Every February, the sun-kissed shores of South Beach transform into a culinary paradise as the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) takes center stage. This national, star-studded, four-day extravaganza celebrates the world’s premier chefs and culinary personalities, promising a feast for the senses from February 22 to 25.

As we anticipate this flavorful weekend, let’s take a closer look at the Miami Beach Signature Events that promise to elevate our taste buds and create lasting culinary memories.


🍔 Heinz® Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons® hosted by Rachael Ray (Thursday, Feb 22)

Kickstarting the festivities is the ultimate patty showdown hosted by the incomparable Rachael Ray. The Heinz® Burger Bash, presented by Schweid & Sons®, invites attendees to bite into burger perfection and witness a clash of culinary titans as they vie for the title of the best burger. Get ready for a night of sizzling flavors and fierce competition. You get to decide who wins the equally prestigious People’s Choice Award after indulging in this year’s carefully curated menu of over 30 mouthwatering burgers and tantalizing side dishes prepared by some of the country’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants.


🍷 Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best (Friday, Feb 23)

The glamorous life personified. Elegance meets heavenly haute cuisine at this Festival mainstay, where over 60 of the nation’s most acclaimed chefs are paired with more than 65 first-rate wineries from around the globe. Presented by Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the newest chapter in the 70-year history of the iconic Fontainebleau brand, this très chic walkaround tasting event showcases an exceptional lineup of James Beard Award winners, Food & Wine Best New Chefs, and Michelin-starred restaurants, alongside some of the world’s most renowned winemakers.


🚗 Coke Zero Sugar presents Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives LIVE hosted by Guy Fieri (Friday, Feb 23)

For fans of the hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” the live experience presented by Coke Zero Sugar is a dream come true. Join the charismatic Guy Fieri for a flavor-packed journey inspired by the beloved series. Join us for a no-frills, flavor-packed culinary journey across America, led by the ever-charismatic, spiky-haired host and over 30 incredibly talented chefs from near and far.


🌙 Noche Cubana hosted by Chef Michy, David Martinez, and Chatchowtv (Friday, Feb 23)

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Cuban cuisine at Noche Cubana. Hosted by Chef Michy, David Martinez, and Chatchowtv, this event promises an evening of vibrant flavors and rhythmic beats. Experience the essence of Cuba as celebrated chefs showcase their skills, transporting you to the heart of Havana right on South Beach. Under the guidance of Michelle, David, and Gio, this will be food and drinks for your soul. And your belly. And of course there will be music – and dancing. Sabor and Salsa. The perfect pairing – indeed!


🌮🥃 Tacos & Tequila presented by Tequila Cazadores hosted by Chef Aaron Sanchez (Saturday, Feb 24)

Savor the perfect pairing of tacos and tequila at this lively event hosted by Chef Aaron Sanchez. Tacos & Tequila, presented by Tequila Cazadores, guarantees an explosion of flavors that will ignite your palate. At the Festival’s renowned North Venue, you’ll sample every type of taco under the South Florida sun – from authentic barbacoa to veggie-forward favorites – and thanks to Tequila Cazadores, there will be margaritas a plenty to keep you bailando (dancing!) all night long.


🍇👨‍🍳 Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Publix Culinary (Saturday and Sunday, Feb 24-25)

Delight your taste buds at the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village, where culinary demonstrations sponsored by Sub-Zero Group Southeast take center stage. Explore a diverse array of flavors and techniques as renowned chefs showcase their expertise, creating an immersive experience for all food enthusiasts. As you walk through the venue, which takes up a whopping three city blocks, you’ll find so much to savor including vibey live music, dynamic brand activations from some of the Festival’s most innovative sponsors, and even some nifty, under-the-radar products from a wide range of gourmet exhibitors. And of course, a stellar cast of chefs and Food Network personalities – the newest stars and your beloved favorites – will be on hand as they hit the beach to prepare some of their signature dishes at the interactive Publix Culinary Demonstrations sponsored by Sub-Zero Group Southeast.


🎉🍹 BACARDĺ presents The Block Party hosted by Melba Wilson and Chef Az (Sunday, Feb 25)

Wrap up the weekend festivities at BACARDĺ’s Block Party, hosted by Melba Wilson and Chef Az, featuring a special performance by Run-DMC’s Rev Run. Celebrate the grand finale with a fusion of music, mixology, and mouthwatering bites, creating an unforgettable conclusion to this culinary journey.

Emmy award-winner and four-time James Beard honoree, the charismatic TV personality Andrew Zimmern, returns to host this epic block party. Joining him will be Melba Wilson, the visionary behind Melba’s, draws on her Harlem upbringing and experiences at Sylvia’s and Windows on the World to create a dining haven where exceptional service and great food make patrons feel warmly embraced, turning every visit into a cherished homecoming. And you’re in for a thrilling experience because we have a special treat for you – none other than Grammy-winning 90s icon, Rev Run, is set to light up the stage for us. The dynamic DJ and frontman of the legendary RUN DMC will join us for an unforgettable performance under the starry night, setting the vibe on fire and ensuring this party’s energy is the ultimate post-SOBEWFF® weekend high we all crave.

As the South Beach Wine & Food Festival unfolds, get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure that transcends ordinary dining. With each event, SOBEWFF promises to elevate the culinary landscape, leaving attendees with a heightened appreciation for the artistry and passion that define the world of food.