Dinner hosted by Zak Stern, Michael Beltran and Jose Mendín
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Things to Know
All food and drink is included at this event.
Dress Code: Casual-Chic
A polished yet relaxed look. Opt for slacks, button-down tops and dresses. Flats suggested due to terrain.
21 years of age and older
Good things happen when worlds collide. Join us at Regener8 Farm, a thriving farm that originated as an idea proposed by Centner Academy founders and transformed into a flourishing reality in November 2021. At the market, R8 offers farm-fresh produce, eggs, and honey from Keez Beez, whose bees are located on-site for honey harvesting. Get ready for an unmissable fusion of culinary innovation at a special farm-to-table event featuring three extraordinary Miami-based culinary mavericks.
The mashup of these three amazing Miami-based culinary innovators is an absolute must see. Zak Stern, known for his to die for bread, started his business in Miami baking in a used oven in a friend's garage and selling his bread at farmer's markets until he opened Zak The Baker Artisanal Kosher Bakery in Wynwood in 2014. In the years since, he's earned James Beard semifinalist nods, been written up by The New York Times, and dabbled in TV. Cuban-American Michael Beltran is chef, owner, and partner of Ariete Hospitality Group which includes Miami restaurants Ariete, Navé, Chugs Cuban Diner, The Scapegoat and The Taurus. Jose Mendín moved from his native Puerto Rico to Miami in 1998. He graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor's Degree in the Culinary Arts. Mendín went on to help open Nobu Miami that same year and Nobu London in 2002. Lots of gigs at top restaurants followed. He founded Pubbelly Global in 2010, an ever-evolving conglomerate of hotspots. Mendin and partners have expanded their restaurant portfolio in Florida and internationally with concepts that include Pubbelly Sushi, La Placita in Miami, Rivertail in Fort Lauderdale, Moloko in Paris. Together, these three trailblazers – different in many ways – will surprise and delight you – in many ways.
Additional Event Information
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.
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.