You’re invited to Cleaver and Cork

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Cleaver and Cork is a three-part culinary experience expertly crafted by the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. In our eighth year, we are pleased to welcome award-winning chef, television personality, author, and philanthropist, Iron Chef Michael Symon. 

We are passionate about creating opportunities for students to define and reach their education and career goals – Cleaver and Cork was born from this vision as a way to further elevate educational program opportunities, scholarships, and teaching and learning facilities. 


Our Events

The Food and Wine Festival


Saturday, March 4

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tallahassee Community College





The Progressive Cocktail Party


Sunday, February 26

1:00 – 5:00 PM




The Signature Dinner


Friday, March 3

6:00 – 9:30 PM

Lifetime Sports Complex

Tallahassee Community College




About The Chef

Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants: Mabel’s BBQ, Bar Symon, and Angeline. Michael also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers on Food Network shows Symon’s Dinners and Throwdown 

Since being named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, Michael and his restaurants have been awarded numerous honors. In 2000 Gourmet magazine chose Lola as one of America’s Best Restaurants.  In 2009, Michael earned The James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Great Lakes and in 2010, Michael was the first and only chef ever to host the annual Farm Aid benefit concert.  

Thank you to Our Sponsors


Without our sponsors, this event would not be possible.
Their investment makes this unique experience possible for our community and students.

Presenting Sponsor


Chef Sponsor


Sous Chef Sponsor


Progressive Cocktail Party Sponsor

Technology Sponsor


Food & Wine Festival Sponsor