PARC’s Top Chefs Event

Is Selling Out Fast

All proceeds to benefit PARC’s Culinary Program


PARC’s 4th annual Top Chefs event happens Saturday, September 15th and while tickets are still available, seats are filling up quick. Highlighting some of St. Petersburg’s top restaurants, PARC’s Top Chefs offers guests delicious unlimited entrées from Birch & Vine, Guppy’s on the Beach, Rusty’s Bistro and The Galley — plus several corporate chefs from Bloomin’ Brands representing Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Allison Kropff, from WTSP 10 News, will serve as the emcee for the event, and delicious desserts will be provided by (Swah-rey) a dessert bar.

 “We are thrilled to be partnering with these incredible restaurants this year,” said Karen Higgins, PARC’s President & CEO. “Their support helps raise awareness to PARC’s Culinary Program and the opportunities it brings to hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities served throughout the year.”

 The night’s decor is inspired by a spectacular painting titled ‘Hibiscus’ that will be showcased during the event. Created by an Inspired Artist at PARC named Michelle, the painting highlights beautiful florals using warm, inviting colors. Michelle’s artistic expressions are inspired by learning and exploring new techniques and colors. She appreciates the beauty of landscapes and florals, and by the colors of the world around her. Her painting will be available for purchase during our live auction, which will also include items ranging from a VIP night in a Rolls Royce, to a getaway across the U.S.

 Top Chefs takes place on Saturday, September 15th from 6pm to 10pm at The Birchwood Grand Ballroom at 340 Beach Drive North., St. Petersburg Florida 33701. General Admission Tickets retail for $125 and will be available through Sponsorships are available. If you are interested please contact Emery Johannes at or 727-341-6962.

 PARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children & adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. PARC provides over 40 programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Established in 1953, PARC currently serves more than 800 people in the greater St. Petersburg area.