The VIP Chef Showdown during South Beach Seafood Week has quickly become one of my favorite events of the year, as it keeps getting bigger and wilder! The night assembles top executive chefs for 8 competitive (and often, over-the-top) cook-offs. With thousands of guests flocking over to the hospitality village, the energy is truly next level. Attendees cheer on their favorite chef, sample the dishes of each competing chef, and dance to the party set I provide during each battle.
The main event, Battle Taco is the night’s biggest attraction with feuding rivals, Naked Taco & Bodega always going head to head. And although it was a close match, this year, it was returning champ, Bernie Matz FTW!
Special thanks to all the sponsors who made the entire weekend of festivities possible and to my friends at CI Management for having me back to DJ for a third year.
After some expected delays, Time Out Market finally opened it’s first location in Miami Beach. Time Out Market which opened it’s first doors in Lisbon, Portugal, has become a popular tourist attraction by placing some of the world’s best chefs under one roof. The Miami grand opening celebration included a lengthy guest list of the city’s influencers, foodies, hospitality professionals, media and VIPs. Unlike other food halls, this food and cultural market is 18,000 square feet and features 18 eateries, a demonstration kitchen, three bars, and one cultural space.
The energy was great throughout the entire night, amongst some of my favorite friends and favorite chefs. Thank you Time Out for choosing me to set the musical tone!
– Photos courtesy of World Red Eye –