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The South Beach Wine & Food Festival® is back for the 22nd year
Food Network chefs return to SOBEWFF(R).

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival® is back for the 22nd year

1,200 FIU students help run the Festival

January 18, 2023 at 2:00pm

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet or signed up to volunteer at this year’s 22nd annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®), what are you waiting for?

There’s going to be a lot of wine, food and fun at the more than 100+ events taking place in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties from Feb. 23-26. Tickets are now on sale and some events are even sold out. Festivalgoers will get to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. while supporting FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, a top 10 US hospitality program.

About 1,200 FIU students work alongside Food Network personalities, Grammy-winning musicians, and more than 450+ chefs, and wine and spirit producers on the sand during the four-day gourmet gathering. To date, the Festival has raised more than $34 million in support of its educational mission to cultivate future leaders of the hospitality industry at the Chaplin School.

“We are so excited to have so many of our students help run the Festival and serve so many crucial roles at this world-class event that started right here on our campus,” said Michael Cheng, dean of the Chaplin School.

The Festival kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 23, with iconic chef, restaurateur, television personality and cookbook author, Emeril Lagasse, as he hosts the 16th annual Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons® with a special performance by Grammy-nominated country music group, Midland.

Other events include:

From Overtown to Wynwood to Hallandale Beach and the MiamiDesign District in between, the Festival has curated a series of events to showcase the vibrant local cuisine and culture of these neighborhoods and the profoundly important role they have had in shaping the South Florida of today. Event highlights include:

A plethora of unique one-night-only collaborations hosted by some of the country’s most critically acclaimed chefs and paired with a variety of high-end wines and spirits from the Festival’s exclusive provider, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, will accent this year’s Intimate Dinner Series. Participating chefs and personalities include Giada De Laurentiis, Tommaso De Simone, Juan-Manuel Barrientos, Maneet Chauhan, Andrew Zimmern, Katie Button, Zak Stern, Gabriel Kreuther, Esther Choi, Timon Balloo, Jet Tila, Antonio Bachour, Brooke Williamson, Jonathan Waxman, Lindsey Autry and Marc Vetri.

FIU alumni will also lead a number of Master Classes. FIU Chaplin School alumni, Alex Kuk ’04 and MS ’08 and Diego Ng ’08 of Temple Street Eatery in Fort Lauderdale, will host a Dumpling-Making Master Class, while FIU alumnus Harry Coleman of Harry’s Empanadas and Smoke & Dough will host a BBQ-Making Master Class and Lunch. Both are already sold out, but there are tickets to many more events.

To see the complete line-up of events for the 22nd annual Festival, visit


1,200 FIU students work 100+ events.


Alumni Alex Kuk '04 and MS '08 (2nd from left) and Diego Ng '08 (fourth from left) will participate in this year's Festival.