There’s no doubt the South Beach Wine and Food Festival includes many mouth-watering events. The Amstel Light Burger Bash and the Death By Chocolate Dessert Party certainly paint images of dietary free-falls.
But the festival is also starting to reflect growing health trends that are sweeping the nation.
In only two years, the Buddhas and Bellinis event has become a huge hit. On both Saturday and Sunday of the festival, 200 people gathered by the pool of the Raleigh Hotel on South Beach for a yoga class.
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: