SEED Food & Wine Festival, presented by Whole Foods Market, is the nation’s only plant-based food and wine experience!
“We’re beyond thrilled with the lineup that’s shaping up for 2015. Some of the biggest names in the plant-based world will be joining us and helping to make history on the sexy sands of South Beach” ~Alison Burgos, co-founder of SEED Food & Wine Festival.
This November, the conscious culinary fete will welcome ultra-athlete and author Rich Roll, chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney, former NBA star and vegan wine owner John Salley, and many, many, other notable names to be announced soon. The celeb-studded five-day festival will kick off on November 18 through November 22, featuring chef dinners, a grand tasting, film screenings and many other activities, all dedicated to a message of conscious consumption—and delicious cuisine.
The weekend kicks off on Wednesday night with a compelling film screening, TBA.
Thursday night, the 1st annual Burger Battle (complete with a green carpet) will showcase the best veggie burgers America has to offer.
Friday night brings the return of the Farm to Table Dinner, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farms. Saturday morning starts with the new 5k SEED RUN, followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience.
In the afternoon, the flagship Festival Day and Tasting Village will showcase an unparalleled display of food, wine and spirits served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo stage.
Saturday night closes with a Modern Dinner Experience, Sunday morning will begin with a new Mantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy magazine, and the festivities will conclude with a celebration for mini foodies at Sprouts Kids Day.
This year’s event will continue to add to the nation’s growing—and sometimes controversial—conversations about food and health.
The 2015 lineup includes chefs Chad and Derek Sarno of Wicked Healthy Food; Julie Piatt, co-author of The Plantpower Way; Charles Chen of RawYouth.org; Jay Astafa of 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe, and Jeremy Ford of Matador Room; Bad Ass Vegan John Lewis; entrepreneur Maranda Pleasant; yoga instructors Dawn B and Corbin Stacy; life coach sand author Jennifer Grace; ultra-marathoner Brendan Brazier; Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers; YouTube sensation Megan Elizabeth; and even more plant-based celebrities to be announced. Miami’s amazing local culinary scene will also be strongly represented. Participating chefs include Jonathan Seningen of DIRT, Brad Kilgore of Alter, Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek, Chef Taco of Jugofresh, Todd Erickson of Haven, Amber Antonelli of The Naked Bite, Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion, and South Florida blogger Burger Beast who will be guest-judging the country’s first-ever Veggie Burger Battle.
Proudly sponsored by Whole Foods, SEED is designed to showcase the delicious side of plant-based living, helping to fuel mainstream acceptance of sustainability and prompting a major change going forward.