Although his idea of a naked chefs calendar didn't fly, South Florida Dines Radio Show host/founder of SouthFloridaDines.com Taylor Morgan came up with the idea for a limited edition 2011 South Florida Hottest Chefs Calendar featuring full color pix, chef bios, quotes and culinary tips. The calendar, available here and in local bookstores and restaurants for $19.95, comes with a $25 dining certificate to each chef's restaurant, found on the back pages.
Says Morgan, "I wanted to give the recipient a quality product as well as the incentive to dine at all twelve chef’s Zagat Rated restaurants during 2011; and at the same time appreciate the fact that these local, accessible “stars” are every bit as talented as their TV counterparts!” Ten percent of proceeds from the calendar will be donated to The Big Heart Brigade, a non-profit organization that delivers meals to needy South Floridians every Thanksgiving. Chefs who posed didn't pay to be featured and only one chef declined. Among the chefs of the months: Allen Susser, Douglas Rodriguez, Zach Bell, and Cindy Hutson. [EaterWire]