100% of the net proceeds from SOBEWFF® benefit FIU’s Chaplin School!

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) is a Top 10 ranked hospitality school among U.S. public universities and is the second largest hospitality school in the United States. Nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world choose FIU Hospitality for its leading international program that leverages a personalized, diverse, student-centric culture and hands-on learning experiences to create future industry leaders.


The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Florida International University

Located in Miami, the Chaplin School is a leading global resource for innovative talent and solutions for the hospitality and tourism industry, with competitive expertise in hospitality real estate development, finance, mega and large-scale event management, travel and tourism and food and beverage management. The school also boasts a diverse student body that includes undergraduate and graduate students from 75 countries, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. The school is number one in the country in awarding hospitality bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic and Black students.

The Chaplin School is redefining hospitality education. Funded with proceeds from SOBEWFF®, the school’s Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory – which houses the Badia Spices Food Production Laboratory and the Brew Science Laboratory – surpasses industry-standard instructional technology. The laboratories, along with the new FIU Bacardi Center of Excellence classroom, strengthen the school’s focus on building students’ advanced management skills and its growing research in food, wine, beer and spirits.

These state-of-the-art facilities complement the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center and provide students the perfect venues to incubate ideas and entrepreneurial ventures, test new concepts, conduct management exercises and prepare themselves for diverse careers in the hospitality industry.

TOP 10

10th ranked hospitality school among U.S. public universities – 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Number #1

Online program in the nation


Student volunteers at SOBEWFF® every year

Number #35

Ranked hospitality program globally


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More About FIU

Florida International University is a Top 50 public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. High research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 270,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.
Best Public University in The Nation

U.S. News & World Report

A top-tier research university

Designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Among the 10 largest public universities in the United States
58,000 Student Enrollment
270,000 Alumni
#17 Most Innovative Public University

Attribution U.S. News & World Report