Events: Feast of the Sea | Oct. 22, 2016

Posted on Sep 3 2016 - 8:49am by Cristyle
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Feast of the Sea 2015


Palm Beach County’s Premier Fresh Seafood Culinary Event Partners with Major Foundation for Autism

 The 3rd Annual 2016 Feast of the Sea will be held October 22, 2016 in the Meyer Amphitheatre, located at 105 Evernia Street in Downtown West Palm Beach. This year’s Feast of the Sea will be a two part one-day seafood festival. The first portion of the festival is from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. and comprises of a free general admission seafood extravaganza featuring 24 local chefs and restaurants providing guests the opportunity to enjoy delicious seafood dishes from some of the area’s best culinary talents. In addition to the daytime public ‘feastivities’, there will be limited available experiences for purchase providing exclusive tastings, seating and service. Passes for theses added-value experiences are available for purchase now.

Following the daytime portion of the event, Feast of the Sea will transition into a fully ticketed event. The anticipated Chef’s Challenge series will return for one night; filled with interactive entertainment. In what will become known as the ‘Chefs Colosseum’, 16 local celebrity chefs will battle it out in the Meyer Amphitheatre through multiple rounds of intense competition to reach the finals. With each round of ‘iron-chef style’ competition, chefs’ skills will be tested to advance to the final round where one will be crowned the 2016 Maestro del Mar. The winning chef will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize.

Twenty-four of Palm Beach County’s best chefs will represent their respective restaurants offering culinary demonstration stations that will allow guests an opportunity to experience the hottest dishes from community insiders and brands utilizing state-of-the-art culinary equipment. Unique nautical art vendors will display beautiful artworks as live musical performances entertain guests. Feast of the Sea is expected to host approximately 8000 guests providing an immediate economic impact to the City of West Palm Beach.

“The producers of Feast of the Sea have always maintained their efforts in showcasing not only great chefs and restaurants in Downtown West Palm Beach but also the culinary talent throughout Palm Beach County.” said Raphael Clemente, executive director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. “We expect this year will be even better and we are very excited to see the new additions.”

One of the greatest additions for the 3rd Annual Feast of the Sea is the partnership with the Els for Autism Foundation. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the foundation.  “Having recently launched our culinary classes for continuing education with children and adults of the spectrum, we are excited about this partnership with Feast of the Sea,” said Nicole Poundstone, Manager, Events & Communications for the Els for Autism Foundation. Prior to the start to start of Feast of the Sea, some of the participating chefs will work directly with the Els for Autism Foundation by teaching cooking lessons to the students of the Els Center. “With our upcoming expansion of the Els Center campus, we look forward to the support of the Feast of the Sea in helping us achieve our fundraising and programming goals.  The Els for Autism Foundation is proud to be chosen as a benefiting charity of the 2016 Feast of the Sea. Thank you, Feast of the Sea, for supporting us as we help people on the autism spectrum fulfill their aspirations to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives”.

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Els for Autism is a game-changing resource, delivering and facilitating programs that are leading examples of what can be available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Els for Autism is committed to better understanding the aspirations of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and helping them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.

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Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home - ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she's got you covered!