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Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Celebrates 10 Years This Month

Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Celebrates 10 Years This Month

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola (NYCWFF) returns for its 10th anniversary October 12 – 15, 2017.  More than 70 events will take place at locations across New York, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the hunger-relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®.  To date, NYCWFF has raised more than $10 million to support the fight to end hunger.

“We are looking forward to celebrating 10 years of NYCWFF this October, and are thankful to all of the talent, partners and fans who have helped us reach this milestone,” said Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and communications for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.  “Our line-up of events is an exciting mix of new events and signature favorites, including more options for the whole family to enjoy.”

Debut events include a collaboration with the popular Brooklyn market Smorgasburg, for their simultaneous 10th anniversary, presented by Thrillist to kick-off the Festival on Thursday, October 12, taking place on the rooftop of Pier 92 overlooking the Hudson River.  Plus, Femme Fatale with Speed Rack hosted by Anne Burrell, Pie vs. Cake hosted by Duff Goldman, Israeli Brunch hosted by Michael Solomonov, Late Night Sandwich Eggs-travaganza, Chinese Tuxedo Brunch, Dale Talde Brunch with Eggslut, Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard hosted by Katie Lee and Elvis Duran, and more.

Signature, fan-favorite events returning for this year’s celebration include:

  • Aperitivo! hosted by Scott Conant
  • Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray, featuring 10 years of award-winning chefs that have taken home top honors.
  • Best of Brooklyn presented by Munchies hosted by Action Bronson
  • Greenmarket Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Pigs and Pints presented by InsideHook hosted by Robert Irvine
  • Street Eats hosted by Ghetto Gastro
  • Variety presents Broadway Tastes
  • Oyster Bash presented by Modelo hosted by Adam Richman

The Festival’s popular intimate Bank of America Dinner Series presented by Wall Street Journal will return with a star-studded roster of acclaimed chefs and personalities.  The line-up includes Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck, Alain Ducasse and Laëtitia Rouabah, Dominique Crenn and Alex Guarnaschelli, Gabrielle Hamilton and Nancy Silverton, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Masa Takayama, Whoopi Goldberg at Sylvia’s, Francis Mallmann in collaboration with Faena Rose, and more.

In addition, NYCWFF has an array of offerings to attract passionate fans of all ages – including the return of the Culinary Demonstrations Only Pass for anyone under 21 years of age at the Festival’s signature Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations presented by Mastercard®, which takes place on Pier 94 on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15; as well as a ticket option for those under 21 at its closing Pier 92 rooftop tasting Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda on Sunday, October 15.  Two brand new family-friendly events will also be introduced on Saturday, October 14:

  • Italian Harvest Party hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter Jade
  • Ice Cream Fun-Dae hosted by Mario Batali and Ayesha Curry

Tickets for NYCWFF’s 10th anniversary are on sale now at or by calling (800) 764-8773.



Photo – Chef Andrew Zimmern during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYCWFF) 



ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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