You’re invited to Cleaver and Cork

Cleaver and Cork is a four-part culinary experience expertly crafted by the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. In our seventh year, we are pleased to welcome award-winning chef, television personality, author and philanthropist, Aarón Sánchez with special guest Chef Marc Murphy.

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.

This year, proceeds from all events will go directly scholarships and equipment for the Tallahassee Community College Foundation’s healthcare programs.

Our Events

The Progressive Cocktail Party


Sunday, February 27

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Midtown Tallahassee




The Toast and Talk


Thursday, March 3

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Turner Auditorium

Tallahassee Community College



The Signature Dinner


Friday, March 4

6:00 – 9:30 PM

Lifetime Sports Complex

Tallahassee Community College




The Food and Wine Festival


Saturday, March 5

11:00 – 4:00 PM

Tallahassee Community College





About The Chef


Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist. He is chef and owner of Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. He is partner and creative director of Cocina, the first online content platform dedicated to celebrating Latin lifestyle through its vibrant culinary culture. Aarón grew up in the restaurant business and is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.

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.

Title Sponsor


Chef Sponsor


Sous Chef Sponsor


Toast & Talk Sponsor

Sip & Savor Sponsor

Food & Wine Festival Sponsor