Food & Drink International - Fall 2017 - 6
NYCWFF preview: by bianca herron
Eat. Drink. End Hunger.
New York City Wine & Food Festival raises awareness and funds to help end hunger.
At last year's New York City Wine & Food Festival, more than
50,000 people attended the event, which serves as an interactive platform where attendees can connect with their favorite
chefs and culinary personalities. Presented by Coca-Cola, the
festival will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this year and
strives to continue drawing awareness and raise funds to help
Since its founding, 100 percent of the
festival's proceeds benefit hunger-relief organizations Food Bank For New
York City and No Kid Hungry. To
date, NYCWFF has raised more than
$10 million for its charities.
This year's festival will be held
October 12-15 at various venues
across New York City, however Piers
92 and 94 serve as the festival's culinary epicenter of activity during the
weekend, hosting many of its signature events.
With more than 150 partners - including the Food Network & Cooking
Channel and Southern Glazer's Wine
& Spirits - attendees will be able to
sample a wide array of wines and
spirits, discover new products, and
taste carefully crafted dishes created
by world-class talent and up-andcoming chefs.
Additionally, the festival has more
than 300 chefs/restaurants present at
70 events that take place throughout
One of the festival's signature events
taking place at Pier 94 on Saturday,
Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15, is the
Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite.
The event features Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations, which showcases live demos from Food Network &
PHOTO CREDIT: CINDY ORD/GETTY IMAGES FOR NYCWFF
>> Chefs prepare food at Barilla's Italian Table hosted by Giada De Laurentiis during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Pier 92 on
October 13, 2016 in New York City.
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