Swank Farms announces 2018/19 Swank Table schedule

Swank Farms has announced its 2018/19 Swank Table schedule bringing together more than 80 celebrated chefs from South Florida and beyond during the harvest season. The season kicks off on Nov. 18 with Crazy Uncle Mike’s Southern Brunch.

Swank Farm was launched in 1996 by husband/wife team Darrin and Jodi Swank. What started as a small lettuce operation has grown into a much larger endeavor producing more than 350 varieties of specialty produce on 20 acres in Loxahatchee Groves, Fla. They provide vegetables, edible flowers and microgreens for South Florida’s top restaurants and their products can be found at local farmers markets in season. Their 8,500-sq-ft. pole barn is available for private events including weddings.

Swank is a hydroponic farm that has become regionally famous for the quality of the veggies grown onsite, producing more than 350 varieties of vegetables, edible flowers, and micro-greens for the area’s top restaurants. What began as an intimate 70 person dinner in 2011 has grown into 18 unique signature events where the Swanks honor the farm and the growing process, while also raising money for local charities
For tickets and additional information, visit http://www.swankspecialtyproduce.com.

Each Swank Table family-style event unites several of the area’s top chefs with mixologists and breweries for an evening on their organic 20 acre farm. Swank Table celebrations feature an all-inclusive, all-local meal incorporating product from partner farms, brews, wine, of course, plenty of Swank Farm vegetables. Guests are invited to participate in a farm tour lead by Darrin and Jodi Swank, or simply wander around the fields to see a true farm in action before taking their seats in the stunning custom designed pole barn. Live music fills the space with sounds provided by some of South Florida’s favorite local bands.

This season, Swank is welcoming its new Resident Chef, Sam Horrocks, who will work alongside each guest chef. He will also host the Easter and Mother’s Day brunches. Brunch at Swank Farms is a family affair, so they will have a selection of kid friendly activities to keep the younger ones active and occupied, including an Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday, while the adults sip on unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys and craft beers.


The team at Swank Farms has also planned several very special events for 2018/19 including a 3030 Ocean Reunion Dinner where Founder Dean Max and his cast of chefs will celebrate the history of the Fort Lauderdale restaurant. Also reuniting is a team of 24 all-star chefs from the recently-shuttered Delray Beach institution 32 East, for the biggest Swank dinner yet. This season master chefs from Milwaukee, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, and Louisville will also have the opportunity to show off their skills in a city takeover. And of course, the much-loved White Party will return.

Here’s a closer look at the 2018/19 season:

December 2 – Réveillon Dinner
Benefiting: New Horizon Service Dogs
Music by: The Rockin Jake Band
Chef Rick Mace, Cafe Boulud Palm Beach
Chef James King, 3800 Ocean
Chef James Versfelt, The Shelborne
Chef Mark Militello, Josie’s Ristorante
Chef Sebastian Setticasi, Josie’s Ristorante
Pastry Chef Zachary Detweiller, EAU Resort & Spa
Steam Horse Brewing Company

January 6 – Farm Market
Benefiting: Slow Food, Glades to Coast
Music by: The Homegrown Sinners
Chef Clark Bowen, Boulud Sud Miami
Chef Michael Hackman, Aioli
Chef Daniel Serfer, Mignonette and Blue Collar
Chef Suzanne Perrotto, Brulé Bistro
Pastry Chef Devon Braddock, Mignonette
Mixologist Jessica Bell, El Camino
Barrel of Monks Brewing

January 27 – Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig
Benefiting: Festival of the Arts, Boca Raton
Music by: Taylor Loren
Chef Joe Ferro, The Admirals Club
Chef Danny Ganem, The Betsy Hotel
Chef Jose Mendin, Pubbelly Group
Chef Raheem Sealey, KYU
Chef Marianne Daly, Bazille
Cocktails by: 123 Datura
Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks

February 10 – Throw Back the Music of the 70’s
Benefiting: Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches
Music by: Pawn$hop

Chef Brendan Conner, Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering
Chef James Everett, Driftwood
Chef David Schroeder, Brick & Barrel
Chef Thomas Op’t Holt, 50 Ocean
Baker Loic Autret, Loic Bakery & Café
Mixologist Justin Himmelbaun, Mucho Gusto
Funky Buddha Brewery

March 10 – Vegetable Love
Benefiting: Caridad Center
Chef Eric Baker, Mazie’s
Chef Clayton Carnes, Cholo Soy
Chef Jorge Ramos, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
Chef Nina Kauder, Beach Scene Productions
Pastry Chef Bashar Al Shamali, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Cocktails by: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
DeVour Brewing Company

March 31 – 3030 Ocean Reunion Dinner
Benefiting: Palm Beach State College Foundation
Music by: Killbillies
Founder Dean Max, DJM Restaurants
Chef Paula DaSilva, Burlock Coast at the Ritz Carlton
Chef Jeremy Ford, Stubborn Seed
Chef Adrienne Grenier, 3030 Ocean
Chef Brooke Mallory, 3030 Ocean
Chef Pushkar Marathe, Ghee Indian Restaurant Design District
Chef Niven Patel, Ghee Indian Restaurant Miami
Pastry Chef, 3030 Ocean
Head Bartender Jean-Pierre Belonni, Burlock Coast at the Ritz Carlton
Tarpon River Brewing

April 7 – Vetu de Blanc 6th Annual White Party
Benefiting: Pathfinders of Palm Beach & Martin Counties
Music by: The Homegrown Sinners
Chef Jose Gamez, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Chef Brad Kilgore, Alter
Chef Michael Pirolo, Macchialina
Chef Andris Salmanis, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
Baker Jennifer Johnson, Johnson’s Custom Cakes
Mixologist Shawn Powell, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
Civil Society Brewing Company

April 28 – The Three Little “Gloucestershire” Pigs
Benefiting: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County / Children’s Art Programs
Music by: Uproot Hootenanny
Chef Kevin Darr, Louie Bossi’s Boca Raton
Chefs Daniel Ramos and Jason Brown, Red Splendor
Chef John Thomas, Sassafras
Chef Jeremy Carrier, Sweetwater
Pastry Chef Kursten Restivo, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island
Mixologist Mario Villar, Brick & Barrel
Twisted Trunk Brewery


January 12 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Benefiting: Palm Beach Opera
Music by: Nouveau Honkies
Cocktails by: Sweetwater
Chef A.J Dixon, Lazy Susan
Chef Jonathan Manyo, Morel
Chef Dave Swanson, Braise

February 2 – Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Charity: Pathfinders of Palm Beach & Martin County
Cocktails by: Sweetwater
Chef Christopher Gianfreda, Outermost Inn
Chef Noah Kincaide, Atria
Chef Carlos Montoya, Garden East

March 16 – Louisville, Kentucky
Benefiting: Women of the Western Communities
Music by: Sosos
Cocktails by: Sweetwater
Chef Alan Grimm, Lilly’s Bistro
Chef Jeff Dailey and Chef Ryan Smith, Harvest
Chef Mike Wajda, Proof on Maine

March 23 – Boston, Massachusetts
Details coming soon

April 13: Delray Beach “32” East Farm and Wine Dinner
Benefiting: Little Smiles
Music by: Killbillies
Cocktails by: Sweetwater
Nick Morfogen, Pine Tree Country Club, Boynton Beach

Eric Morales, Saint Andrew’s School, Boca Raton
Jeremy Carrier, Sweetwater, Boynton Beach
Joe Anthony, Gabriel Kreuther, New York
Anthony Fiorini, Luff’s Fish House, Boca Raton
AJ Benaquisto, Vero Disney, Vero Beach
Ryan Brown, Personal Chef, Palm Beach
Nunzio Scordo, Driftwood Southern Kitchen, North Carolina
Lee Mazor, Lovleee Bakeshop, Fort Lauderdale
Jessie Steele, Death & Glory, Delray Beach
Dan Dore, Death & Glory, Delray Beach
Bill Ring, Harvest Seasonal Grill, Delray Beach
Bill Weiss, Island Creek Oyster Co., Boston
Eric Morales, Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton
Gary Wood, Gourmet International Pompano Beach
Travis Vaughn, Graft, Wisconsin
Justin Shreiber, Country Club of Florida, Boynton Beach
TJ Sanders, Atlanta Breakfast Club, Atlanta
Phil Lendoff, Atlanta Breakfast Club, Atlanta
Ana Rivera, H & F Bread Co., Atlanta
John Thomas, Sassafras, West Palm Beach
Alex Tubero, Union Square Cafe, New York
Ian Hamlett, Pine Tree Golf Club, Boynton Beach
Matt O’Connell – Nothingman Studios, Bartender

May 4 – Meat Market
Benefiting: Wellington Cares
Music by: Kat Riggins
Cocktails by: Sweetwater
Chef Sean Brasel, Meat Market Palm Beach & Miami Beach


November 18 – Southern Brunch
Chef Tara Abrams, Crazy Uncle Mike’s
Brewmaster, Corey Wilson
Music by: The Homegrown Sinners

February 24 – Eat, Drink, Brunch with the Hilton
Chef Miguel Santiago
Pastry Chef Max Santiago
Music by: Taylor Loren
April 21 – Easter Sunday
Chef Sam Horrocks, Swank Table

May 12 – Mother’s Day
Chef Sam Horrocks, Swank Table

Photos: Swank Farms

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