14 CHEFS. 7 BATTLES. 1 CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT.
at the iconic VIP Chef Showdown, brought to you by Talbott Vineyards
and presented by Goya Foods
, Tequila Herradura
, Land Rover South Dade
, Celebrity Cruises
, Baptist Health South Florida
, and official bank partner, City National Bank.
Join Miami’s top executive chefs for an evening of competitive cook-offs where YOU are the judge. Indulge with endless seafood and cocktails; tickets are completely all-inclusive!
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 with the ultimate BEACH BASH meets Chef SHOWDOWN thanks to the help of Sounds by Yissel
Hosted inside the Land Rover VIP Hospitality Village and #SobeSeafood
Week’s GOYA Culinary Pavilion, 14 chefs will go head-to-head in seven unique seafood showdowns.
Chefs from each battle will take the stage throughout the night where representatives from the culinary and media world will judge the best in each showdown.
The deciding factor are THE GUESTS! Visit each restaurant's pop-up cafe throughout the hospitality village, sample each competitor's seafood dish, and vote on your favorites! Help us decide the 2018 CHAMPIONS!
Our reigning champions will be defending their titles:
•Battle Oyster: Champion Chef James Versfelt, Shelborne vs. Challenger Chef Reiner Mendez, Lure Fish Bar
• Battle Tuna: Champion Chef Jim Pastor, Rusty Pelican vs. Challenger Chef Raul A. Del Poz, Lightkeepers
• Battle Fish: 3-Time Champion Chef Demetrios Pyliotis, Poseidon vs. Challenger Juan Garriga, Seawell Fish N Oyster
• Battle Sushi: Champion Chef Masa Hamaya, Dragonfly vs. Challenger Chef Edwin Delgado, Tanuki
• Battle Surf n' Turf: 2-Time Champion Chef Sean Brasel, Meat Market vs. Challenger Chef Jeffrey Williams, Social Club
• Battle Lobster: Challenger Chef David Salinas, Joe’s Stone Crab vs. Challenger Chef Jarod Higgins, AAA
• Main Event — Battle Taco: 3-Time Champion Chef Bernie Matz, Bodega vs. #Fireproof
Challenger Chef Ralph Pagano, Naked Taco
Follow @sobeseafoodfest to stay up to date.
The Chef Showdown delivers a uniquely entertaining culinary experience in the most beautiful, beach-front setting thanks to our partners Goya Foods
. Come ready for a truly VIP evening on the sands of South Beach.
Be sure to stop by the Halperns
CHOP HOUSE or the Papa's Raw Bar
SEAFOOD WORLD BAR for your taste of some beef with your reef.
All-inclusive tasting of each Chef's competition dishes available at each of the 14 restaurant battle stations
Full bars featuring a variety of cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks
Additional seafood bites from GOYA and Celebrity Cruises
Access to the PAPA's RAW BAR SEAFOOD WORLD BAR & HALPERNS' CHOP HOUSE open all night for your enjoyment
Samplings from Casa Herradura Experience
Access to the Celebrity Cruise private entertainment experience
Bubbles from the City National Bank Bubble Lounge featuring J Vineyards & Winery
Baptist Health South Florida
And of course — An all-night party in the Goya VIP Culinary Pavilion (where all Chefs battle on stage) featuring Miami's hottest DJ, Sounds by YISSEL!
Purchaser Terms & Conditions
Eventbrite is the exclusive authorized ticket outlet for this event. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Lineup and event details subject to change. Tickets are not redeemable for cash. Event is open to all ages. Must be over the age of 21 and present a valid government ID at entrance in order to drink. Purchaser agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CI Management, Inc. & the South Beach Seafood Festival from any claims or injuries. Venue reserves the right to deny entry to highly intoxicated ticket holders. Event is rain or shine. Backpacks of all sizes are subject to be checked by security upon arrival.