Orange Bowl To Host Signature Fundraiser Event - Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration Presented by Florida Blue


MIAMI LAKES, Fla. — The Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue will take place on Friday, September 20 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Over 30 of South Florida’s top restaurants and chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties will donate their time and talents to provide food tastings & pairings for attendees to enjoy. This is the Orange Bowl’s signature fundraiser event and proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida and the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy. 

Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased by contacting the Orange Bowl Ticket Office at 305-341-4701 or You can also buy tickets online here:


VIP tickets are $230 each and include 1-hour early access to the event at 6:30PM before the doors open to the general admission guests. In addition, VIP ticket holders will receive access to the exclusive VIP lounge featuring enhanced food and beverage options, complimentary parking and a premium VIP gift bag.

Event attendees will enjoy unlimited food tastings from some of South Florida’s best restaurants and chefs. In addition, guests will be treated to a selection of wines, craft beers and signature cocktails. This year’s participants include Boatyard, Burlock Coast, Cooper’s Hawk, Dasher & Crank, Lona Cocina Tequileria, Nothing Bundt Cake, The Rusty Pelican, S3, Taquiza, Temple Street Eatery, Toro Toro, Wynwood Parlor, YOLO and many more.

A panel of celebrity judges will rate each dish to determine who will take home the awards for Best Miami-Dade Restaurant, Best Broward Restaurant, Best Overall Restaurant and Best Dessert. In addition, attendees will get to vote for the People’s Choice Award for Best Bite and Best Dessert.

Dr. Eduardo Padrón, one of the nation’s most respected leaders of higher education and Past President of Miami Dade College, will be honored on stage at the event with the Keith Tribble Community Service Excellence Award.

The event also features various live entertainment throughout the night, raffle prize giveaways and a silent auction with numerous exciting prizes such as luxurious hotel stays and autographed sports memorabilia. Proceeds from the silent auction are donated to the event beneficiaries.

“The Orange Bowl Committee has maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach, and one of our most unique and entertaining giveback opportunities is through the annual Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue,” said Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair Jose Romano. “This extraordinary culinary event generates thousands of dollars that impact three amazing beneficiaries and we could not be more proud and excited for this signature fundraiser event.”

Over the years, the Orange Bowl has been able to invest millions of dollars in the South Florida community through its four pillars of community outreach: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. The Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue is one of the many ways the Orange Bowl Committee gives back to its local community.


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