South Florida local chefs come together to debut a spectacular culinary tasting event at
The Sarsaparilla Club on Friday, October 21st

On Friday, October 21st guests are invited to join hosts Chef Jeff McInnis and Chef Janine Booth of The Sarsaparilla Club at the first annual Strong Will Benefit. In an effort to raise money for a dear friend, South Florida local favorite chefs along with McInnis and Booth will showcase their talents in the outside patio dining area of The Sarsaparilla Club stretching alongside the iconic Shelborne Wyndham Grand pool.

Participating chefs include Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill & Boccee), Josh Gripper & Adonay Berns Tafur (The Dutch Miami), Phil Bryant (The Local), Eli Jackson (STK), Brian Nasajon (Beaker and Gray), Jason Bamford (Bianca at the Delano), Nicole Votano (DIRT), Cindy Lou (Cindy Lous Cookies), Michael Saperstein (The Rebel House), John Suley (Royal Caribbean), along with cocktails by NaiYaRa bartender Rob Ortenzio and a beer garden presented by Funky Bhudda Brewing Co and Wynwood Brewing Co.

Chef Jeff and Janine were both personally affected by the rising problem of cycling safety as a dear friend Will Orellana, has fallen victim to an unfortunate cycling accident. As our community shares Miami’s lavish scenery, it is evident that the South Florida cycling culture is evolving and safety remains an issue.

Guests are encouraged to support the cause with a donation or while bidding on a chance to win exclusive prizes and gifts during the silent auction portion of the evening. Sponsors of the silent auction include Royal Caribbean International, Paradise Below Diving and EXHALE Spa.

Guests can purchase VIP tickets and arrive one-hour prior to doors opening with access to premium beverage options for $125 or General Admission tickets for $75 at


Friday, October 21
6:00pm – 10:00pm (VIP)
7:00pm – 10:00pm (GA)


The Sarsaparilla Club

The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hotel
1 18th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139