Miami, Florida — More than 400 renowned chefs, lifestyle personalities, winemakers, and others will participate in Miami 21st South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
In order to support future leaders in the hospitality industry, all proceeds from the festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.
Since its inception, the festival has raised more than $31 million for the school.
More than 60,000 people are expected to visit the highly anticipated annual foodie fest which features more than 70 events with the help of more than 1,200 student volunteers.
Highlights of the event, which runs from February 24 through February 27 include:
• Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives LIVE hosted by Guy Fieri. This one-night-only event on Thursday, February 24, featured the iconic chef, and restaurateur taking guests on an immersive culinary experience.
• Friday night’s premiere event is the always popular Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray and José Andrés. A number of high-profile judges will decide who wins the coveted Very Best Burger Award.
• Saturday is the first day of the Grand Tasting Village, beachside on 13th Street and Ocean Drive. There are cooking demos by Food Network personalities, delicious food tastings, and plenty of free-flowing cocktails.
• One of TikTok’s top U.S. food content all-stars and the youngest-ever finalist on MasterChef, Nick DiGiovanni, will host Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience as part of the Hallandale Beach Event Series on Saturday.
• There’s even a drag queen brunch on Sunday with performances by Miami’s most beloved drag queens with special guests David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris on Sunday.
In addition to its signature events, there are also intimate dinners, family fun events, late-night parties.