Chef/Community Leader Teams and Fundraising Events

Team Fundraising Events

February 4, 2022, at 5:30 PM

Chef Chris Worley, Terrie Lobb Catering, Inc. and Community Leader Adam Riley, Ewing, Blackwelder, & Duce Insurance

Join us for a night of fun and supporting a great, local organization! Ewing, Blackwelder, & Duce Insurance and Terrie Lobb Catering are hosting a fundraiser for the Achievement Academy at Front Page. Terrie Lobb Catering will be providing some delicious food!
There will be a Kan Jam tournament at 7pm, and winners for the Chest of Cheer and 50/50 drawing will be announced at 9pm! 

Location: Front Page Brewing Co.

190 S Florida Ave, Bartow, FL 33830


Starting February 11, 2022, through February 28, 2022

Chef Nicolas Mut, The Terrace Grille and Barbara McMickle, The Terrace Hotel Lakeland, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Valentine’s themed cocktail menu available on 2/11 through the month of February with $1 of each sale going to Achievement Academy.

Location: The Terrace Grille

329 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801


 February 16, 2022, from 5-7 PM

Chef Abigale Weech-Starkey, The Chop Shop and Community Leader Alexandra Lee, Citizens Bank & Trust

Join us for a special fundraising event at The Chop Shop on February 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door, and guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers and a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. All proceeds benefit Achievement Academy.

Location: The Chop Shop

118 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801


February 25, 2022, from 7-9 PM

Chef Jason Ellis, Cob & Pen and Community Leader Kyle Kilburn, Keller Williams

Booze & Vinyl

Drop the Needle & Do Some Good!

At this beverage paired listening party, we’ll be playing 6 records, pairing them with 6 cocktails and providing some sliders and fries for soaking it all in. Cob & Pen alongside Jessi Zilke from Jessi Carl Vinyl in Downtown Lakeland has curated this listening party in conjunction with a book called Booze & Vinyl.  

Space is limited, so sign up now at

 Location: Cob & Pen (on the patio)

1221 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803


February 26, 2022, from 11 AM-4 PM

Chef Jason Ellis, Cob & Pen and Community Leader Kyle Kilburn, Keller Williams

Arcade Olympics

What is the Arcade Olympics you ask? It will be a 5 game team-based competition to include flip cup, 4 cup beer pong, hoops, ski ball, and Mario Kart. Each team will consist of 4-5 members ready for the spirit of healthy competition and ready to do some good in Lakeland.

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Location: Rec Room 

202 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801


February 27, 2022, from 5-8 PM

Chef Lucy Cortes-Castaneda, Red Door Lakeland and Community Leader Par Sahota, Boring Business Systems, Inc. 

Karaoke Night for Achievement Academy

Join us for our Top Chef of Polk County 2022 Fundraiser benefitting Achievement Academy. Your $25 ticket includes snacks, drink specials, and the chance to win our “Top Performer” prize.

Location: Red Door Lakeland 

733 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801