Jamaican-born Chef Irie will be one of the Participating Chefs at the 2022 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Jamaican-born Chef Irie will be one of the Participating Chefs at the 2022 South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Stars will descend upon Miami during the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) February 24-27, 2022. The Festival will not only feature culinary greats such as Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray and José Andrés but will also see major star power with the likes of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his wife, former Victoria Secret Model, Behati Prinsloo, Eva Longoria, French Montana, Kate Hudson, and more as they arrive at the magic city to showcase their skills during the nation’s largest wine and food event.

Jamaican-born Hugh Sinclair – Chef Irie will be part of the Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown presented by BACARDĺ Rums and Patrón Tequila. The event will be hosted by Enrique Santos.

Chef Irie the Global Culinary Architect, is the executive chef of Chef Irie Spice Inc. – Personal Chef and Catering Services, providing services to the tri-county area of South East Florida. Chef Irie hails from the Caribbean Island of Jamaica, where he grew up on Caymanas Estates, a sugar plantaion. Before settling in Florida, Hugh first migrated with his family to New York. He completed his college career at the University of Florida in Gainesville earning a BS from the renowned School of Architecture.

The Festival will safely welcome food and drink aficionados to savor bites and sips from a diverse roster of 400+ renowned chefs, culinary and lifestyle personalities, winemakers, and spirits producers. Highly anticipated outdoor walk-around events include:

Close out Sunday Funday during 3-5 on Ocean Drive featuring the David Grutman Experience! Curated by the nightlife and hospitality empresario himself, David Grutman, this 360-experience will turn the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Villagecourtyard into a mini music festival with high-energy beats and special performances by Gianluca Vacchi, the Italian DJ and Instagram sensation, and superstar rapper French Montana. Guest can also experience – an avatar, and the only interactive robotic bartender powered by artificial intelligence – at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management booth during Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village on Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27.

To ensure the safety of Festival-goers and Festival staff, SOBEWFF® has hired BioScent Detection Dogs to screen for COVID-19. As part of the entry requirements, all attendees must complete a digital health screening through SymCheck. This includes attestation of either: a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to the event OR completed vaccination plus presentation of a cleared SymCheck QR Code. For full details on the Festival’s Health & Safety Protocols, visit

Looking to travel from The Palm Beaches or Fort Lauderdale area? Brightline is the best way to get to the Festival. Groups of four or more can save 25% on SMART fares with promo code: ALLABOARD. Enjoy a first-class ride to and from MiamiCentral Station by adding on Brightline+ for a seamlessly transportation experience. For more information on transit and parking, visit

To date, the Festival has raised more than $31.8 million in support of its educational mission to cultivate the future leaders of the hospitality industry at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University(FIU). Between South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF and its sister NYCWFF, more than $45 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities of each Festival. Beyond the funds raised, both Festivals draw attention to the vibrant dining cultures of their respective cities, provide economic stimulus in their communities, and serve as a platform to drive awareness and engagement for a wide array of philanthropic activities.

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