New York, NY (June 12, 2023) – The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) returns October 12-15 and this year, it’s bigger, more exciting, and more diverse than ever before. Celebrating 16 years of culinary excellence, the Festival is set to offer an unforgettable epicurean experience like no other, all to support its charitable partner, God’s Love We Deliver.
With over 400 chefs, mixologists and wine and spirit producers coming together, this year’s lineup promises to be the most robust yet, showcasing the vibrant and dynamic culinary landscape of New York City. From celebrity chefs to big restaurants and independently owned gems across all five boroughs, NYCWFF strives to support and provide a platform for NYC’s restaurants and bars, resulting in one of the most eclectic Festivals for consumers and partners alike. The Festival is proud to support its charitable partner God’s Love We Deliver, the New York City metropolitan area’s only provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for individuals living with severe illness. The Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale will begin on June 14 at 9AM ET for eligible cardholders, with tickets to select events available on Capital One Entertainment. Tickets for the general public will be available on June 21 at 9AM ET. The 2023 program of events is now available at www.nycwff.org.
In honor of Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Festival’s official closing party will be a traditional cookout MCed by Angela Yee from Power 105.1’s Wake Up with Yee and hosted by JJ Johnson and Rev Run and a special performance by DJ CASSIDY. The event will spotlight dishes that capture the richly layered flavors of Black culture while paying homage to the art form that originated in the Bronx. Adding to the excitement of this year’s Festival, Platform by the James Beard Foundation, a new show kitchen, event space, and educational hub at NYC’s Pier 57 and Marc Murphy’s newly opened MM Kitchen Studio will host select events from the new Demo & Dine Series. The series will offer guests an intimate experience, combining a live cooking demonstration with an opportunity to taste two signature recipes dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in the industry, including Marc Murphy, Scott Conant, Kardea Brown and Nadia Caterina Munno (@thepastaqueen). Making its Festival debut this year and serving as the definitive insider’s mecca for content creation is FoodieCon®, which will feature a top-notch roster of the most influential digital content creators in the food and beverage community. With a prime location and extraordinary atmosphere, the Hard Rock Hotel New York will headquarter this exciting addition to the lineup.
For the first time ever, NYCWFF will set sail with Sunset Sips at Sea presented by The Social Shell. Festival guests will embark on a memorable journey aboard La Barca Cantina, a floating bar, which will cruise down the majestic Hudson River all while enjoying luscious seafood bites crafted by New York City’s finest restaurants. Set against the breathtaking panoramic views on the 102nd floor of the One World Trade Center, Aspire One World Observatory, will host three extraordinary Festival events including the new Baking Championship: Fall Flavors, hosted by Duff Goldman and Carla Hall. This spirited competition will celebrate the artistry as an esteemed lineup of chefs showcase their creativity with a seasonal twist. Harbor NYC Rooftop, a new venue on the Hudson River, will host several Festival events, including the return of Disco & Drinks sponsored by Average Socialite, hosted by comedian and Instagram sensation Claudia Oshry (@GirlWithNoJob) and Founder/CEO of Spritz Society Ben Soffer (@BoyWithNoJob). Join in the celebration and groove to the infectious beats of disco during this late-night party.
Get ready for the highly anticipated fan-favorite Grand Tasting makes its return to Hudson River Park’s Pier 76. The sprawling 245,000 sq. ft. outdoor area will be transformed into a gastronomic wonderland showcasing hundreds of winemakers and distillers from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio and the nation’s most talented chefs and culinary personalities. Pier 86, Home of the Intrepid Museum will be the epicenter of nighttime revelry, hosting the hottest and most electrifying themed parties with headliners like Rachael Ray, Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian, Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee and Gabriele Bertaccini hosting festivities throughout the weekend.
Experience the diversity and vibrancy of NYC’s culinary scene with more than 30 one-night-only Intimate Dinners prepared by the world’s most critically acclaimed chefs and paired with a variety of high-end wines and spirits from the Festival’s exclusive provider, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized as you embark on an adventure curated by culinary luminaries such as Alain Ducasse, Maneet Chauhan, Daniel Boulud, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson, Dominique Crenn, Andrew Zimmern, Eric Adjepong, Ayesha Nurdjaja, Masaharu Morimoto, Tyler Florence, Chintan Pandya, Antonia Lofaso, Tiffany Derry and many others.
Last year alone, the Festival’s charitable partner God’s Love We Deliver, delivered 3.2+ million medically tailored meals, with the help of 14,000 volunteers, to more than 10,500 individuals. Annually, the Festival generates millions of impressions for God’s Love, raising awareness to grow the organization’s base of volunteers and clients. To date, NYCWFF has generated more than $14.8 million for its charitable causes with one hundred percent of the Festival’s net proceeds supporting its mission to EAT. DRINK. FEED NYC.
The Festival’s headquarter hotel, the Thompson Central Park will offer attendees a vibrant and stylish base during the Festival week. This luxury hotel provides a retreat in the heart of the city, allowing festivalgoers to immerse themselves in the energy of NYC while enjoying top-notch hospitality.
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Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is hosted by God’s Love We Deliver with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds supporting New Yorkers facing severe illness. Over the past 16 years, the Festival has generated more than $14.8 million in net proceeds for its charitable causes. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. In November 2022, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in New York for the 10th year in a row. More information on the Festival can be found at nycwff.org. Follow @NYCWFF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and on TikTok at @NYCWineFoodFestival.
God’s Love We Deliver
God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 as a response to the AIDS pandemic, God’s Love now serves people living with more than 200 different diagnoses. God’s Love addresses food and nutrition insecurity, and supports the health and well-being of their clients, by providing ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling, advocating for food and nutrition support, and delivering medically tailored meals. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving individuals living with illness, and their children and caregivers. With a community of thousands of volunteers, they home-delivered more than 3.2+ million medically tailored meals to nearly 10,500 individuals last year. All services are free to clients and full of love. For more information, visit godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God’s Love on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.
About Capital One
At Capital One we’re on a mission for our customers – bringing them best-in-class products, rewards, service, and experiences. Capital One is a diversified bank that offers products and services to individuals, small businesses and commercial clients. We use technology, innovation, and interaction to provide consumers with products and services to meet their needs. Through Capital One Dining and Capital One Entertainment, we provide our rewards cardholders with access to unforgettable experiences in the areas they’re passionate about, including dining, music and sports. Learn more at capitalone.com/dining and capitalone.com/entertainment.