7th Annual Pineapple Sauté & Sip
Benefits Baptist Health Breast Center
Eris Thomas, Sauté & Sip “In Paris” Interactive Dinner chairwoman with Patricia Rosello, CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services.

On May 3, 2014, the seventh annual Pineapple Sauté & Sip Interactive Dinner invited more than 600 guests on a culinary tour de Paris, surrendering to the aromatic scents from the patisseries and cafes along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The gourmet gala, held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, raised $867,000 to benefit Baptist Health Breast Center’s CareCoach and Genetic Testing programs.

This year’s celebrity chefs read like a Who’s Who of the culinary world. Chefs Adrianne Calvo, Doreen Colondres, Giuseppe “Beppe” Galazzi, Jeremy Goldberg, Thomas Griese, Cindy Hutson, Martin Rodrigue, and Norman Van Aken were paired with Baptist Health’s executive sous chefs, creating a delectable Parisian cooking experience extraordinaire. Additional sous chefs from Baptist Health Dining Services, Coral Gables High School, Ferguson High School and the Miami Culinary Institute were on hand to assist guests in whipping up the night’s delicious courses.

Honorary chairs for this year’s event were Betty Klinedinst, in honor of Molly and Kit Klinedinst; Fred Newcomb and Norma Ryder; and Ophelia and Juan Roca. The evening’s philanthropic chairs were Olga and Pete Pizarro. “We are extremely thankful for the support of our honorary and philanthropic chairs,” said Patricia Rosello, CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services, “and especially grateful for the total commitment of Eris Thomas, Sauté & Sip’s Host Committee chairwoman, who helped elevate breast cancer awareness.”

Corporate supporting sponsors were Pathology Associates of South Miami; and the Miami HEAT. Other notable sponsors included American Airlines, American Express, Bacardi, Bloomingdale’s Miami, The Falls, Casa, Coral Gables Executive Physicians, Cisco/Presidio, Express Travel, Florida Blue, Florida Power & Light, Greenberg Traurig, Healthcare Appraisers, Hirayama Investments, Media Counselors, Press Concepts, Radiology Associates of South Florida, República, Ryder Systems, Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland, Tiffany & Co., and Urgent Care Physicians of South Florida.

If you would like to contribute to these life-changing programs and support the Baptist Health Breast Center, please contact Belissa Alvarez, director of development, at 786-662-4846, or email BelissaA@BaptistHealth.net.

Standing: Roymi Membiela, Ralph Lawson, Chef Giuseppe “Beppe” Galazzi, Chef Adrianne Calvo, Chef Martin Rodrigue, Chef Doreen Colondres, Eris Thomas, Brian E. Keeley, Patricia Rosello, Chef Norman Van Aken, Chef Cindy Hutson, Chef Jeremy Goldberg, Wayne Brackin, Jack Ziffer, M.D., Seated: George Foyo, Robert DerHagopian, M.D. and Chef Thomas Griese.

7th Annual Sauté & Sip “In Paris” Interactive Dinner Committee.

Drs. Joanna Tewfik, Maria Pilar Martinez, Robert DerHagopian, Grace Wang and Gladys Giron.

David Nateman, M.D., of Urgent Care Physicians of South Florida, with his wife, Kathy.

Joanna Clutter, of the Miami HEAT, with Alex Rodriguez-Triana.

Luis Casamayor and Jorge Plasencia, of Republica, LLC, with Penny Shaffer (center), of Florida Blue.

Gonzalo G. Ruiz Jr. and Doria Camaraza, of American Express.

Martha De la Pena Rojas, of Florida Blue; with Mark Throwbridge and Olga Ramudo, of Express Travel.

Kathy Giner, Alan Giner and Jill Finklestein, of Cisco/Presidio, Jodi Greenberg; and Lisa and David Nigro.

Donna Abood, of Colliers International South Florida, with Steve Williams.

Russ Borden, of Tri-City Electric, with his wife Isa.

Beth Rosenstein, of Bloomingdales Miami, The Falls, with Dr. Robert DerHagopian and his wife Kelly.

Erin Knight, of Stonegate Bank, with Eris Thomas and her husband, Dr. Robert Thomas.

Isabel Diaz, Lissette Diaz, and Lucas Diaz, of Siemens/Med-Lab.

Jeanine and Rolando Conesa, of MGE Architects.

Leslie McCormick, of Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy & Ford, PA, with Dr. Michael Duchowny.

Mistress of ceremonies Belkys Nerey, of WSVN, and Eris Thomas.

Bill Banchs, Mike Carricarte, Maria Cristina Miranda and Carlos Arriola.

Ben Mollere, with Eris Thomas and her husband Dr. Robert Thomas.

Terry-Ann Ramjus, Kelly DerHagopian, Carmen Kuznik, Dr. Robert DerHagopian and Eris Thomas.

George Foyo and his wife Luisa.

Dr. Jack A. Ziffer, with Chef Adrianne Calvo, chef and owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Danny and Soraya Lopez, Johanna and Roland Sanchez-Medina, Eris Thomas and Dr. Robert Thomas, Dr. Sureen Chi and Dr. Javier Jimenez.

Sauté & Sip Entertainers.

Genetic risk educator Rae Wruble, with CareCoaches Loretta Erickson, Linda Burrowes and Tania Silva Santos, of Baptist Health Breast Center.

Wayne Brackin, Belkys Nerey and Chef Martin Rodrigue, executive chef of Le Basque.

Chef Doreen Colondres, chef and author of La Cocina No Muerde and The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite with George Foyo

Eris Thomas, with Norman Van Aken, chef and owner of Norman’s Orlando, and Brian E. Keeley.

Patricia Rosello, Belkys Nerey and Chef Jeremy Goldberg, chef and owner of Route 9.