This year’s event was chaired by Jim Norton, who is the former president of the Rotary Club of Weston. The event raised over $35,000 for many different causes near and dear.
The Rotary Club of Weston Food & Wine Festival supports a variety of local, national and international charities including Haiti Earthquake Support Relief, Kids in Distress, Honor Flight South Florida and the Rotary Club of Weston Charitable Foundation.
Chef Paul Aceto, Arlene Borenstein-Zuluaga, Jim Norton
This inaugural event couldn’t have been more successful. Norton stated, “The inaugural Rotary Club of Weston Food & Wine Festival was a huge success, and we could not be prouder of the funds we raised for our community and those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti.”
The event featured over 20 local, talented chefs, food artisans, culinary personalities and local wine producers. In addition, the event was supported by many local restaurants including Lucille’s American Cafe, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Zona Blu, La Toretta, Hooters of Weston, Angelo Elia, Spartan Gyros, Ceviche Arigato, Cleveland’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and more. Event-goers indulged in delicious food and cocktails from the vendors.
The Rotary Club of Weston emphasizes the importance of youth and families in need through events, volunteering, organizational resources and more. They are committed to providing individuals with the adequate education, scholarship and learning development that they need. The Rotary Club of Weston was included in the event’s charitable donations.
This first event was just the start of an amazing opportunity and for the future of The Rotary Club of Weston.