Red Robin Golden Robin contest winner presents burger to Guy Fieri at SOBEWFF®, earns $10,000 scholarship

FIU student, Angelic Cox, got the chance of a lifetime this past weekend at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival: She presented her original burger recipe to Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives star Guy Fieri at the Festival’s Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid and Sons. “This scholarship is […]

Interns-turned-SOBEWFF® employees discuss how to maximize a volunteer opportunity

FIU News sat down with a group of Panthers who got their start in the hospitality industry working with the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The group, who remain involved with the Festival to this day, shared their stories and some advice for students interested in volunteering with Miami’s premier gourmet […]

Tales of SOBEWFF® past

Tales of SOBEWFF® past The annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival enters its 17th year of wine, food and philanthropy next month. And Miami’s premier gourmet gathering didn’t weather 16 years without collecting its fair share of interesting stories – and even some teachable moments. Festival Managing Director Devin […]

Industry icon, John Ceriale, meets with FIU hospitality students

John Ceriale, founder and president of Prospect Hotel Advisors, meets with FIU hospitality students One of the most influential leaders in the industry, Ceriale, gave valuable advice to FIU hospitality management students as he reflected on his journey and spoke about the skills that helped him achieve success. “Work hard. Be consistent. Hone your skills, […]

Chaplin student is the only American selected to compete in Paris

FIU Hospitality student is the only American student selected to compete at the Hyatt Student Prize 2018 competition in Paris FIU hospitality management student, Shelbie Reilly, was the only American student representing both FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Hyatt Hotels at the annual Hyatt Student Prize competition in Paris, France on […]

Carnival Gold Scholars 2018

The Carnival Gold Scholars 2018 cohort receive full-scholarship awards For the fourth consecutive year, five of FIU’s hospitality and tourism management program’s most accomplished and promising students received full scholarships from the Carnival Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Carnival Corporation & plc., to pursue their bachelor’s degrees at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism […]

Whole Foods to donate percentage of sales to StartUP FIU FOOD

Whole Foods Market Miami locations and FIU will team up to support food entrepreneurs in South Florida by donating 5 percent of Jan. 11 net sales to StartUP FIU FOOD. Whole Foods Market’s 5% Days give back to local communities by providing support to nonprofit and educational organizations whose programs directly benefit the communities surrounding Whole […]

Dr. Michael Cheng takes the helm as interim dean at the Chaplin School

As the interim dean, Dr. Michael Cheng vows to focus on student success, creative thinking and innovation, while growing the building blocks that have defined the Chaplin School’s academic excellence for more than 45 years Dr. Cheng’s letter: I am incredibly honored and excited to serve as the interim dean at FIU’s Chaplin School of […]

Dr. Imran Ahmad successfully completes cutting-edge training to eradicate foodborne illnesses

Chaplin School postdoctoral associate, Dr. Ahmad, has successfully completed FSMA training on produce safety and preventive control rules. Food Safety Modernization Act (or FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our current food safety system aimed at reducing and completely eliminating foodborne illnesses. The FDA is implementing the new act in the form of 7 […]

North Miami Brewfest – Sat., Dec. 9, 2017

What began as a student project six years ago has now become one of South Florida’s premier craft beer festivals. North Miami BrewFest is a one-day beer festival featuring some of the best craft breweries and their one-of-a-kind beers. Its mission is to help continue to influence brewing science education and innovation for the craft […]