Hundreds of Central Floridians enjoyed food, beverages, and live entertainment at the third annual Corks & Forks…and all that Jazz! on Thursday, April 20, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Orlando. All proceeds benefited Venue on Lake Lily.

Throughout the evening, guests tasted samples of signature dishes from some of the finest local chefs and restaurants along with fine wines, spirits, and beer from favorite local and national brands. New this year are the People Choice awards. All guests were given an opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant offering. The votes were tallied at the end of the evening with the following winners by a close count:

  • 1st Place: The Tap Room at Dubsdread
  • 2nd Place: Strive Senior Living / Catering nt
  • 3rd Place: Outpost Kitchen Bar + Provisions

Some of the platinum-level sponsors include Barfield Fence, Certified Financial Group, Charlan Brock Architects, and MiGre Engineers LLC. For a complete list of generous sponsors, visit

Founded and funded in the 1960s by individual members, The Maitland Civic Center has thrived for decades as the epicenter of Maitland’s social, civic, and cultural life. As with all places that enjoy rare tenure, the civic center, now known as Venue on Lake Lily is continuing its journey as a vital member of the community by exploring ways to evolve and redefine its purpose, position, and promise within the community.

“Thank you to our participants, sponsors, and guests who continue to support the mission of Venue on Lake Lily. Together, we will provide a hub for decades to come to make authentic connections and elevate community spirit,” said the President of Venue on Lake Lily Renee Charlan.

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