Lee Brian Schrager hosted a Directorâ€™s VIP Welcome happy hour at The Betsy South Beach to kick-off theÂ 15th anniversary of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE! Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits FIUâ€™s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. To date, the Festival has raised more than $22 million for the School.
Among the highlights of the four-day food and wine festival are wine tastings, gourmet dinners, seminars, cooking demonstrations, tributes and the Food Network Awards Show. See all of your favorite chefs like Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern,Â Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Robert Irvine,Â Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray, Trisha Yearwood, Â and more!
For the first time ever, this year Food Network will be broadcasting live on their Facebook page, and stream segments from the Grand Tasting on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Check out Food Networkâ€™s Facebook page at about 2:45 p.m. EST both days to catch Alex and Robert hosting Saturdayâ€™s event and then Anne Burrell and Andrew Zimmern hosting Sundayâ€™s. Theyâ€™ll be chatting about the ins and outs of the festival and answering all of your questions live, so get ready to postÂ a question as you watch.Â #SOBEWFF