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Seven Local Culinary Students Selected to Participate in Interactive Culinary Adventure “Robert Irvine Live” at Hard Rock Live on Friday, April 17

Seven Local Culinary Students Selected to Participate in Interactive Culinary Adventure “Robert Irvine Live” at Hard Rock Live on Friday, April 17

  HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 16, 2015) – The AAA Four Diamond Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood hosted 16 talented South Florida culinary students in their quest to work alongside celebrity chef Robert Irvine during “Robert Irvine Live” at Hard Rock Live Friday, April 17.

Contestants from Florida International University, Johnson & Whales, Le Cordon Bleu and the Art Institute competed for their spot to work alongside Chef Irvine in support of his upcoming show at Hard Rock Live and were asked to prepare a signature dish that contained three secret ingredients selected by the judges. The students were then evaluated on creativity, flavor, presentation and utilization of the secret ingredients.

The event was judged by a quintet of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino food and beverage rock stars. Judges included Justin Wyborn, Vice President of Food and Beverage; Pablo Astardjian, Director of Restaurants; Executive Chef Louis Marandola; Banquet Chef Giovanni Genao; and Chef Richard Luppino of Blue Plate.

Seven contestants were chosen to work alongside Chef Irvine, including Yolanda Suarez and Walter Navarro from Florida International University, Tracy Blijden and Bridgette Young from Johnson & Wales University, Yamzey Gonzalez and Paulina Samanego of Le Cordon Bleu, and Sara Ajuria of the Art Institute.

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Robert Irvine will take guests on an interactive culinary adventure during “Robert Irvine Live” at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $154, $54, $44 & $34.* All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets,  online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida’s premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,200 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef’s Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 142 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/HardRockHolly, http://instagram.com/HardRockHolly and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.