Orange Bowl Impact & Excellence Awards

 

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Friday, May 20, 2016

VIP Ticket Holders | 6:30 p.m.

General Admission | 7:30 p.m.

Broward County Convention Center

 

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The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue

Come savor the flavors of South Florida at the OBIEs food & wine event, featuring unlimited samplings from over 30 of South Florida's top restaurants and food purveyors with no lines and an open bar! Every guest will also receive a complimentary gift bag!

Chefs and restaurants from all over the South Florida area will be serving their best bites for a chance to be named Flavor of South Florida.

Over the years, the Orange Bowl has been able to invest millions of dollars toward South Florida youth and sports through support of intercollegiate athletics, education, events, organizations and causes, in addition to the tremendous economic impact it provides. At this year’s event, approximately $100,000 will be given back to the South Florida community. Proceeds from The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue will go toward Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida and the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy.

2016 OBIEs Celebrity Chef

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Chef Michael Schwartz!

2016 OBIEs Host

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CBS4's Lisa Petrillo!


2016 Participating Restaurants & Vendors

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History of the OBIEs

2014 was the first for the OBIEs as a wine & food culinary experience and it was a tremendous success! The 2014 Celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken headlined a group that included Michael Schwartz’s Harry’s Pizzeria and pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith, Fabio Viviani, Ralph Pagano, Paula DaSilva, Howie Kleinberg, YOLO, S3, Steak 954, and more! Last year’s lineup included two (2) James Beard Foundation Winners, two (2) additional James Beard Foundation Nominated chefs, two (2) Hell's Kitchen Contestants and two (2) Top Chef Contestants.

The 2015 OBIEs benefitting Make A Wish, Special Olympics and Orange Bowl Leadership Academy took place on Friday, May 29 at the Broward County Convention Center. The OBIEs featured a night of extraordinary food, entertainment and giving as we celebrated those individuals who share Orange Bowl’s values in giving back to the South Florida community.  More than 25 of the top South Florida restaurants and chefs had the opportunity to provide tastings and optional pairings.  A panel of judges comprised of South Florida’s top foodies and culinary celebs voted to determine a Miami-Dade County restaurant winner, a Broward County restaurant winner, a dessert winner and an overall “Flavor of South Florida” winner. In addition, each event attendee also had a chance to cast their vote to award the People’s Choice Award winner! 

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2015 OBIEs Winners:

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Overall “Flavor of South Florida” – 3030 Ocean
Local wahoo, avocado and fermented pepper sauce

Best Broward Restaurant – 3030 Ocean

Best Miami Restaurant – Ms. Cheezious
Smoked turkey melt on locally baked sourdough bread with rosemary infused local honey and fontina cheese

People’s Choice – American Social
Black truffle red wine braise short rib sliders

Best Dessert – Misha’s Cupcakes

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Former Top Chef Alum Fabio Viviani of Siena Tavern was the 2015 OBIEs Celerity Chef, and former Miami Dolphin, Jimmy Cefalo and Brenda Bassett, both stars of Eat This Drink That Go! presented by Whole Foods Market were last year’s event emcees.

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Sienna Tavern's Fabio Viviani - the
2015 OBIEs Celebrity Chef!

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This 2015 OBIEs emcees, Jimmy Cefalo
and Brenda Bassett.

The Cause

Over the years, the Orange Bowl has been able to invest millions of dollars in the South Florida youth and sports through support of intercollegiate athletics, education, events, organizations and causes, in addition to the tremendous economic impact it provides. At this year’s event, approximately $100,000 was given back to the South Florida community.

Proceeds for the OBIEs go toward the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida and the Orange Bowl the Leadership and Academy, which launched a pilot program in the Fall of 2014.

The Orange Bowl Committee and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida surprised nine year-old “Wish Kid” Edruanee by bringing her on stage to cook Macaroni and Cheese, with Chef Viviani. She was then told that her wish to go on a Disney Cruise with her family has been granted.

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The Orange Bowl also honored an individual for his dedication to the South Florida community. Dwight Stephenson and his foundation were recognized for the significant impact they have made in the community with the Orange Bowl Keith Tribble Community Service Excellence Award.

Orange Bowl Keith Tribble Community Service Award
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Miami Dolphin great and NFL Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson is the Founder of The Dwight Stephenson Foundation. The 501 (c) 3 organization combines the sports and business communities in an effort to generate increased funding for charities that provide educational, health and human services to support the needs of children and families. The foundation generates funding for a variety of charitable organizations including United Cerebral Palsy, The Urban League of Broward County, The Boys and Girls Clubs and The American Diabetes Association, to name a few. Stephenson has successfully achieved his vision of combining his two passions – business and sports – to generate funds to further increase his support of charities that are near and dear to his heart.

 

Beneficiaries also included six high school senior student athletes from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties who will receive scholarships toward their college education.

Student Athlete Scholarships
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Wolky Belancourt Coral Springs High School (football, wrestling, track and field)

Austin Cameron William T. Dwyer High School (football, wrestling, track and field)

Elizabeth Defelice South Broward High School (softball)

Prince Destinobles North Miami Sr. High School (basketball, cross country, track and field)

Samantha Perez Olympic Heights Community High School (softball)

Amarys Sanchez South Miami Sr. High School (badminton, cross country, soccer)

 

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