Orangetheory Fitness South Beach and SEED Food & Wine Festival Challenge Local Chefs to “The Biggest Burn”

Ten of Miami’s top local chefs, including Food & Wine 2016 “Best New Chef” Brad Kilgore of Alter and DIRT’S Nicole Votano, will take part in “The Biggest Burn” Chefs Get Fit Challenge, a 12-week weight loss, and fitness challenge, presented by Orangetheory Fitness South Beach and SEED Food & Wine Festival. During the competition, participating chefs will inspire and motivate each other to lose weight and improve overall physical fitness by regularly attending complimentary workout classes, monthly group workouts and group weigh-ins at Orangetheory. Also, all participants will enjoy a complimentary supply of Jojo Green Tea; healthy, plant-based snack provided by DIRT and custom aprons courtesy of Dress Noble Uniforms. 

The final weigh-in will take place at the SEED Food & Wine Festival, the nation’s first and only plant-based food event of its kind, on the main stage on SEED Festival Day Tasting Village on November 5th at noon at Mana Wynwood. One chef will be crowned grand prize winner and will receive a three-month free Premier fitness membership to Orangetheory, a four-pack of VIP Miami Heat tickets and a two-night stay with breakfast at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Other participating chefs will receive custom aprons from Dress Noble.

The competition is not limited to exercise, as the overall emphasis of SEED Food & Wine is on complete well-being and mindful living. Each competing chef will also participate in Meatless Mondays, by creating and sharing energizing plant-based recipes that are simple to make. For chef recipes, follow @SEEDFW and @OTFSOBE on Instagram, as well as the tags #OTFSeedChefBurn and #otfsobe.

Monday, August 8

10:00 a.m. – First group weigh-in with chefs

10:30 a.m. – Orangetheory fitness class with participating chefs

Chefs will also weigh-in and work out together at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates: 8/22, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31

Orangetheory Fitness South Beach

1115 5th Street

Miami Beach, FL 33139



·         Chef Nicole Votano from DIRT

·         Chef Brad Kilgore from ALTER

·         Chef Soraya Kilgore from ALTER

·         Chef Darren “Paco” Laszlo from jugofresh

·         Chef Jimmy Lebron from 27

·         Chef Jeff Maxfield from Toscano Divino

·         Chef Steve Santana from Taquiza

·         Chef Venoy Rogers III from Essensia

·         Chef Rose Flynn from Choices Cafe

All of the chefs are also participating in SEED Food & Wine Festival dinners, demos and events November 2-6, 2016. See the full calendar and purchase tickets at

Participants in the “The Biggest Burn” Chefs Get Fit Challenge must attend a minimum of (12) 60-minute Orangetheory Fitness sessions per month, with a recommendation of three per week. The goal is to show the greatest improvement over 12 weeks, measured by the percentage of weight loss and most improvement of specific fitness challenges.

Zulma Torres

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