Coconut Grove

Heart of a Chef Festival features healthy eating

The Heart of a Chef (HOAC): A Foodalicious Festival is a unique culinary experience being held April 10 in collaboration with the Miami Science Museum.

The emphasis will be on the prevention of childhood obesity along with educating people of all ages to live a heart healthy lifestyle. Through this festival, the Florida Heart Research Institute will show our community how to incorporate healthy options through fun initiatives within the day’s activities.

Activities will include free food tastings, wine with the wildlife, healthy substitution seminars, chef cook-off’s between Whole Foods and Le Cordon Bleu, Miami Dade Senior High Competition and Executive Chef and Hell’s Kitchen runner up Paula DaSilva from Miami Beach's 1500 Degrees restaurant vs. 1500 Degrees' Sous Chef and fellow Hell’s Kitchen contestant Ben Walanka. Joining the teams will be 1500 Degrees kitchen staff Adrienne Grenier and Gerard Ladso Sr.

To read more, visit Coconut Grove Grapevine.