The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is celebrating, supporting and promoting art and cultural education programs, artists, and the economy in The Palm Beaches with its inaugural Swank Table event on Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m.

The al fresco feast at Swank Farms in Loxahatchee brings together artists, growers, chefs and donors for a spectacular gourmet meal in the style of “Le Grand Aioli” a traditional banquet in the villages of Provence, France. Tickets help fund The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s arts education programs. The food featured in the farm-to-table experience includes many of the 280 varieties of vegetables grown by Swank Specialty Produce. Nationally-recognized chefs who prepare the food in front of the guests include Michael Reidt, Executive Chef, Pilgrim Restaurant, Miami; Clayton Carnes, Executive Chef, The Grille Wellington; Paula DaSilva, Executive Chef, 3030 Ocean, Fort Lauderdale; Carmen Padilla, Pastry Chef, Meat Market, Miami & Palm Beach.

“This promises to be a remarkable evening that allows us to show off both the natural beauty of Palm Beach County and the generosity of donors, like Jodi and Darrin Swank and others, who are firm believers and supporters of the arts and our educational programs,” says Cultural Council President and CEO, Rena Blades.

In keeping with the Council’s mission to expose Palm Beach County artists to potential patrons, Aerides Design, Marie Wingate, Susan Peck and Barry Seidman, will all present their work in a trunk show that evening. Seidman uses Swank produce in all of the photographic work the Council is highlighting in an upcoming exhibition. Cultural Council Manager of Artist Services, Nichole M. Hickey says, “We feel fortunate to have such a diverse group of artists who create photography, pottery, jewelry and fabric.”

Admission to Swank Table on Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. is $255 per person with only limited seating available. To RSVP, please call Council Development Director Mary Lewis (561) 472-3340.For additional information, go to

The co-chairs for this event are Irene Karp, Suzanne Niedland and Jean Sharf. Serving on the host committee are Bruce Beal and Francis Cunningham, Bert and Sallie Korman, and Kelly and Joe Rooney.

Note to Editors: Interviews with the featured artists, Council leaders, and the Swanks, as well as photo opportunities may be arranged in advance of the March 8 event. High resolution images of featured artwork, and hydroponically-grown food are available for downloading at Swank Table Event