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Guests gather at the 2021 Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival's "Grillin' n' Chillin'" cookout at the Eau Palm Beach resort.

That is the weekend the culinary stars align over Palm Seashore and 4 surrounding cities. The Michelin stars. The James Beard Award winners. The Meals Community celebs. The “High Chef” alums. A constellation of them are on the town for the almost sold-out Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, which runs from Thursday via Sunday.

Not unhealthy for a meals fest that started in 2007 as a tasting occasion at a Value Avenue purchasing plaza. That three-hour micro occasion would rework into an annual, multi-day extravaganza of celebrity-chef dinners, walk-around tastings, wine seminars, cookouts, lunches, brunches and late-night events. 

This yr, there are 24 occasions scattered all through Palm Seashore, West Palm Seashore, Palm Seashore Gardens, Manalapan and Lantana. 

“I’m excited for all the things,” says pageant director David Sabin.

Sabin helped set up the one-night tasting occasion when he labored with an area public relations agency. Afterward his personal, he grew the unique occasion to the multi-day, star-studded pageant it has been since 2011. (Technically, that is the tenth yr of the pageant’s prolonged model, in case you omit its 2020 canceling because of the COVID pandemic.)

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Sabin marks the arrival of the culinary spree every year on the 4 Season Resort, the pageant’s host resort.

“You begin seeing the cooks checking in on the entrance desk or sitting by the pool. Once I get there, I do know it’s pageant time,” he says.

Who’re these luminaries that is likely to be lounging by the pool, once they’re not finessing dishes for fest-goers this weekend?

Listed here are the 5 you could acknowledge at first look.

Robert Irvine

Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine conducts a "Kids Kitchen" class during a previous Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.

The Food Network celebrity chef, who hosts the truth collection “Restaurant: Unattainable,” will headline Thursday night time’s Beef N Bourbon Expertise dinner (offered out) at Okeechobee Steakhouse. He’ll additionally train youngsters’ cooking lessons (offered out) on the 4 Seasons Saturday morning. And Sunday, he’ll be one in all three Meals Community-star judges on the Grand Chef Throwdown, which closes the pageant’s Grand Tasting occasion ($95 per particular person) on the Palm Seashore County Conference Heart.  

Daniel Boulud

Chef Daniel Boulud is surprised with a special cake to celebrate his 10th year at the 2021 Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.

With eating places and a world culinary model, Boulud might belong to the world however he additionally very a lot belongs to Palm Seashore. His stylish Café Boulud on the Brazilian Court docket resort in Palm Seashore celebrates its twentieth yr in mid-January. Boulud, whose restaurant empire consists of ideas in Miami, The Bahamas, Montreal, Toronto, Dubai, Singapore and aboard the Superstar Past cruise ship, continues so as to add New York eating places to his repertoire. In late summer season, he opened Joji, an intimate Japanese omakase restaurant in midtown Manhattan. In Could, he debuted a Lyonnaise spot known as Le Gratin within the downtown space. Final yr, he opened Le Pavillon in midtown. Boulud makes his annual look on the meals fest Sunday, when he hosts his in style Daniel & Associates brunch (offered out) at Café Boulud.

Marc Murphy

Flashback to 2015: Food Network star chefs Marc Murphy (left) and Jeff Mauro pose seaside during the annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival. Murphy returns this year for a lunch event at Meat Market and as a throw-down judge at the fest's Grand Tasting.

Talking of Meals Community-star judges, chef/restaurateur Murphy is a daily on “Chopped.” He’ll be part of Irvine in judging the cooks’ competitors at Sunday’s Grand Tasting. He’s additionally headlining the pageant’s “Lunch with Associates” (offered out) at Meat Market Friday.

Maneet Chauhan 

Star chef Maneet Chauhan joins chef Pushkar Marathe at the 2021 Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival's "Spice" dinner at Marathe's Stage Kitchen restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens.

Meet the third superstar choose at Sunday’s Chef Throwdown. For those who’re a Meals Community fan, you could know the spirited Chauhan from the “Chopped” judges’ desk. The India-born chef’s hospitality group presently owns and operates three eating places in Nashville, the place she resides. Chauhan can be a part of the pageant’s Chillin’ N’ Grillin’ cookout (offered out) on the Eau Resort noon Saturday. 

Jeremy Ford

Chef Jeremy Ford opened The Butcher's Club, a steakhouse at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, in January.

A newly minted Michelin-starred chef (for his Miami Seashore restaurant Cussed Seed), Ford has an essential hyperlink to Palm Seashore County – he has a newish high-end steakhouse, The Butcher’s Club, on the PGA Nationwide Resort. You might acknowledge the Jacksonville native because the winner of “High Chef” Season 13 and the host of the truTV collection “Quick Foodies”. Ford earned a semifinals nod from the James Beard Basis in February for a James Beard Award for “Finest Chef” within the South. Together with fellow “High Chef” alum and James Beard semifinalist Lindsay Autry, Ford will headline the pageant’s Bubbles & Bites, A Yacht Rock Expertise tasting occasion ($200 per particular person) at PGA Nationwide, house to Autry’s Honeybelle restaurant.

Ben Robinson

Chef Ben Robinson, who stars on the Bravo TV series "Below Deck," will headline a sold-out dinner event at the 2022 Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.

You might know Robinson because the yacht chef on Bravo TV’s “Beneath Deck” actuality collection. However the Broward-based TV star has culinary credentials past the galley. The Oxford-born chef apprenticed on the three-Michelin star restaurant The Fats Duck in Berkshire, England, and educated beneath grasp cooks in Florence. The Fort Lauderdale-based chef, now additionally an authorized well being coach, can be cooking at Thursday night time’s Maintain dinner (offered out) at PB Catch.

Palm Seashore Meals and Wine Pageant

Snapshot from a previous Palm Beach Food and Wine Grand Tasting event at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

The annual pageant kicks off Thursday, Dec. 8, and runs via Sunday, Dec. 11. 

This yr, there are 24 occasions scattered all through Palm Seashore, West Palm Seashore, Palm Seashore Gardens, Manalapan and Lantana. 

Tickets and knowledge: go to PBFoodWineFest.com

Nonetheless obtainable: As of this writing, restricted tickets had been nonetheless obtainable for the Smoke & Sunshine barbecue at Tropical Smokehouse and the Bubbles & Bites at PGA Nationwide on Saturday, and the Grand Tasting finale on the Palm Seashore County Conference Heart on Sunday.    

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