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Celebrity Chefs

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Lee Schrager on SOBEWFF 2015: Meatopia, Tiki Cocktails, and the Cronut King

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to the sands of South Beach February 19 through 22, 2015, and this time, expect to choose from more then 75 dinners, tastings, seminars, and parties over the four-day span. The official SOBEWFF website goes live today, featuring the entire celebrity-fil ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Paula Deen Announces the Paula Deen Network

    Paula Deen's gone digital, y'all. Deen has just announced the Paula Deen Network, a completely digital "channel" that will allow fans to access Deen on their computers, iPads, and smart phones. The network, scheduled to launch in September 2014, will feature Deen and her family cooking and kibbutz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Van Aken's No Experience Necessary Whets the Appetite With Tales of Kitchens Past

    Norman Van Aken may not be a household name like some of his friends, but that's probably the way he wants it. Credited with being one of the founders of New World Cuisine, Van Aken paved the way for his publicly celebrated friends, such as Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Mario Batali by creat ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014
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    May 20, 2014

    Ruben Ruiz: Miami's Own Food Network Star

    Bobby Flay. Giada De Laurentiis. Guy Fieri. They're just a few of the chefs and hosts that have worked their way into the kitchens of America through their entertaining shows on Food Network. A coveted hosting gig is the aspiration of many young chefs and cooks who dream of being behind the stove ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Clarissa Dickson Wright of Two Fat Ladies Dies

    Clarissa Dickson Wright, the television chef who, with Jennifer Paterson, rose to worldwide fame as one of television's Two Fat Ladies, has died at the age of 66. According to the Telegraph, Dickson died this past Saturday at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary after being ill since the beginning of the ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Where Did the Celebrity Chefs Eat in Miami During SOBEWFF?

    Each year, hundreds of celebrity chefs descend upon our fair city to work and play at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. And, while their dance cards may seem full with all the fabulous parties and events they host and attend while "on duty", there always seems to be just enough free time to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: SOBEWFF, Eats and Beats, and Brunch for a Better World

    The world culinary spotlight is trained on Miami this weekend as the South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes over most of our city. With dozens of celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Rachael Ray, Eric Ripert, Geoffrey Zakarian, and April Bloomfield cooking for us and posing for countless picture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Follow Your Favorite SOBEWFF Personalities on Twitter, Instagram

    With the SoBeWFF just days away, celebrity chefs are leaving their hometowns to flood our sunny city with big personalities and debaucherous dalliances. This is their version of spring break, after all -- so anything can happen. This tendency towards troublemaking means you'd be wise to follow your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    From Burger Bash to the Q, the High-Profile Events at SOBEWFF

    In its 13th year, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is bigger than ever. Even the most fit fan will likely get exhausted just reading the roster of 70 seminars, parties, and dinners -- up from last year's 50 or so offerings. How does one choose from the extended list of parties hosted by luminar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Anthony Bourdain World Market: Authentic or Epcot?

    Meet Anthony Bourdain. Chef, author, television host, comic book writer, publisher, professional Twitterer, and now food court mogul. Oh, yes, kiddies. Page Six of the New York Post has shared the exclusive scoop that Bourdain is planning on opening a food court spotlighting all the street food he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Paula Deen Returns to South Beach Wine and Food Festival

    Add one more name to the celebrity roster at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Paula Deen. Deen will be hosting a cooking demonstration with her sons, Jamie and Bobby at the Grand Tasting Village on Sunday, February 23 at 4:15 p.m. See also: Post Diabetes: Paula Deen Talks Sweet Tea, Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Guy Fieri Visits Sakaya Kitchen, Dubs Richard Hales the "Ninja of Flavortown"

    Guy Fieri, the platinum-spiked-haired mayor of Flavortown, rolled into Miami to film a few segments for his Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show. See also: New York Times Review of Guy Fieri's Restaurant Is a Snarky Must-Read

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    December 2, 2013

    Bobby's Burger Palace Opens Friday: Meet Bobby With Our Contest

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is opening his Bobby's Burger Palace at Dadeland Mall this Friday, December 6, and one Short Order reader will have the opportunity to be the first person to walk through the doors when the restaurant opens -- and will be personally greeted by the Food Network personality h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Giada De Laurentiis Cuts Finger on Live Holiday Show (Video)

    During Thanksgiving Live, a live holiday cooking special on Food Network, Giada De Laurentiis cut her finger badly, causing the beautiful television personality to leave the set and get stitches from an onsite medical team. De Laurentiis was filming the special with Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, and Ina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    SOBEWFF Tickets Now on Sale: What's Available, What's Already Sold Out

    The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival MasterCard Presale Starts Today: Five Tickets You Must Get Now

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's MasterCard presale starts today, Monday, October 7 and runs through October 20. This is the absolute best way to snag tickets to the hot events that sell out way, way, before the actual festival, which is actually 135 days from now. To purchase tickets, have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bar Mitzvah

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival turns 13 in 2014, and Lee Brian Schrager, creator of the festival and vice president of corporate communications and national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate: a good old-fashioned bar mitzvah. "I wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    SOBEWFF 2014: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models on the Menu

    The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, presented by Food Network, has announced part of its lineup for the 2014 event, which takes place on Miami Beach and all around town February 20 to 23. The event draws nearly every major celebrity chef in America to our city for a little fun and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain's Big Fall Plans: New Judge for The Taste; Parts Unknown Remix (Video)

    Is there anything Anthony Bourdain can't do? Now pretty much retired from the kitchen, Bourdain is a television star, producer, writer, wannabe mixed martial artist, and Brony (a male fan of My Little Pony)! Unlike most of us, who spent the summer trying to get in as much beach time as possible, Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain on Geraldo Rivera Topless Rant

    Anthony Bourdain is at it again. The celebrity chef and author is on yet another Twitter rant. and the object of his scorn is none other than Geraldo Rivera. First, a few weeks ago, Bourdain tweeted a completely justified message about Justin Bieber's pissing in a restaurant bucket instead of walki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Paula Deen on Today: "I Is What I Is"

    It seems that everyone but Paula Deen has weighed in on the scandal that followed the celebrity chef's admission in a legal deposition that she used the N-word. Both Food Network and Smithfield have severed ties with her. Deen's statements have polarized both the culinary community and the world. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Bring Back Paula Deen: Read the Deposition Transcript

    Paula Deen's Food Network career imploded last Friday after the cable network said it would not renew her contract. Though Food Network's simple statement, "Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month," did not mention a reason, it comes after a video d ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain Plays a Cartoon Chef on Archer Tonight (Video)

    Anthony Bourdain, author, chef, comic-book writer, and TV host is making a cartoon appearance tonight. Bourdain portrays celebrity chef Lance Casteau, owner of "Hellish Kitchen" on the FX animated show Archer.In the episode, titled "Live and Let Dine," secret agents Archer, Lana, and Cyril go u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Burger Bash: Bobby Flay Wins, Knocks Michael Symon Off Winning Streak

    Victory is sweet for those who've patiently waited for the spotlight. Bobby Flay threw an accomplished fist in the air as Rachael Ray announced the people's choice first place winner -- his green chile burger won. The burger, which Flay made in the name of his New Jersey restaurant, Bobby's Burg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Fun and Fit as a Family: For the Whole Gang

    What makes a successful culinary scene? Demand for innovation, quality and a steady pipeline of talent. Working to instill that passion in the next generation of foodies is Florida Blue who will present Fun and Fit as a Family February 23 and 24, sponsored by Carnival featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitche ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2013
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    February 20, 2013

    Short Order Loves You: Win Two Tickets to South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village UPDATED

    Short Order loves its readers and we're willing to prove our love by giving away a pair of tickets to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting Village. That's a $450 value -- if you could actually get tickets to this completely sold-out event!On Saturday, February 23, one lucky winner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Sexiest Toques at SoBeWFF and Where to Find Them

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Ten Twitter Handles to Follow During SoBeWFF

    Can't make it to this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival? We hear ya. Tickets are kind of expensive. Fret not. Luckily, Twitter allows complete strangers to pry into the lives of those who live publicly, like Cooking Channel and Food Network idols, for instance. This year, experience SoBe ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager's Favorite SoBeWFF 2013 Events

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, people who know the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival pay attention to the man behind the curtain -- Lee Brian Schrager. The fou ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    The Taste Premieres Tonight: Miami Chef Gives Us The Inside Scoop

    The Taste premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show, basically The Voice with food, features a mashup of four celebrity chefs judging a host of chefs based on only one single bite of their food. As in The Voice, the four judges will not see the chefs before eating their food.As in every prime-tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2013: The Five Best Events Under $100

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is only a month away and tickets are already selling out. We know..we know. SoBe Fest is all lovely and all..and you'd love to hang out with Anthony Bourdain and Rachael Ray, but you don't have the money to invest in both Burger Bash and a car payment. We hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The Ten Weirdest Moments in Food: 2012 Edition

    When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy Chefs: Tweets From The Front Line of the Storm

    We've all been watching the shocking reports from New York that show the damage that Superstorm Sandy did to the the northeast. Many of us have been up all night, glued to the television and thinking of friends and family riding out the storm.ABC News is reporting that over seven million people have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    SoBe Wine & Food Fest Tickets Now On Sale For Everyone

    Everyone can rejoice! South Beach Wine & Food Festival tickets are now available for everyone who didn't (or couldn't) get in on the Mastercard privy access. Hooray! We peons are now able to choose from the wide variety of events to take place February 21 - 23, 2013. We here at Short Order realize ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    SoBe Wine & Food Fest Opens Ticket Presale Today for MasterCard Holders; Six Events to Buy Before They Sell Out

    Here's a reason to get excited! The South Beach Wine & Food Festival ticket presale starts today. The presale, which is exclusively for MasterCard holders, gives SBWFF and FIU-benefitting lovers a whole two weeks to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public October 22. Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: 2013 Lineup Announced

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced their 2013 lineup -- and it's going to be a hell of a party.The festival takes over South Beach February 21-24, 2013 with a mind-boggling array of parties, tastings, dinners -- even a concert with Ziggy Marley!

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Ten Strangest Things at the South Beach Wine and Food Fest

    ​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up yesterday after a four-day whirlwind of dinners, brunches, parties, cocktails, and events.Each year we're delighted by the food, impressed by the cocktails, and amazed by the sheer number of celebrities that come to Miami to party and mingle.Dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Celebs Party at Satellite Events, Restaurants

    ​The hottest ticket in town this weekend may not have been in the Grand Tasting Village or some of the official parties. It seems that the celebs in town for the event were dining and drinking at various small gatherings and uber-private receptions at different venues scattered around Miami and Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF Burger Bash: Michael Symon's Three-Peat

    ​View photos of Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach here.Although we had grand dreams that a local chef would take the prize, Symon's B Spot Burgers claimed the People's Choice Award yet again this year at last night's Burger Bash (that's a third consecutive win for him). Fellow Iron Chefs ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012
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    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Southern Charm and Other Big Names at the Festival

    ​Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Where the Celebs Hang Out in Miami

    ​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival starts this Thursday, February 23, with satellite parties starting as early as tomorrow. Hotels, restaurants, and shops are gearing up for the invasion of foodies, celebrities and beautiful people who arrive as early as today.Since Miami has a thriving resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    IACP Nominations Are in For Best Food Blog (And Other Things)

    ​​The International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced the nominees for its 2012 writing awards. These honors are handed out for all manner of food writing -- newspapers, magazines, internet, blogs, television shows, cookbooks. It even gives nods to the most "Intriguing Use of N ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Priciest SoBeWFF Tickets and Cheaper Alternatives

    ​Now that Super Bowl is over, we can concentrate on the next big event -- the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which opens February 23. Like the big game, the SoBeWFF offers lots of opportunities to max out your credit card on parking, food, and booze. Tickets are expensive for the vario ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Eric Ripert: Miami Airport Stinks, But Try La Carreta ... and Other Recommendations

    ​While it's safe to say that every Miamian has a different opinion about what to love about our fair city -- the amazing weather, pristine beaches, exciting nightlife, fine dining -- we will probably agree on one thing: Miami International Airport sucks. Plan on spending an extra few hours on the ... More >>

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