South Florida's Top Chefs featured at A Blue Wave Affair!

The 4th Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival features south Florida's Culinary Chef’s preparing fresh cuisine from culinary regions around the world.

Festival Schedule:
Vineyard Party - Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 7 PM to 10 PM (VIP Vineyard Party starts at 6 PM)
Grand Tasting - Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 6 PM to 10 PM (VIP Grand Tasting starts at 5 PM)

Festival & Live Cooking Demonstration Chefs

Gourmet At Your Door Gourmet At Your Door Review

The VIP Vineyard Party and VIP Grand Tasting Host Gourmet At Your Door is your home delivery service of (ready to cook) five-star restaurant quality portioned controlled foods. Our company features and distributes an extensive variety of top quality gourmet products. We opened our doors in 2004 with a management team that has a combined experience in the meat and home delivery business for over 30 Years!
Our Company takes pride in providing the highest quality meats, along with outstanding value to our loyal clientele. Most of our products are Gourmet at Your Door exclusives: succulent seafood and lobster, spectacular colossal shrimp, top-grade meats (Angus, Premium Choice, Kobe,Wagyu, Prime, Organic), irresistible hors d’oeuvres, top quality poultry (antibiotic and hormone free), heat & serve entrées, and decadent desserts. We are exclusive vendors of high quality beef such as "Sterling Silver" brand, and Bell and Evans Poultry. All of these conveniently delivered to your door.

Gourmet At Your Door | Miami, FL | 305.252.3096 | Web

Oceans 234 Restaurant in Deerfield Beach, FL Victor Franco

Born and raised in South Florida, Chef Victor Franco has worked for some of South Florida’s finest Chefs. After graduating from The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Victor went to work for Chef Mark Militello on Las Olas Boulevard. After Marks Victor moved on to The Riverhouse, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most historic landmarks. There he learned the importance of using the finest ingredients, as well as sharpening his skills preparing veal, seafood and produce. Since then, Chef Victor has apprenticed in Maryland as a Pastry Chef, as well as a Personal Chef for foreign dignitaries and Local Politicians. After two and a half years in Maryland, Chef Victor returned to South Florida. Recently Victor has become the new Executive Chef at Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach’s premier oceanfront restaurant. By combining all his experience and adding his personal touch, Chef Franco has elevated the Oceans 234 menu far beyond anyone’s expectations!

Oceans 234 | 234 North Ocean Blvd. | Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.428.2539 | Web

Ethos Greek Bistro Ethos Salad

Welcome to Ethos Greek Bistro. Located in Coconut Creek, Ethos will be serving the finest Greek foods with exciting dishes and unique relaxed ambiance. At Ethos, every dish is created in house using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve only the choicest meats and seafood, extra virgin olive oil from the island of Crete, freshest vegetables, and desserts that are baked fresh daily. Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

Ethos Greek Bistro | 4437 Lyons Road E104 | Coconut Creek, FL | 754.999.0050 | Web

Cafe Med Pasta Cafe Med Deerfield

The Taste of Tradition - For Italians around the world, mealtime is family time – when generous portions of delicious food, lively conversation and timeless traditions get passed around the table, and from one generation to the next. Food is love and at Cafe Med, that passion is expressed in an exciting blend of Old World traditions and New World flair. The origins of our time-tested recipes and authentic ingredients can be traced from the shores of the Mediterranean to the shops of Arthur Avenue, “The Real Little Italy” of the Bronx, New York. For generations, the family-owned bakeries, butcher shops and restaurants of Arthur Avenue have been where those in the know go for the best Italian breads, pastas, meats, sausages, pastries, espresso machines, and more. We proudly source many of these ingredients, to which our chefs add a creative South Florida flair. So come, gather round and enjoy a delicious taste of tradition, from our family to yours.

Cafe Med Ristorante | 2096 NE 2nd St | Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.596.5840 | Web

Moonshine Mollys Moonshine Mollys Country Saloon

Moonshine Molly's Country Restaurant & Saloon is an American style country BBQ restaurant that fuses the mouth-watering award winning BBQ with a myriad of unique drinks, tasty bites, country line dancing, live music, a comfortable atmosphere & fun! Award winning Chef Walt has brought exciting new techniques & flavors of Southern favorites to Moonshine Molly's. Specialties include fall off the bone baby back ribs, country fried chicken, delicious hush puppies, pulled pork, Moonshine Molly's signature "Sweet Becca Blues BBQ Sauce" and much more. This great food is complemented by amazing signature "Moonshine" drinks as well as a one of a kind Whiskey Fusion Bar the only one in Florida (no sugar, no toxin) with over 23 different whiskey cocktails! Also featuring a Moonshine specialty cocktail menu with over 40 unique creations. Moonshine Molly's welcomes the south Florida community to come and enjoy not only their food & drinks but their fun atmosphere which offers so much. There will be Free line dancing classes (beginner, intermediate, advance & couples) as well as live band karaoke (starting in January) & family nights with Bingo and trivia. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday night will be featured as well as open mic nights

Moonshine Molly's Country Saloon | 6450 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton | 561.443.3337 | Web

Gimme A Burger Gimme A Burger Deerfield Beach

2012 2nd Place Judges's Pick for Best Grill Master in the Boca Burger Battle! Gimme a Burger, based in South Florida, is the collaborative effort of a group of close friends with a lifetime of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The idea was to create a fast food dining experience based on high quality food served in an upscale environment rather than the common cafeteria type atmosphere.

Our promise is to serve great food, fast and fresh. We use only the finest ingredients from the finest purveyors in the industry. Unlike others we don't just use any old meat or fillers for our burgers. Our burgers are 100% Prime Certified Angus Beef® that give them a distinctive taste and flavor, even without any toppings. This beef is produced under strict sanitary conditions inspected by the USDA. We don't cut corners or quality. We deliver the best at a value price. We won't serve anything we wouldn't be proud to serve to our family and friends.

Come taste the difference and don't forget; If you're hungry all you have to say is Gimme A Burger.

Our head cook and bottle washer is Craig Marcy. He has spent a lifetime in food industry working at all levels from the kitchen to management. He's worked in mom and pop operations all the way up to corporate multi-chain operations in a managerial role. He has a true passion for food and creative flair. Since the opening of Gimme A Burger, Craig has decided he likes the title of self taught burger engineer. Craig and his team of burger engineers, Dave Erbe and Randy Johnson can build your ultimate burger.

Gimme A Burger | 1200 East Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.708.2553 | Web

Blue Martini Boca Raton Chef Carrie Spalding Blue Martini

Carrie Spalding attended Florida Culinary Institute and has been with Blue Martini for nine years. Always have had a passion for food and enjoys creating delicious plates for family and friends when not at work.

Blue Martini | 6000 Glades Road, Suite C-1380 Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.910.2583 | Web

The Whale Raw Bar and Fish House The Whale Restaurant

Welcome to The Whale Raw Bar and Fish House where they serve the finest and freshest seafood, as well as offering a full raw bar menu along with sandwiches and salads. Some of the signature items that customers return for each time includes, Fried Mahi Rueben, Award Winning Maine Lobster Roll, and try our Lobster Empenadas and selection of Fajitas. Steamed or Fried Ipswich Clams and Baked Stuffed Dolphin. The Whale raw Bar offers a full liquor bar. Our full children's menu will keep all family members happy. We're looking forward to serving you!

The Whale Raw Bar & Fish House | 7619 N. State Rd 7 | Parkland FL, 33073 | 954.345.9190 | Web

JByrd's Muddy Waters Restaurant in Deerfield Beach JByrd's Muddy Waters Chef

Muddy's extraordinary & sometimes "pirated" recipes are made in-house with the finest of fresh ingredients. From our fresh seafood, meats, chowders, soups & sauces, our quality is unsurpassed and a value that we take pride in presenting to you.' Sit back, enjoy our clean, unique atmosphere, friendly staff and slip into "Island Mode." Relax and enjoy and let us take the helm... you just enjoy the cruise. The outdoor patio area with its eclectic Key West style atmosphere with gliding picnic tables, tropical trees and landscaping, a fish pond with turtles, gold fish and two parrots to complement the tropical scenery. Bon Appetite and may the bounty be yours!

JByrd's Muddy Waters | 2237 W Hillsboro Bldv | Deerfield Beach FL, 33442 | 954.428.6577 | Web

Burger Craze Burger Craze French Apple Angus Beer Burger

The name says it all! Top quality ingredients come together to create unique taste sensations. Enjoy juicy burgers topped with fresh ingredients to satisfy any craving! All Burgers are made with certified Angus Beef but can also be substituted with a tasty Chicken Breast, Veggie Chipotle Black Bean, Salmon or Turkey Burger! Burger Craze will also have a selection of flavorful wings, fresh gourmet salads and savory hotdogs that will tantalize your taste buds! You’ll crave the craze!

Burger Craze | 2096 NE 2nd St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.596.5949 | Web

Galeto Pertini Galeto Pertini Chef

We, at Gelato Petrini, are firmly dedicated to the highest standards of quality and consistency. Our focus on sourcing top quality and natural ingredients allows Gelato Petrini to produce awarding gelati and sorbetti. Our ability to cater to a wide range of dietary restrictions makes Gelato Petrini unique and our capacity and focus on offering high levels of customization makes Gelato Petrini the perfect partner for discerning clients.

Gelato Petrini | 1205 SW 4th Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33444 | 561.600.4088 | Web

Tijuana Taxi Co Tijuana Taxi Co Enchilada Platter

Tijuana Taxi Co. serves delicious authentic Mexican food and the best Margaritas this side of the border! Huge portions, patio seating, amazing cocktails and an unusually inviting atmosphere make THE TAXI one of the hottest eateries in town! Two great locations conveniently located in Coral Springs and Davie! Deerfield Beach location Coming Soon!

Tijuana Taxi Co | 901 N University Drive | Coral Springs, FL 33071 | 954.344.9201 | Web

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Bistro N is a stylish, yet comfortable restaurant featuring a contemporary American interpretation of classic bistro cuisine. The exhibition kitchen provides a stage for chefs to prepare uniquely designed dishes creating an energetic environment. Perfect for a sophisticated evening on the town, dinner between shopping and a movie or a quick family meal, Bistro N can meet all of your dining needs. A step above your typical dining expectation, the wait staff is knowledgeable with a passion for attentive service. Start your experience with signature asparagus tempura followed by traditional chicken pommes frites, filet bordelaise or jumbo lump crab cake. Top off your meal with house made desserts including white chocolate bread pudding. The menu is complimented by a well-chosen selection of hand-crafted cocktails and wines, many available by the glass, that pair well with the menu. Bistro N looks forward to serving you soon.

Bistro N | Nordstrom - Town Center Mall | 5820 Glades Rd. | Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.620.3286 | Web

Potions In Motion Potions In Motion Dane Iacangelo

Meet Executive Chef, Dane Iacangelo. Chef Dane has over 12 years of cooking experience. Chef Dane ran the Hampton Clambake and Catering company in the Hamptons for 7 years along with 5 seasons in Palm Beach. Chef Dane came aboard to Potions in Motion's food division about 2 years ago and has totally revamped and revitalized the food catering aspect of the company. Chef Dane has incorporated all types of cuisine to prepare exquisite food and amazing presentation that will surely excite even the pickiest of pallets.

Potions in Motion | Boca Raton, FL | 877.727.8964 or 561.989.8879 | Web

Italio Modern Italian Kitchen Boca Raton Italio Kitchen Boca Raton

Italio is a modern Italian kitchen created with freshness in mind. Every meal is completely customizable and handcrafted in our open kitchen with only the finest and freshest ingredients. We believe in fast, flavorful meals. And we believe great food shouldn't break the bank. Whether you take your time or take it to go, Italio invites you to enjoy a crisp salad, heaping pasta bowl or one of our legendary piadinas - thin, authentic Italian wraps filled with your choice of grilled entrée, delicate pasta, crisp vegetables, artisan cheese and house-made pesto and sauce.

Italio Modern Italian Kitchen | 1658 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 561.392.7778 | Web

Living Green Living Green Oakland Park

When certain people get up in the morning, they choose to do things in a different, special way. Their idea is to try and be a little better than the day before, one decision, one meal, one fruit one lap at a time. Living Green is about health and balance across all spectrums of our lives. It's about eating healthy foods and exercising with a purpose, beyond the conventional definition. Living Green is not a diet, a workout or about recycling. Those are just words. Living Green is a lifestyle. -It’s about helping others without any self interest. -It’s about making choices that will influence our environment in the days to come. -It’s about craving nutritious food because you know it’s good for you. -It’s about exercising so you are strong and flexible; therefore looking good is a wonderful byproduct of feeling good! -It’s about jumping over the rail on your porch. -It’s about riding your bicycle in the rain. -It’s about “having good stories to tell when we are old and sitting on a rocking chair” G.P. As much as Living Green is about eating properly and exercising, Living Green is about nourishing a healthy and spiritual mind. Having a glass or two of wine even dessert after a healthy meal with loved ones, whether family, friends or even a good conversation with a stranger, we believe is as beneficial as the most disciplined habits. Food for the soul; taking few minutes to acknowledge and be appreciative of the something we all have to be thankful for. Living Green is a health conscious market that provides some of the basic tools to those people that are looking for a pure and better way to live. Stay healthy, Anthony Papageorgiou

Living Green Fresh Market | 1305 E Commercial Blvd Oakland Park, FL 33334 | 954.771.9770 | Website

Godiva Boca Raton Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, FL Godiva staff in Boca Raton

GODIVA Chocolatier Boca Town Center is gearing up for our 2010 Season. We just introduced our NEW Bakery Dessert Truffles - featuring Chocolate Lava Cake, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet and more. Now we KICK off the Season with our New Devilish Chocolates. Come Check out our Chocolate made of the FINEST ingredients. Stop in Join our Rewards Club and ENJOY some SWEET TREATS on us.

GODIVA Chocolatier | 6000 Glades Road Boca Raton | Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.338.3210 | Web

Wing Stop Wing Stop Deerfiled Beach

At Wingstop we are obsessed with making the best wings in town. That's why wings aren't just on the menu, they are the menu! Always made to order, sauced and tossed in our 10 mouthwatering flavors.

Our original chicken wing, crispy and juicy. We make our wings from fresh chicken and don't cook them until you order. Some things are just worth the wait. Available in individual combos, meals for two, family packs and a la cart sizes.

Regardless if you enjoy Classic Wings, Boneless Wings or Boneless Strips, Wingstop is sure to have a Combo to fit your taste. Now you can mix and match Classic Wings and Boneless Wings. Sauced and tossed in your favorite Wing flavors served with Fresh Cut Seasoned Fries, Dip and a fountain drink.

Wing Stop | 3656 W Hillsboro Blvd | Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 | 954.422.9621 | Web

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We provide outstanding service and the highest quality food. We are committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients at the peak of their season. Our soups, salad dressings, desserts, and sauces are homemade from scratch daily. We use locally sourced fresh seafood & produce.


Big Bear Brewing Co. opened its doors in July of 1997. Our concept was based on serving fresh brewed beer with quality and creative food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. When we opened, brewpubs were expanding throughout the country. Since then, the brewpub concept has slowed, but not Big Bear.

We like to think of our very loyal guests as family, and after 15 years that family continues to grow. We have a strong foundation in this community and are very proud of that achievement. Behind the scenes of any successful restaurant is a devoted staff… we have many who have been with us since the beginning. Consistency breeds success and for that we thank our crew.

Big Bear Brewing Co | 1800 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071 | 954.341.5545 | Web

Vargsa Best Seasoning Vargsa Best Seasoning Miami

Varga's Best Seasoning was founded in the 30 years of the Culinary Arts experience by the Chef (''Blanca Vargas") a certified Graduate from Le Cordon Bleu known as "Chef Mama Goose". It's an All Natural Dry Spice Seasoning used for all types of meats even for beans and eggs. It's a new way of cooking, it's like having a chef at home. Why have your cabinets full of other uneccesary seasonings when you ONLY need one "Varga's Best Seasoning".

Varga's Best Seasoning, LLC | P.O. Box 432096 | South Miami, FL 33243 | 786.239.2226 | Web

13 American Table 13 American Table Boca Raton

The newest restaurant to open in downtown Boca Raton, 13 American Table. It's the sister restaurant of much talked about Tucci's Fire N Coal Pizza, which was voted "Best Pizza" in Boca Raton. Both restaurants are Family owned and operated, so you can expect the best quality of fresh food that south Florida has to offer in a casual environment. About Chef Anthony Fiorini: Since the age of ten, I have been learning how to cook from my Italian Grandmother. She taught me that food was not only for your appetite but also about feeding your soul and bringing the family together. After working alongside many passionate chefs who have inspired me, my love and art for the culinary world has expanded. My goal is to keep my Grandmothers traditions alive but with my own inspiration. I'm looking foward to meeting each of you at the VIP Dinner Under The Stars. Ciao for now...

13 American Table | 451 E. Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486 | 561.409.2061 | Web

Pickle Barrel Deli Pickle Barrel Deerfield Beach

Pickle Barrel Deli is a family-owned delicatessen and restaurant and South Florida landmark in Deerfield Beach, Florida since 1974. Pickle Barrel has been in the same location for 36 years – you will not find a “other locations” tab here. Pickle Barrel follows the same honored traditions followed by delicatessen restauranteurs since the 1890′s and deli lovers like Babe Ruth and Joe Dimaggio would be right at home.

Eric Gliner, owner, proprietor and careful caretaker of Pickle Barrel traditions loves both people and food and that combination, along with his commitment to excellence has created one of the best loved delicatessens in South Florida. Eric’s reputation for incomparable standards of excellence has created a fiercely loyal local clientele as well as out-of-towners whose first stop upon arriving back for Season is Pickle Barrel.

Pickle Barrel Deli | 133 East Hillsboro Blvd. | Deerfield Beach, FL 33486 | 954.427.0650 | Web

Butcher Block Grill Boca Raton Butcher Block Grill Boca Raton Restaurant

If you’re searching for a great Palm Beach County steakhouse with an all-natural menu, Butcher Block Grill of Boca Raton is the place to go for ‘naturally delicious’ fine dining.

At Butcher Block Grill of Boca Raton, we only use the highest-quality, 100% natural aged beef, along with fresh poultry, shellfish and locally-grown produce. We combine these all-natural ingredients with a unique fusion of Mediterranean flavors and American steakhouse classics to create a memorable and healthy dining experience.

Butcher Block Grill | 7000 W Camino Real | Boca Raton, FL 33433 | 561.409.3035 | Web

English Tap & Beer Garden English Tap and Beer Garden Boca Raton

Welcome to The English Tap & Beer Garden restaurant. We serve 25 beers on tap and have over 60 bottled beers from around the world, and has created an ample menu of delicious, reasonably-priced casual fare, perfect for lunch, dinner and happy hour with daily happy hour specials. The large space has inviting outdoor seating areas, under shade and overlooking the tranquil fountain in the middle of Boca Center, surrounded by lush greenery and flowers. Experience our inviting pub favorites along with other tasty selections including burgers and sliders, organic chicken, short ribs, brisket, Bangers & Mash, Wasabi Tuna, English Tap Asian Chicken Salad, English Tap Skirt Steak, an assortment of flat breads and Panini's, a daily fresh raw bar, and much more.

The English Tap & Beer Garden | 5050 Town Center Cir. | Boca Raton, FL 33486 | 561.544.8000 | Web

Eljefe Luchador Mexican Restaurant in Deerfield Beach, FL Chef Michael Saperstein

El Jefe Luchador is brought to you by E&M Munchies (Owners of Charm City Burger Company in Deerfield Beach and Rebel House in Boca Raton). El Jefe Luchador is E&M Munchies take on a Traditional Mexican Street Style Taqueria, fuzing the Fun Energy of Lucha Libre (Free Form Mexican Wrestling) with Gourmet Quick Service Cuisine. We are happy to introduce Hardcore Mexican Street Food to Deerfield Beach Florida. El Jefe will be a True Heavyweight Matchup between Traditional Mexican Street food & Chef Michael Sapersteins Creative Signiture Tacos, Tortas & Quesadillas.

El Jefe Luchador Mexican Restaurant | 27 South Federal Hwy Deerfield Beach, FL 33432 | 954.246.5333 | Web

Melting Pot Boca Raton Melting Pot Chef, Bill Schmearer

Bill has been in the business of making memories by serving fondue in Boca Raton for over 20 years. The Boca location continues to be a Zagat award-winning restaurant, where food is cooked tableside by diners guided by servers sharing their secret recipes. He is currently involved in 10 of these locally owned and operated franchise locations nationwide, but he and his family call the community of Boca Raton they’re home and they continue to give back to this community in a big way. Monthly fundraisers or “fondueraisers” as Bill calls them have raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities.

The Melting Pot | 5455 N. Federal Hwy, Suite A | Boca Raton, FL 33487 | 561.997.7472 | Web

A Flair For Fudge Hilary Saporta

Armed with twelve unique creations such as Cuban Coffee Toffee, Wasabi and Ginger, Key Lime Pie, Guava and Cream Cheese, White Chocolate Blueberry Pie, Black Bean, and Oreo® Cookie, A Flair For Fudge was launched in April, 2011, offering a distinct spin on this classic treat. Owner, Hilary Saporta , started experimenting with additional ingredients such as black beans. “I drew on my mother-in-law’s Cuban roots for that one.” The results are some of the most original combinations and delicious tasting fudge, anyone will ever experience. Encouraged by the quick progress of her exciting new enterprise, orders started coming in almost immediately from old friends, colleagues and the “South Florida motorcycle community.” In fact, she received her first corporate order from a local property of a national hotel chain after her second week in business. In addition, A Flair For Fudge just landed a monthly gift program deal with a major automotive retailer. “I am so flattered and thankful for all of the wonderful support and incredible response to my product. It fuels my dream and determination to take this company nationally. If you love what you do, you’ll love how you live. I’m certainly doing that and I realize how lucky I am,” Hilary said. A Flair For Fudge ships nationally. Treat yourself to the extraordinary. Treat yourself to Real! Unique! Fudge! Order online at

A Flair For Fudge | 754.444.0585 | Web

Bistro Ten Zero One Chef Chris Degweck

Using an ingredient-driven approach, Bistro Ten Zero One offers a variety of Modern American dishes designed to suit a wide range of palates. We use only the finest local provisions, which means our menu regularly rotates to highlight what"s fresh and in season. In fact, many of the ingredients we use come from a garden we cultivate right at the restaurant, taking the concept of farm-to-table dining to the extreme. That means you can enjoy the best ingredients South Florida has to offer every day on our ever-changing menu. Pair your selections with one of our house-infused liquors or specialty cocktails. Located adjacent to the West Palm Beach Marriott in downtown West Palm Beach, Bistro Ten Zero One offers a casual atmosphere in its 150-seat dining room – perfect for a relaxed dinner out, celebrating a special occasion or hosting an event in our private dining room. For more information, follow us on twitter (@Bistro1001) or find us on Facebook (Bistro Ten Zero One).

Bistro Ten Zero One - Marriott Palm Beach | 1001 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | 561.833.1234 | Web

Foodoozle Foodoozle Food Image

Foodoozle is the best way to get the food you want, wherever you are, whenever you want it. You can find nearby restaurants, browse menus and place online food orders with just a few clicks. Our website, mobile, and Facebook apps bring you the most convenient food ordering experience.

Best of all, we deliver to your GPS location - so you can be in a park or at the beach and have food delivered to your spot - with no street address needed!

Foodoozle | South Florida | 1.855.FDOOZLE | Web

Brio Tuscan Grill Brio Tuscan Grill Pasta

BRIO invites you to gather with friends, family and co-workers to experience the flavors of Tuscany without leaving the country. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Boca Raton, our chef-inspired Tuscan recipes are sure to tempt your palate. At BRIO we believe that "to eat well is to live well." Buon Appetito!

Brio Tuscan Grill | 5050 Town Center Circle Suite 239, Boca Raton, FL 33486 | 561.392.3777 | Web

Smokey Bones Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

At Smokey Bones, we specialize in three things: good food, good drinks and good times. We are a bar and fire grill, but not necessarily in that order. We are grill masters who respect the power of the open flame. We like simple, yet flavorful recipes and believe marinating is not to be taken lightly. We know medium-rare isn’t the only way to cook a steak, but believe it should be. We believe pork should be slow smoked and pulled often. Slow, as in 11 hours over hickory logs every night, and often, as in every day at every restaurant. We know it’s our bartenders that make our drinks great, not the liquor. Although the liquor doesn’t hurt. We think beer should be ice cold and consumed regularly. We know our servers bring much more than food to the table. We are big fans of sports, loud music and surprises. And we believe in laughing often, especially at ourselves.

Smokey Bones | 21733 SR 7, Boca Raton, FL 33428 | 561.852.7870 | Web

JD's Pizzarella JDs Pizzarella Pizza

“Oi, tudo bem?” Welcome to JD’s Pizzarella.

We are a Pizza and Pasta restaurant with a Brazilian twist!

Items Include: New York style and Brazilian style Pizza, Delicious Pastas and Appetizers. Wings, Subs, Salads and a Whole lot More! Learn more about some of the Specialty Brazilian Ingredients we use in our Pizza.

JD's Pizzarella | 1156 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.426.1515 | Web

Dickeys BBQ Pit Dickeys BBQ Sandwich

In 1941, Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. Space on the restaurant's sign was rented out to help pay the start-up costs for the restaurant and the menu was limited to beef brisket, pit hams, barbecue beans, potato chips, beer, bottled milk and sodas.

Today, Dickey's serves up beef brisket, pulled pork, ham, polish sausage, turkey breast and chicken, with an extensive array of home-style sides from jalapeno beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with complimentary ice cream and dill pickles.

Every location still smokes all of their meats in the restaurant the same way it was done in 1941, without any shortcuts.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit | 21073 Powerline Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433 | 561.288.3490 | Web

3030 Ocean 3030 Ocean Chef Dean

Modern American Seafood by Dean Max

A unique, creative and passionate combination of flavors await at Chef Dean James Max's 3030 Ocean Restaurant, a candlelight filled oceanfront casual chic dinner bistro serving stylish American Cuisine seafood and special meats, with live flamenco and jazz entertainment, located at the Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

You would never have had to meet Chef Dean to feel his passion, sincerity, and respect for what you are about to eat, regardless of the course. I would equate his cooking to the enthusiasm of a child, the wisdom of a professor, and the talent of an artist rolled up in one.

3030 Ocean | Marriott, 3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 | 954.765.3030 | Web

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Salsa Bar

"It's not your ordinary Oompah place!"

“Fresh” “Healthy” “Organic” “Sustainable” We’re sick of green-washed buzzwords you hear a lot but don’t mean much at all.

So, here’s our no-quote truth:
Our food is freakin’ good. It’s how we went from one bumpin’ burrito shop in hell-raising, health-conscious South Beach to over 20 (… and counting) along the East Coast.

Why’s our food so good?
We use the best ingredients available, delivered daily and prepared on-site for all our homemade salsa, sauces and sides. Plus, we really care if you like it. We make your meal however you want it, bring it out to you and bring it back if it’s not perfect. We’re cool like that.
We also have vegetarian, low-carb and low-fat options. But we’ll be the first to tell you that a mound of sour cream on a low-carb wrap… still has a mound of sour cream. So keep it in check Madam Denial.
So, yeah. If you want delicious, freshly-prepared Mexican food with a precocious, often-offends attitude … then welcome. We like you already.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill | 4425 Lyons Rd (Promenade), Coconut Creek, Fl 33073 | 954.586.2999 | Web

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Executive Chef Andrea Grunfelder, a rare Florida native, loved to bake for family and friends and has always received the highest compliments for her unique desserts. With over 25 years of Food Service/Hospitality industry experience, Andrea became frustrated by working for others and not being able to showcase her artistic creations. In 2007 Andrea opened Icing on the Cake, setting out to create custom cakes and other out-of-this-world goodies. Andrea’s delectable treats are a hybrid of “Grandma’s” kitchen and attitude, combining classic flavors with modern and unexpected (but delicious) twists! Andrea offers custom carved cakes, cookies, pies, cupcakes and more, with designs from mild to wild to fit most budgets. The only limitation to your custom dessert is your imagination. If you can dream it, Andrea can make it. Andrea does not use any cakes mixes or pre-packaged products. All items are made from scratch and are customized for each order. Andrea’s desserts will boggle your mind and blow the taste buds right off of your tongue!

Icing on the Cake | Margate, FL | 954.978.8676 | Website

Yakitori Sake House Yakitori Sake House Boca Raton

Vibrant music, a lively crowd, and the flames of the yakitori grill tantalizing you as the char-grilled aromas of meats and veggies remind you just how much you LOVE food! Experience all this and more as Boca Raton's very first Izakaya, Japanese lounge, has opened its doors and its arms wide, going way beyond your typical sushi joint. We offer only the finest ingredients that come to life as art through the talents of our Master sushi chefs and Yakitori Grillmaster. The outcome is simply phenomenal food.

Yakitori Sake House | 271 SE Mizner Blvd | Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 561.544.0087 | Web

Checkers Old Munchen Restaurant Pompano Beach Checkers Old Munchen Combination Appetizer

Take a trip to the historic capital of Bavaria Germany at Checkers Old Munchen in Pompano Beach. Upon walking through the doors of this cleverly and quaintly decorated restaurant, there is no fighting the feeling of comfort, warmness, and friendliness that this place gives you. Home to the 2LB pork shank and spaetzel, their food is always prepared fresh and daily from German recipes that have been in the family since 1982. Working there is a welcoming and friendly staff that is always more than happy to top of your meal by serving you one of their flavorful beers from their remarkable selection of German imported beers. Come smell the aromas, see the decorations, and feel the joy at Checkers Old Munchen, where you will truly feel as if you have traveled out of the United States. Meet new friends at our restaurant in Pompano Beach and make new family with this group of wonderful people and as they say in Germany, Prost! Or Cheers in English!

Checkers Old Munchen Restaurant | 2209 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062 | 954.785.7565 | Web

The Sweet Boutique The Sweet Boutique Chef

Welcome to The Sweet Boutique. We are a bakery offering sweet treats that will “Satisfy All of Your Baking Needs.” We have a complete menu of gourmet Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Pops and Specialty Cakes for all occasions.

Chef Alexis is a South Florida native who has a passion for delicious cakes and pastries. In 2012, Chef Alexis decided to step out and create The Sweet Boutique. Alexis’ goal is to provide customize service that will give your next celebration desserts that are a sight to see and a wonder to taste.

At The Sweet Boutique we take pride in our craft and offer customized service to all of our clients. Our products are made fresh with the finest ingredients. Our cakes and desserts are never frozen and are made the day before your special event to ensure great quality and guaranteed freshness.  

The Sweet Boutique | Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 | 305.992.5752 | Web

Chef Paul Chef Paul Personal Chef

Chef Paul is hailed as one of the most exciting young culinary adventurers in South Florida. Over the past fifteen years, Chef Paul’s thrilling cuisine – which blends the lively elegance of his island upbringing in Barbados with flavors from around the world – has made its home on the tables of award winning actors and musicians such as Denzel Washington, Lenny Kravitiz, Enrique Iglesias, Pink, Sean “Diddy” Combs, billionaire business people, socialites and many more. Chef Paul is also a certified personal trainer and advocate of children’s health and healthy adult lifestyles. With his upcoming debut book, “Treat your woman right 101,” Chef Paul shows his sensitive side as he describes 101 ways men can respect and efficiently love their significant other. Chef Paul also holds an MBA degree from South Florida’s own Nova SouthEastern University.

Chef Paul | P.O. Box 267006 Weston Fl 33326 | 954.636.7205 | Web

Cutie Couture Cake Design Cutie Couture Cake Design Nemo Cake

Hi I am Nadine, owner and operator of Cutie Couture Cake Design Academy. I am a single mom of a 17 year old beautiful daughter, who has been my inspiration to start baking and pursue my dreams of self- employment. I have always been excited about the art of cake design. It became a passion for me over 12 years ago. I was determined to create beautiful works of edible art that was also very pleasing to the palate. I am a self-taught baker and cake designer. As a single mom, in need of a second income and wanting to be at home with my daughter I began creating these edible masterpieces. While working a full time job in pediatrics during the day and baking when I came home at night, motivated by my love of both cake design and children, Cutie Couture Cake Design Academy was created to teach children the art of cake and dessert design. The smiles on the faces of my students, and the pride in seeing their final results, is what brings me ultimate joy and satisfaction. Cutie Couture Cake Design Academy now teaches students of all ages. We are pleased in making a difference in all the lives of those we have been blessed to teach.

Cutie Couture Cake Design | Coral Springs, Florida 33065 | 754.227.9184 | Web

Lima 51 Coral Springs Lima 51

Welcome to Lima 51, Cheff Luis has graduated at San Martin de Porres University (Lima-Peru) in 2000 and was the cheff in charge at the Cumbre de Rio de Janeiro Performed in Peru (2003), providing food to 14 Presindents of America Latina and the king of Spain. He also was the winner of the "best Ceviche of Peru (2004 to 2009). Now he has founded Lima 51 in December 2012, and has received a lot of customer from deferents countries, and has provided the best service and excellent on customer service and food.

Our Cheff's staff provide our customers with the best experience accumulated from their careers. We are glad to invite you to participate to a mystics experience of the Perivian Food.

LIMA 51 | 7679 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, Fl 33065 | 954.755.4757 | Web

Bel Amour Tarmac FL Bel Amour Chef Alain Lemaire

Alain Lemaire is the Executive Chef for Sensory Delights and the managing partner of Soleil Entertainment, LLC based out of Florida. Alain has worked for different types of food service institutions such as Harbor Beach Resort in Michigan and the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta. A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Alain began helping his mother at a very young age in church functions. Throughout the years, he developed an increasing passion for food and food service; and after high school graduation, he decided to pursue that passion by moving to Florida in 2000. During that time he managed to gain tremendous experience with the extreme diverse culinary options the city had to offer.

Caribbean and Latin food has become a true passion for him over the past several years. Recently, he has been exploring the fusion world where he combines traditional cooking with a modern twist.

He is a 2005 graduate of Johnson & Wales University in North Miami and holds an Associates Degrees in Culinary Arts and a B.S. in Food Service Management. He is currently working on earning his MBA in Hospitality with a focus on Marketing. Training and development remains a high priority as he regularly attends continuing educational classes and seminars. He finds the constant changes in food trends to be very challenging and always focuses on creating new variations.

Belle Amour Catering | 7111 W. Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33319 | 954.366.4490 | Web

Bel Amour Tarmac FL Bel-Amour-Chef-Davidson-Destinoble

Chef Davidson Destinoble is Executive Chef at Miami Dade Fire Rescue Department and also the owner/chef of Chefs Creations Catering, Miami and Co Founder of the Haitian Culinary Alliance was born in a small beachside town in Haiti. From an early age, David knew he wanted to cook. His mother was a big influence; he could see how happy cooking made her. He remembers all the women gathering in the kitchen to cook, his mother was of course the best! They were all truly great cooks, but his mother could make anything into a mouth-watering meal which would leave you wanting more. Cooking for her was therapeutic. As a child his mother gave him his own little pot and would keep him occupied by allowing him to prep or cook. From then on, food became his first love. ! David attended Culinary Arts University after graduating from high school, whilst also working in some of the finest restaurants in Miami. He is well travel and bring with him lot of culinary experience with over 17 years in the restaurant and hospitality field Chef Davidson continues his use of knowledge and experience as a foundation for further growth and development in the best this industry and helping to progress a positive outlook of all Haitian American Chefs.

Belle Amour Catering | 7111 W. Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33319 | 954.366.4490 | Web


Annette Watkins lived her first 13 years in Rochester, N.Y., but considers herself a native Floridian. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 1981,with a B.A. in Communications, and spent many years working in marketing with Revlon Cosmetics, and later as a pharmaceutical sales representative

“Not only was it always a “dream job,” I’ve had a passion for, but it helps and inspires so many people. There is definitely a need out there for a show like this, and I hope we make it not only interesting for our audience, but lots of fun.”

Cooking without Looking | 305.200.9104

Direct From Philly Direct From Philly CheeseSteak

Direct From Philly spares no expense importing the finest selection of bread and meats from the top companies in Philadelphia to produce an authentic cheesesteak sandwich that is not matched in quality. Our sandwiches are stuffed with a half pound of meat and the finest fresh toppings available creating South Florida's most authentic Philly Cheesesteak.

Our rolls come direct from Amoroso's, a Philly tradition since 1904. Warm, golden and delicious on the outside, soft and fresh on the inside. For over one hundred years theyÕve been making the rolls that make Philly sandwiches world famous. Even better, over the past 30 years, Amoroso's has been distributing our Hearth Baked Bread and Rolls and specialty products across the country to restaurants and sandwich shops so that everyone, everywhere can enjoy the authentic taste of Philly.

Direct From Philly | 1201 South Military Trail | Deerfield Beach, FL | 954..428.7035 | Web

Another Perfect Party Catering Service Another Perfect Party

After 25 years working as a corporate trainer for a large restaurant chain Sharon Rebuck decided to move to catering and has since grown her business into one of South Florida’s fastest growing off-premise catering companies. She excels in event design, planning and catering management. When she is not designing your next event Sharon enjoys relaxing days spent with family and friends by the pool and enjoying a glass of wine.

Another Perfect Party | 143 South Cypress Rd. | Pompano Beach FL, 33060 | 954.586.4542 | Web

Buddah Sky Bar Chef Tony

Tony Torres started working at the Boca Raton Resort and Country Club at age 18, and he hasn’t left the kitchen since. After honing his skills at the Lincoln Culinary Institute, he continued to build his knowledge with positions at South Beach’s Nikki Beach and Pearl, and opened Lotus in Sunny Isles Beach. He took his talents north in 2011 to open Buddha Sky Bar, growing the Asian fusion lounge into one of Delray Beach’s premiere eateries. His creative recipes have won rave reviews from area critics, and his passion for the craft can truly be tasted in every bite.

Buddah Sky Bar | 217 E Atlantic Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33444 | 561.266.9898 | Web

Carrabba's Logo Carrabba's Founders

At Carrabba's, food and family mean everything. As it did to the Carrabba and Mandola families who emigrated from Sicily to Louisiana and Texas where they developed a cooking style that combined traditional Italian with a Gulf Coast kick. It's their traditions our chefs carry on: hand-preparing family recipes from the freshest ingredients for an authentic Italian experience you won't find anywhere else.

Carrabba's Italian Grill | 6909 SW 18th Street | Boca Raton, FL 33433 | 561.544.8838 | Web

2 Guys Caterers Chef Kelvin Lewis

Meet Chef Kelvin Lewis. What started as a job in 1996 while attending college for computer science sparked an inner passion in me. Having worked in Italian and French restaurants in the Washington, D.C. metro area for 6 years, I decided to return to South Florida for family in 2002. It was at that time that I knew computers were no longer for me. After attending Florida Culinary Institute for a degree in culinary arts, I began 2 Guys Caterers. Starting a business and building a reputation is never easy. Thus for several years I also worked for Hollywood Christian school, Health Nuts Cafe, Salad Creations and Caviar & More/Marky's. In 2009 I incorporated the business and made catering my full time job. I don't take myself too seriously just the food I make and the service I provide. I also love the look of pleasure that crosses the face when the food is great, the service spectacular and their guests can't stop talking about how great the party is.

2 Guys Caterers | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 | 954.903.0710 | Web

Hoffmans Chocolate Logo Hoffmans Chocolate

Hoffman's history began more than 35 years ago in a small chocolate shop in Lake Worth, FL. Paul Hoffman Sr., the founder of Hoffman's, purchased a small candy shop so that he and his family could work in this business together. Paul combined his love of creating new products with his extensive cooking experience to begin his illustrious career making award winning confections. Word of his confectionary masterpieces spread, and soon Hoffman's built a devoted following.

The Hoffman family made a commitment to use only the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world and these standards have never been compromised. Much care and attention goes into each and every confection. Preparation is carefully monitored, from mixing and cooking the ingredients, to measuring and cutting the pieces. Each luscious confection is hand made using time honored traditions of candy making.

Hoffman's Chocolate | Greenacres, FL | 888.281.8800 | Web

Good 2 Go Bars

When would be a perfect time for a Good 2 Go bar fix? Anytime. Whether it's breakfast, preworkout, post-workout or a snack between meals, Good 2 Go bars are a healthy way to satiate hunger at any time. The perfect blend of old fashioned raw oats, roasted pecans, roasted almonds, dates, cranberries, raisins, apricots, blueberries, warm honey and a pinch of cinnamon. We hand create every single bar with the same amount of love and perfection, ensuring you a healthful and satisfying products. For a real treat a bar from the freezer, its like something you've never tasted before.

Good 2 Go Bars | 954.520.8528 | Web

WrapOle WrapOle Wraps

In 1995, Ellen and Miguel stood in their local supermarket and had a half-baked idea. LITERALLY! "Let’s make a great tasting kosher flour tortilla!" After two years of experimenting in their kitchen to create the right recipe, Wrapolé® gourmet tortillas were born. Thus taking a half-baked idea, turning it into a fully baked perfection. Wrapolé® kosher and pareve tortillas are made with the finest ingredients, and cooked to perfection - ensuring great taste - every time. Spice up any dish or leftover in seconds with Wrapolé® Tortillas - the fun and delicious (delicioso!) way to turn any mealtime into a fiesta. AH, MACHAYA! Enjoy.

WrapOlé | Boynton Beach, FL | 561.439.2354 | Web