Fish to Fork
Notable chefs from around the country face off in a James Beard Foundation culinary fishing & cooking competition.

Fish To Fork

Date: May 16-18, 2014

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is thrilled to host its first annual “Fish to Fork” culinary weekend in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation on May 16 – 18, 2014, benefitting the James Beard Foundation scholarship program. The resort is excited to partner with Jackson Family Fine Wines, Bacardi USA and Amelia Angler Outfitters as official sponsors of the event.

Offering an unmatched “foodie” experience, including true farm-to-table and dock-to-dish specialties, one-of-a-kind dining opportunities and an interactive atmosphere, the resort will welcome six renowned Chefs from across the country to showcase their skills with a fishing excursion and exciting culinary challenges. The Chefs will ultimately be tested with a live vote from event guests on their favorite prepared dishes at the final Chef showdown on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 6 – 10 pm. Event tickets are available to purchase for $75 by calling the hotel concierge at 904-432-1467.

Featured Chefs:

Daven Wardynski
Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL

Eric Frischkorn
Jackson Family Fine Wines, Santa Rosa, CA

Zeke Mears
Bistro Aix, Jacksonville, FL

Bruce Moffett
Moffett Restaurant Group, Charlotte, SC

Richard Jones
Green Door Gourmet, Nashville, TN

Tom Catherall
Here to Serve, Atlanta, GA

A Fish to Fork package is available for purchase, offering everything from oceanfront accommodations with lunch and wine pairings to tickets to the main event. The package will be available for purchase from now through May 15, 2014.


Package Details:

  • 2 night oceanfront accommodations
  • Friday night dinner for two
  • Saturday lunch and wine pairing for two
  • Two tickets to Saturday night’s main event

Pricing Details:

  • $850 per room, based on double occupancy plus taxes and fees  

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Not applicable to groups, conventions or in combination with other savings or special discounts. This package requires a three (2) night length of stay and the guest must arrive on May 16, 2014.  Rate does not include resort serice charge or taxes 

We are also offering a VIP Package. For further details, please contact Allison Powers at (904)-321-5091.

Our Fish To Fork Culinary Challenge was inspired by our  recent Authentic Amelia press trip, where our Executive Chef was challenged to create inventive plates based on journalists fresh catches.  


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