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Alfond Inn’s Annual 5 C Event is March 12

Written By Scott Joseph On March 3, 2017


I hope you’ll join me on Sunday, March 12, for the annual 5C event at the Alfond Inn at Rollins College. The long title is 5 Chefs, 5 Course, 5 Charities.

I always look at this event as the heralding of spring in Central Florida. The family style dinner is served in the Inn’s lovely courtyard at long tables. It’s always wonderful conversation and wonderful camraderie. (They should add those to the other C’s.)

And it’s of course wonderful food (chow?). And this year you can say that you’ve been served by a James Beard Award nominee for best chef in the South as Kathleen Blake is one of the five chefs who will be preparing the dinner.

Joining Blake will be Kevin Fonzo, K Restaurant Wine Bar; Greg Richie, Soco and Baoery; Jason Klingensmith; Alfond Inn; and Henry Salgado, formerly of Spanish River Grill and Txokos Basque Kitchen. Maybe you can ask him about his exciting new restaurant project.

Hey, wait a minute — maybe I’ll ask him. I’ve been given the honor of serving as the master of ceremonies, so I’ll be there to lead us through the dinner.(I’m thinking of stealing Jimmy Kimmel’s stint from the Oscars and having a tour bus drop off its unsuspecting passengers to see how gourmets eat.)

The other C is for Charity. Each chef has selected a favorite charity to receive a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales.

Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased here. It’s a long table but there is limited seating, so secure your place now. Included in the evening are live music and a cocktail reception.

The reception kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with dinner seating at 6:30. The Alfond Inn is at 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park.

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