The Orange Bowl OBIEs to Feature Celebrity Chefs Rocco DiSpirito, Michael Schwartz and More

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Get ready for a star-studded event: Rocco DiSpirito, Michael Schwartz and other culinary superstars will be making appearances at this year’s Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards (The OBIEs): A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue. The event takes place on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center at 7:30 p.m.

The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue features a night of extraordinary food, entertainment and giving as the Orange Bowl Committee celebrates those who share the organization’s values in giving back to the South Florida community. Many of the area’s top culinary chefs and restaurants will serve their best bites for the chance to be named Flavor of South Florida. A group of graduating high school senior student athletes from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties will receive scholarships and one outstanding South Florida resident will be honored with the 2016 Keith Tribble Community Service Excellence Award for the work he or she does to make a difference.

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.

Much of the success and longevity of The OBIEs can be attributed to Florida Blue, the presenting sponsor, which is joined by associate sponsors Capital One, Coca-Cola, Dave & Buster’s, Deloitte, Florida Prepaid College Board, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mercer Estates, NCCI, Stella Artois, Sun Life Stadium, Toyota, Wizard Creations and our media sponsors CBS South Florida Television Stations, WFOR-TV & WBFS-TV.

For an updated list of participating restaurants/chefs, additional information and tickets, please visit the official website or call 305-341-4701. Stay connected by following @OrangeBowlOBIES on Instagram and Twitter.