So much change and growth has taken place since my humble beginnings in August of 2009 when I started South Florida Food and Wine as a blog on blogger. I focused on all things food, wine and events. This modest platform served as a launch pad for my first book being published, the Food Lovers’ Guide to Miami & Fort Lauderdale (Globe Pequot Press, $14.95) in November 2011.
In the past eleven years that unassuming little blog evolved into a hospitality marketing company that celebrates the food & drink culture through events, seminars, interviews, and feature articles. The single most critical fact I’ve learned in these past ten years is to swim with the tide. While that’s not always easy, I’ve learned to accept that everything runs its course, and when it’s done, it’s done; and now it’s time for the next chapter. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, but choosing to be an entrepreneur is choosing to live in a constant cycle of evolution.
Being a certified sommelier opened doors to teaching opportunities at Lynn University and Florida International University. Stemming from the educational classes came facilitating series’ of food and wine pairing seminars for the general public which then morphed into producing culinary events with local South Florida restaurants, and city-wide festivals, and lifestyle events for the City of Oakland Park in Broward County Florida.
The COVID-19 pandemic [of 2020] enabled me to reach out of my bubble and create new opportunities for myself and my business. Stay tuned for a new book to be published by the end of the year and a series of lifestyle talks all designed to empower, educate and embolden.
Cheers! to the next chapter,
Managing Director/South Florida Food and Wine