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Vero Beach Food, Wine & Music Event (VBFWM)

February 16-18, 2018

written by Sherry Nist

Before your Holiday eggnog curdles or your New Year’s bubbly goes flat, make plans to be part of Vero’s first ever Food, Wine & Music Destination Event.  Gifting this event to your loved ones, colleagues, clients (or okay, even yourself) is truly a gift that keeps on giving.  Attendees receive three days of exciting wine, food, music, fashion, junior chef challenge & pet preening fun. And, the giving doesn’t end there. VBFWM is also the first multi-charity platform event of it’s kind.  Each charity VBFWM supports, receives greater visibility for their mission(s) and more importantly, funds to accomplish their goals.  

Here’s some exciting buzz surrounding the event:

This three-day destination event will showcase the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities locally, nationally and worldwide.This event not only enhances and elevates the exposure of Vero Beach, but also specifically supports  charities focusing on the environment, education, health, human services, animals in distress, and children and family.

An event of this stature would also power the local economy through increased tourism revenue as well as expand the audience for real-estate interested parties. It offers an elite excursion with a one of a kind experience for all those who attend.

Has the VBFWM Event “wet your appetite”?  Here’s a taste of what’s to come:

Thursday, Feb 15th, 2018

Opening the VBFWM Event is a VIP Cocktail Party & Press Conference featuring Culinary Personalities, Celebrities & VBFWM Sponsors. 

Friday, Feb 16th, 2018 

Friday evening is filled with music:  band showcases, musical performances & The Beat Goes On Afterglow Welcome Party benefiting United Against Poverty & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary.



Saturday, Feb 17th, 2018

Saturday’s events focus on the family. 

A  Junior Chef Challenge begins the day.  Your afternoon is filled with food, wine & music featuring:  Tastes of the World, Chef Personalities Showcases, Local Caterer Tastings, Wines of the World & an Array of Bands serenading you and your guests.  Round out the day with a Chefs Table Tasting Dinner & Auction.  The Source & Hibiscus Children’s Center are Saturday’s beneficiaries.



Sunday, Feb 18th, 2018.

Sunday’s events benefit Halo No Kill Rescue & the American Cancer Society.

Start your Sunday off with Brunch Cuisine such as Crepes, Champagne & More provided by renowned Local & International Chefs.  Watch & learn Specialty Food Techniques while you nibble.  Late morning into the afternoon enjoy the Pups & Pinot Human & Canine Couture Fashion Show & a Bark Bistro with Pet Parent & Pup Cooking Demonstrations.  Round out your Sunday Fun Day with VBFWM’s Closing Cocktail Party.



Wrap this up, and gift it!

VBFWM’s combination of philanthropy for the six charities, fine foods, wine, and entertainment creates not only an amazing event experience, but establishes a precedent for an annual, signature spree where all involved gain a positive return in participating. 

VBFWM is excited to bring Vero such an intimate event over a three-day time frame. VBFWM’s event will provide you & your guests with a unique, fun & memorable experience while supporting  our local charities. Additionally, this event is sure to enhance Vero Beach’s position as a premier destination for high-end culinary, wine, philanthropic & musical experiences. 

VBFWM makes the perfect present!  No more procrastination on finding that one unique Holiday gift.  You might even consider ‘super-sizing’ your gift by becoming a VBFWM Sponsor and/or by travelling onward with your guests to the Food Network’s SOBE Food & Wine event taking place in Miami right after Vero’s. Think, “Bucket List”. We only live once after all!  

VBFWM Event Founder:

Vero Beach, Food, Wine & Music came to be, thanks to the love Fé Domenech has developed for Vero Beach and the charities of the community. After relocating her family and her business The Event Firm International to Vero Beach from Miami in 2011, she has produced multitude of events throughout the local area. Which has earned her not only the respect of those she’s worked with, but also has become beloved by her clients due to her unwavering commitment to exceed all expectations. She could do no less as she’s come to understand that philanthropy is the true heart of this wonderful community…

Through this, she  became inspired to figure out a way to pay it forward on more than just one level.  After extensive research, scouting the local areas, and using her many years of experience producing large successful events combined with putting good people together the vision of The Vero Beach Food Wine & Music came to be.  It is the very first of its kind for the area. It’s going to be a nationally marketed event, with star studded attendance.

Celebrity Chefs

Chef Alex Thomopolous


Chef Shaun O’Neale


Chef Graham Elliot


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Sherry Nist