EasterSeals to host star-studded culinary event

Presented by Goya Foods the event is showcasing Pubbelly Sushi chef Jose Mendin and over 20 more culinary superstars.

Chef Jose Mendin of La Placita and Pubbelly Sushi

Join EasterSeals for Miami’s premier and longest-standing culinary event, this time featuring a mix of South Florida’s top culinary talent.  The 31st Annual Easterseals South Florida Festival of Chefs, Presented by Goya Foods is showcasing  Pubbelly Sushi’s Chef Chair, Jose Mendin. The even will also feature dishes from Goya Foods’ Chef Fernando Desa, 26 Sushi and Tapas’ chef Miguel Fernandez, Coyo Taco’s Chef Scott Linquist, and over 20 more culinary superstars.

“Festival of Chefs is a unique opportunity to experience the breadth of culinary talent in South Florida,” says Loreen Chant, president and CEO of Easterseals South Florida, “while celebrating and supporting a great and important cause. We’re thrilled and honored to have the renowned talent of Chef Mendin leading a group of chefs for three consecutive years who represent the culinary culture of South Florida for this important and prestigious charity event.”

The annual event pays tribute to South Florida’s culinary scene with an evening of featured signature dishes, wine & spirit tastings, silent auction and entertainment, all to benefit the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for students with autism and other disabilities. At Festival of Chefs, Easterseals culinary students showcase their abilities with a signature dish and incredible hospitality.

Dishes will be complemented by a variety of wine and spirits, courtesy of Acqua Panna S. Pellegrino, Agave Boom Tequila, Bodegas Carrau From Uruguay, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, Coquito Trigo from Puerto Rico, Don Bernardino Wines from Spain, Fashion TV Sparkling Wines, Fashion Vodka, Fighting 69th Seal, Grand Havana, Ketel One Vodka, Kimosabe Mezcal, Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Loco Por Ti, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Miami Club Cuban Coffee Rum Liqueur, Reed’s Ginger Beer, Rums of Puerto Rico, Santero Moscatos, Selva Rey Rum, Strange Beast, The Tank Brewing Co., Treaty Oak Distilling, Trigo Reserva Añeja Rum, Veza Sur Brewing Co., Villiger Cigars, Vins Claramunt, Zyr Vodka and more.

The event will also feature: Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Kendra Scott Jewelry and more.  Guests will take home a Goya Foods gift bag which includes an Easterseals South Florida branded frying pan, courtesy of Creative Home & Kitchen. Last but not least, a silent auction of original paintings, multimedia artwork, travel, vacations, fine jewelry, vintage wines and restaurant experiences promises for an altogether memorable evening!

Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 p.m. at Jungle Island, to purchase tickets click here.

Event sponsors include Edgar Allen Corporate Society Member, Ryder System Inc.; Master Chef Sponsor, Goya Foods; Executive Chef Sponsor: Barry Solomon Family Trust; Sous Chef Sponsors: Cook Prep Eat, Victoria Cast Iron Cookware and Royal Caribbean International; Pastry Chef Sponsors: Bank of America, Holland & Knight, Northern Trust, Selden Beattie and Solstice Point Partners; Foodie Sponsors: EY, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Mass Mutual, Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A., Simply Health and The Wayne and Nicole Cypen Philanthropic Fund; Produce Sponsor: Mr. Greens Produce; Security Sponsor: Security Alliance; Wine Lover Sponsor: Comcast Universal; Venue Sponsor: Jungle Island; Media & Public Relations Sponsors: AC Graphics, Brustman Carrino Public Relations, Cox Media Group Miami, Creativas Public Relations, Food Comma Hospitality Group, Indulge Magazine, Rockaway PR, SocialMiami.com, Miami Herald, and Tony Guerra Miami.


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