25TH ANNUAL CUISINE FOR ART
May 25, 2023
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood celebrated its 25th Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and supported by the Windhover Foundation. The annual event took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Thursday, May 25. The event netted over $106,000 for the Center’s arts programs.
This year’s honoree was Board of Trustees Secretary Misty Weinger of Kofsky Weinger, PA. Over 400 guests attended this year’s soiree and enjoyed a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner and live entertainment.
Cuisine for Art featured 23 elected officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters during an exciting and entertaining evening. Guests enjoyed complimentary wine, beer, vodka and rum cocktails, a three-course dinner, and live entertainment by Ilan Tarrab and Divas Through the Decades. This year’s fundraiser also included a guest appearance by best-selling author and 2019 Cuisine for Art Honoree Dave Barry.
“We’re exceptionally proud that our 25th Annual Cuisine for Art Fundraiser was the largest and most successful fundraiser to date. We are thankful of all our generous sponsors, donors, Celebrity Waiters, and guests,” said Joy Satterlee, Executive Director of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. “This engaging night happened due to so many organizations and individuals support as well as the dedication to the Center from our staff, volunteers, and our amazing chairs, Susan Renneisen, Jules Meyer and Anna Smith.”
Elected Government Officials with Jurisdiction over the City of Hollywood
Hon. Lauren Book, Florida State Senator
Hon. Jason Pizzo, Florida State Senator
Hon. Hillary Cassel, Florida State Representative
Hon. Marie Woodson, Florida State Representative
Hon. Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner
Hon. Josh Levy, City of Hollywood Mayor
Hon. Adam Gruber, City of Hollywood Vice Mayor
Hon. Kevin Biederman,City of Hollywood Commissioner
Hon. Traci Callari, City of Hollywood Commissioner
Hon. Idelma Quintana, City of Hollywood Commissioner
Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser
Debbi Hixon, Broward County School Board member, at-large
Anthony Billisi, Pastry Chef, Mimi's Ravioli
Jacey Birch, Anchor/animal advocate,WPLG Local 10
Tim Curtin, Executive Director of Community Services, Memorial Healthcare System
Todd Delmay, Executive Director, SMARTRide
Phil Dunlap, Broward Cultural Division Director
Michael Goodman, President/Founder,Goodman Public Relations
John Mabry, Portfolio Director/Enterprise Development, AutoNation, Inc.
Jules Meyer, Event Co-Chair & Founder/President, PR Pageant Coaches
Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager, Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Ben Wesley, Senior External Affairs Manager, FPL; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Board Chair
Julie Williamson-Bresset, Senior Vice President/Private Client Advisor Bank of America Private Bank
25th Annual Cuisine for Art Honoree
Misty Weinger, CPA, CFF, CVA is a long-time Board member and engaged donor of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. She is the Senior Partner/Shareholder at Kofsky Weinger, PA, and is managing partner forthe firm’s tax practice.
Ms. Weinger joined the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s Board of Trustees over 20 years ago (2002) and continues to serve on the Board today. She served as Board Chair from October 2015 through September 2018. Ms. Weinger currently serves in leadership roles -- Board Secretary, the Executive Committee, the Finance/Audit Committee, and the Board Governance/Nominating Committee.
The South Florida native was instrumental in contributing funds to determine the feasibility of creating a new Arts Education building on the Center’s 1.3-acre campus back in 2013 (architectural plans as well as permits have since been completed to make this a reality). In addition, she is a regular donor to the Center, performs advocacy efforts, and attends all the fundraisers and most of the Center’s exhibition openings and Education Department’s students’ performances.
In addition to her involvement with the Center she is active in the local community to benefit special needs children.
Ms. Weinger won the Florida Association of Museum’s statewide annual award in 2018 as “Outstanding Trustee;” was nominated as the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) “Women to Watch;” was recently inducted in the Daughters of the American Revolution; serves on the Community Foundation of Broward’s Professional Advisors Council; and is a member of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the FICPA.
Prior to joining Kofsky Weinger, PA, Ms. Weinger worked for three years with the John S. Bush, CPA firm in Plantation. She has over 20 years of experience as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and holds certifications from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) and from the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts as a CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics). She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance at the University of Florida. She subsequently completed post-graduate courses at Florida Atlantic University requisite for achieving her certification as a CPA in Florida.
Ms. Weinger embodies the phrase – Model Board member.
DAVE BARRY - 19th Annual Cuisine for Art Honoree
Dave Barry, the Center’s Cuisine for Art 2019 honoree, is an award-winning author and humor columnist. For many years, he wrote a syndicated newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the US and abroad. In 1988, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary while at The Miami Herald. One of Barry’s columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” every year on September 19. He also was awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2005).
Barry has written more than 30 books, with his most recent novel published by Simon and Schuster, Swamp Story.
"Before you open this book, ask yourself one important question: How hard do I want to laugh? Because (a) it’s Dave Barry, and (b) it’s Dave Freaking Barry. Of course, Swamp Story is about greed, fraud, and viral fame, but there are also big-ass reptiles to keep the sketchiest characters on their toes. Everything that happens in this wild novel could easily happen in South Florida, and probably will. Read it here first. Dave’s version is always the funniest." — Carl Hiaasen
Barry’s other books, include “Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog.” Two of Barry’s books were the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave’s World, which aired from 1993 to 1997. Along with Ridley Pearson, Barry wrote the bestselling Starcatchers series of young-adult novels, one of which was adapted as the Tony-award winning Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher.
Barry lives in Miami (he really likes it the despite what people say) with his family and their dog.
ILAN TARRAB BIO – COCKTAIL RECEPTION SINGER
Ilan is a 17-year-old born and raised in Hollywood Fl who loves to sing oldies. A student at South Broward High School, Ilan has been entertaining at local restaurants since he was 14. Ilan, who won Tri-Rail’s South Florida Kids Got Talent competition in 2022, received Superior for his Solo Performance, Large Group Performance, and One Act at the Florida State thespians.
Ilan also sang the National Anthem at the National Polo Center
2023 USPA Gold Cup Final.
DIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES is a musical tribute to the most dynamic female vocalists in American pop history, featuring songs from the 40’s, through today’s current hits. The show features music made famous by various Divas including Tina Turner, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Beyonce, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and many more.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
Thank you to all the Auction Item Donors!
14 N Daiquiri Bar| Dania Improv
Beauty of Wax
Billy’s Stone Crab
Bob Roth’s New River Groves
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Bonnet House Museum
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Broward County Film Society
Capone’s Flicker Lite Bar and Pizza
Cast Hair Salon
Chef Marco Café
Club at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort
Cooper's Hawk Dania Pointe
Danik Med Spa
Designs by Dini
Diplomat Beach Resort
Don & LuRu Rudawsky
Drew James Salon
Duffy’s Sports Grill
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
Hollywood Fire Rescue & Beach Safety
Hollywood Historical Society
Hollywood Hot Glass
International College Counselors
Island City Stage
Laurate Key West
Lee’s Locksmith & Bicycles
Live with Kelly and Mark
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Marriot Hollywood Beach
Michelle Lambert Spa
Mickey Byrne's Irish Pub
Morningstar Jewelers & Pawnbrokers
Museum of Discovery & Science
NSU Art Museum
Old Davie School Historical Museum
Papa’s Raw Bar
PRP Wine International / South Florida
Rossitto’s Italian Gourmet Market & Eatery
Seminole Hard Rock
Shenanigans Sports Pub
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Stop Being Lazy B**ch Athleisure
Symphony of the Americas
Turnberry Isle Country Club
Jules Meyer, Event Co-Chair
Susan Renneisen, Event Co-Chair
Anna Smith, Event Co-Chair
Tracy Lyons Cenami
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez