Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Tickets On Sale Monday, June 24th. Eat. Drink. End Hunger. 100% of the Proceeds Benefit Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign

NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival:

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WHAT/WHEN:           Tickets for the sixth annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE go on sale Monday, June 24th at midnight at nycwff.org!

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival returns October 17 – 20, 2013.  This year's Festival features approximately 100 events taking place at various locations throughout New York City featuring the best chefs and culinary personalities and the finest offerings from the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio.  A selection of highlights includes:

FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs 25th Anniversary Party – where Editor in Chief Dana Cowin and Publisher Christina Grdovic host an extraordinary evening with several FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs from over the years, including Daniel Boulud ('88), Tom Colicchio ('91), Mario Carbone ('12), Rich Torrisi ('12), and more.

Gotham West Market Opening Party – a chance to see the brand new urban market inside Gotham Organization's LEED certified 31-story Gotham West complex before it opens to the public while enjoying samplings from a mix of local food purveyors and chefs. 

Soup'er Sandwich presented by Martin's Famous Potato Rolls hosted by Jeff Mauro – in which Food Network's Sandwich King hosts this fourth year favorite event paying homage to the ultimate lunchtime combo with more than 15 of New York City's culinary maestro's.

The New York Times presents Geoffrey's Greenmarket – where Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, of hit Food Network shows Chopped and Iron Chef America hosts some of the industry's favorite local farmers paired with renowned chefs, like Floyd Cardoz, Dan Kluger, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jonathan Waxman, and more, to showcase distinct and seasonal ingredients.

Celebrity Cruises® presents New Testament Gospel Brunch hosted by Paula Deen – join Paula, sons Bobby and Jamie and husband Michael as they share dishes from her upcoming cookbook Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up (Ballantine Books; October 2013), accompanied by Gospel Singers from The Mama Foundation's Gospel for Teens program and comfort-food creations from top chefs. 

Delta Air Lines' Global Night Market at The Plaza Food Hall hosted by Todd English featuring Hot Bread Kitchen – a late-night soiree featuring some of the most unique dishes from a melting pot of vendors; Hot Bread Kitchen will showcase their multi-ethnic breads baked by participants in their baking training program for immigrant women and treats from food start-ups supported through their business accelerator, HBK Incubates.

Complementing the move of the Festival's central hub to Midtown West, Hudson will serve as Headquarter Hotel and the ideal backdrop for a variety of Festival events, including wine and pairing seminars hosted by FOOD & WINE such as:

  • Top Taster for Top Fliers - Embark on the Ultimate Wine Flight with Delta and Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson: 6 Blind Wines in 25 Minutes!
  • The Price is Wine hosted by Ray Isle
  • A South African Wine Odyssey: From Its Origins to the House of Mandela hosted by Selena Cuffe and Judia Black
  • Unusual Grape Varieties with Jancis Robinson
  • Gerard Bertrand, Diversity from South of France hosted by Mark Fine
  • Date Night Memories: Tempting Tastes and Passionate Pairings from Union Square Café hosted by Andrea Robinson and Carmen Quagliata
  • . . . and more!

Fan favorites like the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite with KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard®; Meatpacking Uncorked presented by Cupcake Vineyards; Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray; Olmeca Altos Tequila presents Tacos and Tequila hosted by Bobby Flay; and so much more also return for the ultimate gathering of celebrity chefs and culinary personalities in New York City!

HOW:              Eat. Drink. End Hunger. The public can begin purchasing tickets at 12:00 AM on Monday, June 24, 2013 online at nycwff.org or beginning at 9:00 AM via telephone at 866.969.2933 (phone sales open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM5:00 PM EST).

MasterCard® cardholders will still enjoy exclusive presale access to all of the Festival's 100 events through Sunday, June 23 at 11:59 PM.

Stay up-to-date with the excitement by following the Festival at www.Facebook.com/NYCWFF or follow founder and director Lee Brian Schrager at www.twitter.com/Lee_Schrager.     

About the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign, 100% of the Festival's net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger.  Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival.  More information about the Festival can be found at nycwff.org.   

About the Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 30 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs.  As the city's hub for integrated food poverty assistance, Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of  community-based member programs citywide, Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank's hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org.

About SHARE OUR STRENGTH'S NO KID HUNGRY CAMPAIGN
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through its Cooking Matters program.  This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

SOURCE Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival



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