PRESS RELEASE: FRLA Palm Beach Hosts Virtual “Eat in For Education”

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2021

CONTACT: Ashley Chambers

PALM BEACH – On January 20 and 21, the Palm Beach chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) will host its first ever “Eat in For Education” event to support educational scholarships for local culinary and hospitality students.

Numerous local restaurants and hotels are participating by donating meals for this first-of-its-kind event. FRLA encourages local Palm Beach County residents to participate in this great opportunity to support local restaurants and enable students to grow in the hospitality industry.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual event – previously named Palm Beach E.A.T.S. – was a hit with local diners and, over the past four years, has raised nearly $80,000 that FRLA donated to local students launching their careers in the Florida hospitality industry. This year’s modified virtual event still aims to help students and an industry that has been hit harder than any other in the Sunshine State.

“2020 has been a difficult year for the restaurant community. We are committed to being able to provide scholarships for our local students,” said Jodi Cross, Regional Director of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “This event is one of our best fundraisers, so we got creative and designed a take-out theme. The menus are delicious, and the value is amazing. I predict it will sell out quickly.”

How it works: Local popular restaurants are providing three-course meals available for takeout. Diners have a two-tier option to spend $50 or $100 on a takeout meal for two. The $100 ticket includes a bottle of red or white wine.

“Receiving the FRLA scholarship has helped me learn and grow in my career,” said John, a previous FRLA scholarship recipient. “After gaining the opportunity to further my education, I am pursuing a career as a manager and want to work in the product development side of the food industry. Food science and hospitality are passions of mine that have greatly benefited from this wonderful event.”

Below are the restaurants participating in the event. Diners can choose meals on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Echo Palm Beach
  • Cucina Palm Beach
  • Café Chardonnay
  • Evo Italian
  • Henry’s Palm Beach
  • Temple Orange, Eau Palm Beach Resort
  • The Sundy House
  • Galley, WPB Hilton
  • Pistache French Bistro
  • 3800 Ocean, Marriott Singer Island
  • Frank’s No Anchovies, Café Chardonnay
  • Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Boca Raton
  • Park Ave BBQ Grille – Boynton Beach
  • Kapow Noodle Bar
  • Little Moir’s Hibiscus Street Catering


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