NEW YORK, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola (NYCWFF) returns for its 10th anniversary October 12 – 15, 2017. More than 70 events will take place at locations across New York, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the hunger-relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®. To date, NYCWFF has raised more than $10 million to support the fight to end hunger.
"We are looking forward to celebrating 10 years of NYCWFF this October, and are thankful to all of the talent, partners and fans who have helped us reach this milestone," said Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and communications for Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits. "Our line-up of events is an exciting mix of new events and signature favorites, including more options for the whole family to enjoy."
The complete line-up for this year's Festival will be unveiled later this month online at nycwff.org, but several new events will complement the return of fan-favorite tastings, intimate dinners, seminars, and late-night parties. Debut events include a collaboration with the popular Brooklyn market Smorgasburg, for their simultaneous 10th anniversary, presented by Thrillist to kick-off the Festival on Thursday, October 12, taking place on the rooftop of Pier 92 overlooking the Hudson River. Plus, Femme Fatale with Speed Rack hosted by Anne Burrell, Pie vs. Cake hosted by Duff Goldman, Israeli Brunch hosted by Michael Solomonov, Late Night Sandwich Eggs-travaganza, Chinese Tuxedo Brunch, Dale Talde Brunch with Eggslut, Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard hosted by Katie Lee and Elvis Duran, and more.
Signature, fan-favorite events returning for this year's celebration include:
- Aperitivo! hosted by Scott Conant
- Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray, featuring 10 years of award-winning chefs that have taken home top honors.
- Best of Brooklyn presented by Munchies hosted by Action Bronson
- Greenmarket Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian
- Pigs and Pints presented by InsideHook hosted by Robert Irvine
- Street Eats hosted by Ghetto Gastro
- Variety presents Broadway Tastes
- Oyster Bash presented by Modelo hosted by Adam Richman
The Festival's popular intimate Bank of America Dinner Series presented by Wall Street Journal will return with a star-studded roster of acclaimed chefs and personalities. The line-up includes Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck, Alain Ducasse and Laëtitia Rouabah, Dominique Crenn and Alex Guarnaschelli, Gabrielle Hamilton and Nancy Silverton, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Masa Takayama, Whoopi Goldberg at Sylvia's, Francis Mallmann in collaboration with Faena Rose, and more.
In addition, NYCWFF has an array of offerings to attract passionate fans of all ages – including the return of the Culinary Demonstrations Only Pass for anyone under 21 years of age at the Festival's signature Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations presented by Mastercard®, which takes place on Pier 94 on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15; as well as a ticket option for those under 21 at its closing Pier 92 rooftop tasting Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda on Sunday, October 15. Two brand new family-friendly events will also be introduced on Saturday, October 14:
- Italian Harvest Party hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter Jade
- Sundae Funday hosted by Mario Batali and Ayesha Curry
Tickets for NYCWFF's 10th anniversary will go on Monday, June 26, 2017 online at nycwff.org or by calling (800) 764-8773.
Between NYCWFF and its sister Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), which takes place each February in Miami, Florida, more than $36 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 presented by Coca-Cola
The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola is hosted by and benefits Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry, with 100% of the Festival's net proceeds helping fight hunger. The Festival has raised more than $10 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 2016, BizBash named the Festival the #3 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the fourth year in a row. More information on the Festival can be found at nycwff.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 approximately 62.5 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City'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. Food Bank's nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a low budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBankNYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).
About No Kid Hungry®
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 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.
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