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Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2017

Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2017

The Food and Wine Festival at Epcot starts tomorrow (August 31, 2017) and will be there for six weeks ending on November 13, 2017.

The Food and Wine Festival is located at the World Showcase in Epcot. Not only will there be food and wine but there will also be demonstrations, seminars, talks and special guests.

Check out the Food and Wine Festival Preview

Festival Favorites at Epcot

Global Marketplaces

There will be 35 kiosks setup for the event which include countries outside of the normal 11 countries around World Showcase such as Thailand, Patagonia, Scotland, New Zealand and more.

I am a chocolate lover so for me I’m most excited about The Chocolate Studio! The Chocolate Studio will have:

  • Food
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF)
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust
  • Beverages
  • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont
  • Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Italy
  • RL Buller Fine Muscat

Eat to the Beat Concert Series

There will be live entertainment for the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” which includes artist such as Baha Men, Sister Hazel, Air Supply, Sugar Ray, Boys II Men and more.

All-New for 2017

For those of you who have been to the Food and Wine Festival before fear not because Disney has some new things in store for 2017 to keep the festival fresh. There will be new menus, chefs, entertainment and more to make 2017 a fresh new experience.

Demonstrations, Seminars & Talks

Festival Center Happenings

There will be many happenings during the event.

Back to Basics are mini sessions given by culinary pros to help teach you how to make your meals the best tehy can be. They will be giving tips, tricks and techniques to help you be the best cook you can be.

Make sure to check the dates as to which topic will be hosted on a given day as they vary from coffee, produce to chocolate.

There will be book signings, bottle signings, “behind-the-vines” look at wine making, merchandise (Festival Cookbooks, apparel, artwork and more), wine shop, crash courses on culinary arts given by the pros from ABC’s The Chew, and a Ghirardelli Chocolate experience.

Cheese Seminars

During the cheese seminars you can learn from the pros about how cheese is made, the different aromas of cheese and sample artisanal cheeses paired with complimentary wines. This is a great way to learn about which cheeses go with what wines and why as well as learn about the various regions the cheeses come from.

Check for times and dates on the cheese seminars. There is a cost (around $89 per guest) on some of these seminars.

Culinary Demonstrations

Take a 45 minute demonstration lesson from professional chefs for around $17 per guest.

Check the official event calendar and don’t forget to make a reservation.

Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!

Curious about mixology and how speciality drinks are made? This is the event for you. Get hands-on lessons from the pros.

“What’s Cookin’ With…”

This is a celebration of global cuisine showcase as you dine with various VIP’s in the culinary arts. Each chef with share their favorites as you get to listen to tips, tricks and insights from the pros.

Cost is around $129 per Guest.

Beverage Seminars

A wine tasting run by sommeliers and beverage experts. They will share their vast knowledge as you get to taste popular wines.

Costs about $17 per Guest.

Special Guests at Epcot

ABC’s The CHEW – Live from the Festival!

Live from Epcot the cast from ABC’s The CHEW will be there to deliver a crash course in teh culinary arts.

Check out event dates and times. To be part of the audience click here to request your ticket!

Celebrity Chefs

There will be a huge list of famous chefs throughout the Food and Wine Festival.

World-Renowned Chefs & Personalities

  • Adam Mali
  • Alex Seidel
  • Allen Susser
  • Andrea Robinson M.S.
  • Andrew Yeo
  • Andy Trousdale
  • Art Smith
  • Bob Waggoner
  • Brian & Shanna O’Hea
  • Bronwen Weber
  • Bryan Voltaggio
  • Buddy Valastro
  • Carla Hall
  • Cat Cora
  • Chad Johnson – New!
  • Chris Prosperi
  • Courtney Orwig
  • Dana Herbert
  • Daniella Malfitano – New!
  • David Gremmels
  • Dominique Macquet
  • Duskie Estes
  • Emily Ellyn
  • Erika Cline
  • Erin Hedley
  • Fabrizio Schenardi
  • Fritz Sonnenschmidt
  • Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Geraldine Randlesome
  • Graham Elliot
  • Habteab Hamde
  • Heather McPherson
  • Huda Mu’min
  • Jamey Fader
  • Jamie Deen
  • Jehangir Mehta
  • Jennifer Bushman
  • Jennifer Denlinger
  • Jennifer Hill-Booker
  • Jet Tila – New!
  • Jill Ramsier
  • Joe Murphy
  • Joe Rodriguez
  • John Stewart
  • Jonathan Atanacio
  • Jonathon Sawyer
  • Jose Camey
  • Joshua Hernandez
  • Justin Timineri
  • Kathleen Blake
  • Katie Farmand
  • Keegan Gerhard
  • Kenny Gilbert
  • Kim Yelvington – New!
  • Laurie Sadowski
  • Lee Lucier
  • Lisa Wilk
  • Maneet Chauhan
  • Matt Gennuso
  • Matt Lewis
  • Max McCalman
  • Mikey Termini
  • Nicolas Lemoyne
  • Nirmala Narine
  • Pam Brandon
  • Pam Smith
  • Pascal Oudin
  • Paula DaSilva
  • Piero Premoli
  • Rabii Saber
  • Renato Poliafito
  • Robert Irvine
  • Samad Benzari
  • Sarah Fioroni
  • Scott Paul
  • Shaun O’Neale – New!
  • Stephanie Hersh – New!
  • Stuart O’Keeffe – New!
  • Tonda Corrente
  • Tony Mantuano
  • Terry Letson
  • Vincenzo Vaccaro
  • Yuhi Fujinaga
  • Yutaka Kude

Walt Disney World Chefs

  • Adam Brown
  • Amanda Lauder
  • Amber Vega
  • Bayron Sagastume
  • Brad Scholten
  • Brian Rodgers
  • Candie Stone
  • Chase Bellamy
  • Christopher Fread
  • Craig Schleider
  • Damon Lauder
  • Dan Marozzi
  • Dave Ormsby
  • David Njoroge
  • Dee Foundoukis
  • Denny Roach
  • Eddie Mendoza
  • Eddie Thomas
  • Enmanuel Perez
  • Erich Herbitschek
  • Ernesto Navedo
  • Fallon Baker
  • Gregg Hannon
  • Heather Wall
  • Irene O’Shaughnessy
  • Jaimie Martin
  • Javier Pareja
  • Jean-Marc Viallet
  • Jeff Barnes
  • Jennifer Jones
  • John Clark
  • John Prieto
  • Jonathan Young
  • Joseph Lodato
  • Joshua Chickler
  • Lisa Hood
  • Lorene Vanetti
  • Ludovic Mallac
  • Marco Chaves
  • Masayoski Suzuki
  • Michael Craig
  • Michael Gonsalves
  • Michael Reitzler
  • Michele Huyke
  • Nicholas Crispino
  • Noah French
  • Oscar J. Estrada Cardona
  • Paul Latkowski
  • Sahib Bhatti
  • Scott Hunnel
  • Sean Miller
  • Sunny Kwong
  • Timothy Majoras
  • TJ Sudiswa
  • Valarie Enters
  • Wei (Edward) Zhong
  • Yianni Markogiannakis
  • Yoly Lazo Colon
  • Yutaka Kude

Dining, Pairings & Packages at Epcot

Grand Tasting Events

Wine, dine and dance.

Festival Packages & Activities

Besides the cuisine there are some other cool activites to take part in during the Food and Wine Festival such as hunting for Remy, concerts and fireworks.

Specialty Dining & Pairings

Master chefs will be your guide in pairing food of various nations with beverages.

Festival Dining At Our Hotels

Dining Events at Disney Resort Hotels

Some of the festival’s events can be enjoyed outside of Epcot at some of the resorts including Grand Floridian and Contemporary.

Signature Dining at Resort Hotels & Beyond

Check the resorts to find out more about where you can find the festivals cuisine outside of Epcot. This includes Disney Springs!

Make It Memorable

Festival Mementos and Much More

Limited edition festival merchandise will be available during the event. There will be a few themes to the merchandise including Taste your Way Around the World, Chef Figment, Brews Collection, and Remy Collection.

Food & Wine Gift Cards – Go Cash-Free!

Festival themed gift cards are available starting at $15 to activate which you can use throughout the event. You will also receive a specially themed lanyard and carrying sleeve with gift card.

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