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Dinner hosted by Antonia Lofaso
Aaron May and Sezer Deniz
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Dinner hosted by Antonia Lofaso, Aaron May, Michael Jenkins and Sezer Deniz

Thursday, February 22
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Area 31 at Kimpton EPIC Hotel
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All food and drink is included at this event.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

A polished yet relaxed look. Opt for slacks, button-down tops and dresses. Low heels or dressy flats optional.




21 years of age and older


In the world of food and storytelling, four chefs emerge as captivating characters. Antonia Lofaso, known for her roles on Food Network hits like Guy’s Grocery Games, Tournament of Champions, and Cutthroat Kitchen, is not only a beloved chef but also the Executive Chef and Owner of three remarkable restaurants in California. Michael Jenkins, a champion in TV shows like Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen, two-time winner of The South Beach Food & Wine Festival’s Burger Bash, and now executive chef at Butter Restaurant, tells a tale of culinary triumph. Aaron May, a Food Network regular, brings his charismatic presence to Guy's Grocery Games, Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, and Tournament of Champions.
Last but not least, Chef Sezer Deniz, at the helm of Miami's Area 31, is known for his devotion to sourcing local ingredients. These culinary storytellers will unite for one-night-only to create a menu with a rich tapestry of flavors and invite you to be part of their culinary family.

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Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee that tickets purchased within the same transaction will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s) who purchased ticket(s) separately, please send your request via email to [email protected]. The Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at [email protected] no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.

100% of net proceeds from the Festival benefit students of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.

All guests must adhere to the Festival bag policy.

To request materials in accessible format, register a service animal and or secure an accommodation, please contact FIU’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (OCRCA) at 305.348.2785 or [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of the event or at the earliest possible opportunity.

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