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Lunch hosted by Tyson Cole and TBD Chef
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Lunch hosted by Tyson Cole and Tim Cushman

Saturday, February 24
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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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


Get ready for an extraordinary dining experience that transcends tradition and takes Japanese cuisine to a whole new level! Join us as we bring together two culinary maestros, Tyson Cole and Tim Cushman, to craft a chic and unique lunch that will leave your taste buds spellbound.

Chef Tyson Cole's journey from dishwasher to sushi virtuoso is a tale of culinary inspiration. He honed his craft through rigorous apprenticeships, including time spent at Bond Street in NYC. Today, he stands as the founder and executive chef of multiple highly acclaimed Uchi restaurants, scattered across Texas, California, and Florida. The icing on the cake is his elegant Uchi Miami outpost in the vibrant Wynwood Arts District, where this extraordinary lunch will unfold.

Chef Tim Cushman is the creative force behind Cushman Concepts, a hospitality group that includes the renowned o ya in Boston, a restaurant known for its inventive, contemporary take on Japanese cuisine. Tim also rocks the scene with Hojoko, a Japanese tavern infused with a rock and roll attitude.

When these two culinary masterminds come together, prepare to be wowed by their artistry. They'll take you on a journey that's part classical, part pop, and entirely magical. Expect an array of elevated, non-traditional Japanese dishes that push the boundaries of what you thought was possible in Japanese cuisine. This isn't just lunch; it's a culinary adventure of epic proportions. It's where tradition meets innovation, and where flavor profiles collide in the most mesmerizing way. Join us at Uchi Miami for a lunch experience that will redefine your understanding of Japanese cuisine. Get ready to be delighted, surprised, and thoroughly enchanted.

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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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