FIU learners recognized for helping mount the most significant wine and foodstuff competition in the world | FIU News

8 FIU learners are staying regarded for remaining leaders in supporting to execute the return of just one of the greatest wine and food items festivals in the world—the Foods Community and Cooking Channel South Beach front Wine & Food items Pageant presented by Money A person.

The learners gained distinctive recognition and a $1,900 scholarship each and every during a ceremony on July 14 asserting the Lee Brian Schrager Excellence in Management Scholarship. Schrager is the SOBEWFF® founder and pageant director.

Beneath Schrager’s way and that of Pageant and FIU employees, extra than 1,200 FIU pupils and volunteers aided stage the 20th anniversary of SOBEWFF® in Could.

“The South Seashore Wine & Food stuff Festival® is so specific to me because it confirmed me my passion for both of those the hospitality field and supplying again to my faculty and community,” mentioned Regina Dukat, a senior majoring in hospitality management at the Chaplin College of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, a top 10 U.S. community hospitality method. 

Other winners involve hospitality college students Ava Barnd, Edward Del Portillo, Fukwang Deng and Stefania Rivera Faculty of Business enterprise college student Jasmine Mejia University of Conversation, Architecture + The Arts senior Imani Williams and economics important Paul Wright.

The scholarship winners served as SOBEWFF® scholar volunteers, taking the guide in regions this kind of as logistics, culinary and marketing and advertising. They all served in leadership roles and led groups of other scholar volunteers. Each individual of these students was nominated by their supervisor for exemplifying management and determination to excellence for the duration of the 20th anniversary SOBEWFF®.

For Wright, a senior researching economics at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, the Festival expertise presents him the real-environment, experiential finding out required to keep on his graduate scientific studies in venture administration.

For Deng, it was an outstanding bonding knowledge. “All the culinary potential customers shared a minute of quiet before the storm of the celebration start off. It was a level the place we had been all on the same site and all collectively,” Deng reported.

The scholarship ceremony was adopted by an FIU Hospitality & SOBEWFF® Thank You Bash on the Chaplin University patio to celebrate and thank all the volunteers and to motivate other individuals to consider element future yr.

To date, the Festival has lifted much more than $31.8 million for the Chaplin School and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Administration Middle. To master much more about volunteering at the 21st yearly South Seashore Wine & Food stuff Competition scheduled for Feb. 24-27, 2022, adhere to @sobewffvolunteers and @fiuhospitality on Instagram.