SEED Food & Wine Festival, the nation's only plant-based food and wine experience, has announced the lineup for its second annual event. This November, athlete and author Rich Roll, chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney, former NBA star and vegan wine owner John Salley, and many other notable names to be announced soon, will attend

The five-day festival will kick off on November 18-22, featuring chef dinners, a grand tasting, film screenings, and many other activities, all dedicated to a message of conscious consumption and delicious cuisine. 

The lineup thus far includes chefs Chad and Derek Sarno of Wicked Healthy Food; Julie Piatt, co-author of The Plantpower Way; Charles Chen of; Jay Astafa of 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe, and Jeremy Ford of Matador Room; John Lewis; entrepreneur Maranda Pleasant; yoga instructors Dawn B and Corbin Stacy; life coach and author Jennifer Grace; ultra-marathoner Brendan Brazier; Ella Magers; YouTube sensation Megan Elizabeth; and even more plant-based celebrities to be announced.

Miami's local culinary scene will also be strongly represented. Participating chefs include Jonathan Seningen of DIRT, Brad Kilgore of Alter, Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek, Chef Paco of Jugofresh, Todd Erickson of Haven, Amber Antonelli of The Naked Bite, Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion, and South Florida blogger Burger Beast who will be guest judging the country's first Veggie Burger Battle.

"We're beyond thrilled with the lineup that's shaping up for 2015," says Alison Burgos, co-founder of SEED Food & Wine Festival. "Some of the biggest names in the plant-based world will be joining us and helping to make history on the sexy sands of South Beach." 

At this year's event, the weekend kicks off on Wednesday night with a film screening, soon to be announced. Thursday night, the 1st annual Burger Battle (complete with a green carpet) will showcase the best veggie burgers America has to offer. Friday night brings the return of the Farm to Table Dinner, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farms. Saturday morning starts with the new 5k SEED RUN, followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience. In the afternoon, the flagship Seed Festival Day and Tasting Village will showcase a display of food, wine and spirits served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo stage. Saturday night closes with a Modern Dinner Experience, Sunday morning will begin with a new Mantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy magazine, and the festivities will conclude with a celebration for mini foodies at Sprouts Kids Day.

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