Chefs on the Loose: South Beach Outtakes

Last weekend’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival was packed with chefs hosting demos, participating in talks and cooking special meals. But when their work was done, these stars of the food world took off their toques for towels, put on their beachwear and partied. Hard. From the short shorts of Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s Get Spiked volleyball tournament to the nip slip at Chef Art Smith’s Big Gay Ice Cream Social, here are some of the best moments of chefs on the loose in SoBe.

Get Spiked

Get Spiked

Todd Erickson, Johnny Iuzzini, Edward Lee and Spike Mendelsohn take us behind the scenes of Get Spiked.


Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone (photo: Greg Schneider)

Curtis Stone shakes it with a female audience member during his Grand Tasting demo.



Justin Warner

Justin Warner (photo: FN Dish)

Over at Get Spiked, Food Network Star season 8 winner Justin Warner gets shady.



Art Smith & Duff Goodman

Art Smith & Duff Goodman

Chef Art Smith pals around with Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman at The Big Gay Ice Cream Social, which Smith co-hosted with the owners of New York’s Big Gay Ice Cream to raise awareness for marriage equality in Fla. “We all just want to love and be free to love,” Smith said.



Anne Burrell & She She

Anne Burrell & She She

Anne Burrell makes a friend at the Social.



Duff Goldman

Duff Goldman

He’s no cake-eater: Duff Goldman tries a boozy ice cream sundae.



Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay

Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay (photo: Greg Schneider)

Star-packed run-in: Fresh from a run, Bobby Flay bumps into Giada De Laurentiis during her “Today” show segment.



Johnny Iuzzini

Bryan Petroff and Johnny Iuzzini

Nip slip: Johnny Iuzzini (r) and Big Gay Ice Cream’s Bryan Petroff show a little skin at the Social.

  • Dan

    These are fun photographs.