Kicking Off The Spice

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Miami Beach Convention Center and Centerplate Catering host the 2nd Annual Miami Spice Kickoff Event & Fundraiser, featuring tastings from a selection of participating Miami Spice restaurants. Photos by Jipsy

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Le Cordon Bleu chefs serving Tuscan Roast to guest. Photos by Jipsy
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Proceeds of the event will benefit Share Our Strength, Madison’s Wish and Education Fund’s Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative. Photos by Jipsy
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Knowing the answers to the in's and out's and where are your favorite restaurants at the Kick Off. Photos by Jipsy
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The crowds before the doors open for the Miami Spice Kick Off Event and Fundraiser on Thursday. Photos by Jipsy
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Rebecca Yoakum and Larissa Valero are trying a little this and a little that. Photos by Jipsy
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Escargot, crab cakes and skewers hanging high like art in the VIP area. Photos by Jipsy
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Besides a tasting, there's always time for networking over cocktails. Photos by Jipsy
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Nestor Torres (right) with his flute smiles and poses with a fan. Photos by Jipsy
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An LA Sweets creation. Photos by Jipsy
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The Fiocchi Gorgonzola from Anacapri made an appearance at the event. Photos by Jipsy
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Friends Chastity Ferrer, Patricia Flores and Antonella DeSantos make their rounds in the VIP at the Miami Spice Kick Off. Photos by Jipsy
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A Fish Called Avalon enticed guest with a signature desert. Photos by Jipsy
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Sweet chocolate covered strawberry trees by Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Photos by Jipsy
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Althea Brown and Odette Burton loved the gazpacho made by 1500° at Eden Roc. Photos by Jipsy
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Special performance celebrating Cirque Éloize iD in the VIP. Photos by Jipsy
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Chefs tasting the flavors of Miami Spice. Photos by Jipsy
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