The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The 22nd Annual Around the World Dinner: A Taste of Miami Raises Over $26,000 for Students!


The 22nd Annual Around the World Dinner: A Taste of Miami was a remarkable event held on April 21, 2023, and proudly hosted by the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. This extraordinary evening aimed to support public high school students enrolled in the Academies of Hospitality & Tourism at Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

The event showcased the diverse and rich culinary heritage of Miami, featuring delectable delights crafted by talented local chefs from renowned establishments such as the Hyatt Regency Miami, Lil Greenhouse Grill, Miami Beach Convention Center, Chef Allen’s at Quayside Restaurant, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Pastry is Art, and more. Attendees were treated to an exceptional gastronomic experience, celebrating the city’s vibrant food culture.

Beyond culinary pleasures, the Around the World Dinner captivated guests with captivating performances. Master drummer Gerald Zilas from Haiti wowed the audience with his rhythmic artistry, and the event featured the talented student dancers from Hialeah Gardens Senior High, showcasing their remarkable skills.

The true highlight of the event, however, was the overwhelming support from attendees, contributing to the noble cause. The dinner successfully raised over $26,000 through raffles and a silent auction. These funds will go a long way in empowering and enriching the lives of high school students pursuing careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. Through this generous support, the Academies of Hospitality & Tourism will continue to foster talent, inspire dreams, and prepare the next generation of leaders for success in their chosen fields. The 22nd Annual Around the World Dinner was a testament to the power of community, education, and the spirit of giving.