The Intercontinental Miami will hold its second annual Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti fundraiser on March 30, 2011.

The event will be held in partnership with Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc. and International Firefighters Assistance, Inc., and all proceeds from this event will be donated toward their rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

The Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti event was conceived after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010. At the time, 90 of the InterContinental Miami employees—approximately one-fifth of the hotel’s staff—were affected. The hotel assisted its employees and families in a variety of ways such as locating lost loved ones and with monetary and product donations.

The fundraising event was launched shortly thereafter from an idea that started with executive chef Alexander Feher, with the goal of having a greater reach in assisting the people of Haiti.

This year’s evening will feature over 20 tasting stations, each offering a signature menu item by participating top chefs. In addition, students from the Culinary Program in Doral, Florida’s San Ignacio College, will be hands-on volunteers assisting the chefs.

“Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti was born of compassion and the urgency to partner with local community organizations in the relief efforts,” says Robert Hill, general manager of the InterContinental Miami.

“Haiti is not forgotten; the country remains in great need and it’s important to continue to promote awareness and provide much needed assistance. No matter where your donation is committed to, it is important to mobilize and support the relief efforts of these affected communities.”

The evening’s silent auction will feature items ranging from InterContinental Hotels & Resorts packages, to other luxury hotel stays, unique dining experiences, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, American Airlines tickets, Haitian art and unique sports memorabilia items. 

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