Jax Foodies Chow Down on South Beach for Food & Wine Festival

Shown are more Jax foodies enjoying the event (l-r): KerShyra Myrick, Wanda Myrick, Dr. KenJula Brown and Donna Brown. Stay tuned for 2024 and more at www.sobewff.com.
By Lynn Jones – Each year the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF) holds court on Miami Beach for a fun filled four day foodie extravaganza. Thousands of foodies converge on the famous beach for their signature Goya Food taste-testing-tent event with hundreds of vendors serving up their personal cocktails and small bite cuisine. Also presenting with celebrity flair was the Food Network and Cooking Channel chefs dousing their pots and pans for revelers to catch an up close glimpse of their hosting charm and home grown signature recipes.

Kicking off the festival were culinary celebrity chefs and personalities Sunny Anderson, Eric Adjepong, Marcus Samuelson and brunch with rap icons Pharrell Williams and Run DMC and ‘tacos an tequila’ hosted by actor and restaurateur Danny Trejo.


Jacksonville foodies were on the scene sampling plates, cocktails and small bites leaving their palates wanting more from 450 culinary and industry experts, including over twenty minority owned brands, 90+ festival events and 1200 volunteers to assist the event to benefit Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine and Spirits Beverage Management Center.

Andrew Jackson High School graduate and traveling Chef Vennetta doted on her first time opportunity at the event, “This opportunity was a real win-win to be amongst our culinary peers. My goal is to become a Food Network Chopped Champion,” she said.

Starting as a one-day festival in 1997, SOBEWFF collaborated with the Food Network in 2007 and the rest is history as more than 60K attendees support the event each year! To date, the Festival has raised more than $34 million for the School.

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