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Sexual Misconduct

Chef John Besh withdraws from South Beach Wine and Food Festival after sex harassment claims

Chef John Besh withdraws from South Beach Wine and Food Festival after sex harassment claims

John Besh, the New Orleans-based celebrity chef and restaurateur who resigned last month from the company he founded after allegations of sexual harassment, has also bowed out of next year’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

Besh initially remained on the schedule, but festival executive director Lee Brian Schrager said Friday that the chef called this week to withdraw. Besh was supposed to co-host a...

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