Celebrity hosts, judges and Food Network stars will take center stage at this fall’s New York City Wine & Food Festival
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) is New York City’s premier culinary event. The Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary from October 13 to 16, 2022, with more than 80 events and more than 400 chefs from all over the world. A variety of tastings, seminars, intimate dinners, late-night parties and more will take place at locations across the city, with 100% of net proceeds supporting NYCWFF’s mission to TO EAT. BEVERAGE. FEED NYC. through The love of God we deliver. To purchase tickets, visit www.nycwff.org.
“This year’s event offers a variety of opportunities for fans and the industry to come together and celebrate,” noted festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager. “In addition to programming anchored by renowned chefs as well as beloved culinary and lifestyle personalities, the 15th annual Festival will be our most diverse lineup yet.”
A plethora of unique, one-night, collaborative meals curated by some of the world’s most critically acclaimed chefs and paired with a variety of premium wines and spirits from the Festival’s exclusive supplier, Southern Glazer Wines and Spiritsmake up this year revamped Intimate dinner series. Participating leaders and personalities include Alain Ducasse, Dario Cecchini, Alon Shaya, Carlton McCoy, Lauren Von Der Pool, Yotam Ottolenghi, Dani Garcia, Chintan Pandya, Sohla El-Waylly, Daniel Boulud, Kyle McLachlan and many more.
Robert Irvine, Andrew Zimmern, Carla Hall, Duff Goldman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Katie Lee and Anne-Burell are among the celebrity chefs who will take the stage in front of a live audience on the Festival’s 135,000 square foot culinary playground, Grand tasting with cooking demonstrations presented by Liebherr Appliances at Pier 76 at Hudson River Park.
On Friday, October 14, an esteemed panel of celebrity judges, including Instructor Peloton ally loveSuper Bowl champion and former New York Jet Willie Colontv host Adam Richman and Emmy Award winner and host of WNBC’s New York Live Lauren Scala will blind taste more than 20 of the best burgers in the county to decide who will be crowned Pat LaFrieda’s 2022 NYCWFF Burger Bash® Champion.
Industry City will anchor the Festival’s expansion in Brooklyn. Anne-Burell is set to host the hugely popular Mohegan Sun’s Aperitif happy hour during Michael Symon tracks Flavors of the Mediterranean presented by The Botanist – a brand new event showcasing a collection of New York’s finest Mediterranean restaurants – both part of the LIVEHAPPilly series presented by illy caffè. Fan favorite Ultimate Pizza Party hosted by Buddy Valastro will return to Fornino in Brooklyn Bridge Park and showcase wood-fired pies baked by master pizza makers in Marra Forni ovens paired perfectly with a wide variety of beers, wines and refreshing cocktails. Brunch with Michael Solomonov at its new outpost, Laser Wolf Brooklyn, will feature a special performance by SNACK TIMEa group of seven musicians composed of brass out of Philadelphia. Rounding our offers in the rounding is a Dinner with Anthony Ha and Sadie Mae Burns with Cocktails from St. John Frizell presented by Eater at Gage & Tollner, a Brooklyn stalwart.
Ben Soffera.k.a @boywithnojob and founder of Spritz Society, will host a new late night event – Cocktails with a twist – where patrons can sip modern interpretations of all the classics made with highlights from SGWS’ artisanal spirits portfolio. On Saturday, October 15, the city’s best bars from the five boroughs will compete in Battle of the Boroughs: A Cocktail Showdown presented by BACARDÍ hosted by The Try Guysfavorite Internet explorers and hosts of Road trip without recipe with the Try Guys. jenny mollenactor and New York Times bestselling author will host Rose on the roof at the brand new RT60 Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel New York.
We are delighted to welcome back our long-time partners, Food Network and Capital One, as well as several new sponsors, including Norwegian Cruise Lines, Beverage, Caviar and many more, who will provide guests with activations and experiences of unique brand.
Between NYCWFF and its sister festival SOBEWFF®, which takes place every February in Miami Beach, more than $48 million has been raised to benefit each festival’s respective charity partners. Beyond the funds raised, both festivals draw attention to the vibrant culinary cultures of their host cities, boost the economies of their communities, and serve as a platform to raise awareness and engage a wide range of philanthropic activities.
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Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is organized by God’s Love We Deliver with 100% of net proceeds from the Festival supporting New Yorkers facing serious illness. Over the past 15 years, the Festival has generated over $14 million for its charitable causes. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the Festival’s exclusive wine and spirits supplier. In November 2021, BizBash named the Festival the #1 food and restaurant industry event in New York City for the ninth consecutive year. More information about the Festival can be found at nycwff.org. Follow @NYCWFF on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and on TikTok at @NYCWineFoodFestival.
The love of God we deliver
God’s Love We Deliver cooks and delivers nutritious, medically appropriate meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 in response to the AIDS pandemic, God’s Love now serves people living with over 200 different diagnoses. God’s Love addresses food and nutrition insecurity and supports the health and well-being of its clients by providing ongoing nutritional assessment, education and counseling; advocate for food and nutrition support and provide medically appropriate meals. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving people living with the disease, as well as their children and caregivers. With a community of thousands of volunteers, they delivered more than 2.8 million medically suitable meals to homes to nearly 10,000 people last year. All services are free for customers and full of love. For more information, visit godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God’s Love on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Southern Glazer Wines and Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s largest distributor of alcoholic beverages and is proud to be a multi-generational family business. The Company operates in 44 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to responsibly market, sell, serve and enjoy its products. For more information, visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.