Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc. has been named the 2013 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival official fresh produce provider.

Fresh Del Monte sponsors South Beach festivalDuring the festival, Feb. 21-24 in Miami, the Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. subsidiary plans to display and showcase its products through dishes at tasting tents, kitchens, chefs presentations and other festival events.

“As a diamond sponsor, we have the opportunity to reach the South Florida community and our trade business partners in a very sophisticated light,” Dennis Christou, Del Monte’s vice president of marketing, said in a news release. “We will be offering a healthy yet tasty culinary experience at our installations and we are excited to show what Del Monte Fresh has to offer.”

Bananas and pineapples will be featured, as well as Del Monte’s MAG melon, tomatoes and avocados, according to the release.

The event helps support Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.