I have worked with Chef X of Xclusively Kissed at several events over the years. When I asked her to work with me on a show a few years ago she committed to it immediately and beyond impressed me and everyone there with her work. Since then she and her brand have grown even better working with professionals, using amazing displays and knowing the importance of protecting her brand in addition to just being an amazing chef.
Last year she asked me to host her annual Mother's Day Brunch and it was a beautiful honor. Held on the river in downtown Jax the food was exquisite with live performances and she gifted the mothers there with a tea cup set to take home. My husband and I were asked to come out as guests to her Father's Day Dinner as well and he hasn't stopped talking about Xclusively Kissed food yet. I reached out to her a few months back and offered to assist her with any upcoming projects she had and she mentioned her annual benefit tasting so I jumped on board.
Each year Chef X holds this Xclusive Tasting for the next year's menu only opening the event up to a limited number of people. The night is filled with entertainment, delicious food and usually she packs in a few surprises as well. The proceeds are then used to fund her annual Need One, Feed One Mission, feeding the homeless on Christmas Day and toys collected are given to underprivileged children in the Jax community. So not only is it a fun night, but it's a night full of PURPOSE!
I assisted Chef the last few weeks in locking in the entertainment as well as the location of Manifest Distilling and finding a few awesome sponsors like Digital Miss Designs and Los2k Films. I will not be hosting this event as I will be busy helping her day of the event and playing the role of event coordinator but there will be some interviews from hubby and I as well as lots of pics and videos from the night that you guys can look forward to checking out here and our social media pages so make sure you have subscribed to my blog and are following hubby and I on our pages (links below) to stay updated! There will be live performances from Chris Williams, Kia Nicole, Terry T. Harris and will be hosted by MissEP_Ciara.
Last check there were only 5 tickets left so I am positive this event will book out before the day of the event so if you didn't get your tickets for this year, make sure you get them next year because this is one Chef who sells out events and you don't want to miss her food or the good times that's included! Follow her Instagram & Twitter pages for info on upcoming events or how to book her for your private event and stay tuned for the follow up!
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