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09/22/2016 09:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

New York City Wine and Food Festival Brings World-Renowned Chefs and Cuisine To You -- all for a good cause

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Don Adkins, ZEALnyc Managing Editor, September 22, 2016

Are you a real "foodie," or do you love the idea of rubbing shoulders with celebrity chefs whom you've been watching for years on the Food Network? Well, your wait is over, because on October 13-16 the New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF) presents a national, star-studded, four-day event showcasing the talents of the world's most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, culinary personalities and America's most beloved television chefs while fighting to end hunger.

Here's a taste of what to expect at NYCWFF 2016:

  • Access to over 500 world-renowned chefs, culinary personalities, entertainers, wine and spirit producers and all of your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel stars.
  • Taste over 100 wineries and spirit producers from the Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio.
  • Experience the best venues throughout New York City including our Culinary Campus at Piers 92 and 94.
  • Plan the perfect foodie weekend enjoying events from intimate dinners and hands-on cooking classes to brunches and our signature Grand Tasting event.

Considered the largest food and wine festival in New York City with more than 100 events, NYCWFF is widely recognized for its tastings in celebration of America's favorite foods, intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more. Join over 55,000 passionate gourmands and aficionados and you'll sip, swirl and savor the world-class cuisine, wine and spirits served up by more than 500 of the industry's finest.

Some of the featured chefs and restaurant owners scheduled to be part of this event include: Mario Batali, David Bouley, David Burke, Anne Burrell, David Burtka (does EVERY famous chef's last name begin with "B"?), Giada Di Laurentiis, Alain Ducasse, Haylee Duff, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Duff Goldman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Robert Irvine, Emeril Legasse, Masaharu Morimoto, Tia Mowry, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, Jacques Torres, Laurent Tourondel, Philippe Vongerichten, and Geoffrey Zakarian (among MANY others), along with various celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Patti LaBelle.

Headed into its 9th year, NYCWFF began as a one-night event, SWEET, in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Festival Founder and Director, Lee Brian Schrager (Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of America) launched the inaugural NYCWFF that has quickly grown to mirror its sister Festival, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

The 2016 Festival will once again bring together the world's greatest talent to educate palates and entertain attendees in high style. To date, the organization has raised $9.5 million to help fight hunger! 100% of the net proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City.

For more information click here.
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Don Adkins, ZEALnyc's Managing Editor writes frequently on the arts, cultural and lifestyle-related events.

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