WHAT: (Miami, FL – December 2009) – The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine and Whole Foods Market are pleased to announce that several noted chefs participating in the 2010 Festival will be hosting complimentary cooking demonstrations at Whole Foods Market located in Coral Gables.  Each live cooking demo will last approximately 1 hour, including cooking and Q&A. This is a unique opportunity for foodies and gourmets to get up close and personal with some of South Florida’s most celebrated chefs.  *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Those who attend the culinary demonstrations will be entered to win two (2) tickets to the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Festival.


Thursday, Dec. 10th at 7:00 p.m. – Chef Sean Brasel; Meat Market

Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 7:00 p.m. –  Chef Marco Ferraro; Wish at The Hotel

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00 p.m. – Chef Michael Schwartz; Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 

Saturday, Dec. 19th at 2:00 p.m. –  Chef Jonathan Wright; The Setai

WHERE: Whole Foods Market is located at 6701 Red Road in Coral Gables, Florida. Telephone: (305) 421-9421. Set against the backdrop of glamorous South Beach the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival will take place Thursday, February 25 – February 28, 2010 with exciting new happenings as well as the return of such signature events as the Perrier-Jouët Bubble Q (hosted this year by Emeril Lagasse), Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and the Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray.  Paula Deen returns with a new event – Paula’s Kiss My Grits Sunday Jazz BrunchTribute Dinner will honor culinary icon Daniel Boulud and Guy Fieri’s Moon Over Miami bash, a steamy Latin fiesta, will close out the four-day long bacchanalia in style.  Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits the FIU School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, located on campus.  For a complete line-up of events and further information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.sobewineandfoodfest.com or call 877-762-3933.