The 2018 Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue took place on Friday, May 11th, at the Broward County Convention Center. This Orange Bowl signature food and wine event was sponsored by Coca-Cola, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Blue Moon, Dave & Buster, FPL, Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Hollywood, Toyota, and the Cayman Islands, among others.
The 2018 event showcased celebrity chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth from Stiltsville Fish Bar. Additional participating restaurants and craft food makers included Grate Madeleine, Tarpon River Brewery, Yolo, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Glass & Vine, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, The Rusty Pelican, Beaker & Grey, Per’la Specialty Roasters, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, and Burger & Beer Joint, among others.
Guests in attendance were able to enjoy samples from over 30 of South Florida’s top craft food makers and restaurants, as well as national brands and a complimentary open bar. Additionally, guests were able to enjoy live entertainment and games from Dave & Buster.
For 85 years, the primary mission of the Orange Bowl Committee has been to bring tourism to South Florida through the Capital One Orange Bowl. However, it has maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach.
Proceeds of the event directly benefit the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida, and the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy, as well as the following community outreach initiatives: community programs, scholarships, youth sports, academic programs, and revitalization of sports facilities.