Local food/drink pros participating in the St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival
The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival takes place May 4-8, 2022 at World Golf Hall of Fame and the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort and will feature celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, local chefs, artisans, and local craft spirits/beers.
Tickets to all events can be purchased at staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com
Here are some of the locals participating:
Chef Brian Whittington // Preserved Restaurant, 102 Bridge Street
Chef Brian Whittington doesn’t just serve up Southern hospitality at the acclaimed Preserved restaurant, he also focuses on sustainability, local sourcing, and a zero-tolerance for waste. At Preserved, he introduces French techniques to elevate dishes while maintaining the comfort and approachability of classic Southern food.
Preserved Restaurant Wine Dinner
Saturday, May 7, 2022 6 PM
Location: Preserved Restaurant, 102 Bridge Street
Description: Executive Chef Brian Whittington will prepare a 4-course dinner with wine pairings for each course. A very special winery guest, Amalie Robert will be participating in this very limited opportunity – only 50 seats for this exceptional dinner!
Tyrone Bennett // chef, private caterer, host, charity organizer, Heart & SoulFood Truck
At an early age, Tyrone’s Cuban mother and Jamaican father introduced him to all sorts of unique flavors that unbeknownst to them, planted a seed that would later develop into a culinary career.
In his current positions as Private Executive Chef & Co-Owner of Heart & Soulfood Truck with his wife Lateefa, they put new twists on classics and bring in elements to create unique and unexpected dishes in southern, Latin, and Caribbean comfort food.
Tyrone has also been featured in the St. Augustine Record newspaper, The Northeast Edible Magazine, News Jax 4 and was awarded the “Annual Tourism Impact Award” of 2021.
Hall of Fame VIP Lounge
Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:30-4 PM
Location: World Golf Hall of Fame VIP Lounge, Kelly Field
Description: The VIP Lounge is an exclusive Early Access experience catered by Publix + GreenWise Market with special SWAG bags, private restrooms, open bars, live music, and more. Tickets are limited. The Hall of Fame – VIP Lounge ticket also includes full access to the general admission St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival area on the Walk of Champions.
Philip McDaniel // CEO & co-founder of the St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia Street, St. Augustine
Innovator, community advocate, and forward-looking leader. Continuously seeks to expand our community’s quality of life, local economy, and leave behind a new kind of legacy, blending economic development and social good.
Since the age of 21, Philip has emphasized the importance of family, business, community, and cultural development. As the co-founder and CEO of St. Augustine Distillery, Philip has created a new type of business model which builds both community morale and regional economic development.
Epicurean Master Class: The Spirit of Florida Tasting Experience
Friday, May 6, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia Street
Description: Experience a hands-on tour through the Distillery’s production facility and discover how the distillers shepherd spirits from grain to glass.
Finish with a guided tasting in the newly renovated, Oak Stave Tasting Room. Learn the art of tasting bourbon and taste through four select bourbon offerings with St Augustine Distillery brand ambassador and certified bourbon steward, Clark “The Bourbon Baron” Gilmore.