World-Class Charitable Culinary Event Returns with Celebrity Chefs Bradley Kilgore and Amaris Jones
MIAMI, FL (May 15, 2023) – VeritageMiami presented by City National Bank, one of United Way Miami’s most anticipated lineup of events, returns with its iconic three-day series. The world-class culinary event brings together a who’s who of more than 2,000 wine and food enthusiasts for a gathering of top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and an impressive line-up of auction lots. Since its inception 27 years ago, VertiageMiami has brought hundreds together to eat, drink and unite for a good cause, raising more than $15 million to benefit United Way Miami and its mission to build a stronger Miami through education, financial stability and health.
As the first major annual charity wine and food festival in South Florida, VertiageMiami has been vital in helping United Way Miami build a network of more than 60 organizations and 100 programs throughout Miami-Dade County aimed at helping those most in need. The funds raised go directly to United Way Miami’s many initiatives and impact programs.
“VertiageMiami has evolved over the years along with our community, but its vision and mission has remained constant – to raise funds and awareness of the mission of United Way Miami,” said Symeria Hudson, president and CEO of United Way Miami. We have been fortunate to count on the supporters and champions of VeritageMiami for 27 years. Through this event, the funds raised are used to improve the lives of many in our community.
“The sense of community at VertigageMiami is inspiring,” added Hudson. “We are incredibly grateful to City National Bank for their partnership and to our wonderful chairs, Patricia and José Mas. More than 54% of the county’s population are not able to afford basic needs.” This is why events like VertiageMiami are so critical to our mission.”
VeritageMiami 2023 will kick- off with the Wine and Food Experience on Wednesday, May 17, at The Hangar at Regatta Harbour in Coconut Grove where attendees will enjoy more than 30 winery booths and fine dining. *Individual Tickets: $100.00 | Wine Tasting Private Lounge: $150.00
On Friday, May 19, the Interactive Dinner will take place at the InterContinental Miami Hotel in downtown Miami featuring celebrity chef Bradley Kilgore, who will prepare a three-course gourmet dinner right at the table of attending guests.
To close out the series, The Bubbly Brunch will take place on Sunday, May 21, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne featuring celebrity chef Amaris Jones who will prepare a tasty Southern cuisine.
“At VeritageMiami, we incorporate both wine and food experiences as a way to bring our generous Miami neighbors together to share a common goal of supporting our community,” said Lyn Farmer, Director of VeritageMiami. “It is wonderful to see the generosity of our sponsors and guests year after year, sharing their resources to support the work of United Way Miami and its mission to build a stronger Miami.”
The 2023 VeritageMiami season is being chaired by Patricia and José Mas.
For more information or sponsorship packages, visit veritagemiami.com. Sponsorship packages are available for all events. To inquire about sponsorships or get your brand involved with one of VeritageMiami’s events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating its 27th year, VeritageMiami brings together a who’s who of more than 2,000 wine and food lovers for a world-class gathering of top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and an impressive lineup of auction lots all to benefit the South Florida community. VeritageMiami benefits United Way Miami, supporting programs in our community that are focused on improving the education, financial stability and health of our residents.
About United Way Miami
United Way Miami is a driving force in the community, successfully responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. Since 1924, we have worked together with our network of donors, volunteers, and partners, to generate and amplify resources, and advocate for policies that improve the quality of life for all. We leverage our unique role as convener, strategic funder, service provider, awareness builder, and influencer so that everyone in Miami-Dade has access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives — the building blocks of a thriving community.