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Dinner hosted by Claudette Zepeda and Richard Sandoval
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Dinner hosted by Claudette Zepeda and Richard Sandoval

Thursday, February 22
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Toro Toro at Intercontinental Miami
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What's Included

All food and drink is included at this event.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

A polished yet relaxed look. Opt for slacks, button-down tops and dresses. Low heels or dressy flats optional.




21 years of age and older


Claudette Zepeda is an award-winning, San Diego-based chef and founder of Chispa Hospitality. She’s known for her fearless style, bold approach and expertise with regional Mexican cuisine. Richard Sandoval is a critically-acclaimed chef, global restaurateur with over 45 concepts, author and the mastermind behind the Pan-Latin steakhouse Toro Toro Miami. Guests can savor wines from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio and tease their palates with a delectable menu as Sandoval and Zepeda will come together to combine their personal yet bold approach to Mexican cooking in the modern setting of downtown’s Intercontinental Miami.

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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.

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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