Guy Fieri Hilariously Crashed This Chef's Set At The South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The 2021 South Beach Wine & Food Festival took place the weekend of May 20, facing criticism from outlets such as the Miami Herald (which described the event organizer's much-publicized precautions and safety measures as "mostly theater").

The festival is a "who's who" of the food world. Making appearances this year were Giada De Lauretntiis, Marcus Samuelsson, Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, and more. As in previous years, cooking demonstrations were a popular draw. Showing off their skills and creativity were chefs Rocco DiSpirito, Jake Cohen, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and Andrew Zimmern of "Bizarre Foods" fame.

One particularly fun and surprising moment, as tweeted by Alex Guarnascelli, was Guy Fieri's unexpected drop-in on Jeff Mauro's demonstration stage. The good-natured Fieri hopped on stage, grabbed a microphone and joked that "Jeff will be back in five minutes" as the star of Food Network's "Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen" and his team kept cooking.

Guarnaschelli captured a quick video of the spontaneous moment, commenting, "Wheels off the bus in the best way."

After crashing Jeff Mauro, Guy Fieri kept busy at SOBEWFF

The 2021 South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) marked the event's 20th anniversary. Usually held in February, this year's event was pushed back three months as organizers had hoped the U.S. would be past the worst of the COVID pandemic, according to the Miami Herald.

At SOBEWFF, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" star Guy Fieri — when not crashing his friend and winner of "Food Network Star" Jeff Mauro's cooking presentation — was busy running a festival version of his virtual Flavortown Kitchen restaurant (per World Red Eye). Fieri and his crew made an indulgent concoction of stuffed jalapeños with andouille sausage and a four-cheese mac-and-cheese. Fieri also hosted "Sunset Happy Hour" with entertainment by Sammy Hagar (per SOBEWFF).

While in South Florida, Fieri, who just signed a jaw-dropping three-year, $80-million contract with the Food Network (per Forbes) spread the wealth to some lucky local restaurant workers. As reported by the Miami New Times, the "Guy's Grocery Games" host left a $5,000 tip for the staff at 9beach Latin Restaurant in Miami Beach.