Investing in future hospitality leaders
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®)
Showcasing the talents of the world's most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities for more than 20 years, SOBEWFF® has raised $31.8 million for Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Each year, more than 1,200 students and volunteers gain invaluable real-world experience at the Festival – which serves as an interactive educational platform for the future leaders of the hospitality industry.
In 2020, the festival quickly pivoted to provide immediate financial assistance to restaurant workers in South Florida which were hit hard by the pandemic. The SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Fund has granted more than $1.6 million to more than 500 local restaurants in South Florida.