically flawed yet lovable trio of sisters in her To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series. The Song girls are part of a half-Korean family who work hard to support one another after their mother’s death. Lara Jean, the middle sister and the dreamiest of the Song girls, handwrites letters, bakes cookies, and is knee deep in making complicated life decisions as her senior year unfolds. Jenny will be stopping in Miami for her book tour on May 3rd at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 7 p.m. 
We normally ask everyone that we feature to finish this statement: “I am worthy because
  I am worthy because we all are.

What can your readers expect from your new work

Baked goods! There is a lot of stress baking in this book—taken straight from the pages of my own life! I bake when I get stressed. I was stressed while writing this book so it was all very meta.
What was the creative process like for your new book? Did you enjoy bringing the series to a close or was it bittersweet? Did this one take more time?

 I thought there were only going to be two books in this series, so this just feels like bonus to me. One last round with my favorite girl!
 What would you say contributed to the success of this series?

 I think maybe because it’s set in the present time, but the main character is old-fashioned in a lot of ways. She’s romantic and dreamy and she loves home and family. She’s kind of a throwback, but at the same time, she’s quite modern.

 What advice would you give to someone about pursuing their dreams

I would say, be a little sponge and soak up as much information as you can from those around you. Be humble, be willing to listen.

 What are two facts about you that your readers don’t know that you are comfortable with sharing? 
I’m a very competitive game player—Scrabble, Scattergories, you name it. And, the 90s is my favorite decade.
 What are you currently reading? What is your favorite novel of all time

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

 Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share that are coming up after your tour or during your tour? 

It’s too soon to tell. I always have a million ideas, so I think my plan is to start as many as possible and keep going until one chooses me.