2014 FLORIDA - January 2014
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2013 - 2012 - 2011- 2010)
January 9-18, 2014 Uncorked...Key Largo & Islamorada Food & Wine Festival
Upper Keys, Florida
Come on down to the Keys and enjoy all of the tasty temptations, and some of your favorite wines, as South Florida’s culinary experts step up to the plate to show you what Key Largo and Islamorada have to offer. 10 glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners, live music, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows, and of course, our fabulous sunsets, scuba diving, fishing, many tourist attractions, shopping, and a great time!
January 12-14, 2014 School Nutrition Industry Conference 2014 - Miami, Florida
School Nutrition Association. Strengthen your business connections, further your professional knowledge and help SNA build the future of School Nutrition
January 15-18, 2014 MAFSI Annual Conference 2014
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Manufacturers” Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. MAFSI Business Development Conference and Sales Management Forum.
January 16-19, 2014 Annual Frog Leg Festival 2014 - Fellsmere, Florida
Live entertainment, midway, crafters, and frog leg dinners. Proceeds benefit children's recreation in Fellsmere. Attendance: 80,000.
January 18, 2014 4th Annual Oyster Cook-Off - Apalachicola, Florida
The actual cook-off on Saturday will start at 12 noon, Judging and Bands starts at 2:00. Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste: raw, steamed, fried. Other food items and refreshments will be available for purchase also. The day's activities will include live music and dancing performances. (also: www.apalachicolabay.org/ )
January 18-19, 2014 9th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2014
Key West, Florida
The Florida Keys Seafood Festival's purpose is to raise money for the fishing industry, to showcase the great local seafood harvested by the commercial fishermen of the Keys, to provide scholarships to college-bound children of commercial fishermen, and to celebrate our community by bringing families and friends together.
January 18-20, 2014 The Festival of Chocolate 2014 - Tampa, Florida
Florida's Largest All-Chocolate Event features tastes from the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renown pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings; hands-on classes; a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum; Kids-4-Chocolate workshop; crazy chocolate contests for children and adults, chocolate game show stage and live professional chocolate showpiece and cake decorating competitions. And, don't miss Brownie Bingo!
January 20, 2014 Taste of Compassion 2014 - West Palm Beach, Florida
Taste of Compassion is the premier food and wine tasting in Palm Beach County. "Dine Around the World" with twenty-five of the area's finest chefs who will prepare a complete selection of gourmet tastings from their fabulous menus. Southern Wine and Spirits will provide exquisite wines to compliment each dish. All proceeds benefit Quantum House.
January 22-26, 2014 Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014 - Key West, Florida
Get ready to raise your glass; it's Key West Food and Wine Festival time again! Our three main events are back this year: Kick Off Your Flip Flops Beach Party, Grand Tasting and Duval "Uncorked." The 5th Annual Grand Tasting will be held on the pier of the Fort Jefferson Museum between Turtle Kraals and Half Shell Raw Bar.
January 24-25, 2014 Lakeland Pigfest 2014 - Lakeland, Florida
Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned event. Plenty of food, music, and friends for the benefit of local charities!
January 24-26, 2014 International Chocolate Festival - Coral Gables, Florida
Presented by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival Featuring Coffee and Tea. Three days of chocolate treats, delicious cups of coffee and soothing cups of tea. Don't miss, tree sales, ChocoKids, cooking demonstrations, our ChocoWalk, informative lectures and more.
January 24-26, 2014 Naples Winter Wine Festival - Naples, Florida
The Naples Winter Wine Festival is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans. This ranking by the Luxury Institute is based on exclusivity, quality and prestige. Since 2004, the festival has earned the distinction of being the most successful charity wine auction in the nation according to Wine Spectator. The event brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in picturesque Naples, Florida.
January 25, 2014 Annual Kumquat Festival - Dade City, Florida
Celebrates the harvest of kumquats, a sweet and sour fruit that is a member of the citrus family. Some festivities include: a farmer”s market, wagon rides, antique cars and tractors, tasty kumquat dishes and craft shows.
January 25, 2014 8th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival - Port Salerno, Florida
Local Florida seafood specialties, live music, family fun area, maritime exhibitors, arts and crafts and more in historic Port Salerno along the waterfront.
January 25-26, 2014 Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival 2014
Key Largo, Florida
Featuring fresh local seafood, live musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, contests and kids' activities. Sponsored by the Key Largo Fisheries and Key Largo Merchants Association, the fifth annual family-fun event takes place at Rowell's Marina, MM 104.5 bayside. Seafood booths are to serve up succulent stone crab claws, homemade smoked fish dip, conch fritters, chowders, tuna nachos, lobster and more. Attendees also can visit cooking tents for tips on how to devise and devour favorite Keys dishes. Other attractions include arts and crafts, vendor booths, fireworks, shrimp and Key lime pie-eating contests, a car show and even piratical escapades for kids.
January 26, 2014 Master Chefs Classic - Key West, Florida
A culinary competition and tasting that benefits the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC provides life services for developmentally disabled adults in the Florida Keys). This event has become the premier food event of the Key West season. Restaurants compete in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories providing incredible food for 400 lucky people. Awards are given in each category.