Behind the Magic
A Gala Experience!

Guests at the Behind the Magic Gala Tablescape & Culinary Arts Showcase mingled amid beautifully created gala atmospheres, sipped wine and savored the wonderful treats provided by seven amazing caterers.

Hosted by SocialMiami and Source Miami and presented at Private Key in the Wynwood Art District, the two-day event welcomed supporters and professionals from local non-profit organizations along with event planners from the corporate, charity and social worlds to experience the latest trends in event design and food.

The event was planned and executed by Source Miami's Suzanne Pallot, joined by 3 Pillars Events, Panache Classic Event & Tent Rentals, ArtFood Staffing, Manny Hernandez and his All Access Photo Booth, Jeren Tropicals, Aquacai Water and Southern Wine & Spirits who provided the wine. The caterers were: A Joy Wallace Catering | Design | Special Events; Aaron's Catering by Chef Brian Aaron; Big Chef; Bill Hansen Luxury Catering & Event Production; Chef David Schwadron Cuisine & Event Design; Creative Edge Parties; and Thierry Isambert Culinary & Event Design.

Gala designs were created by Deco Productions & Grande Affaires; Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design Studio; Jose Graterol Design; Just To Please You; So Cool Events; The Design Group of Miami; Thierry Isambert; Creative Edge Parties; Chef David Schwadron; Bill Hansen; and Joy Wallace.

Guests were asked to vote for their favorite gala table. The People's Choice winner for both event days was Thierry Isambert Culinary & Event Design!

SocialMiami's Social Squad Founding Members Katia Ponomareva, Laura Garcia, Danielle Blank and Lauren Cohen

Elysze Held and Susanne Birbragher

Chef Aaron Dreilinger with Chef David Schwadron Cuisine & Event Design, Odalys Viera and Behind the Magic Host Suzanne Pallot

Joanne & Eli Papir

Cristina Guerrero, Joy Wallace and Katia Ponomareva

Rhoda Stern and Alice Fisher

Nancy Batchelor dressed to match the orchids on Joy Wallace’s table

Djamal Zoughbi and Carla Ruben next to the Design Group of Miami's festive table

Shaneil Sibblies and Catherine Vallin

Carol-Anne McFarlane and Robert Adanto

Ken and Susan Rekant

Clark Beasley of Creative Edge Parties and Jessie Kuo

Patrick Bidwill, Patricia Delinois, Mina Hyman and David Landau

Joy Wallace and Harriet Shapiro

Andrea Gonzalez, Laura Garcia and Shaneil Sibblies

Aaron’s Catering Guys

Leslie Bowe and Raquel Watters

Laura Garcia and Suzanne Pallot

Wellington Mota and Djamal Zoughbi

Cantor Steven Haas and 3 Pillars Events' Adam Haas

Katherine Beade, Valentina Pulido and Jaime Yappshing

Debra Leibowitz and Manny Hernandez

The Deco Productions/Grande Affaires Team: Nicolas Zazzera, Amanda Dowds, Kay Rivas and Amanda Strickland

Ruthi & Bill Waechter

Katia Ponomareva, Cristina Guerrero and Susanne Birbragher

Caron Cole of Thierry Isambert Culinary & Event Design and Susan Feldman

Amy Bales and Coco Palenque Torre

Patty Nash and Steve Levine

Bill Hansen Catering's delicious Filet Mignon with Crab-Stuffed Zucchini Blossom

Susan Feldman and Maryann Kircher

Peter Key and Leslie Bowe

Julio Lopez Brito and Jennifer Boin Getz

Ilene Zweig, Rosy Cancela, Alice Fisher, Rhoda Stern, Mary Rosenberg and Harriet Shapiro

Chef David Schwadron's Crispy Quinoa Heirloom Tomato Frisee and Octopus Toast

Brian Mackereth and Sabdy Pacheco-Williams

Suzanne Pallot and Joan Bender

Joy Wallace, Elysze Held and Sabdy Pacheco-Williams

Leslie Bowe, Raquel Watters, Ernesto Matas and Ariel Roman

Patrick Bidwill and Patricia Delinois

Nury & Miguel Arbesu

Ed Christin and Ellen Moss

Patricia Delinois with Creative Edge Party Guys

Letrice Dan in front of Design Group’s Table

Ann Rubino and Jim Murphy

Shawn Frechette, Erin Bauer and Sharon Fallick

Andrea Gonzalez, Danielle Blank, Kathy Murphy and Shannan Finocchiaro

Suzanne Pallot, Caron Cole and Debra Leibowitz