Food Network’s Celebrity Chef to Speak at Boca West Children’s Foundation Luncheon

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli will headline the fundraiser.

Food Network star Chef Alex Guarnaschelli will headline the annual luncheon benefiting the Boca West Children’s Foundation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 17 at Boca West Country Club at 20583 Boca West Dr. in Boca Raton. Chef Guarnaschelli is known for opening Michelin-starred restaurants and winning top honors in culinary competitions such as The Next Iron Chef and Guy Fieri’s Superstar Grocery Games. Additionally, she has served as a judge on famous shows like Chopped and Iron Chef.

Michelle Gluckow is the event chairperson. Tickets are $195, and sponsorships include a meet-and-greet with Guarnaschelli and a copy of her newest cookbook. Guarnaschelli first appeared on the Food Network in 2006 and has appeared in hundreds of programming episodes, including as co-host of The Kitchen, Supermarket Stakeout host, and Alex vs. America star. 

As a competitor, she beat nine rival chefs to win The Next Iron Chef: Redemption. She also hosts the award-winning digital series Fix Me a Plate and is the author of the cookbooks Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook (2013), The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart (2017), Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook (2020) and Cook It Up: Bold Moves for Family Foods (2023).

Guarnaschelli’s culinary odyssey commenced at La Varenne Culinary School in Burgundy, France, setting the stage for her global exploration of flavors. She honed her craft in the kitchens of Paris and New York under the tutelage of culinary luminaries such as Guy Savoy and Daniel Boulud. Elevated to the role of executive chef at Butter in New York City, Guarnaschelli curated a distinctive menu blending eclectic American cuisine with the freshness of green market produce. Through captivating keynotes and dynamic live demonstrations, she shares insights gleaned from a life rich in culinary education, worldly adventures, and the joys of motherhood, all interwoven with her experiences in esteemed kitchens worldwide.

Guarnaschelli frequently graces the screens of national television programs like Today and Good Morning America, while her culinary expertise has garnered attention in esteemed publications such as The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and Food & Wine. Guarnaschelli also showcases her comedic talents in her one-woman live show, Busting My Chops, premiering to acclaim at Caroline’s on Broadway.

For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit Bocawestfoundation.org/luncheon-with-alex-guarnaschelli/.

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.