On Friday, April 10, CFHLA conducted its 29th Annual Hospitality Education Fundraiser, Bacchus Bash!

Importantly, this activity was action packed, featuring nearly 50 food and beverage vendors and 4 stages of continuous live entertainment at the Orlando Premium Outlets Mall at Vineland Ave.

Relating to numbers, Bacchus Bash attracted over 20,000 Attendees and CFHLA is proud to announce that over $120,000 was generated for Hospitality Education!

This is the fifth consecutive year that Bacchus Bash earned over $120,000.

2015 CFHLA BACCHUS BASH AWARDEES

BEST MENU ITEM:

FIRST PLACE
Chef Bill’s Award Winning Roasted Pig
The Alfond Inn

SECOND PLACE
Smoke Gouda Beef Short Rib
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

BEST ORIGINAL DRINK:

FIRST PLACE
Prickly Pear Margarita
CFHLA Food & Beverage Council

SECOND PLACE
Bee Keeper
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

BEST DESSERT ITEM:

FIRST PLACE
Chocolate Praline Crunch
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

SECOND PLACE
Fat Elvis
Brio Tuscan Grille

BEST PRESENTATION MENU ITEM

FIRST PLACE
Guadalajara Burrito Bowls & Rukus Juice
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

SECOND PLACE
Soy & Ginger Painted Pork
The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

BEST PRESENTATION ORIGINAL DRINK

FIRST PLACE
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot
CFHLA Vacation Rental Council

SECOND PLACE
Cathy’s Infused Pineapple
DoubleTree by Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort/
Embassy Suites Orlando I-Drive / Convention Center

BEST PRESENTATION DESSERT ITEM

FIRST PLACE
Chocolate Praline Crunch
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

SECOND PLACE
Fat Elvis
Brio Tuscan Grille

MOST CREATIVE BOOTH

FIRST PLACE
Mexican BBQ
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

SECOND PLACE
Carnivale
Paramount Hospitality Management:
Floridays Orlando Resort, Avanti Orlando Resort
and The Point Orlando Resort

The DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld’s Mexican BBQ Booth

MOST INTERACTIVE BOOTH

FIRST PLACE
Face Painting
CLC World Resorts & Hotels

SECOND PLACE
Casino
Brio Tuscan Grille

MOST MONEY GENERATED (FOOD)

FIRST PLACE
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

SECOND PLACE
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

MOST MONEY GENERATED (BEVERAGE)

FIRST PLACE
CFHLA Food & Beverage Council

SECOND PLACE
CFHLA Vacation Rental Council

The JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Booth including Former
CFHLA Chairman Jim Burns of the Grande Lakes Resort

CFHLA would like to thank the
2015 Bacchus Bash Host:
Orlando Premium Outlets® –
Vineland Ave

CFHLA would also like to thank the
2015 Bacchus Bash Judges:

Richard Bilbao
Orlando Business Journal

Katherine Nguyen
TastyChomps.com Food Blog

Ashley Nickell
Corporate Executive Chef

Allison Walker
News 13 – Orlando

CFHLA President / CEO Rich Maladecki with the Bacchus Bash Judges

CFHLA “salutes” and recognizes
the following Bacchus Bash
friends and supporters…

Bacchus Bash Committee:

Chairman:

John Parkinson
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort

Vice Chairs:

Stephanie Banks
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown

Bill Friedrich
Embassy Suites Orlando I-Drive / Convention Center

Rod O’Connor
Avanti Resort

Louis Robbins
Former CFHLA Chairman

CFHLA ARC Board Liaison:

Debra Ray
Church Street District

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