Chef Showdown

Friday, October 19 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Lummus Park

12th Street & Ocean Drive

South Beach

Ticket Description Price Purchase
Chef Showdown Admission $150.00 Buy Tickets
Sobe Seafood - WEEKEND PASS $250.00 Buy Tickets
Sobe Seafood - WEEKEND PASS for (2) with 2 Night Stay $ Buy Tickets

Event Description

Friday, October 20: VIP #CHEFSHOWDOWN
brought to you by Cambria Winery
presented by GOYA, Herradura, and Celebrity Cruises
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Entrance: 12th & Ocean Drive (Lummus Park), Miami Beach.

The #ChefShowdown assembles Miami’s top executive chefs for an evening of competitive cook-offs where YOU are the judge. In a perfect combination of competition level cuisine, tropically fresh cocktails, and live entertainment, the #ChefShowdown tours guests through the best of Miami’s culinary scene, featuring 16 of Miami’s most progressive and recognized Executive Chefs. This is a CAN’T miss experience for all.

Hosted inside the RANGE ROVER VIP Hospitality Village and GOYA Culinary Pavilion, chefs will be paired head-to-head in a total of 8 different seafood battles. Chefs from each battle will take the stage throughout the night in the showcase kitchen, where famous Miami media personalities and foodies will judge the best in each showdown.

The deciding factor are THE GUESTS! Guests will visit each restaurant sampling station around the hospitality village and sample the dishes demonstrated on the main stage. Then, guests will vote to ultimately decide the newest CHAMPIONS!

The reigning champions coming to defend their titles are: Chef Andre Bienvenue of Joe’s Stone Crab, Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market in Battle Surf ‘N Turf, Mondrian South Beach in Battle Shrimp, Toro Toro in Battle Tuna, Chef Demetrios Pyliotis of Poseidon in Battle Fish, and Chef Bernie Matz of Bodega South Beach in Battle Taco.

We’re adding TWO new battles this year: Sushi and The Official Oyster Pit Dual!


MAIN EVENT | Battle Crab
Chef Andre Bievenu, Joe’s Stone Crab vs. Chef Peter Vauthy, RED

Battle Surf N’ Turf
Champion Chef Sean Brasel, Meat Market vs. Chef Chad Wyrosdick, Papa’s Raw Bar

Battle Taco
Champion Chef Bernie Matz, Bodega vs. Chef Santiago Gomez, Tacology

Battle Tuna
Champion Jean Delgado, Toro Toro vs. Chef Jim Pastor, Rusty Pelican

Battle Shrimp
Champion Carlos Pimentel, Mondrian SoBe vs. Chef Nicolas Cabrera, Lure Fishbar

Battle Fish
Champion Demetrios Pylitios, Poseidon vs. Chef Massimo Giannattasio, CIBO Wine Bar

All New Battle Sushi
Chef Kiichi Okabe, Lure Fishbar vs. Chef Masatomo Hamaya, Dragonfly

All New Oyster Pit Battle
Chef James Versfelt, Shelborne vs. Chef Jordan Marano, Ella’s Oyster Bar

And the fun doesn’t stop there. This year’s event will include the most delicious LIVE CAKE DECORATING by SLICE OF ART as they build in front of you, The Official Bucket o’ Crustaceous.

Additionally, the 2nd Annual Herradura Showdown with reigning champion, Courtney Lane of Employees Only, is back to judge. Featuring the top bartenders in South Florida, only one can take home the title after battling it out in the Casa Herradura.

The VIP #ChefShowdown delivers a unique culinary and entertainment experience in the most beautiful atmosphere on the sands of South Beach.

Event is from 7-11PM (on the sand) and the entrance is on 12th and Ocean Drive in Lummus Park, Miami Beach.

Ticket Details

Portions of the competition dishes available at each of the 16 restaurant battle stations to enjoy and cast your vote on your winners in each battle

Full Bars are included all night long with a variety of cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks and placed around the village and pavilion

Samplings from GOYA and Celebrity Cruises

Access to the full SEAFOOD WORLD RAW BAR open all night for your enjoyment

A one of a kind sensory garden experience, inspired by Kendall Jackson, La Crema, and Cambria, where they will be transplanting their Sonoma garden tour onto the sands. You will literally be walked through a private experience, sampling potted fruits and tasting the wines that are made from these fresh fruits

Samplings from the Herradura Bartender Competition and access to the Casa Herradura Experience

Access to Celebrity Cruise private entertainment throughout the evening

Access to the showcase kitchen stage to experience all Showdown Demos

Access to party the night away with the Showdown featured DJ in the GOYA Culinary Pavilion

Weekend Pass Details

(value of $300) includes:

  • ONE ticket to Friday, Oct. 20: Chef Showdown ($150 value)
  • ONE VIP Tickets for Saturday, Oct. 21: Sobe Seafood Fest ($150 value)

(value of $1,100) includes:

  • TWO tickets to Friday, Oct. 20: Chef Showdown ($300 value)
  • TWO VIP Tickets for Saturday, Oct. 21: Sobe Seafood Fest ($300 value)
  • ONE Signature Standard Room at either Mondrian South Beach or Shelborne South Beach (your choice), checking in Friday, October 20 – checking out Sunday, October 22.