FIU School of Hospitality annual fundraiser 2010

When the greatest names in the restaurant industry ,converge for FIU School of Hospitality annual fundraiser: 2010 South Beach Wine and Food Festival, February 25-28, 2010 it will not only be for good food and good fun, it was also for a good cause: Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

For the 2009 Festival celebrity chefs and personalities, such as Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse, Ming Tsai, Paula Dean, Bobby Flay, Michael Lomoaco joined famed South Florida based chefs, such as Michelle Bernstein, Kenny Lyon, Michael Schwartz, Jonathan Eismann and Allen Susser to name just a handful of participants – to once again position Miami-Dade County as the culinary capital of the world during the festival.

Everyone is drawn to the event, not just for the celebration, but also for the opportunity to benefit one of the leading hospitality programs of its kind in the world.

Formerly known as the “Florida Extravaganza”, proceeds from the South Beach Wine and Food Festival benefit FIU’s School of Hospitality. Over the past 10 years, over a $6 million dollars has been raised to enhance the students experience at the School of Hospitality by expanding the School of Hospitality Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine and Spirits Beverage Management Center. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are set aside for student scholarships. For more information, call 305-642-3132, visit or email us at