St. Pete/Clearwater, HSN Team Up for Inaugural Food & Culture Fest: Enjoy Arts and Tastes

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 5:23pm

Collaborations Include Renowned Chefs Donatella Arpaia, Scott Conant, Todd English, Duff Goldman, IngridHoffmann, Masaharu Morimoto and Ming Tsai

Known for its world-class arts scene, cuisine and award-winning beaches, St. Petersburg will host the largest collection of guest chefs to ever congregate on Florida’sGulf Coastfor E.A.T. St. Pete (“Enjoy Arts & Tastes") an unforgettable experience of fine food, wine, and the arts November 15–17, 2013.

Featuring collaborations between local artists, celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants and a star-studded list of celebrity chefs and TV personalities such as Donatella Arpaia, Scott Conant, Todd English, Duff Goldman, Ingrid Hoffmann, Masaharu Morimoto, and Ming Tsai, the three-day event is the first collaboration between Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and HSN, who will nationally air portions of the event, including chef and celebrity appearances. 

DT Minich, Executive Director of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater stated, "We’re already known for our amazing beaches and cultural offerings,so we’re looking forward to the E.A.T. St. Pete Festival highlighting one the area’s lesser-known treasures—our vibrant culinary scene, featuring an array of Gulf-fresh seafood.” "We have the privilege of calling St. Petersburg the home of HSN,” said Bill Brand, Chief Marketing and Brand Development Officer, HSN, Inc. “and we feel that this festival will bring even more recognition to this vibrant landscape."

Proceeds from the ticket sales for E.A.T. St. Pete will benefit Florida ProStart, a program of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program for students interested in the restaurant and food service industry.