WhenFriday, May 21
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Early Access begins at 5:00 PM
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
WhereNorth Venue (Outdoors)
Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
The Festival’s beloved Burger Bash® is back with successful chef, restaurateur, author, beloved TV personality, and 2018 SOBEWFF® Tribute Dinner honoree Bobby Flay presiding as host! Flay is no stranger to culinary competitions, whether he's hosting or competing, and we’ve tapped the award-winning Food Network fan-favorite to keep the ultimate celebration of everyone’s favorite mouth-watering creation between two buns at a maximum for this year’s Heineken Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons. Join us under our iconic white tents nestled in the sparkling sands behind The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel to graze on carefully curated offerings from chefs from across South Florida, including flavorful side dishes that complement each burger perfectly, and sip on refreshing Heineken beer and wine selections. Whose burger reigns supreme? The choice is yours as you cast your vote for the Heineken People’s Choice Award!
An esteemed panel of judges, including the youngest-ever MasterChef finalist Nick DiGiovanni, NBC 6's Kelly Blanco, photographer & journalist Manny Hernandez, Telemundo 51's Mariana Rodriguez, Miami New Times’ Food & Drink editor Laine Doss, WSVN 7's Belkys Nerey, CBS 4's Lisa Petrillo, and Univision's Raúl De Molina, will decide who will receive this year's coveted Schweid & Sons® The Very Best Burger Award. But wait, there’s a twist! Since this year's Burger Bash® will have TWO sessions, this award will have TWO winners! May the best burgers reign!
Honoring our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, talent, attendees, sponsors, participants, and community, this event will be split into two sessions this year. Both sessions will have the same chefs, wine & spirits, and sponsors, but the capacity will be greatly reduced from that of previous years. Your ticket is valid only during the session you purchase, and will not grant you access to the other session.
EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE.
All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
Honoring our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, talent, attendees, sponsors, participants, and community, SOBEWFF® has consulted with the FIU Healthcare Committee on COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols that follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami Beach. All attendees will be subject to symptom/temperature checks and attestation of either a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to the event or completed vaccination, and presentation of a cleared SymCheck™ QR Code. Anyone presenting symptoms on arrival will be denied entry. Apart from the Wine Spectator Wine Seminar series, all events will take place outdoors with new additional measures on capacity restrictions, cleaning and sanitization, physical distancing, and mask requirements. Click HERE to read the complete SOBEWFF® COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols.
By attending a 2021 SOBEWFF® Event:
- You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will comply with all SOBEWFF® Health & Safety Protocols, before and during the event, including but not limited to face mask requirements.
- You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will complete a required SymCheck™ Screening & Health questionnaire no more than 24 hours prior to arriving at a SOBEWFF® event.
- You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will be required to attest to either a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to the event(s) you are attending or completed vaccination.
- You (and all ticketed attendees) understand that by attending SOBEWFF® and therefore being subject to these COVID-19 Protocols, SOBEWFF® reserves the right to refuse entry or remove an individual from an event if any such protocols are breached.
The Festival will have a limited number of beach wheelchairs available near the main North Venue entrance at Lincoln Road on the beach. Please check in directly with a Festival representative for assistance.
NO PETS ALLOWED. ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS PERMITTED. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Justice.