The Design Group of Miami Ready to Spice Up the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Company Celebrates Fifth Year As Nation’s Leading Diverse Event Production Firm, Distinguishing Itself With Innovative, Dynamic & Sophisticated Décor 

The Design Group of Miami, a special events production and logistics company known for its innovative creative style, is gearing up for a busy week at the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicking off Thursday.

The firm is creating custom build outs, brand activation and décor elements for Goya Foods, Palm Bay International and the Diamond Dishes VIP event at the New Marlins Park.

 This year, the Miami firm, under the direction of Dionne Anderson, the firm’s co-founder and celebrity party planner, and Jean Augustin, the firm’s principal designer and creative director, is collaborating with Republica, the cross-cultural Miami advertising and marketing agency that represents Goya Foods. TDG with Republica are creating and building the company’s presence at the festival. Goya recently was named as the official provider of Latin/Hispanic foods at the festival, which benefits the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

TDG also has partnered with Republica to produce several of Goya’s activities during the festival, including building a custom station in the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village, and helping to produce the special event on board the Biscayne Lady for Salsa at Sea on February 26, and the Florida Blue’s “Fun and Fit as a Family”, featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen, an interactive, fun-filled event, featuring healthy food tastings, physical fitness activities and star-studded healthy cooking demonstrations.

TDG also is providing the custom décor elements for the Diamond Dishes at the New Marlins Park, a $250-per-ticket, VIP event hosted by Julie Loria, wife of Miami Marlins’ owner who has published the popular cookbook, Diamond Dishes.

Last month, TDG produced a major fundraiser for Miami’s Camillus House, which raised more than $1.9 million, Bacardi’s Orange Bowl Rhapsody Gala, the Bank of America Orange Bowl VIP Reception. TDG also built custom golf chalets for the 2012 Humana Challenge, formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation in La Quinta, Calif.

“Over the past five years, we’ve built our brand and expanded the reach of our business,” said TDG’s Dionne Anderson. “We strive to give each client the ‘wow’ factor by producing memorable events.”

Each event has the creative touch of Jean Augustin who directed the team to create the Executive Golf Chalets during the Humana Challenge and Bill Clinton Foundation. 

Since 2006, TDG has an impressive track record of producing local and international events for companies, celebrities and nonprofits. In addition to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, TDG has produced VIP venues for the Orange Bowl Committee, designed and managed major fundraising banquets for such groups as the University of Miami, the Camillus House in Miami, Fl., 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s national conventions, citifinancial’s Chairman’s Forum, Nielsen Media, Food Network, Florida International University, Palm Bay Imports, HSN, Whole Food Markets, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, NBA All Star Weekend, the Dwyane Wade Foundation, Art Photo Expo and Naomi Campbell.

To learn more about TDG or interview Ms. Anderson or Mr. Augustin, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications,, 214.448.3765.  You also can visit the company’s website:


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