MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Education Fund's Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insurance celebrated a major milestone for the Wells Fargo-sponsored Teach-A-Thon, raising more than $500,000 as of this year for local schools.
The Taste of Education on Feb. 8 also celebrated the 215 volunteers in The Education Fund's (EducationFund.org) 2017 Teach-A-Thon, which fosters awareness about the teaching profession while raising money for public school classrooms. Each volunteer teamed up with a Miami-Dade County school teacher to prepare a lesson and deliver it to energetic students.
Hundreds of business leaders enjoyed the gastronomic talents of 30 culinary teams from 16 Miami-Dade County public high schools at the third annual Taste of Education. A panel of local chefs and culinary entrepreneurs judged the competition and awarded $22,000 to culinary programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The top winners are:
- Best in Show, Tiramisu Shots, G. Holmes Braddock Senior High
- People's Choice Award, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Miami Northwestern Senior High
- 1st Place Vegetarian, Fresh Asparagus and Roasted Pepper Napoleons, Robert Morgan Educational Center
- 1st Place Seafood, Corn Cakes with Shrimp Creole, Coral Gables Senior High
- 1st Place Meat/Poultry, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High
- 1st Place Dessert, Tiramisu Shots, G. Holmes Braddock Senior High
Also honored at the Taste were top companies including Wells Fargo, Assurant, Sapoznik Insurance, the Miami Marlins, Pinnacle Housing Group, and World Fuel Services. Executives honored included Wells Fargo Region President Hector Ponte, Sapoznik Insurance CEO Rachel Sapoznik, Jackson Health Vice President Matt Pinzur, Baptist Health South Florida's EVP Joe Natoli, Stearns Weaver Miller Partner Darrell Payne, Kaufman Rossin Principal Nick Tootle & Humana Director Jackie Martinez-Sancho.
The Taste was made possible by Wells Fargo; Miami Marlins; Assurant; Pinnacle Housing Group; TD Bank; Ocean Bank; World Fuel Services; Florida City Gas; South Florida Business Journal; All Florida Paper; MDCPS's Office of Career and Technical Education; Biscayne Bay Brewing Company; and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.
About The Education Fund
The Education Fund brings innovation to local public schools, informs the community about public education, and encourages private sector investment in public education. The Education Fund has won numerous awards for its work, including the Greater Miami Chamber's NOVO Award and the Blue Foundation's Sapphire Award. EducationFund.org.
Contact: Patricia Maldonado
SOURCE The Education Fund