Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Amelia Island, FL

Fish-to-Fork Culinary Competition

Sat, May 17, 2014

6:00 PM
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Member Price: $50 Public Price: $75 Phone: 904.432.1467

Host Chef Daven Wardynski
​Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL

Tom Catherall
Here to Serve Restaurants, Atlanta

Eric Frischkorn
Jackson Family Fine Wines, Santa Rosa, CA

Richard Jones
Green Door Gourmet, Nashville

Zeke Mears
Bistro AIX, Jacksonville, FL

Bruce Moffett
Barrington’s Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is thrilled to host its first annual “Fish-to-Fork” culinary weekend in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation from May 15 – 17, 2014, benefiting the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program. The resort is excited to partner with Jackson Family Fine Wines, Bacardi USA, and Amelia Angler Outfitters as official sponsors of the event.
Offering an unmatched “foodie” experience, including true farm-to-table and dock-to-dish specialties, one-of-a-kind dining opportunities and an interactive atmosphere, the resort will welcome six renowned chefs from across the country to showcase their skills with a fishing excursion and exciting culinary challenges. The chefs will ultimately be tested with a live vote from event guests on their favorite prepared dishes at the final chef showdown on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 6 – 10 pm. Additional information is available at
Travel packages also are available for purchase now though May 15, 2014.
Fish-to-Fork Event Package:
2-night accommodations
Friday night dinner for two
Saturday lunch and wine pairing for two
Two tickets to Saturday night’s main event
The package price is $850 per room, based on double occupancy. To reserve, visit or call 904-261-6161.

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If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128.