NATIONS BIGGEST PLANT BASED FESTIVAL TAKES OFF…

MIAMI’S SEED FOOD & WINE WEEK ANNOUNCES DATES & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tickets are on sale now for the 6th Annual SEED Food & Wine Week taking place Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Miami. The country’s premier plant-based food and wine festival continues to celebrate delicious plant-based foods, as well as fine wine, craft beer and spirits, lifestyle products and companies. With the philosophy Eat, Drink, Grow SEED’s mission is to educate and inspire consumers about overall wellness; conscious living; and to showcase simple ways to live a more sustainable, plant-based lifestyle. SEED brings together some of the nation’s most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors to deliver a fun, informative, and delicious week of food, cocktails, film, parties, workshops, networking, and events.

Signature events include the nation’s first and only Plant-Based Burger Battle; exclusive dinners with celebrity chefs; the Festival Day Tasting Village – a large-scale grand tasting featuring food, wine, juice, music, gifts, organic body care, and clothing; and SEED Summit – presenting a bevy of chefs, authors, bloggers and media personalities for clean living seminars and demonstrations.

Events featuring local, regional and national chefs, restaurants, exhibitors, and notable presenters over the course of four exciting days include:

 

Plant Based Pitch Off

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4PM-7PM

Presented by South Florida Beverage Association & Venture Café

FREE EVENT 

Location: 1951 NW 7th Avenue, 1st Floor, Miami

This event is dedicated to early-stage and emerging startups that are developing innovative solutions for disrupting the food, beverage and agriculture industry locally, regionally and nationally. Twenty start-ups will pitch in front of an esteemed panel along with a room of the most prominent venture capitalists, angel investors, incubators and accelerators from around the country. Over $10,000 in perks and prize money will be up for grabs.

5th ANNUAL PLANT-BASED BURGER BATTLE™

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$70 General Admission; $100 VIP Admission (one hour earlier than the General Public 6PM)

Location: MAPS, 342 NW 24th Street, Miami

This hugely popular annual event features an array of delectable burgers created by chefs and restaurants from across the country. Wash down the deliciousness with paired craft brews and kombucha.

SEED SUMMIT

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 8:30AM-4PM

Presented by VegNews 

$50 Admission

Location: Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th Street, Miami

Meet, connect and grow on this full day of workshops, panels and delicious food, drink and wellness experiences. Includes an organic plant-based breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by: Veg News, Sacred Space and Follow Your Heart.


Taco Tailgate Party

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$70 General Admission

Location: TBA

Everything a great tailgate party is made of: the best tacos creations from coast to coast, spirits flowing and music pumping. Get ready for a new tradition, this Taco Tailgate will be fire!

ROOTS: A FARM TO TABLE DINNER

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$150 Admission

Location: TBA

Talented chefs will create an unforgettable culinary experience starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings.


SEED FESTIVAL DAY TASTING VILLAGE

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11AM-5PM

$65 Advance General Admission; $95 Advance VIP Admission (includes VIP room access, with a celebrity mixologist bar, celebrity chef bites, and lounge seating)

Location: Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd Street, Miami

A full day of incredible food, drinks, speakers, demos, shopping, music, and more at the nation’s ultimate event dedicated to celebrating the best in plant-based health, wellness and conscious, sustainable living. There’s something for everyone—from sipping brews at the CRAFT BEER GARDEN to learning new kitchen skills and recipes at the CULINARY STAGE and presentations by influencers, authors and wellness experts on the SUMMIT STAGE. Local crafts, cruelty-free fashion, delicious plant-based treats are available from over 150 restaurants, bakeries, brands, wines, spirits and juices.

GROWN: THE DINNER CELEBRATING MODERN PLANT BASED LIVING

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$150 Admission

Location: TBA

Talented chefs, partner with farmers to celebrate the farm to table culture starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings.

Blissful Brunch

Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 11AM-2PM

$50 Admission

Location: Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th Street, Miami

Sunday brunch mindfully curated by some of the best chefs in South Florida from ‘omelette’ stations and Bloody Mary bars to sun-soaked sounds. Sunday never felt so good. Sponsored by: The Sacred Space

More events will be added—to purchase tickets and more information, visit: www.seedfoodandwine.com.

About Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, SEED Co-Founders:


Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, the co-founders of Seed Food & Wine Week, are partners in life and business. Alison has produced destination weekends and events in Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Puerto Rico since 1998, attracting over 30,000 people annually. Michelle is a longtime entrepreneur and philanthropist. A year after Alison and Michelle met, Alison was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. She was confined to a wheelchair from 2011 to 2012, then underwent knee replacement surgery, followed by six months of physical rehabilitation – all in order to be able to walk again. Michelle already lived a plant-based lifestyle, but the experience made both women delve further into a more conscious, healthy way of life Alison began consuming more fruits and vegetables, until adopting the plant-based diet she eats today. The changes she made allowed Alison to wean herself from medication, lose more weight than she ever had, feel more energetic and bring her inflammation levels down to remission level. Realizing the drastic and positive results of Alison’s lifestyle changes, Gaber and Burgos saw the opportunity to teach others how to eat their way to better health. Highly aware of the burgeoning food scene in Miami and inspired to create an inclusive event aimed at everyone, and not just vegans, Gaber and Burgos felt the moment was right to organize the first-of-it-kind plant-based food and wine festival to enlighten, educate and celebrate.