The Cookout presented by Stella Artois hosted by JJ Johnson
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Things to Know
All food and drink is included at this event.
Dress Code: Casual Chic
Relaxed and stylish attire with comfortable fabrics like cotton, linen or denim.
21 years of age and older
Investing in Black culture is priority #1 for chef JJ Johnson. The James Beard Award-winning chef, author, and TV personality has made it his personal and professional mission to amplify Black culture through food – to use food not merely as a means of breaking boundaries and building bridges but to reimagine it as a model for rewriting history.
"The Cookout" is Chef JJ's way of reclaiming and celebrating the beauty and sheer brilliance of African American cuisine. It's an opportunity to relish and honor the individuals who have breathed life into this extraordinary culinary tradition. As the visionary behind this unique SOBEWFF® walkaround event, hosted by the founder of FIELDTRIP, Chef JJ aims to spotlight dishes that form the rich tapestry of Black culture. At this event, you'll be treated to an array of dishes, each representing a piece of Black culture's deeply layered flavor. These dishes will be brought to life by an exceptional and diverse group of chefs who, like Chef JJ, are passionate about reconstructing historical food traditions and paying homage to culturally significant ingredients and cooking techniques.
Join them at the Eden Roc for a celebration of community and culture, where the narrative is flipped, and delicious flavors are dished out with love. It's not just food for the body; it's food for the soul. An event where you'll savor the tastes of history and culture like never before.
Additional Event Information
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.
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.