GBK and Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE Hosted a Star-Studded Celebrity Thank You Lounge - February 21st and 22nd

Dozens of celebrity guests and internationally-recognized chefs attended the Lounge, including Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Anne Burrell, Bobby Deen, Rocco DiSpirito, Sammy Hagar, Andrew Zimmern, Ben Ford, Anthony Bourdain and more.

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Anne Burrell and Emeril Lagasse Attend the GBK and Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, partnered with the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE to host this special Thank You Lounge, an event that gave the royal treatment to true tastemakers and culinary innovators. The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.

Luxury sponsors that participated in the Thank You Lounge include: Waterford Crystal, the world’s foremost authority on crystal stemware, barware and the art of celebration, who was onsite gifting their Waterford Illuminology collection of crystal candleholders filled with scented candles; SAAS Hot Sauce, a new savory, authentic, all purpose and spicy sauce; Boots No7, a leading health and beauty brand in Great Britain, who gifted an array of cosmetics and skincare products from their line of products; Zoe’s Chocolate Co., gifting an assortment of their award winning Mediterranean and Caramel Collections; Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co., gifting cutting board oil that is derived from the highest quality ingredients; Dylan’s Candy Bar; Rhineland Cutlery, high quality, engraved knives; Jac Henri, gifted small, top quality leather wallets; Chateau d'Esclans gifted and poured Whispering Angel rosé; FIJI Water gifted and poured in the suite; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino of Hollywood, FL donated custom electric guitars; and Castello provided a selection of fine cheeses.

Additional luxury sponsors on site showcasing their trend-setting and functional products: Coravin, gifting their Coravin 1000 System which allows you to access and enjoy your fine wine by the glass whenever you like, without pulling the cork; Cloud 9 Bakery, gifting a box filled with an abundance of their signature sweets; Palace Resorts, gifting a three night stay for two at the brand’s signature property – Moon Palace Gold & Spa Resort; Taste of Nature, gifting their 3-pack sampler gift featuring healthy, wholesome, snack bars with nothing artificial; chocolate gourmet brownie gift boxes from Barry’s Gourmet Brownies; Sagaform Inc, gifting a season baking dish with retro pattern produced in stoneware and travel mugs in double walled porcelain with silicone lid; and a full color coffee table book by Artist Nelson De La Nuez (Known as The King of Pop Art).

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ABOUT GBK:
GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com.

For more information about the Festival, visit http://www.sobefest.com.

For the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, visit http://www.hospitality.fiu.edu.

For more information about Southern Wine & Spirits visit http://www.southernwine.com.