Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Raised since 2002 for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) is a national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. In partnership with our Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, SOBEWFF® is all about Eat. Drink. Educate.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2019 SOBEWFF®
In addition to raising more than $30 million for our Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, SOBEWFF® offers students the opportunity to win scholarships.
- Red Robin Golden Robin Contest – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews has awarded $70,000 in scholarships to FIU students since 2013. Each year, the student or team who creates an original burger concoction that tops them all wins $10,000. The gourmet burger is featured at SOBEWFF®.
- Badia Spices contest – At the annual spice rub competition, students create a unique blend. The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and the rub is sold and distributed by Badia Spices. Past winning blends include Holy Smokes and Biscayne Bay Seafood Seasoning. A portion of the blends’ worldwide sales benefit FIU in perpetuity.
- Lee Brian Schrager Excellence in Leadership Scholarship – The award, which has provided $105,000 in scholarships since 2012, is given to students who excel as leaders at the Festival.