Goya Foods announces stellar lineup of chefs at the 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
Goya Foods of Florida has announced its participation in the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF). For the 6th consecutive year, the company will serve as the Official Latin Foods Provider and will reprise its role as title sponsor of the Grand Tasting Village. This year, the star chefs who will delight attendees with their culinary prowess include: Fernando Desa, Goya’s executive chef; Jose Mendín, executive chef of The Pubbelly Group; Richard Ingraham, personal chef to Dwyane Wade; Richard Plasencia, executive chef and owner of The Twisted Fork and The Ravenous Chef; and Sean Brasel, executive chef and owner of Meat Market. Goya Foods invites guests to experience the mouthwatering variety of Goya’s Latin-American products throughout the Festival, which runs from Wednesday, February 22 through Sunday, February 26, 2017.
“Goya wants everyone – from the expert chef to the home cook – to enjoy authentic Latin recipes that are delicious, easy to make, and fun to eat,” said Frank Unanue, president of Goya Foods of Florida. “With the wide array of Goya products available, it’s easy to stretch the imagination and combine new flavors to create dishes that are uniquely yours.”
Goya will delight guests with the brand’s authentic Hispanic flavors during three signature events throughout the Festival:
Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village (Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26):
- As a culinary captain, Goya’s Executive Chef Fernando Desa will open Goya Foods’ “Imagination Kitchen” activation at the Grand Tasting Village from Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26. Chef Desa is responsible for the research and development of new products and recipes for the family-owned company. This year, Chef Desa will serve delectable Goya recipes dreamt up exclusively for the event: Creamy Serrano Croquettes with Sliced Tuna Poke and Yellow Pepper Crema, Rabo Encendido Dumpling over Black Bean Sauce-Pickled Vegetables and Tamarind Hoisin Gastrique and Caribbean Chicken Satay with Chili Coconut Curry Sauce. Each day, Chef Desa will partner with Miami’s elite chefs to unveil delicious recipes highlighting Goya products: on Friday, Richard Plasencia executive chef/owner of The Twisted Fork and The Ravenous Chef, on Saturday Chef Jose Mendin, co-founder of The Pubbelly Group and on Sunday, Chef Sean Brasel. They will each be serving their dishes and interacting with guests.
Fun & Fit as a Family featuring the Goya Foods’ Kidz Kitchen (Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26):
- For junior chefs, Fun and Fit as a Family featuring the Goya Foods Kidz Kitchen, will offer family-friendly fun including healthy food tastings, physical fitness activities and star-studded healthy cooking demonstrations. Chef Richard Ingraham, personal chef to basketball superstar Dwyane Wade, will serve as the emcee and introduce the astounding lineup of chefs presenting cooking demos at the Goya Foods Kidz Kitchen. Chef Ingraham, in collaboration with Chef Desa, will participate in a LIVE interactive food demonstration to conclude the Goya Foods’ Kidz Kitchen on Saturday. Throughout the event, Chefs Desa and Ingraham will also prepare Black Bean Quesadillas and Skinny Pizzas.
Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine (Sunday, February 26):
To bring the four-day festival to a close, Goya will take over the Biltmore Hotel for the Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine hosted by Cindy Hutson. Goya’s Chef Desa will partner with Sean Brasel, executive chef and owner of Meat Market, to prepare different variations of pork dishes. These master chefs will craft iconic creations such as: Braised Pork Cheeks with Aji Lobster Salad and Crispy Taro topped with Smoke Kombu Gastrique and Pan con Lechón with Aji Sauce.
The 16th annual edition of SOBEWFF, America’s favorite wine and culinary extravaganza, will once again benefit Florida International University’s (FIU) 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. Tickets for these select events and others are available at www.sobefest.com, and via phone at 877-762-3933.
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