Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Event Schedule

fish to fork schedule

The 2019 Fish to Fork will take place May 9 – 12, 2019. 

Thursday, May 9

Chef's Welcome Dinner | 6:00 p.m. | The Sprouting Project

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort kicks off the 2019 Fish to Fork Weekend with a welcome dinner for the competing chefs. On this night, the chefs will randomly select their charters for the next morning's fishing excursions. The Chef's Welcome Dinner is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP Package experience.

Friday, May 10

Chef’s Fishing Excursions | 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Chefs and VIP Package guests are transported to Fernandina Harbor Marina, where each chef will pair off with his or her charter for a five-hour fishing excursion. Local species include Atlantic Grouper, Red Drum, Black Sea Bass, Flounder and Skate. Whatever is caught that day will be used for the individual portion of the Main Event on Saturday evening, May 12. Gourmet packaged lunches and soft drinks are provided. Friday's fishing excursion is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP Package experience.

Optional Lunch | 12:30 p.m. | Sunrise Café Terrace 

VIP Package guests who opt not to attend Friday morning's fishing excursion are invited to enjoy a Chef's specialty menu. This lunch is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP Package experience. 

Wine Dinner | 6:00 p.m. | Magnolia Ballroom

The second Fish to Fork evening showcases the creativity and passion of Omni Amelia Island's culinary team as led by Executive Chef Todd Ruiz. This year we're featuring wines from female led wineries and winemakers to tie into our all female chef lineup. This dinner is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP and Weekend Package experience. 

Saturday, May 11

Lunch | 12:00 p.m.| Walker's Landing

This lunch is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP and Weekend Package experience.

Main Event | Magnolia Garden

Chefs compete in individual and group challenges live as event guests sample their dishes and vote for their favorites. Saturday Night's Main Event will include live music and open bar.  The Main Event is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP, Weekend and Main Event Package experience. Individual tickets available. 

Individual Challenge | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – For the Individual Challenge, each Chef is assigned to a cooking station. From these stations, they will then turn their catch into a signature dish to be sampled by event guests floating from station to station.

Group Challenge | 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Chefs are divided into teams for a final “Chef Showdown." They will have an hour to produce an impromptu gourmet menu for all event guests. A secret ingredient will be revealed moments before the competition begins and must be incorporated into each team's final dish. Event guests will then vote for their favorite Chefs from both the individual and group challenges. Those votes will be tallied at the end of the night and our winners will be announced.

Sunday, May 12


VIP Package Guests can enjoy the “Art of Breakfast” in Sunrise Café or breakfast buffet in Seaglass. 

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