The South Beach Wine and Food Festival has a reputation for celebrity chef sightings and swanky food tastings.
But at its core, it’s a fundraising event.
SoBeWFF has raised more than $18 million over the last 13 years for Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. It’s also given thousands of student volunteers a chance to work behind the scenes.
We hopped on a golf cart with one of the student volunteers staffing the festival and have this audio postcard:
Sammy Mack spends a lot of time with FIU students; she teaches a radio storytelling class with FIU and WLRN.