Boca Burger Battle 2014
MEET OUR "2014 GRILL MASTER JUDGES"
5050 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33496 | 561.994.4461 | Web
As far back as I can remember, it all started when I was a little boy.
I now enjoy whey my family tells stories about the days of all my cooking ventures. My aunt tells the story about the day that she walked into the kitchen and she saw me trying to reach the top of the stove and cook some scrambled eggs.
She was the one that always said "He is going to be a chef one day"
I worked in small restaurants all over Long Island, until one day one of my friends noticed how good I was at cooking. He had mentioned a school located up state N.Y. And he suggested that I check it out. Not to mention that I fell in love with the school I also graduated from it. The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
About 32 years have gone by and I am still cooking better than ever. I worked as the Executive chef for many hotels including the Marriott Hotels, Sheraton Corporation , Helmsley Palace, N.Y. Hilton and many more to mention. I am also the Author of two cookbooks . Secrets of a chef and Never Trust a Skinny Chef.
I am now involved in a private Restaurant consulting and investment firm “MSIG” Marginal Street Investment Group. I work with other restaurant and night club owners helping them enhance and create a more stream line operation and keep them safe and out of the Red.
MEET OUR "CHIEF HOST FOR THE BOCA BURGER BATTLE"
Since attending his first auction at 8 years old Neil Saffer knew what he wanted to be.
Neil Saffer CAI, AARE, BAS, has been a Licensed Florida Auctioneer since 1990. Neil has conducted over 1,600 Benefit, Charity, Fundraising and Real Estate auctions during his 20 plus year career. Neil is a graduate of the State University of NY at Albany, a graduate of National Auction Training Center class of ’89, earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation in 2009 and became a member The Certified Auctioneers Institute in 2010. Neil has been a speaker and panel member on the topic of benefit auctions at the last 2 National Auctioneers Association annual conferences, and is currently served on the committee to rewrite the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist curriculum for The National Auctioneers Association.
Mr. Saffer strongly believes in giving back to the community. He has coached youth sports for over two decades and is the past President of both The Boca Raton Rotary Fund and the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. Neil received the Rotarian of the year award in 2004, the special service award in 2008, and the service above self award in 2009. He has served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, the Nicholas R. Chiera Foundation, the Spanish River High School PTSA, The Tomorrows Promise Community School and the Gold Coast British Sports Car Club. For More Infomation on Neil Saffer visit SafferAndCompany.com.