Place of Hope Announces New Dining Series, "Cellar & Chef"


(L-R) Back Row: Andrew Travieso – Table 26 General Manager; Edward Schmidt - Table 26 Owner; Ozzie Medeiros - Table 26 Owner; Charles Bender – Place of Hope Executive Director; Matthew O'Connor - Table 26 Service Manager; Chef Joe Ferro - Executive Chef

(L-R) Front Row: Donna Schack – Table 26 Matire'd; Jamie Bond – Place of Hope Advancement Associate; Marta Encarnación - Pastry Chef

WHAT: Place of Hope is proud to partner with some of the county’s most respected dining establishments for its Dine for Hope “Cellar & Chef” event series, which raises money for area foster youth.

The “Cellar & Chef” event series gives patrons an opportunity to enjoy an artfully crafted, three- or four-course dinner paired with exquisite varietals, while directly benefiting children at Place of Hope. Funds raised are used to purchase school supplies, clothing, recreational equipment and more for youth who reside under the 24-7 care of Place of Hope foster parents and staff.

The upcoming “Cellar & Chef” events are:

-       July 14 – BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Gardens Mall

o   6:30 p.m.; $100 per person, all-inclusive. Evening will feature a four-course meal created by BRIO’s Chef Yvon Coty and paired with varietals from California, Chile and Italy.

o   BRIO at The Gardens Mall is located at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. The 7,500-square-foot restaurant has indoor seating for 300 guests and al fresco dining for 50 on its outdoor terrace. Hours of operation are:  Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

-       August 18 – Nick & Johnnie’s Palm Beach

o   6:30 p.m.; $90 per person.

o   Visit for more details.

-       September 14 – Table 26

o   6:30 p.m.; $180 plus gratuity and tax. Evening will feature a four-course meal created by Table 26’s Chef Joe Ferro and paired with selections from Flowers and Quintessa Wineries, along with live entertainment, a raffle, silent auction and dancing. All proceeds benefit Place of Hope.

o   Table 26 is located at 1700 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Table 26 is a neighborhood restaurant specializing in global cuisine served in a sophisticated, casual setting. Providing daily dinner service, a full-service bar, and complimentary valet, Table 26 has been serving the West Palm Beach community since 2012. Table 26 is open for dinner Monday – Sunday from 5pm – 10pm. For more information, visit or call 561-855-2660.

Dine for Hope is bringing philanthropy to the dining table, empowering the community to give back locally and support more than 220 children and young adults in Place of Hope’s daily care. Dine for Hope allows supporters to dine today to give hope for tomorrow

TICKETS: To purchase tickets, visit

 or contact Jamie Bond at 561.775.7195; Tickets are limited.

ABOUT: Place of Hope ( was named one of “11 Top-Rated Charities That Changed The World in 2014” by Charity Navigator (America’s largest independent charity evaluator) and The Huffington Post. It is a faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization that provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. To learn more about the programs and services, visit

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