Omni Amelia Island Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Schedule of Events

fish to fork schedule

Tentative schedule of events for 9th Annual Fish to Fork weekend. 


Chef's Welcome Dinner | 6 p.m.
Omni Amelia Island Resort kicks off 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.


Chef’s Fishing Excursions | 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Fernandina Harbor Marina
Chefs and VIP Package guests are transported to Fernandina Harbor Marina, where each chef will pair off with a charter for a five-hour fishing excursion (backwater and jetty). 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. Gourmet packaged lunches and soft drinks are provided. Grab-n-Go breakfast provided at 6 a.m. Transportation departs out of the hotel front drive at 6:30 a.m. Friday's fishing excursion is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP Package.

Optional Lunch | 12:30 p.m.
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 for those not attending the fishing excursion. 

Cocktail Experience | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Interactive cocktail experience. This is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP Package.

Dinner | 6 p.m.
The second Fish to Fork evening showcases the creativity and passion of Omni Amelia Island's culinary team as led by Executive Chef Omar Collazo. This dinner is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP and Weekend Packages. 


Lunch | 12 p.m.
This lunch is included as part of the Fish to Fork VIP and Weekend Packages. 

Main Event | 6 - 9:30 p.m. | Magnolia Lawn
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. Main Event tickets will also be available for individual purchase. 

  • Individual Challenge | 6 - 7 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 - 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.


VIP Package guests can enjoy The Morning Table in Sunrise Café. 

*Event locations are subject to change.

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