Goya Foods of Florida has announced its participation in the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF). For the fifth consecutive year, the company will serve as the Official Latin Foods Provider and also take over as the new title sponsor of 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; Chef James Tahhan, co-presenter of Telemundo’s national morning show “Un Nuevo Dia“; Richard Ingraham, personal chef to Dwyane Wade; Richard Plasencia, chef of Baptist Health South Florida; and Sean Brasel, executive chef and owner of Meat Market. Goya Foods invites attendees to experience the delicious variety of Goya’s Latin-American products throughout the Festival, which runs from Thursday, February 25 through Sunday, February 28, 2016.

“Goya strives to make cooking great-tasting and authentic Latin recipes easy and fun for everyone – from the expert chef to the home cook,” said Frank Unanue, president of Goya Foods of Florida. “That is why this year we will continue to showcase our Latin flavors through myriad ‘Home Fashioned’ activations throughout the festival that pay homage to home cooking and comfort food.”

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 26Sunday, February 28):

  • As a culinary captain, Goya’s Executive Chef, Fernando Desa will open Goya Foods’ “Home Fashioned” activation at the Grand Tasting Village from Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28. 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 mouthwatering Goya recipes designed exclusively for the event: Chipotle Pulled-Pork Purse with Pineapple-Piloncillo Gastrique and Spicy Cream Sauce; Malanga Tuna Tartare Tacos with Papaya, Mango and Avocado Salsa topped with Panka-Lime Crema; Sous Vide Pork Belly over Truffle Mac and Cheese with Root Vegetable Puree and Guava-Hoisin Gastrique. Each day, Chef Desa will partner with Miami’s best and celebrated chefs to unveil delicious recipes using Goya Products. On Saturday, Chef Jose Mendín, executive chef of The Pubbelly Group, will serve a Pork Belly with Butterscotch Miso, Sweet Corn Relish, Jalapeño and Corn Powder. The next day, Chef James Tahhan, co-presenter of Telemundo’s national morning show “Un Nuevo Dia“, will feature Croquetas prepared with Jamon Serrano and Manchego Cheese in a Guava sauce.

Fun & Fit as a Family featuring the Goya Foods’ Kidz Kitchen (Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, February 28):

  • For younger food enthusiasts, 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 Dwayne Wade, will serve as the emcee and introduce the stellar line up 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 close out the Goya Foods’ Kidz Kitchen on Sunday. Throughout the event, Chef Ingraham will also prepare Snow Cones Topped with Goya Nectar and Baked Popcorn Chicken. Joining him will be Executive Chef Richard Plasencia, of Baptist Health South Florida, who will prepare a Pork Confit, Roasted Chickpea Crumble, Pickled Red Onion and Guava Foam.

Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine (Sunday, February 28):

  • To end the four-day festival, Goya will take over the Biltmore Hotel for the Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine hosted by Lorena GarciaGoya’s Executive Chef Fernando Desa will partner with Sean Brasel, executive chef and owner of Meat Market, to prepare different variations of pork dishes. These top chefs will produce iconic creations such as: Sous Vide Pork Belly over Truffle Mac and Cheese with Root Vegetable Puree and Guava-Hoisin Gastrique; and Slow Smoked Roasted Sofrito Cured Pork Shoulder on Goya White Corn Jalapeño Cheddar Cake.

The 15th 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 atwww.sobefest.com, and via phone at 877-762-3933.

For more information about Goya Foods, including new recipes and cooking tips, please visit www.Goya.com. Follow the conversation on Facebook at @GoyaFoods,Twitter at @GoyaFoods, Pinterest at @GoyaFoods and Instagram at @GoyaFoods using #GoyaSOBE.

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