Join us on the sand! February 22 - 25, 2024 in Miami, Florida

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February 22 - 25, 2024

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Cuban Cooking Master Class hosted by Mika Leon of Caja Caliente and Gio Gutierrez
part of Master Class Series presented by Capital One

Saturday, February 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Real Food Academy
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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


Oye! If you want to learn how to make the most delicious Cuban food, this event is for you. Join Monica (“Mika”) Leon, chef/owner of Caja Caliente for inside secrets and savory samples. Caja Caliente is located in Coral Gables. All dishes are made with the freshest ingredients, where quality and quantity go hand in hand. In addition to Mika’s signature tacos, the eatery features reinvented family recipes, passed down over four decades. Mika focuses on healthy prep of classic Cuban food, drawing inspiration from seasonal ingredients to create new dishes in line with her own clean, whole-foods diet. Outside the kitchen, Leon has been cultivating a growing media career with appearances on the Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” among other TV shows. Mika knows her stuff. And rumor has it, her Mojito is out of this world. See and taste for yourself at this sizzling SOBEWFF event. Nos vemos pronto!

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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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