Bern’s Winefest

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Bern’s Annual Winefest #27


Bern’s Winefest is Central Florida’s premier food and wine tasting experience. It was created to allow our guests a decadent week of events with the area’s most talented culinary teams complemented by the best wines from around the world. Winefest is a philanthropic event supported through the Laxer Family Foundation and our family of brands. The Laxer Family Foundation uses the proceeds raised from Winefest to send funds to the James Beard Foundation for the Laxer Memorial Scholarship Fund. Created in the spirit of Bern Laxer, these scholarships aim to assist students who are interested in a career in culinary, hospitality management, or viticulture. We have proudly gifted 28 scholarships since our events began; thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and attendees of Winefest.

Guest Chefs 2024
Chef Ian Lynch – Cowford Chophouse, Jacksonville
Chef Irv Miller – Jackson’s Steakhouse, Pensacola
Chef Fabrizio Schenardi. – Capa, Lake Buena Vista Four Seasons
Chef Tyler Kineman – Knife & Spoon, Orlando

Our Chefs 2024
Chef Jonathan Atanacio – Epicurean Hotel, Tampa
Chef Chad Johnson – Bern’s Steak House Company, Tampa
Chef Brent Hunt & Hannah Thomas – Bern’s Steak House, Tampa
Chef Gerry Sizemore – Haven, Tampa

For more information you can visit the Laxer Family Foundation website.