To celebrate the launch of his new non-profit organization, Healthier Choices for a Hungry Child, Founder and Chef, Brian David Robinson has whipped up an exciting fundraising event, which will be held on February 27, 2016 at The Artegon Marketplace, located at 5250 International Drive in Orlando. The ingredients for the event: two zombies from AMC’s The Walking Dead, a handful of high fashion runway models, one “real live” mermaid; a holy rapper, country crooner, and rising star; a dozen or so savage cupcakes; one zombie-killing celebrity impersonator; a special effects makeup guru; and just a pinch of Black Salt.
“My passion for helping kids and parents is what led me to launch Healthier Choices for a Hungry Child,” explains Robinson, a classically-trained chef and creator of Family Flavors with Kid Kulinaire, a TV program with an educational component aimed at educating teachers, parents, and children on how to choose foods and activities more wisely. “The reality is, there are a lot of families in our community who don’t have the resources or knowledge to make healthy choices when it comes to meals and lifestyle. The goal of our organization is to educate and equip parents and schools with the tools they need, and we hope this unique fundraising event will enable us to spread this important message to the community and, at the same time, collect non-perishable donations for children in Central Florida who are in need.”
The schedule for the event on Saturday, February 27th is as follows:
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Expo, photo-ops, and appearances by AMC’s The Walking Dead “Walkers” Chris Harrelson and Tim Proctor, along with Award-winning Rick Grimes Impersonator, Cecil Garner; Scott Fensterer from the ScyFy Channel’s Face Off; R2D2; Cup Cake Carnage (featured on the Food Network), and Chef Brian David Robinson (Black Salt franchise and Family Flavors with Kid Kulinaire ).
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Fashion Show presented by VIP Exclusive Fashion at the Gods and Monsters retail store, followed by an Awards Ceremony for charity sponsors and celebrity guest donors. The show will feature local designers, models, makeup artists, hairstylists, and photographers. V.I.P. Guests will receive gift bags and a complimentary cocktail.
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – After Party at the Gods and Monsters Lounge, featuring a live DJ, as well as performances by Prophocey (2014 & 2015 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards winner for the “Best Holy Hip-Hop Artist”), Country Singer Patrick Gibson, and Teen sensation Natalia Galan. The event will feature a full beer and wine bar, dance floor, full video game bar area, and catering by Designer Pizza.
Feb 28th, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – Black Salt minifeature film premiere at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Campus on the 28th.
A canned food drive will take place on both February 27th and 28th. Canned goods can be dropped off at The Artegon Marketplace in Zone 3A by the silent auction on the 27th and at Healthier Choices for a Hungry Child tables at UCF. All proceeds from the event will support Healthier Choices For A Hungry Child and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.