Join us for a unique celebration of life's most vibrant moments
SATURDAY, APRIL 29th, 2023
6:00pm VIP Reception
7:00pm Main Event
Riverfront Events at the Hyatt Wilmington
760 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE
100% of proceeds benefit Children & Families First
NEW Venue! Riverfront Events at the Hyatt Wilmington
Enjoy the ambiance as you mingle freely from a beautiful ballroom to an outdoor space, complete with firepits and scenic riverfront views of the Christina River.
NEW VIP Reception! Tapas Throwdown
Feast your eyes on two well-known chefs engaged in a live cook-off as you indulge in tastings perfectly paired with Spanish wines while the judges declare the victor!
Shop original, one-of-a-kind works, in a variety of medium, from talented local artists, knowing 25% of all on-site sales are being donated to Children & Families First.
Taste the exquisite flavors of Spanish cuisine as high school students from Delaware's top culinary programs prepare and serve an array of small bites at culinary stations.
Immersive Live Art
Delight in the vibrant culture of Spanish life with live entertainment ranging from dancers to musicians, poets to portrait perfect backdrops, ice sculptures, and more!
Indulge in artisan themed cocktails, craft beers, and wines, including a selection of specially chosen Spanish wines.
EXPANDED! Silent Auction
Partake in the opportunity to win from the more than 20 high-end items and experiences + a new wine pull wall!
Guests will have the unique opportunity to watch a high-energy, entertainment-filled live cook-off between two respected Delaware chefs, while savoring each chef’s creations, as they sip from a selection of authentic Spanish wines - before casting their vote to determine the battle's final victor!
Who Is Cooking?
Chef Robbie Jester, owner of Pizzeria Mariana and In Jest Events - whose recent accolades include winning Netflix’s Pressure Cooker and Delaware News Journal's 2023 Most Influential People in Food & Dining - will go head to head with Chef Juan Manuel Aguiñaga, owner of Ole Tapas, equally renowned for his authentic Spanish cuisine and honored as the First State’s Best Food by the editors of Delaware Today Magazine.
Who Is Pouring?
Widely known for his engaging personality and expertise, owner of Swigg, Dave Govatos, will bring his unique liquid poetry, telling the stories behind each of the high-end, authentic Spanish wines he has carefully curated for the tasting.
Entry requires Art Muse or VIP tickets.
The Student Chefs
The Host Committee
Katy Connolly, Chair
Mary Jo Chandler
The Generous Sponsors
Chef de Partie