14 CHEFS. 7 BATTLES. 1 CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT.
#ChooseYourChamp at the iconic VIP Chef Showdown presented by GOYA, Herradura, and Land Rover North & South Dade.
Join Miami’s top executive chefs for an evening of competitive cook-offs where YOU are the judge. Indulge with endless seafood and cocktails; tickets are completely all-inclusive!
In a perfect combination of competition level cuisine, tropically fresh cocktails, and live entertainment, the Chef Showdown tours guests through the BEST of Miami’s culinary scene.
Hosted inside the Land Rover VIP Hospitality Village and #SobeSeafood Week’s GOYA Culinary Pavilion, 16 chefs will go head-to-head in eight unique seafood showdowns.
Chefs from each battle will ta...ke the stage throughout the night where representatives from the culinary and media world will judge the best in each showdown.
The deciding factor are THE GUESTS! Visit each restaurant's pop-up cafe throughout the hospitality village, sample each competitor's seafood dish, and vote on your favorites! Help us decide the 2018 CHAMPIONS!
Our reigning champions will be defending their titles:
Battle Crab: Chef Andre Bienvenu of Joe's Stone Crab
Battle Surf n' Turf: Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market
Battle Taco: Chef Bernie Matz of Bodega South Beach
Battle Tuna: Chef Jim Pastor of The Rusty Pelican
Battle Shrimp: Chef Nicolas Cabrera of Lure Fishbar
Battle Fish: Chef Demetrios Pyliotis of Poseidon Miami
Battle Sushi: Chef Masatomo Hamaya of Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
Battle Oyster Pit: Chef James Versfelt of Shelborne South Beach
The 2018 Challengers will be announced on social media in September! Follow @sobeseafoodfest to stay up to date.
The Chef Showdown delivers a uniquely entertaining culinary experience in the most beautiful, beach-front setting. Come ready for a truly VIP evening on the sands of South Beach.
All-inclusive tasting of each Chef's competition dishes available at each of the 16 restaurant battle stations
Full bars featuring a variety of cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks
Additional seafood bites from GOYA and Celebrity Cruises
Access to the SEAFOOD WORLD RAW BAR open all night for your enjoyment
Samplings from Herradura's Bartender Competition and access to the Casa Herradura Experience
Access to the Celebrity Cruise private entertainment experience
An all-night party in the Goya VIP Culinary Pavilion (where all Chefs battle on stage) featuring Miami's hottest DJs
Purchaser Terms & Conditions
Eventbrite is the exclusive authorized ticket outlet for this event. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Lineup and event details subject to change. Tickets are not redeemable for cash. Event is open to all ages. Must be over the age of 21 and present a valid government ID at entrance in order to drink. Purchaser agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CI Management, Inc. & the South Beach Seafood Festival from any claims or injuries. Venue reserves the right to deny entry to highly intoxicated ticket holders. Event is rain or shine. Backpacks of all sizes are subject to be checked by security upon arrival.