2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel
South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Welcome Press/Media!

Thank you for your interest in covering the 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, taking place Wednesday, February 22nd to Sunday, February 26th, 2017. The Festival has raised more than $24 million to date for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management’s Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory and Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center at Florida International University.

The SOBEWFF® Press Team is pleased to assist journalists with press access to the Festival, set up talent interviews, facilitate image requests, as well as provide general background information regarding the Festival. If you are interested in attending the 2017 Festival for coverage purposes, please note the following:

  • Each media representative interested in covering the Festival needs to submit a press registration request through the following online form. If you are attending with a crew or photographer, each member of the team must complete their own form.
  • Press registration for the Festival closes on Friday, February 3, 2017.
    Credentials/Tickets are granted based on a combination of the following criteria: confirmation of coverage, availability, as well as advance publicity for the 2017 Festival. Access requests submitted after the closing date may not be able to be fulfilled.
    • Please email the press team for access to hi-resolution images for pre-coverage opportunities.
  • All applicants are notified by email of your ticket status starting Friday, February 10, 2017. Note: due to limited capacities, not all specific event requests can be accommodated.
  • PLEASE NOTE the Festival’s credential/ticket policy: Media access is confirmed via email in advance and is NOT available on-site. The Festival does NOT coordinate RSVP lists at the door.

National Media
Click here to register with The Door
Florida / Hispanic Media
Click here to register with Brustman-Carrino PR


For pre-event coverage, please email the press team with any talent interview requests and for access to high resolution images from the 2016 Festival.

High resolution versions of the official Festival logo are available for download at http://logos.sobefest.com.

Please send all press inquiries to:

Internal Festival Contact

Devonie Nicholas
PR Director

National / International Media

The Door
Adeline Benge
(646) 340-1708

Florida/Hispanic Media Contact

Brustman Carrino PR
Larry Carrino
Kristine McGlinchey
(305) 573-0658


We look forward to working with you at the 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival!

Thank you,
The 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Press Team