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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

About The Event

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! 

20+ Local Artisans

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.

MORE! Talented Student Chefs

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!

Open Bar

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!

Tapas Throwdow

Tapas Throwdown

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 Artists


Carol Strukelj


Coming Soon


Coming Soon

Student Chefs

The Student Chefs

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The Performers


The Host Committee

Host Committee

Katy Connolly, Chair

Melissa Bilek

Mary Bowler

Sherry Brilliant

Angela Case

Mary Jo Chandler

Stephanie Clendening

Becca Gulino

Rachel Harad

Stacy Horowitz

Susan Kelley

Jennie Lowe

Nicole Magnusson

Sarah Rogatz

Deborah Ross

Gina Schoenberg

Janice Tigani

Kristin Wagner


The Generous Sponsors

Chef de Partie

Avant Garde

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Living Gallery

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Sous Chef

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Art Muse



Steff DiMartine, Event Coordinator     


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