ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
After a successful sixth anniversary celebration, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs.
The Festival began as a one-night event, SWEET, in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Festival Founder and Director, Lee Brian Schrager (Vice President, Corporate Communications & National Events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America) launched the inaugural Festival that has quickly grown to mirror the success of its sister Festival, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival benefits the hunger-relief programs of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City. Having raised over $7 million to date, 100% of the net proceeds from the Festival go directly to these community-based organizations.
The 2014 Festival will once again bring together the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and personalities to educate palates and entertain attendees in high style.