Celebrated Key West Chef to Help Raise Funds for Hospitality Students at Wine on the Water Event

(Key West, FL) – The Monroe Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud present the 6th annual Wine on the Water. The event, designed to create scholarships for hospitality students, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Key West.

While sailing aboard the Fury Catamaran, Celebrated Chef Scott Maurer from Hot Tin Roof is slated to prepare five courses, which will be paired with fine wines from the portfolio of Southern Wine and Spirits. The menu will feature many of Maurer’s favorite dishes ranging from a Florida lobster summer roll with chili lime dipping sauce to curry dusted chilled grilled KWP shrimp with Israeli couscous salad and a tomato vinaigrette. In addition to the delicacies, there will be live entertainment and onboard raffle prizes including: trip packages, spa treatments, dinners and luxury items.

All proceeds from the event will benefit hospitality students at the Florida Keys Community College and the FRLA Monroe Chapter Educational Fund, which supports high school hospitality students in Monroe County. Event details are as follows:

FRLA Monroe Chapter’s Wine on the Water

Sunday, October 11, 2015
4:00 – 5:00 PM: VIP Pre-Party
5:00 PM: Registration Opens
5:30 PM- Sunset: Set Sail and Return After Sunset

VIP Party
The Marker Hotel
200 William St.
Key West, FL 33040

Main Event
Conch Republic Seafood Company (Registration in front)
631 Greene St.
Key West, FL 33040
*Media is invited to attend

$85 Per Person
$25 VIP Pre-Party
*Space is limited

Public interested in attending these events should contact Lynne Hernandez, FRLA’s South Florida Regional Director at 305-710-3962 or Charlie Bauer at 305-304-0814. Please click here to purchase tickets and to learn more about these events.


About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, October 6-8, 2015 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.