Palm Beach Hospitality Students Partner With Professional Artists, Chefs and Musicians to Win Scholarship Funds at FRLA Event

(West Palm Beach, Fla.) The Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is proud to raise scholarship funds for local high school students at its second annual educational fundrasier. The FRLA Education and Arts Together Showcase (E.A.T.S.), which pairs talented students with professional counterparts in their respective fields of study, is scheduled to take place at the West Palm Beach Marriott on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Proceeds from the event will benefit the FRLA Educational Foundation, which supports hospitality students, schools and teachers in Palm Beach County.

“We are thrilled that Palm Beach County community members care about the future of Florida’s hospitality industry and are willing to give students wonderful real-life experience,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “This event raises the necessary funds to help local students pursue their education and ultimately, their careers. Plus, it’s slated to be a fantastic, fun-filled evening for all attendees.”

During the event, students will collaborate with local artists, chefs and musicians to prepare original artwork, a unique dinner and entertaining music led by the Palm Beach Symphony. Their art will be sold during a silent auction, alongside professional art pieces, hotel stays, and gift certificates to area restaurants, spas and businesses. Outstanding students will also be presented with scholarships and awards.

This event is open to the community, parents, students and the media. Event details are as follows:

FRLA Palm Beach Chapter’s Education and Arts Together Showcase (E.A.T.S.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30– 9:00 PM

West Palm Beach Marriott
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
*Media invited to attend.

$75: Adult Ticket Price
$25: Parent or School District Staff
$700: VIP table of 8
Registration Deadline April 13, 2016

For more information about the event please click here or contact Regional Director, Lois Croft, at For media RSVP, please contact Elizabeth Ray, FRLA Communications Director at 850.224.2250 x255 or by email at


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, September 27-29, 2016 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.