Foodies Converge At This Year’s FRLA-Palm Beach EATS


2018EATSlogoIn caflightimagese you missed it, this just happened- 12 local restaurants and farms came together to create a culinary showcase all in support of education for the next generation of hospitality and culinary students in Palm Beach County. What does EATS stand for? (Education, Agriculture, Together, Showcase)  0E5A4966

Some of the best restaurants in Palm Beach came out to create and support the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association at the EATS event hosted under the stars at the West Palm Beach Hilton. Chef’s from The Regional, Eau Palm Beach, Harvest Seasonal Grill, The Blend Bistro, Echo at the Breakers and more joined forces to create mini-masterpieces with fresh produce from local farmers.

Cafe Chardonnay paired with Kai Kai Farms to create a Crab Crusted Golden Tilefish with a Vegetable Ragout of Spring Onions, Kale, Yellow Beans, Happy Rich Broccoli and Black Eyed Peas. Okeechobee Steakhouse was alongside Localecopia Marketplace & Monterey Mushrooms with a delicious Grilled Sirloin of Beef, Three Potato Cake and Mixed Mushroom Medley Braised in Cognac.0E5A4820

Pistache French Bistro worked with Spivey Farms/ Roe & Sons to create a Slow Orange & Almond Cake with a Local Berry Compote. Fruit compote

 Over 200 hospitality industry professionals, friends, teachers, students and foodies converged on Friday night in the open air lawn of the West Palm Beach Hilton to enjoy great food, fun and some amazing auction prizes.

The ProStart and HTMP students from Palm Beach area high schools participated by serving, hosting and welcoming guests. FAU professors, students and alumni also took part in the fun by working various stations, assisting with photography and the auction. Florida’s top two industries are Tourism and Agriculture. This powerful collaboration has unlimited potential to grow into a signature event for Palm Beach County. Florida has 112 million visitors a year and in 2016 they spent $111 billion in our state. The Agriculture industry employees over 2 million people and contributes $104 billion to the state’s economy. Look for a bigger and better EATS event next year. We hope to see you there! 

Student Chefs ProStart

Student Chefs ProStart