'Fish To Fork’ Weekend At Omni Amelia Island Offers Foodies Something To Feast Their Eyes On

Resort on Amelia Island fishes for gastronomes to sample delectable dishes during May 5-8, 2016 event benefitting James Beard Scholarship Foundation

Amelia Island, FL – Foodies craving a unique culinary experience can satisfy their appetites for adventure — and craving for comfort — while attending the third annual “Fish to Fork” weekend presented by Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.

The competition, benefiting the James Beard Scholarship Foundation, will be hosted over Mother’s Day weekend, May 5-8, 2016. Two-time “Fish to Fork” winner Daven Wardynski, executive chef at the Omni resort, welcomes six competing chefs and guests for myriad events throughout the weekend. From taste tests to an actual fishing expedition alongside award-winning chefs, “Fish to Fork” offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for gastronomes who have a love for the sea.

Sip and savor in style while enjoying all of the benefits of a luxury oceanfront resort. With a variety of packages to choose from, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort makes it easy for guests to experience all of the event’s excitement, then retreat to unrivaled relaxation in tropical-inspired, well-appointed accommodations overlooking the ocean. Visitors can select:

Fish to Fork VIP Package: May 5-8, $1,645 per room, plus taxes and fees
  • Three nights in luxury oceanfront accommodations 
  • Welcome cocktails and dinner with the chefs 
  • Choice of fishing with chefs or wine-paired lunch on the beach
  • Wine-paired dinner at the Sunrise Café overlooking the Atlantic Ocean 
  • Farm-to-table lunch at The Sprouting Project, an on-property aquaponics greenhouse and organic garden 
  • Two tickets to the main event 

Weekend Package: May 6-8, $1,075 per room, plus taxes and fees
  • Two nights in luxury oceanfront accommodations
  • Wine-paired dinner at the Sunrise Café overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Farm-to-table lunch at The Sprouting Project; an on-property aquaponics greenhouse and organic garden
  • Two tickets to the main event

Main Event Package: May 7-8, $495 per room, plus taxes and fees
  • One night in luxury oceanfront accommodations
  • Two tickets to the main event

The main event on May 7 includes two challenges. During the individual competition, chefs will use the bounty they caught during a charter-fishing trip to make a signature dish. A team contest will then divide competing chefs into two groups that compete against each other and the clock to create a winning entree. The chefs will ultimately be tested with a live vote from guests who sample the treats.

This year’s participating chefs include Kathleen Blake, Joey Ward, Craig Deihl, Cesar Zapata, Jeremy Sewall and Kenny Gilbert.

Packages are available through May 1, 2016 and can be booked at www.OmniAmeliaIslandPlantation.com. Additional event information is available at www.fish-to-fork.com or by calling 1-888-261-6161.

Main event tickets are also available for $95 at www.fish-to-fork.com.

About Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort at 39 Beach Lagoon Road in Amelia Island, FL is just north of Jacksonville and nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. Situated on 1,350 acres, the resort features 404 guest rooms and suites, over 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 10 restaurants, three pools, 54 holes of championship golf, 23 tennis courts, a fitness center and numerous recreational activities. For information, visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com or call 1-904-261-6161. Follow the resort on Twitter.


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will host “Fish to Fork” on May 5-8, 2016. The weekend culinary celebration and competition will benefit the James Beard Scholarship Foundation. Guests wishing to experience the event can take advantage of one of the resort’s special packages. For information about the event, visit www.Fish-to-Fork.com. To book a package deal, visit www.OmniAmeliaIslandPlantation.com or call 1-904-261-6161.

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