Culinary Creations Dinner To Support Quantum House

The American Culinary Federation’s Palm Beach County Chefs Association will host the 15th annual Culinary Creations dinner on Monday, June 2 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

This spectacular dish-centric dinner, inspired by some of the region’s most talented chefs, will benefit the Quantum House and the Palm Beach County Chefs in Distress Endowment Fund.

Chaired by Jeff Simms, executive chef of banquets at the Breakers and 2013 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival featured chef, Culinary Creations celebrates the extraordinary talents of some of the finest chefs in South Florida.

Different from other food and wine events in Palm Beach County, guests can expect the complete package, beginning with a champagne reception featuring delectable hors d’oeuvres. The “foodie” themed evening flows into a silent auction, where guests can bid on private chef dinners, wine tastings and other items.

The once-in-a-lifetime dinner also features four courses served round-robin style. Guests have the opportunity to experience a dish from each of the 25 chefs, such as Porcini and Pancetta Stuffed Artichoke with Tomato Confit, Mango Barbeque Braised Short Rib & Jamaican Jerk Shrimp, Pancetta-Wrapped Veal Tenderloin Milanese Gremolata and Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Tart.

Some of the participating clubs and restaurants include Boca Grove, the Breakers Palm Beach, Echo Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago and Café L’Europe.

The diners will leave with a full stomach and a full heart, because 100 percent of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the two deserving charities.

“The chefs do an astounding job highlighting their talents and Quantum House is honored to be part of this fantastic event,” Quantum House Executive Director Robi Jurney said. “You’ll never have a chance to have all of these award-winning chefs under one roof preparing such a gourmet feast.”

Tickets are on sale now with just a handful left. General tickets are $150 per person, or $1,250 per table of ten. VIP tickets are $175 per person. Tickets can be purchased at

ABOVE: Breakers Palm Beach Executive Chef of Banquets Jeff Simms with Quantum House President Julie Warren Criser.