FRLA’s Palm Beach Chapter Partnering with Established Artists, Chefs and Musicians to Raise Scholarship Funds

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FRLA’s Palm Beach Chapter Partnering with Established Artists, Chefs and Musicians to Raise Scholarship Funds for Local Hospitality High School Students
– Pottery & Palms Event Scheduled for May 7th in Palm Beach Gardens –

(Palm Beach, FL) – The Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is thrilled to host its first ever Pottery & Palms event to raise scholarship funds for local hospitality high school students. The event, which will pair students with professionals in their respective fields of study, is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School.

“This is an exciting new event that’s designed to showcase the incredibly talented students in Palm Beach, who are sure to be Florida’s future best and brightest in the business,” said FRLA President and CEO Carol Dover. “We are proud to help cultivate their skills by raising money to support their education and are especially grateful that the entire community is lending a hand in support. Aside from a great cause, attendees are sure to have a fantastic time at this event filled with remarkable food, artists and entertainment.”

At the event, students will have the opportunity to work alongside established artists, chefs and musicians. Art students will work to create art and pottery, which will be showcased and sold in a silent auction, alongside hotel stays, dining opportunities, and golf outings. ProStart and HTMP (Hospitality Tourism and Management Program) students will assist food and beverage professionals with the creation of appetizers, refreshments and service. The night’s entertainment will be provided by music students and Palm Beach Symphony musicians. A portion of the proceeds for the event will be used to support the Palm Beach Educational Foundation.

This event is open to the community, parents, students and the media. Students must wear business attire to attend.  Admission is a suggested $10 donation.

FRLA Palm Beach Chapter’s Pottery & Palms

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 PM

Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
4245 Holly Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
*Media invited to attend.

$10 Suggested Donation
RSVP Required

Please click here to view the event registration information. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Palm Beach Chapter Director, Lois Croft at or 561-410-0035.


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 $76.1 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy, $4.6 billion in sales tax revenue, and more than one 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 and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.