VIP Chef Showdown

Friday, October 22, 2021, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Lummus Park

14th Street & Ocean Drive on South Beach

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Event Description

VIP Chef Showdown

Presented by GOYA Foods and Jack Daniels
Taking place in the VIP Hospitality Village featuring the GOYA Culinary Pavilion

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Entrance: 14th & Ocean Drive (Lummus Park), Miami Beach, Florida – Changed for 2021.


  • VIP Admission: $150 (1,000 All-Inclusive tickets available)
  • VIP Weekend Pass: $250 (Value of $300)
  • VIP Weekend Pass for Two with a 2-Night Hotel Stay: $800 (Value of $1,100)
VIP Admission Ticket: $150 VIP Weekend Pass: $250 (Value of $300) VIP Weekend Pass for Two with a 2-Night Hotel Stay: $800 (Value of $1,100)
Ticket benefits include:

• All-inclusive experience

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Ticket benefits include:

• ONE VIP ticket to Friday, October 22, 2021: Chef Showdown
($150 value)

• ONE VIP Ticket for Saturday, October 23, 2021: SoBe Seafood Fest
($150 value)

Ticket benefits include:

• TWO tickets to Friday, October 22, 2021: Chef Showdown
($300 value)

• TWO VIP Tickets for Saturday, October 23, 2021: SoBe Seafood Fest
($300 value)

• ONE Signature Standard Room at The South Beach Festivals Host Hotel, Shelborne South Beach, checking in Friday, October 22 – checking out Sunday, October 24.

Tickets will be released with a tiered system via EventBrite:

  • June:
    • VIP: $100 PRE-SALE with Summer Special Promo code (limited to 250 tickets)
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  • July:
    • VIP: $100 Summer Special (Limited to 200 tickets)
  • August:
    • VIP: $130 with special promo code
  • September:
    • VIP: $130 with special promo code
  • October Includes:
    • VIP: $150
  • October 22: EVENT DAY
    • VIP: $175 If available


#ChooseYourChamp at the iconic VIP Chef Showdown, presented by Goya FoodsTequila Herradura, Cadillac, Celebrity CruisesHalperns, and official bank partner, City National Bank. Join Miami’s top executive chefs for an evening of competitive culinary cook-offs, where YOU are the judge as you indulge with endless seafood and cocktails because tickets are completely all-inclusive!

In a perfect combination of competition level cuisine, tropically fresh cocktails, and live entertainment, the Chef Showdown tours guests through the BEST of Miami’s culinary scene with the ultimate BEACH BASH meets Chef SHOWDOWN, thanks to the help of Sounds by Yissel. Hosted inside the VIP Hospitality Village and #SobeSeafood Week’s GOYA Culinary Pavilion, 14 chefs will go head-to-head in seven unique seafood showdowns and before you hit the pavilion, chefs will host battle pavilions where YOU sip, sample and VOTE on your favorites. And when we say sample, we mean “Good Luck trying to finish all 14 dishes”!

Chefs from each battle will take the stage throughout the night where representatives from the culinary and media world will judge the best in each showdown. The deciding factor are THE GUESTS! Help us decide the 2021 CHAMPIONS!


Follow @sobeseafoodfest to stay up to date on battle pairings to be announced in September!

The Chef Showdown delivers a uniquely entertaining culinary experience in the most beautiful, beach-front setting thanks to our partners Goya Foods. Come ready for a truly VIP evening on the sands of South Beach.

What you will find with your VIP Admission to the Chef Showdown:

  • A chef-competition-beach-bash including an all-inclusive evening of epic proportions!
  • Indulge at 16 restaurant battle experiences and VOTE on your favorite chef competition dishes
  • Dive into the full bars around the 1/2 block VIP Hospitality Village featuring a variety of cocktails, Pacifico beer, wines, and more.
  • Additional seafood bites from GOYA and Celebrity Cruises
  • Access to the SEAFOOD WORLD RAW BAR open all night for your enjoyment
  • Samplings from Jack Daniel’s Experience
  • Hop in your brand new Cadillac
  • Celebrate at the Village Party