Visitors flock to Miami for its rich, vibrant, and internationally influenced cultural scene. Just as importantly, Miami is home to a dynamic food scene that is just as vibrant, refreshing, and diverse as Miami itself.
“You think of Miami, you have this one vision of the beach and sunshine, but you can play on Miami in so many different ways,” says Miami-based designer Ashley Deoleo, who presented Miami Styled Food Stations during the Catersource Conference & Tradeshow. “There are so many different ways to do Miami.”
Miami took center stage during The Special Event’s Event Experience, which served up a cornucopia of offerings that placed a keen eye on Miami’s food and beverage offerings. In the
lush setting of Jungle Island, this F&B showcase not only tantalized guests’ tastebuds, but the options also delighted and inspired guests with their creativity.
While Miami’s Cuban and Caribbean flavors reign supreme, other international influences—everything from South American to Russian to Mediterranean to the islands of Haiti and Puerto Rico—can’t be ignored.
“Miami isn’t just about Cuban anymore,” says Chef Elgin Woodman, who co-presented with Deoleo. “Miami is such a blend, it’s a melting pot. There’s a lot of different cultures that come into Miami.”
Want to incorporate Miami-inspired food into your next event? Enjoy this feast for the senses by way of The Event Experience 2021.
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