Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One
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 presented by Capital One (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®
More than 1,200 student volunteers work about 3,100 shifts at the Festival. They assist with food and beverage management, on-site event logistics, media and marketing, and overall preparation and execution. They are ambassadors to festival talent. And network with hospitality industry leaders and executives. Volunteer today.
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.