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OCTOBER 3, 2024

Oak Lane Weddings & Events
7827 NW 170th St, Alachua, FL
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Golden Anniversary Celebration!

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About the Event

Oak Lane Weddings & Events
7827 NW 170th St, Alachua, FL

Welcome Cocktail Hour hosted by
Golden Rule Real Estate and Property Management
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Full Tasting Gallery Opens
After Welcome Remarks - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of culinary delights from over 25 talented chefs and home cooks. Enjoy live music, complimentary drinks and the chance to win exclusive items and wines in our silent auction and wine wall raffle.

Guest Chef Gallery

2024 Featured Chefs
Susie Ulloa and Jorge Villalobos

Susie Ulloa and Jorge Villalobos were born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. They moved to Florida with their children, Laura and Sergio, in 1999 leaving their country behind due to security issues.

In 2006, Jorge opened The Best Restoration, company which has grown from a “one man” operation to 27 full-time employees, an area rug plant for cleaning and repairs, and a property turnover business with 16 additional full-time employees. Meanwhile, Susie graduated nursing school from Santa Fe College in Gainesville and has worked in different nursing fields, most recently in Oncology. They have invested a lot of effort in their personal growth and have established their home in Gainesville.

Locally in the community, Jorge and The Best Restoration have received various recognitions from The Chamber of Commerce, The North Central Florida Apartments Association and several other non-profits with whom they actively collaborate on a regular basis. One of these organizations is Peaceful Paths, where Susie has been a member of the Board of Directors and Executive committee.

They can be seen happily serving their meals at Guest Chef Gainesville every year, and most importantly, they proudly call themselves “allies for life” to this important cause.

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2024 Emcee Eric L. Godet Sr.

Eric Godet was named President/CEO of the Greater Gainesville Chamber in December of 2018. Under his leadership, the Chamber team continues its mission to facilitate economic opportunity, business success and community progress for the Greater Gainesville region. 

Eric has served the community for many years. Prior to accepting the Chamber position,  he worked as vice president of organizational advancement for Haven Hospice. Eric  was also a founding member of RTI surgical, working as a change agent within the  operations, marketing, distribution, donor services and communications departments. 

Eric has a long history of leadership within the Chamber, having served as interim  President/CEO; chair of the Public Policy Committee; chair of the Council of Economic  Outreach; and chair of the Board of Directors. 

The Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business in the  Gainesville area since 1924. Representing over 1,300 members that employ more than  80,000 people, the Chamber is leading the effort to make the Gainesville region a global  hub for talent, innovation and opportunity. The Chamber is 5-Star Accredited by the United  States Chamber of Commerce, putting it in the top 1% of all Chambers nationwide. 

Guest Chef Gainesville 2023

Check out our some of our favorite moments from the event!

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