The Naples Woman’s Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the Naples area community through philanthropic activities and volunteer service. We have 300 members and meet monthly October through April of each year. We host a number of educational and charitable events during the year and promote friendship among women in addition to our philanthropic and volunteer programs.

DEDICATED TO ENHANCING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH
PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Are you ready for another adventure?

Join the best chefs in Naples for Culinary Adventure 2022.

Culinary Adventure generated nearly $50,000 in grants to help those who face food insecurity.

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and attendees with special thanks to our chefs.

Tickets go on sale in  September.

E-mail us to have your name on the list of invitees.

Dates in 2022 are:

Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23

culinaryadventure@napleswomansclub.org

 

Our event provides support for the restaurants and also helps fund grants from the Naples Woman’s Club to local agencies to address hunger and food shortages for those in need.

Sea Salt, Barbatella, and Dorona

Born and bred in Venice, Italy, Chef Fabrizio Aielli nurtured a fascination for cooking at his mother’s stove.  After working in Venice, he moved away to gain experience in some of the best restaurants and hotels around the world.  He eventually returned...

Sea Salt

Joshua Zeman cumulates over 15 years of culinary experience. Since January 2015, he holds the position of Executive Chef at Sea Salt Restaurant in Naples, FL under the guidance of Chef/Propietor Fabrizio Aielli. Between 2003 and 2004, Chef Zeman completed an...

Dorona

Starting professionally in the restaurant business at only 14 years old, Chef Lucas Bowen quickly worked his way up from cleaning to prepping and working the line, in less than a year, and never looked back. Chef Lucas’ love for sustainable food was sparked way before...

21 Spices by Chef Asif

Chef Asif R. Syed is an Indian American chef who has been awarded multiple times in the past for his extraordinary culinary talent. He has appeared on national television shows including “Beat Bobby Flay,” where he actually beat Bobby Flay with his signature dish:...

Ridgway Bar & Grill, Tony’s Off Third, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, and Sukie’s Wine Shop

Tony Ridgway has been successfully operating restaurants as a chef-owner in Naples, Florida, since 1971.  He is credited as having inspired the evolution of fine dining in Naples, beginning with The Chef’s Garden in 1972, and including restaurants such as Truffles...

Sea Salt, Barbatella, Darona, & Grappino

As Corporate Chef, Chef Jason Goddard oversees the Aielli Group’s culinary teams at Sea Salt, Barbatella, Dorona, and Grappino in Naples, and Sea Salt in St. Pete.  His talent and leadership have helped the restaurants become an integral part of the vibrant culinary...

Trulucks

Anything with a “kick” would seem to be an appropriate motto for Chef Samir Canaan. Not only does he love all foods Asian-Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese -- he also is a martial artist.  Not exactly what you would normally expect from a chef that hails from...

Bayside – Ridgway

Abel Gonzalez has served as the chef at Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar since January 2000 where he oversees the menus, kitchens, and all day-to-day food preparation.  Abel’s culinary career began in 1976 at the Witch’s Brew in Naples, where he held nearly all...

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Born and raised in Mexico City, Chef Aldo Novoa’s curiosity in food began with his grandmother’s cooking and discovering the diversity Mexican food offers.  His passion for travel along with his major in Culinary Arts led him to The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, where he...

SAILS

Darren Veilleux is responsible for making Sails Restaurant’s nightly service a seamless process. Many guests may recognize Darren from the restaurant’s open kitchen: Darren initially served as master of the restaurant’s custom-built wood-fire grill, relying on his...

Osteria Tulia, Bar Tulia, and The French

A Sicilian native, Vincenzo Betulia grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he began his career at age 14 with an after-school job at ristorante Bartolotta. He ultimately attained the chef position, became a Bartolotta protégé, and helped open two additional Bartolotta...

The French

Kayla was raised in Jupiter, FL, where she gained a strong passion for the culinary arts by watching her father (also a chef) in the business. Kayla made it a point to follow in her father’s footsteps so she started in the business as a hostess at the age of 14.  She...

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