South Beach Seafood Festival       |       October 19-22, 2022       |       Miami Beach, Florida

VIP Chef Showdown: South Beach Seafood Festival 2017

South Beach Seafood Festival’s VIP #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 Chef Showdown tours guests through the best of Miami’s culinary scene!

This year, 16 of Miami’s most progressive and recognized chefs are throwing down with hopes of taking home the title. This is a CAN’T MISS experience for all foodies!

Hosted inside the Range Rover Hospitality Village and Goya Foods Culinary Pavilion, eight epic seafood battles will go down!

Chefs will take the stage throughout the night and cook live as famous foodies judge the best in each showdown.

BUT…the ultimate deciding factor are THE GUESTS!

Guests will visit each restaurant’s sampling station located throughout the hospitality village and taste the battle dishes prepared by each chef. At each station, guests will vote for the best dish, and ultimately decide the newest CHAMPIONS of the South Beach Seafood Festival’s CHEF SHOWDOWN!

The reigning champions coming to defend their titles are:

  • Chef Andre & Tyler Bienvenue of Joe’s Stone Crab
  • 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
  • Chef Bernie Matz of Bodega South Beach in Battle Taco
  • Plus TWO new battles this year: Battle Sushi and Battle Oyster

And the fun doesn’t stop there…

This year’s event will include the 2nd Annual Herradura Showdown with reigning champion, Courtney Lane of Wynwood Diner, featuring the top bartenders in South Florida! Check out the incredible Casa Herradura experience in the hospitality village and see who takes the title this year.

The Chef Showdown delivers a unique culinary and entertainment experience within the most beautiful atmosphere on the sands of South Beach.

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

South Beach Seafood Festival Chef Showdown 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.

Learn more about these packages by contacting!

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