ON FEBRUARY 24–27, 2022, THE 21ST ANNUAL FOOD NETWORK & COOKING CHANNEL SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE (SOBEWFF®) DREW NEARLY 60,000 GUESTS AND A SLEW OF CELEBRITIES TO EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE.
This year’s festival consisted of more than 90+ events, spanning Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Widely known as one of America’s favorite gourmet gatherings on the beach, the festival has raised more than $31.8 million since its inception to support the education of the future leaders of the hospitality industry at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.
The festival kicked-off the festivities with the Mayor of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri, on Thursday, February 24th with Coke Zero Sugar presents Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives LIVE, featuring more than 25 of the greasy spoon eateries seen on the hit show. From steak hoagies to chicken and waffles and Santo Tequila drinks served up by Fieri himself, guests enjoyed each bite and sip more than the one before! Earlier that same night, Adam Levine and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, celebrated their Calirosa Tequila at 1 Beach Club @ 1 Hotel South Beach during a chic Sunset Happy Hour featuring light bites and sips of the pink-hued spirit.
The festival ended with a bang on Ocean Drive at Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village, featuring the David Grutman Experience with high-energy performances by hip-hop star French Montana and Italian DJ and Instagram sensation Gianluca Vacchi. Guests danced the day away with the beach as their backdrop and sipped on cocktails curated by renowned brands such as Hennessy Cognac and new additions from Belvedere Organic Infusions and Chandon Garden Spritz.