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Taste of Jacksonville @ World Golf Hall of Fame
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Taste of Jacksonville @ World Golf Hall of Fame

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for the Taste of Jacksonville at the Hall of Fame World Golf Village. This is a beautiful spot to enjoy the day full and walk around the beautiful Walk of Champions and enjoy local food vendors showcasing the unique tastes of the area! The delicious array of food is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Enjoy food, music, arts, kids activities, and local businesses.

Sponsor & Vendor Application – https://www.jaxbizevents.com/taste-application

Deck The Chairs Presents A Chair Affair 2019 @ Casa Marina Hotel
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting on Behalf of Deck The Chairs celebrating its 7th season in Jacksonville Beach

Food Sampling From Local Favorites (including: Taste! Catering, Taco Lu, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Gregory Paul’s, Eleven South, Salt Life Food Shack, Southern Kitchen & Bar, and Salt Life Food Shack)  and Wine Tasting Provided by Family Foley Wines
Live Music • Silent & Live Auction • Deck Your Chair Awards
$50 in Advance $60 At The Door
Resort Casual Attire


A limited number of tickets are available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit deckthechairs.org.

Proceeds benefit DTC and the Jacksonville Beach Volunteer Life Saving Corps.


Table Sponsorships Available, download order form here

Gateway City Craft Beer and Wine Festival @ Lake DeSoto in Downtown Lake City
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 The 4th Annual Gateway City Craft Beer and Wine Festival

Set along the banks of Lake DeSoto in Downtown Lake City, the 4th Annual Gateway City Craft Beer & Wine Festival will feature a wide variety of local and regional craft breweries as well as a well rounded selection of wines, ciders and more.  The festival will feature yard games, food trucks, live music as well as hand rolled cigars and is a family friendly atmosphere where tickets only need to be purchased if attendees wish to partake in sampling.  Come out and enjoy a day on the lake in Florida’s Gateway.

Tickets will be available on April 8, to purchase or learn more about this festival, please visit www.lakecitychamber.com or contact (386)752-3690


A Morning with Garden Of Eatin’ Jax @ Garden Of Eatin' Jax
May 18 @ 10:00 am
A Morning with Garden Of Eatin' Jax @ Garden Of Eatin' Jax

Come join us by the fire on gorgeous Lake Beluthahathachee!

Learn about traditionally used herbs to promote wellness and health as well as how to create your own tinctures, teas, salves and more! Includes guides, plant identification, yummy herbal snacks such as herbal cookies, dill basil spread and fresh lavender lemonade, lecture, demos and herbalist consult. 

Don’t miss this!

Pre Registration Required phone/text-386-972-1891

Soirée Bohème: A French Dinner Party @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Soirée Bohème: A French Dinner Party @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Inspired Palates

Clutch your pearls and fill your glasses, the Cummer Museum is throwing a dinner party! This avant-garde series of dinners will inspire your palate and spark your creative energies, all to support bringing an exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions and related programming to the Jacksonville community.

The Cummers were known to be legendary hosts. Here is your chance to join the Museum in celebration of the stories behind the artwork featured in the Museum’s annual exhibition calendar. community.

All Dinner Party guests will enjoy beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, themed music, artful experiences, and dinner. VIP guests will enjoy a private art tour with selections chosen to complement each event, along with a signature cocktail prior to the start of the evening, from 5:30 to 6 p.m.



Thu, Jun 13, 2019| 6 to 9 p.m.

Travel back to the decadent cafes of France, when the can-can was unconventional and the parties extravagant. Gather like the artists of the cabaret, Le Chat Noir, to enjoy music as lively as the conversation and cuisine as “haute” as the fashion. Dress in anything that is très chic and brings you closer to the world of French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950. Your presence this evening not only gives the Museum a certain “je nais sais quoi”, but you will have access to an exclusive first look of this new exhibition.


Single Dinner:
VIP | $250
General | Members $150, Non-Members $175
Young Professionals (40 and under) | Members $100, Non-Members $125

Captivating Caper/Soirée Bohème Bundle:
VIP | $450
General | Members $275, Non-Members $325
Young Professionals (40 and under) | Members $185, Non-Members $235


Check in for the event will be at the museum entrance.

Please note, we do not offer refunds. Tickets must be used for the date purchased.

Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue @ Hemming Park
Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue @ Hemming Park

Friends of Hemming Park presents the Second Annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue Festival in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville! Enjoy a FREE concert by performers including Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum, Rusty Shine, and Salt & Pine; delicious Barbecue; an arts market; tasty beverages and more. Kid and pet friendly. Stay tuned for more details and info about our expanded VIP experience! Email christina@hemmingpark.org to learn more about vending and sponsorship opportunities.


And our food truck lineup is set! We’re featuring Jacksonville’s best barbecue at this event – Rite on QueThe Butt Hutt SmokehouseTwisted OkieMonroe’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q & Catering and TREEMENDOUS BBQ are all confirmed!

Praise the Lard, St. Augustine! Two Day Course @ Chop Shop Artisan Butcher
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a two-day professional course on the craft of charcuterie and whole-animal butchery. Our goal is to share best practices on this craft from two experts and to keep charcuterie alive on the modern American menu. Over the two-day class, attendees see half a heritage breed hog butchered using European seam butchery techniques; half done USDA to show how to retrieve charcuterie cuts. Each attendee will receive one of Chef Brian and Ruhlman’s books, a class booklet with recipes by Chef Brian and writings by Ruhlman, and a cocktail hour and private dinner with Chef Brian and Michael Ruhlman, an opportunity for relaxed, one-on-one time with both chef and author. Please consider joining us for two intense days of teaching and discussions.



Chef Brian Polcyn
Chef. Author. Teacher.
Chef Brian has worked in and operated his own restaurants for 40 years. He has practiced Charcuterie for 35 years and co-authored two critically acclaimed books on the subject. For over 20 years he has taught butchery and Charcuterie courses at the college level and for the past 5 he has travelled the country teaching intensive 2 day Charcuterie and whole-hog butchery courses to hundreds of students eager to learn with one of the best.

Chef Brian has a wealth of knowledge on Charcuterie, owning and operating his own restaurants, and navigating the legal world of large scale food production, and he wants to share it. Opening your own Charcuterie or salumi shop, developing recipes, choosing equipment, it’s all daunting. Chef Brian has not only done it himself, he has helped others be successful as well.

What sets Chef Brian a part from other consultants in the industry is his comprehensive knowledge on food production from start to finish. Chef Brian can help bring your project to life while maintaining quality and efficiency of production. His business acumen and immense knowledge on food preparation and USDA regulation make him an invaluable asset to those wishing to launch a product or bring it to a new level.


  • Recipe Development
  • Staff training + Recruitment
  • Seminars
  • Charcuterie program development
  • Small or large scale production runs
  • HACCP plans
Wine & Trucks @ Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wine & Trucks @ Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion
Edible Northeast Florida’s Fall Festival

Who says wine can’t pair perfectly with casual eats? Edible Northeast Florida’s second annual community Fall Festival is a FREE event for all to attend. It will feature a ticketed wine tasting area and local food truck fare, along with live music, craft beer, local vendors and plenty of fun for both adults and families alike.  If you love wine and you love food, this is one local event you won’t want to miss. Join us this fall at the Beach!