Norman Van Aken to headline A Taste of South Florida

Norman Van Aken will lead a lineup of Miami and Fort Lauderdale chefs at the Orange Bowl’s A Taste of South Florida fundraiser on May 30 at the Broward County Convention Center.

Cooking with Van Aken are Ralph Pagano (Naked Taco, Alba Seaside), Paula DaSilva (3030 Ocean), Danny Grant (1826), Howie Kleinberg (Bulldog Barbecue and Burger), Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine, Harry’s Pizzeria), Fabio Viviani (Siena Tavern) and others. 

The event is part of the annual Orange Bowl Impact & Excellence Awards (The OBIEs) to recognize people and student athletes who have made a difference in the community and in youth sports. As part of the OBIEs, more than $100,000 will be donated to local chapters of nonprofits like Make-a-Wish and Special Olympics.

Tickets are $85-$200 and can be purchased at