Charity and Cooking

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We love it when charity and cooking combine to produce wonderful meals that benefit great causes. There’s some coming your way, so get your calendar out!

Cellar & Chef supports Place of Hope at Hampton Forks

On March 24, join Hampton Forks’ Chef Chris Marshall, as Place of Hope is honored with a pairing of the restaurant’s food and wines from Art + Farm Winery from Napa (provided by Bulletproof Wine & Spirits). Sit down at 6:30 p.m. at Hampton Forks (185 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, 631-276-1197) and enjoy serious food (like the duck confit, pictured courtesy of Libbyvision.com) and wine in a casual venue for a great cause. The cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the cause. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Place of Hope at 561/775-7195.

Chomp on delicious meals at The Cooper and help Autism Speaks

Partnering with Autism Speaks, the Max Restaurant Group, and The Cooper Craft Kitchen & Bar (4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561/622-0032) will be hosting “Max Lights It Up Blue” on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can attend a Sunday brunch with Bloody Mary bar, as well as lunch and dinner options, with family-friendly creations from Executive Chef Adam Brown. The Cooper and Max’s nine other restaurants across the U.S. will be donating 10 percent of the day’s sales to help benefit the Autism Speaks Palm Beach County chapter and New England chapters.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry: Kravis, West Palm Beach

On April 14, start with some great bites from co-chairs Chefs Lindsay Autry, Zach Bell, Clay Conley and Tim Lipman and add wine curated by Master Sommelier Virginia Philip and a few craft cocktails. Have all the proceeds go to No Kid Hungry, and you’ve got an amazing night! This is the annual Taste of the Nation, which returns to the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561/832-7469) and stands to be just as popular as in past years. A live auction will have unique culinary prizes (a Grand BBQ experience, Dine for a Year or a Tiki River Cruise & Private Dinner), and there will be live music, dancing, cooking demos and more. General admission for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. is $125 per person. VIP tickets are $200 and allow early entry at 6 p.m. Click here for tickets.