How’s this for a resume booster:

“Helped execute one of the nation’s premiere food and beverage events alongside the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities.”

That’s the opportunity you’ll have as a student volunteer at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One! It’s invaluable experiential learning that will prepare you for the workforce like no other.

Approximately 1,200 volunteers help make the Festival happen every year and assist with raising about $2 million annually to support the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and student success at FIU. The Festival offers real-world, hands-on experience in a variety of areas – including, but not limited to, event management, logistics, inventory, recruitment and sponsorship fulfillment.


Available Volunteer Roles

Volunteer Roles vary from event to event, but fall under four main categories:

Work alongside Event Managers and production teams.

Front of house (FOH)

Guest registration, talent ambassadors, survey team, auction associates and general event support.

Back of House (BOH)

Assist with roles such as logistics, set-up, break-down, inventory and golf cart driving.


Provide culinary support to chefs including plating and baking & pastry.

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