2022 Florida Chef’s Dinner

Haven's Florida Chef's Dinner


  • April 4, 2022
  • April 4, 2022
  • 06:00 PM
  • 10:00 PM


  • Haven, W. Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606
  • United States


  • $350 per person

Haven's Florida Chef's Dinner

A dinner featuring guest chefs from across the state of Florida hosted at Haven by Chef Chad Johnson

$350 per person (seats will be sold in groups of two)
Attire: Creative Casual
*Complimentary valet parking at Haven

We are excited to once again offer a special collaboration dinner with guest chefs from across our state. Enjoy multiple courses of decadent, savory and sweet dishes expertly paired with wine handpicked by our friends from Constellation Brands. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a culinary lineup from award winning chefs and wineries, all in one location. This year’s event will be held in the cozy surroundings of Haven. 

We are grateful to our sponsor Constellation Brands and Robert Mondavi Winery for helping us pair each chef’s course with an exquisite wine as we raise funds for the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship granted through the James Beard Foundation.

Guest Chefs
Brian Cernell, Ravenous Pig, Winter Park
Jeffrey Jew, Lingr, St Petersburg
Dean James Max, DJM Restaurants, Ft Lauderdale
James Petrakis, Ravenous Pig, Winter Park
Fabrizio Schenardi, Four Seasons, Orlando

*Please note that due to the format of this dinner; allergies and dietary substitutions cannot be accommodated. Menu items are subject to availability and may change without notice.  Guest chef lineup may change.


Passed Reception
Chef Chad Johnson
Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2019
Lamb Carpaccio – tomato, caper, pistachio, coca bread
Crab Fat & Black Sesame Falafel – saffron, preserved lemon
Zucchini Blossom Taco – hibiscus, goat cheese, mulato pepper

First Course
Chef Dean Max
Robert Mondavi Reserve, Chardonnay, Carneros 2018
Crudo of Day Boat Scallops – pickled fennel, crispy casava, Florida citrus sauce

Second Course
Chef Jeffrey Jew
Robert Mondavi Reserve, Pinot Noir, Carneros 2019
Millbrook Farm Venison Tartare – truffles, caviar, milk toast

Third Course
Chef James Petrakis
Mount Veeder Reserve Red, Napa Valley 2016
Duck Ham – sunchoke puree, parsnip, caraway honey, red wine jus, shaved foie gras

Fourth Course
Chef Fabrizio Schenardi
Schrader Cellars RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019
Braised Short Rib & Veal Shoulder Tortelloni – hazelnut salsa verde, black truffle, morels

Chef Brian Cernell
Robert Mondavi Sauvito Sauvignon Blanc, Oakville 2018
Trilogy of Pavola – Florida blueberries, meyer lemon curd


Mark De Vere
Master of Wine

As Master of Wine for the Aspira portfolio, Mark presents fine wine educational, training and inspirational programs to wine trade and consumer audiences around the world.
A native of Oxford, England, Mark began his early interest in wine while studying history at Oxford University.  He was an officer of the University Wine Society and a member of the Oxford Wine Tasting team.
Graduating from Oxford with a growing interest in wine, Mark worked as an account manager for Oddbins, a dynamic UK retail and wholesale wine company specializing in an international selection of wines.  During his three years with Oddbins, Mark gained considerable experience in all aspects of the wine trade and studied for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, successfully completing his certificate, higher certificate and diploma examinations.
Following his stint with Oddbins, Mark became a manager for Windrush Wines, an independent merchant handling a range of select fine wines and foods from around the world.   After leaving Windrush, Mark worked for a year in vineyards and wineries in five major regions of Australia and New Zealand.
In 1994 Mark became a candidate for the Institute of Masters of Wine, recognized as the most prestigious international wine education organization in the world. In 1997, Mark successfully completed the four-day examination. He is one of only 51 Masters of Wine residing in the U.S.
Mark lives in the Napa Valley, and since 1997 continues his adventures in fine wine with Robert Mondavi Winery, Aspira Fine Wines, and Constellation, learning, training and educating.