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Preview Party

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make our 9th Annual Preview Party for Cook & Books at TidePointe, a Vi Community, an incredible success! It was an  elegant evening –complete with a sumptuous dinner buffet, decadent desserts, wonderful jazz, unique auction items and a full open bar – and  all for a great cause. 


Executive Chef Stephen Stewart, winner of “The Heat is On” cooking competition at last year’s Cooks & Books Festival, and his culinary staff showcased an incredible collection of fabulous hors d’oeuvres and tempting desserts. While Director of Dining Services Kevin Meredith and his service team offered specialty drinks along with a full bar at several stations as well as special wine tastings. The John Brackett Trio, an accomplished jazz group, provided a wonderful backdrop for this special evening.


Several chefs and authors participating in this year’s Cooks & Books Festival were also be on hand to meet and mingle with partygoers.


The highlight of the event was a silent auction showcasing a variety of unique items, including jewelry, original artwork, gift baskets, golf and vacation packages, spa experiences, a variety of gift certificates and more!


A special thanks to our sponsors:
TidePointe, a Vi Community
OC Welch Ford Lincoln
TD Bank
Sodexo Quality of Life Services
Marriott Resort Hilton Head
Barnes & Noble
Beacon Insurance
Synxronos Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory.
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
Dr. Elizabeth Galloway DDS
Rick & Mary Agnes Garman
The Greenery
Dr. Matthew Mastrorocco DMD
Palmetto Anesthesia & Pain
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Publix Supermarket Charities
Warren & Jeannette Tiley



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