Enjoy South Florida Restaurateurs, Private Caterers and your Favorite Food Trucks at A Blue Wave Affair!

The Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival features culinary Chefs preparing fresh cuisine from culinary regions around the world.

Festival Schedule:
Family Fun Day - Grand Tasting - Saturday, May 30th, 2015 from 1 PM to 9 PM

South Florida Festival Chefs

Ruths Chris Steak House Boca Raton Jonathan Walko

Jonathan Walko began his career with Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in 2005 while attending the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. He began in front of house operations as a Server Assistant and continued to move throughout the various roles including traveling as a Corporate Trainer. As a trainer, Jonathan assisted in spreading the Ruth’s Chris culture. After several restaurant openings, he began working in the kitchen in Winter Park, FL initially just to continue his knowledge. It was this switch however, that made him realize his passion for cooking and he decided to pursue a career within the kitchen. He became Sous Chef in Ft. Lauderdale in October 2011 and was then promoted to the Executive Chef position in Boca Raton in August 2013.

Ruth's Chris Steak House | 225 NE Mizner Blvd Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL | 561.392.6746 | Web

Smokey Cs Catering Smokey C's Florida

We specialize in American, Caribbean, and Tex-mex Cuisine. We cater private parties throughout south Florida.

Smokey C's Catering | South Florida | 754.422.3549 | Web

Aunt Adelas Empanadas Adelas Empanadas

Here at Aunt Adela's we are a home-grown Florida based Food Truck linked to 'Pizza Chef' Restaurant, in Boca Raton, Florida. We specialize in Empanada's and traditional Argentian Food. We are active 7 days a week, visiting numerous different locations, events, festivals, fairs and local schools. All of our food are family owned recipes passed down by generation to generation, giving that true authentic taste that everyone deserves to experience.

Aunt Adella's Empanadas | Food Truck | 561.477.5252 | Web

Steve's Wood Fired Pizza Steve's Wood Fired Pizza Boca Raton

I have a passion for pizza that began when I was growing up in New York. After working in the industry, however, I realized that most pizzas were undercooked and not very exciting. I decided to create a pizza that was "well done" in both senses of the phrase. I feel confident that our pizza exceeds what I had hoped for when I first began refining recipes.

It takes a commitment to service, dedication to quality, skills and attitude. Not just any pizza, but pizza that is "well done" in every sense.

Steve's Wood Fired Pizza | 9180 Glades Rd | Boca Raton, FL 33434 | 561.483.5665 | Web

Super Daves On The Go Super Daves Food Truck

Meet David Harmon the Executive Chef-Owner of Super Dave’s On The Go Food Truck. Chef David has over 16 years of cooking experience in the culinary, restaurant, and hospitality industry. His passion for cooking began as a child while watching his mom in her kitchen. At the age of five, he was prepping and assisting her with dinner every night. He has worked at various restaurants including; Ernie’s Restaurant, 5th Avenue Grill, Macaroni Grill, Carrabba’s, and Ribs and Things. Super Dave is famous for his Juicy and Tender Marinated Hickory Smoked Ribs, Cracked Conch, Chicken Wings with “Super” Sauce, Finger-Licking Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Jumbo Buffalo Shrimp, and his Tender Sliced Smoked Beef Brisket. He also offers Louisiana Style Fried Catfish, Fried Tilapia, and his Super Burgers and Turkey Burgers. His Scrumptious Sides include: homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Fresh Georgia Collard Greens, Baked Beans, Potato Salad and much more!

Super Dave's On The Go | 561.805.0264 | Web

La Paella La Paella The Fresh Spanish Experience

LA PAELLA is a modern reinterpretation of traditional Spanish dining. It invites guests to explore a true taste of Spain - made-to-order paella, sandwiches, tapas, drinks and desserts - in a fun, casual environment. Just as the food and drink at LA PAELLA celebrate authentic Spanish recipes and culinary techniques, so does the atmosphere. The restaurant embodies the flavors and textures of Spain creating an experience that is warm and deeply personal. The feeling is one of ease, energy and conviviality. Through the utilization of a vibrant color palate and crisp, contemporary design, LA PAELLA celebrates tradition and authenticity by bringing it squarely into the 21st century. Like its namesake's dish PA PAELLA is savory, smoky, fresh and full of zest. The restaurant brings together Spanish traditions and transforms it into something that is greater than the fun of its parts. LA PAELLA is tradition rediscovered. Guests and staff alike rediscover the familiar, seeing every day in a new way. Team members are engaged, excited and proud of the quality of food and exceptional service experience they provide. Guests share in celebrations with family and friends - one and new - ultimately creating new traditions. By simultaneously embodying centuries old traditions while boldly embracing the future, LA PAELLA is, quite simply - The Fresh Spanish Experience.

La Paella | 561.557.7314 |

Tijuana Taxi Co Tijuana Taxi Co Enchilada Platter

Tijuana Taxi Co. serves delicious authentic Mexican food and the best Margaritas this side of the border! Huge portions, patio seating, amazing cocktails and an unusually inviting atmosphere make THE TAXI one of the hottest eateries in town! Two great locations conveniently located in Coral Springs and Davie! Deerfield Beach location Coming Soon!

Tijuana Taxi Co | 901 N University Drive | Coral Springs, FL 33071 | 954.344.9201 | Web

Hibachi Grill Masters Chef Lao

Chef Lau has been working in the hibachi industry for 18 years. Having worked with nearly 100 chefs at five different restaurants across the South Florida region, Chef Lau has encountered nearly every aspect of the hibachi cooking experience. Having heard complaints from customers about prices and availability, Chef Lau has designed a way to bring the exquisite hibachi taste to more people at a more affordable price.

Hibachi Grill Masters | 786.201.5507

Tikiz shaved ice and Ice Cream Tikiz

Just about every man, women and child in America can recall the sight and sounds of an ice cream truck at a park or event on a warm sunny day. The familiar jingle sent children grabbing for spare change and running outside to acquire their favorite frozen treat. In our youth, it started as faint notes off in the distance that grew into an unmistakable melody, causing us to scramble for spare change and bolt down the street in pursuit of our favorite frozen treats. On a warm summer day, nothing back then was better than the ice cream truck and the trusted man who drove it. Parents could trust the integrity of this mobile business and the ice cream man was a welcomed member of the community. Now picture the last few ice cream trucks you’ve seen. How likely would you be to let your kids run out to them? Or feel safe with them around the driver? A return to our cherished memories was the inspiration for Tikiz Shaved Ice and Ice Cream. The “Tikiz” product line combines two of the most popular mainstream frozen treat products that everyone loves – Ice Cream and refreshing Hawaiian Shaved Ice. Delivered by a trustworthy operator who arrives in “Coolest Truck On Earth”.

Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream | Mobile Truck | 561.843.7447 | Web

PDQ PDQ Locations

Tim Gannon, Co-Founder of Outback Steakhouse, Inc. is an extremely successful businessman, great sportsman and a staunch polo sponsor. He is the creator of the “Bloomin’ Onion” recipe, and many of the other dishes on Outback’s menu. An alumnus of Florida State University, he studied art history and dreamed of being a museum curator which took him to Florence, Italy, where he became a tour guide for an art gallery. He then went to Aspen, Colorado where he developed his passion for food and cooking. The French chef at the Four Seasons Hotel had offered to train him to be his assistant. Over the next 14 years he worked at Steak & Ale for Norman Brinker, and then Al Copeland hired Tim to help operate his Copeland’s Cajun Cafe’ in New Orleans. In 1987 Tim sold his saddle for $250.00 and arrived in Tampa with $37.00 in his pocket when Bob Basham and Chris Sullivan asked him to become their partner and launch a new restaurant concept that became known as Outback Steakhouse. In 2012 he started the South Florida Franchise of the new PDQ concept which was founded by his Outback partner, Bob Basham. PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) is a fast casual restaurant specializing in hand-breaded chicken tenders, hand-tossed salads, sandwiches, fresh cut fries and hand spun milkshakes and malts. PDQ favorites are made with only the finest ingredients, all featuring sauces and dressings homemade everyday. From the very beginning, PDQ was founded on the concept that high-quality food, memorable service and genuine hospitality are the cornerstones to a great restaurant. Dining rooms are contemporary, light and airy, with open kitchens and dining-room attendants in bright green shirts who refill drinks and clear tables. Customers are called by name on a wireless microphone when their food is ready. The South Florida PDQ Franchise locations; Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Miami and Pembroke Pines coming soon.

PDQ | 2341 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach, FL | 954.785.6285 | Web

New York Subs and Wings New York Subs and Wings Oakland Park

Serving up fresh hot and spicy wings, cheese steaks, reubins and fries. We'll have kids orders too!

New York Subs & Wings | 1388 E Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park, FL | 954.368.2979 | Web

Chic and Sweet Artisan Cakes Carissa Berbrick

Carissa Berbrick formed Chic and Sweet Artisan Cakes in early 2015 to create custom designed edible works of art using cake. With outstanding attention to detail and care, she is able to create stunning cakes, cupcakes, and hand-decorated sugar cookies for a variety of special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and showers. She has spent countless hours developing her recipes, and makes everything from scratch. Contact Carissa at Chic and Sweet Artisan Cakes for your event!

Chic and Sweet Artisan Cakes | 129 NW 13th St, Unit D-19 Boca Raton (by appt only) | 561.962.5398 | Web

Italian Ice Girls Philadelphia Water Ice

Philadelphia Water Ice Flavors; Mango, Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Cherry, Watermelon, Tropical Rainbow, Lemon and Pina Colada.

Italian Ice Girls | Mobile | 561.350.6220

Cape Cod Lobster Roll Co Cape Cod Lobster Roll

Welcome! My name is William "Billy" Spellman, founder of the Cape Cod Lobster Roll Company! I have lived on Cape Cod and I acquired my recipes from the best lobster fishermen on the Cape! My father, Dr. Bob, owned a 38-foot Nova Scotia Dory fishing boat out of Rock Harbor in Orleans, Cape Cod. He became close friends with the Portuguese fishermen who schooled me in the proper way to prepare the delicacies on my menu. The Portuguese lobster-men claim the Lobster Roll as a Cape Cod original creation, long before it was introduced to Maine (sorry, Maine). Cape Cod Lobster Roll Co. is the standard of excellence and I personally guarantee the integrity of my products. I hope that I get to meet you and get the pleasure of serving you the best lobster roll you have ever experienced.

Cape Cod Lobster Roll Company | Mobile | 561.385.4433 | Web