On Saturday & Sunday, February 23-24, some of the Food Network’s and Miami’s most popular chefs gathered at Jungle Island for Florida Blue presents Fun & Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen.

Featured chefs included Giada De Laurentiis, Rocco Disprito, Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine, Aarón Sánchez, Anne Burrell, Sunny Anderson and many more. Attached are a few photos of the chef’s posing with animal ambassadors for Jungle Island.

The two day event on Jungle Island is the official family event for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

Team Member Tuesday

For today’s edition of Team Member Tuesday, we’d like to introduce to you, Andrew Juska.

1. What do you do at Jungle Island?
Vice President of Sales and Food and Beverage.

2. What has been your favorite part about working here so far?
Watching us build our brand into one of the most well known destinations including the Treetop Ballroom.

3. What is your favorite animal at Jungle Island and why?
I like Otis, the llama, because he always eats what treats I bring him and unlike Peanut and Pumpkin he rarely spits at me.

4. What is the song that’s currently stuck in your head?
“Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season” – Jimmy Buffett.

5. Do you have a secret talent?
I’m a former president of the Miami Runner’s Club and I’m a published poet.

6. What’s your favorite work snack?
Filet Mignon.

7. What are 3 things you can’t live without?
My family and my dogs.

Celebrity Chefs on Jungle Island-Feb 25 & 26

Join your favorite celebrity chefs & culinary personalities February 25 & 26 on Jungle Island as Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen. The event takes place throughout the grounds of Jungle Island, ensuring that families have the opportunity to explore different aspects of healthy living while enjoying the habitats of the park. There are five major destinations of activity: Destination Garden, Destination Food, Destination Fitness, Destination Discover and Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen. In addition to the Fun and Fit as a Family programming, there are fascinating animal exhibits in an unprecedented sustainable natural environment.

Fun and Fit as a Family once again welcomes a star-studded roster of chefs and culinary talent to help educate families about how to make healthier eating choices. Culinary demonstrations in the Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen have become an annual highlight for children and parents alike, as everyone’s favorite personalities create healthy dishes worth getting excited about. The 2012 roster includes demonstrations from Sunny Anderson, Rocco DiSpirito, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Rachael Ray, and Andrew Zimmern.

The purpose of Fun and Fit as a Family is to educate children and parents about healthy lifestyle options in a hands-on manner that fosters true understanding of the options available to families. Vibrant activities from Carnival and an interactive garden experience from Florida Blue accent the healthy food samplings and culinary demonstrations for a truly well-rounded event. Fun and Fit as a Family aims to show families that through daily exercise and healthy food choices, they can improve the quality of their lives and have fun doing it!

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2012 Chef Lineup

2011 Event Photos