In just a week, South Florida’s most renowned culinary Festival will take over Miami Beach when the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) returns to celebrate 20 years on the sand from May 20-23.
Organizers will safely bring food and drink aficionados more than 70 events with a variety of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners and late-night parties taking place at locations across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Tickets are still available.
FIU students will be there to help execute the event and get hands-on experience in event management, logistics, inventory, recruitment and sponsorship fulfillment. Every year, more than 1,200 volunteers help run the Festival and support its mission: EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE.Students can still volunteer.
In fact, 100 percent of the Festival’s net proceeds support its mission to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. the future leaders of the hospitality industry at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. To date, SOBEWFF® has raised more than $31.8 million for the school.
The Festival has curated a line-up of not-to-be-missed walk-around tastings for gourmands looking to stroll in the South Florida sunshine and savor bites and sips from an all-star roster of 300+ renowned chefs, culinary and lifestyle personalities, winemakers and spirits producers.
There are also more than 30 limited-seating intimate dinners at South Florida’s most acclaimed restaurants, where guests will enjoy a premium tasting menu highlighting the chefs’ signature cuisines paired with a variety of high-end wines and spirits.
New this year is a virtual component. Capital One cardholders can exclusively explore small bites with big flavor during Snack-Sized South Beach: A Capital One Virtual Experience hosted by Aarón Sánchez and Ellen Bennett. Viewers will be able to virtually cook 'alongside' Sanchez and Bennett from the comfort of their own kitchens - making this a truly distinctive culinary affair.
Also new to the line-up this year, the #SOBEWFF Virtual Culinary Demos powered by Zoom. Sear, sauté and sizzle along with your favorite chefs all from the comfort of your own kitchen - as they share tips and tricks on how to cook like a Food Network star!
To ensure the safety of Festival-goers and Festival staff, SOBEWFF® has implemented the new COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols that follow guidance from the FIU Healthcare Committee. Tickets to these events and more are available online at sobewff.org or by calling 866.271.8540 (Phone sales are open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST).
In addition, FIU family members can receive a discount on certain events, like the Goya Foods' Grand Tasting Village featuring Grand Tasting Tents & Publix Culinary Demonstrations, by using the promotional codes: fiuparent15, fiustaff15 or fiualumni15. This discount will have limited inventory for each event. The complete line-up of events for the 20th Annual Festival is available online at sobewff.org or visit the 20th Anniversary Official Guide.