Connect with us

Business Spotlight

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival returns with a celebrity guest host. Use code “LATEST10”.



Use “LATEST10” to save $10

Tampa, Fla. – The highly anticipated Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival returns from April 9 to April 13, 2024, offering five days of culinary excitement. Presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida and GOYA Foods with the support of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, this year’s festival promises an expanded lineup of unforgettable foodie events.

Among the highlights are the new “Experience Water Street” on Wednesday evening, a thrilling Chef Showdown competition, and an expanded grand tasting event. Celebrity chef Robert Irvine, known for his dynamic culinary style, will join Executive Chef Fernando Desa of GOYA Foods and honorary chef host Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market in adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

The festival, organized by CI Management, builds upon the success of the 2023 event, offering five separate ticketed events throughout the week. The festivities kick off with “An Evening at The Tampa Club” on April 9, followed by the first-ever “Experience Water Street” on April 10, and “Experience Hyde Park” on April 11. The Chef Showdown competition takes place on April 12, followed by the climactic “Grand Tasting” event at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on April 13.

This year’s festival also includes a charitable component with “Breakfast with Heroes,” a morning breakfast with 200 veterans sponsored by Publix and hosted in partnership with the Robert Irvine Foundation.

Valerie Roy, Director of Marketing and Client Strategy at CI Management, expressed her excitement for the festival, stating, “Bringing five days of unparalleled culinary enjoyment and excitement to Tampa Bay fills us with tremendous pride.”

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine shared his enthusiasm for the festival, saying, “It’s an incredible opportunity to experience and celebrate the vibrant culinary scene of my home, Tampa Bay.”

The festival continues to support the EAT SMART campaign, providing healthy meals and nutritional guidance to the local community and Florida’s youth.

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival Event Schedule
This exclusive, invite-only event sets the tone for the festival, offering a glimpse into the culinary delights to come with a beautiful cocktail evening overlooking all of downtown Tampa on the 42nd Floor at The exclusive Tampa Club, a premier private business and social club set in the heart of Tampa.
Tickets: Invite Only.
Where: 42nd Floor of The Tampa Club

Four participating restaurants to be announced will showcase their unique culinary styles in this new addition to the festival, where celebrity chef collaboration dinners will be created with unique wine and spirits pairings fit for the ultimate foodies, with various dinners presented by Meats by Linz. Prepare for 4-5 course dinners and pairings celebrating the best of Water Street, a waterfront community in downtown Tampa, which is flanked by the ultimate in dining establishments set for the ultimate foodies to unite. Tickets: Tickets to go on sale in January 2024. Where: To be announced in January!

Featuring celebrated establishments like Meat Market, Timpano, Forbici, Sur la Table, and others yet to be announced, this evening promises a diverse culinary exploration with an additional set of 4-5 course dinners and pairings celebrating the dining establishments that are highlighted throughout Hyde Park. Chef Robert Irvine and Chef Fernando Desa of GOYA Foods will be joining in the Meat Market dinner experience, presented by Meats by Linz, and stay tuned for more excitement to be announced in January.

Tickets: Tickets to go on sale in January 2024. Where: 1602 W. Snow Ave., Tampa, FL

BREAKING BREAD WITH HEROES is a new event added to the schedule which will be an invite only morning breakfast, where Chef Robert Irvine will host 200 veterans for an intimate meet and greet, sponsored by Publix and hosted in partnership with The Robert Irvine Foundation.
Tickets: Invite Only. Where: To Be Announced!

CHEF SHOWDOWN brought to you this year by Irvine’s Spirits and presented by GOYA Foods and Mountain Valley Spring Water, is expected to be one for the books. Expect a repeat of last year’s sold-out excitement, with reigning champions returning to defend their titles in 7 different showdown battles, on the all new Publix Showcase Kitchen Stage. Battles will include Truffle, Pasta, Burger, Seafood, Sushi, Taco, and everyone’s favorite, Fried Chicken. The full restaurant lineup will be announced in February. Tickets: $150. Tickets on sale now with $99 pre-sale
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL

The festival culminates in a grand tasting event at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, brought to you by Breakthru Beverage Florida and presented by GOYA Foods, with an all new culinary demo stage sponsored by Publix, new lounge experiences, shaded areas, and live music acts. Get ready to enjoy 40+ restaurant partners across the Tampa Bay area, samplings from exclusive wine and spirits supplier partners of Breakthru Beverage Fl, and all the fun you can have. This day-long celebration will showcase the best of Tampa Bay’s culinary scene.

Tickets: $125. Tickets on sale now with $75 pre-sale.

Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL
Weekend pass bundles are available.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival, please visit Follow along on Instagram at @tampabaywff and on Facebook at @tampabaywff.
Interested in getting involved or being showcased as a sponsor? Email for more information on how to apply.

Save $10 on your tickets to the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival by using the promo code “LATEST10.” With this exclusive code, you can enjoy a discount on admission to the festival, which features an array of culinary delights and celebrity appearances, including Chef Robert Irvine as the guest host. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the best of Tampa’s culinary scene while saving money on your ticket purchase. Apply the code “LATEST10” at checkout and join us for an unforgettable gastronomic experience from April 9 to April 13.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


Receive Alerts To The Latest News!

* indicates required