MIAMI, FL – Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, has been announced as the official train partner for the 21st annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®), taking place February 24 - 27, 2022. As part of this sponsorship, Brightline will offer dedicated complimentary shuttles for riders traveling into MiamiCentral Station directly to South Beach. The shuttle departs approximately 10 minutes after each train arrival into MiamiCentral. These Brightline shuttles will be available from Thursday, February 24 - Sunday, February 27.
For the first time, riders can reserve a complimentary Brightline+ ride, Brightline’s new door-to-door booking service, for quick and seamless transportation to all of these events. Brightline riders are encouraged to book a shared or private ride, at least 2 hours in advance. During this action-packed weekend, all three Brightline stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, will offer $5 drink specials.
The Festival welcomes fans of the culinary world to experience bites, sips, and the expertise of over 400 renowned chefs, culinary and lifestyle personalities, winemakers, and spirits producers at over 70 events throughout the weekend.
Guest can expect to see a star-studded lineup of culinary greats such as Food Network’s own Rachael Ray, chef and humanitarian José Andrés, Bizarre Foods’ Andrew Zimmern, youngest-ever MasterChef finalist Nick DiGiovanni, and Guy Fieri, Mayor of Flavortown. The Festival will feature events such as Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village, Red Stripe Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons® hosted by Rachael Ray and José Andrés and many more.
Being the nation’s largest wine and food event, SOBEWFF® is expecting over 60,000 attendees this year. All net proceeds from the Festival benefits the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. To date, over $31.8 million has been raised for the school.
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Brightline is the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. The company currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach with its Orlando station beginning service in 2023. Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One
EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who also assist Festival organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor recruitment, logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside some of the world’s greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers. To date, SOBEWFF® has raised more than $31.8 million for the School. In November 2021, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the eighth year in a row.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival® is produced by Florida International University and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit sobewff.org or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit fiu.edu, for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management visit hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits visit southernglazers.com.