NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) will once again set out to help EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER. October 13 – 16, 2016. To date, the Festival has raised more than $9.5 million to support the fight to end hunger with No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City. While NYCWFF is widely recognized for its large-scale, signature tasting events, the Festival also offers a variety of hands-on classes and more intimate culinary experiences for passionate gourmands to indulge in.
A series of Master Classes taking place at the Institute of Culinary Education will cover a range of topics, including:
- Bien Cuit Bread Making hosted by Zachary Golper
- A Guide to the World of Spices hosted by Lior Lev Sercarz
- Everything But The Wedding hosted by Marcy Blum
- Roasting hosted by Melissa Clark
- Cake Decorating hosted by Sylvia Weinstock
- Chocolate hosted by Michael Laiskonis
- V is for Vegetables hosted by Michael Anthony
Additional interactive experiences can be found at the multitude of offerings that are part of Anolon® Gourmet Cookware's Artisanal Cooking Series at Home Studios. This includes everything from bagels, hot sauce, ice cream sandwiches, and fondue with Emmi Roth USA, to handmade noodle-pulling, tortilla-making, Indian cuisine, and fresh breakfasts.
The Festival's line-up of intimate dinner experiences and its Bank of America Dinner Series curated by Chefs Club provide consumers with unique opportunities to enjoy the cuisine of renowned chefs from around the world, with each course carefully paired with curated wine – and in some cases, spirits – selections. A sampling of NYCWFF dinners include:
- Dinner hosted by Mourad Lahlou & Alex Stupak
- Kosher Dinner hosted by Eloir Balbul, Eden Grinshpan, Amitzur Mor & Yehuda Sichel
- Dinner hosted by Deuki Hong & Edward Lee
- Dinner Remembering Gerry Hayden hosted by Charlie Palmer
- I Love Miami Spice Dinner hosted by Aaron Brooks & Michael Pirolo
- Dinner hosted by José Avillez & George Mendes
- Dinner hosted by Gabriel Kreuther and the Chefs from Cala di Volpe and Les Arielles
- And many more!
Tickets for these NYCWFF events and more can be purchased online at nycwff.org or by calling 866.969.2922 (phone sales open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST). Follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NYCWFF or by tagging #NYCWFF.
Between NYCWFF and its sister SOBEWFF®, which takes place each February in Miami, Florida, more than $32 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
The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by and benefits No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City, with 100% of the Festival's net proceeds helping fight hunger. The Festival has raised more than $9.5 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 2015, BizBash named the Festival the #3 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the third year in a row. More information on the Festival can be found at nycwff.org.
About No Kid Hungry®
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 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 us at NoKidHungry.org.
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 more than 64 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank'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. In addition, Food Bank's nutrition education programs and services empower more than 44,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org.
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