The Doral Yard, a new food hub and community gathering concept in Downtown Doral opening in 2019, is giving Miami-based culinary and retail entrepreneurs a chance to land a space at The Doral Yard’s micro food hall, The Hub.

Dubbed the Pitch for The Doral Yard, talented hopefuls will pitch their ideas to a panel of visionary real estate developers, entrepreneurs, and chefs on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Doral Yard is on the look-out for enthusiastic food & beverage or creative retail entrepreneurs to make their mark on the judge committee including Armando Codina and Ana-Marie Codina Barlick of Codina Partners and Developers of Downtown Doral; Joe Furst of Place Projects, The Doral Yard and Wynwood Business Improvement District and chefs Ken Lyon and Julie Frans of The Doral Yard and The Wynwood Yard.

 “The purpose of this event is to cultivate entrepreneurship, providing a platform for promising small business owners to connect with Miami professionals, visionaries and mentors and at the same time, find a fresh, new concept to join The Doral Yard, helping us create the magical space we are aiming to bring to the Doral community,” says Della Heiman of Yard Hospitality, and Founder of The Wynwood Yard.

Start-ups or existing businesses with limited units in the food and beverage or retail industry are invited to submit an application and business deck to become one of five carefully-selected contestants. On February 6th, the finalists will present their innovative ideas with a clear vision of how their concept will enrich Doral’s local culinary and cultural scene, propelling the growing community forward. The deadline to submit a business deck and application is 8 p.m. on January 15, 2019.

Audience members will cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award based on the pitches, Q&A session and samples provided by food concepts, landing the winner their spot in The Doral Yard’s micro food hall and $2,500 (upon signing of lease) while the winner of the Judge’s Pick Award will secure a spot at The Doral Yard and $5,000 (upon signing of lease).

Tickets to Pitch for The Doral Yard are $25 and include a welcome cocktail and sample bites provided by the presenting food and beverage concepts. To purchase tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/pitchforthedoralyardfeb6.