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The Cookout hosted by JJ Johnson and Dwyane Wade

Saturday, February 25
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Important Info
Outdoors Casual Walk-around Wines 21 years of age and older


Investing in Black culture isn’t something FIELDTRIP chef and founder, JJ Johnson, takes lightly. On the contrary, 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 his way of reclaiming the beauty and utter brilliance of African American cuisine, a chance to savor and celebrate the people who have made and continue to make it sing. Co-hosted by Dwyane Wade, three-time NBA Champion and one of the most successful and most iconic players in Miami Heat history, this one-of-a-kind SOBEWFF® walkaround event will spotlight dishes that give Black culture its richly layered flavor, brought to life by an exceptional group of diverse chefs who, like Chef JJ, are passionate about reconstructing past foodways and honoring culturally-relevant ingredients and techniques. Join them at 1 Beach Club, an outdoor oasis in a laidback luxurious atmosphere tucked behind 1 Hotel South Beach for this celebration of community that seeks to flip the narrative while spooning out some seriously delicious flavors.

All net 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.

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