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. Including returning fan-favorites and an array of new soirées, 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 excited to celebrate 10 years of NYCWFF this Fall with the unveiling of several new events to complement everyone’s returning favorites,” noted Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as senior vice president of communications and corporate social responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “NYCWFF is committed to its mission to EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER. with the support of the some of the world’s most renowned chefs, winemakers, spirits producers, culinary personalities, industry professionals, and partners.”
The Festival’s 10th anniversary includes a noticeable increase of family-friendly offerings. The following events are compelling for fans of all ages:
- Culinary Demonstrations Only at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations presented by Mastercard® on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15
- Italian Harvest Party sponsored by Barilla hosted by Giada De Laurentiis
- Family Ice Cream Fun-dae hosted by Mario Batali and Ayesha Curry
- Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda
An array of new events have been introduced, including completely refreshed experiences at the Festival’s iconic Pier 92 rooftop. Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, October 12, the popular Brooklyn market Smorgasburg will travel over the bridge for the first time to celebrate their simultaneous 10th anniversary with NYCWFF. This expansive tasting, presented by Thrillist hosted by the Cast of Chopped, will feature bites curated by the team at Smorgasburg and plenty of carefully-crafted libations. The revamped signature party continues on Saturday, October 14 with Rooftop Iron Chef Showdown: Battle Autumn Bounty hosted by Alton Brown, where Kitchen Stadium will be brought to life overlooking the Hudson River in celebration of the Iron Chef franchise and more than 30 chefs will compete for multiple cash prizes.
Other newly-introduced events for the NYCWFF 10th anniversary include:
- Femme Fatale with Speed Rack hosted by Anne Burrell
- Pie vs. Cake hosted by Duff Goldman
- Late Night Adventures in Dean & DeLuca hosted by Hannah Bronfman
- Israeli Brunch hosted by Michael Solomonov
- Late Night Sandwich Eggs-travaganza hosted by Eggslut
- Lucky Rice hosted by BD Wong
- Chinese Tuxedo Brunch
- Dale Talde Brunch with Eggslut
- Eastbound and Down hosted by Josh Capon
- Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard hosted by Katie Lee and Elvis Duran
- And more!
Once again, returning fan-favorite events like the Bank of America Dinner Series presented by The Wall Street Journal, Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray, Pigs and Pints presented by InsideHook hosted by Robert Irvine, Mastercard® Exclusive events like Greenmarket Brunch presented by Lifeway Kefir hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian and Variety presents Broadway Tastes hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, and much more will tantalize fans.
Tickets for NYCWFF’s 10th anniversary go on Monday, June 26, 2017 online at nycwff.org or by calling (800) 764-8773.
Between NYCWFF and its sister Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), which takes place each February in Miami, Florida, more than $36 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities for each Festival. Beyond the funds raised, both Festivals draw attention to the vibrant dining culture in their respective cities, provide economic stimulus in their communities, and serve as an invaluable platform to drive awareness, engaging and inspiring people to get involved in philanthropic activities.
About the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola: The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola is hosted by and benefits Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry, with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds helping fight hunger. The Festival has raised more than $10 million to date for these hunger-relief organizations. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. In September 2016, BizBash named the Festival the #3 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the fourth year in a row. More information on the Festival can be found at their website.
About Food Bank For New York City: Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for approximately 62.5 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a low budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit their website.
About No Kid Hungry®: No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join them at their website.