We are thrilled to welcome you back to the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One taking place this October 14 – 17, 2021! We have been waiting for the moment when we can celebrate together again and look forward to bringing you a safe and fun NYCWFF experience this Fall.
This year, we are honored to welcome New York’s leading provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling, God’s Love We Deliver, to the NYCWFF family. Together with our long-term beneficiary and New York City’s largest hunger-relief organization, Food Bank For New York City, the Festival will take an even greater emphasis on supporting New Yorkers in their time of need.
As a Festival with a history deeply rooted in the local hospitality industry, our goal has always been to serve as a platform that connects the community with the diverse and passionate culinary and spirit industry; all while raising critical funds in support of our mission. 2020 was no different. When the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, NYCWFF, alongside sister Festival SOBEWFF®, took immediate action and hosted a series of virtual cooking and cocktail master classes raising more than $2 million for affected restaurant workers.
As New York City begins to bustle again, we must all do our part to support the supremely gifted chefs, mixologists, event planners and small businesses that are the backbone of our industry and who are still in the early stages of recovery. To do this in a way that is safe and comfortable for our guests, NYCWFF has adapted many new health and safety protocols to ensure the wellbeing of our attendees, staff, participants, volunteers, talent and exhibitors, and, by extension, keep our beloved community safe.
We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to the talent, restaurant owners, chefs, suppliers, sponsors and media partners who are the beating heart of this Festival and who have so generously supported us for the past 14 years. Without them, none of this would be possible.
Lastly, to you, our fiercely loyal NYCWFF fans: thank YOU. Thank you for the commitment and passion you have shown this Festival.
We invite you to discover our 2021 lineup featuring your favorite culinary and lifestyle personalities, a vast collection of wine and spirits and a robust lineup of live offerings certain to bring you a true NYCWFF experience. We are thrilled to come together once again to celebrate our shared love of food and wine while supporting New Yorkers in need.
Lee Brian Schrager and Team NYCWFF