The Traveling Plate Returns with All New Chef Lineup

Save the Date July 20th for Chef Philip Darmon
Alongside Arc Culinary Students at the Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum

Arc Broward is excited to announce the return of their pop up supper club, the Traveling Plate. The Traveling Plate gives students of Arc Culinary the opportunity to work with local chefs in an unexpected venue to provide a unique dining experience for guests of the event.

The Traveling Plate will kick off their first summer installation on Thursday, July 20th at the historic Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum in Sailboat Bend and will feature a family-style culinary presentation from Chef Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro. Students from Arc Culinary will work with the Hardy Park team to prep, cook, and serve the meal giving them the hands on experience the program has come to be known for. Wine pairings for each course have been generously donated by Jackson Family Wines.

Vice President of Programs and Social Enterprises and creator of Traveling Plate, Julie Price, describes the experience as “a departure from the typical charity event, in that our main objective is to give our students on the job experience, bring awareness to our culinary program, and of course provide an exceptional meal. The Traveling Plate gives supporters of our program the opportunity to meet the student chefs and engage with them in a meaningful way.”

As one of Arc Broward’s mission-based enterprises, the revenue generated through Arc Culinary directly supports the culinary institute’s job placement program, helping students with disabilities and other life challenges transform their lives and build new futures.

The Traveling Plate is also excited to announce their August dinner featuring Chef David Peck of Box of Chacos creating an exciting coursed meal at Arc Broward’s Flagler Village outpost, Arc Works’ Workbar on Thursday, August 24th.

The July Traveling Plate takes place on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm at the Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum located at 1022 West Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Tickets for the Traveling Plate are available through for $75 each.


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Arc Broward has worked hand-in-hand with the community since 1956 to provide the encouragement and opportunities that create life-challenging outcomes so that people with disabilities and other life challenges can live, work, and play in their communities. Arc Broward operates at 10 locations and provides 21 programs throughout Broward County, FL. These include Arc Broward’s mission based enterprises that provide training and employment opportunities for individuals served while generating revenue to help fund services.

Hardy Park Bistro is a modern American restaurant located at 21 SW 7th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Opened in 2013 by Chef Philip Darmon and wife Jessica Rossitto, Hardy Park is a true neighborhood bistro, altering its menu weekly according to the season while offering a concise wine list. Hardy Park Bistro is open for Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch Tuesday-Friday and Brunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 954-652-1475 or visit