Are you a foodie? Do you live in or close to the New York City Metro area? Do you wish that there could be a time and/or place where you could schmooze and booze with other foodies and world-renowned chefs and restauranteurs? If only such a thing existed. Wait…what’s this, Sam? It does exist?! Yes!
This year marks the 8th annual Food Network and Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival, presented by the famed Food & Wine Magazine. Not only is this a great opportunity for networking and giving your taste buds a new experience, it’s also a great way to give back to the community. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry organization, helping to feed the some 16 million some-odd American children that struggle with hunger and lack of nutrition on a daily basis.
Taking place from October 15-18th, this food fest will feature over 100 different events hosted by noted culinary individuals such as Ted Allen, Dominique Ansel, Dan Barber, Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, Dana Cowin, Franklin Becker, Martha Stewart, and Geoffrey Zakarian, just to name a few. Whether you prefer wine tastings/pairings, lectures, or hands-on classes, there’s something for everyone in varying price ranges. A full list of personalities, events, and more information, check out nycwff.org.