Bacchus Bash 2013 – Winners and Recap

Bacchus Bash 2013 – Winners and Recap

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On Friday, April 5th at the Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Road in Orlando, The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association hosted its Bacchus Bash – a community-wide “street party”.

It featured more than 70 different booths selling sample size portions of their gourmet foods and specialty drinks from premier hotels and restaurants. I, along with Chef Emily Ellyn and Chef Dawn Viola were honored to be chosen as judges for the Bacchus Bash tasting competition.

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The Bacchus Bash judges with CFHLA President/CEO Rich Maladecki

All proceeds raised at Bacchus Bash benefit the CFHLA’s Foundation a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization established to provide scholarships and grants to area hospitality students and schools. Since 2005, the CFHLA Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in Student Scholarships and $128,000 in School Grants!

This year, according to estimates, over $120,000 was raised at the event!

Below is the list of winners:
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FIRST PLACE FOOD
Florida Technical College
Pork Baby Back Ribs with African FuFu, Sweet and Spicy Jack Daniels Sauce and Macerated Dried Fruits

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SECOND PLACE FOOD
Bohemian Hotel Celebration / Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando Grilled Alligator Sausage with Sour Orange & Tomato Vinaigrette

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FIRST PLACE BEVERAGE
Crimson Tavern at Orlando Airport Marriott Old Copper Still

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SECOND PLACE BEVERAGE
CFHLA Food & Beverage Council 4 Orange Muse Blast

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FIRST PLACE DESSERT
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar Chocolate Butterscotch Cups

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SECOND PLACE DESSERT
Marriott’s Grande Vista “Nicks Grill” Faldo’s Foster

FIRST PLACE BEST PRESENTATION – FOOD
Florida Technical College
Pork Baby Back Ribs with African FuFu, Sweet and Spicy Jack Daniels Sauce and Macerated Dried Fruits

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SECOND PLACE BEST PRESENTATION – FOOD
Orlando World Center Marriott Siro Burger

FIRST PLACE BEST PRESENTATION – BEVERAGE
Bohemian Hotel Celebration / Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando Citrus Infused Sangria

SECOND PLACE BEST PRESENTATION – BEVERAGE
Villas of Grand Cypress Nine18ni

FIRST PLACE BEST PRESENTATION – DESSERT
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar Chocolate Butterscotch Cups

SECOND PLACE BEST PRESENTATION – DESSERT
Marriott’s Grande Vista “Nicks Grill” Faldo’s Foster

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MOST MONEY GENERATED – FOOD
Orlando World Center Marriott

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MOST MONEY GENERATED – BEVERAGE
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

MOST CREATIVE BOOTH – FIRST PLACE
Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group

MOST CREATIVE BOOTH – SECOND PLACE
CFHLA Engineers Council

MOST INTERACTIVE BOOTH – FIRST PLACE
Paramount Hospitality Group

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MOST INTERACTIVE BOOTH – SECOND PLACE
Orlando World Center Marriott

More photos from the event:

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