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General Information

What is NYCWFF?

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) is a star-studded, four-day annual event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, culinary personalities and America’s most beloved television chefs while raising critical funds to support New Yorkers affected by severe illness and food poverty with God’s Love We Deliver and Food Bank For New York City.  The largest food and wine festival in New York City with more than 80 events, NYCWFF is widely recognized for its tasting events that celebrate America’s favorite foods, intimate dinners with world-famous chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more. The 14th annual Festival will be held October 14 - 17, 2021.

What charities does NYCWFF support?

We're honored to welcome New York City metropolitan area's leading provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illness, God's Love We Deliver, to the NYCWFF family. Together with Food Bank For New York City, the city’s largest hunger-relief organization and our long-term beneficiary, the 14th annual Festival will support New Yorker's in their time of need by raising awareness and providing critical funds to those facing severe illness and food poverty. To date, NYCWFF has raised $13.8MM.

What are the dates of NYCWFF 2021?

The 14th annual Festival will be held on October 14-17, 2021. To receive the most up-to-date information on this year’s Festival and future dates, click here to sign up for our newsletter and follow us @NYCWFF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

When will the 2021 Festival program be announced?

We plan to announce the 2021 lineup in the late Spring.  Get the latest information by signing up for our mailing list, here, and on social media; @NYCWFF!

Will NYCWFF 2021 be different from past Festivals, and what safety precautions will you be taking?

The safety of our attendees and participants is our number one priority. We will adhere to the safety measures imposed by the city of New York and health officials. and will be implementing new protocols and guidelines to help ensure the safety of everyone involved.  While adjustments will most likely be made in terms of capacities, we hope to bring back many of the Festival's signature and fan-favorite events plus virtual experiences for all to enjoy. Please continue to check back for more updates.

Where does NYCWFF take place?

NYCWFF traditionally consists of over 80 different events throughout New York City. Our events are located all throughout Manhattan in many quintessential event locations.

Does the Festival have a Bag Policy?

Yes, the Festival has a bag policy for all events taking place at certain venues and that all tickets guests must adhere to. Please review our policy and to ensure you do not get turned away at the door.

Are NYCWFF tickets tax deductible?

NYCWFF tickets are priced at fair market value and therefore are not tax deductible.

Tickets & Events

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets will be on sale this summer. Stay tuned for the official Capital One Pre-Sale date!

How much are tickets to NYCWFF?

Our tickets range from $25-$500 and ticket prices vary depending on the type of event you choose to attend. More information about ticket packages can be found here.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets cannot be purchased at the door at any NYCWFF event. However, you will be able to purchase tickets online through October 17th, 2021. Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early!

Are there wait lists for sold-out events?

Unfortunately, we are unable to create a waitlist for any of our events.

What is NYCWFF’s refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.

Can I get in with a mobile ticket?

Yes! Guests can enter a Festival event using a mobile based ticket. Accessing your mobile ticket is simple by downloading the SquadUp App or visiting www.squadup.com and login with your SquadUp ticket account email address and password.

Travel & Lodging

Where should I stay?

NYCWFF offers special rates at a selection of terrific NYC hotels. To take advantage of special NYCWFF rates, we are pleased to offer our guests access to NYCWFF’s travel agent. More details coming soon.

Getting Involved

How can I find out more about becoming a sponsor?

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page and contact sponsorship@nycwff.org for more information.

How can I find out more about exhibiting my product at NYCWFF?

To find out more about becoming an exhibitor, please let us know you are interested via this form or contact John Lollo directly (jlollo@nycwff.org).

How can I find out more about becoming a vendor at NYCWFF?

NYCWFF has a preferred list of vendors for all of our events. If you have a unique service, please send a brief description of your company as well as any additional materials to info@nycwff.org.

Can press attend events?

Yes, absolutely! To request credentials please submit here. For any questions on press access, please contact Andrea Moreno andrea.moreno@sgws.com.

I’m interested in participating as a chef. Who do I contact?

Thank you for considering participation in NYCWFF! We receive hundreds of requests every year and we do our best to consider everyone. Please let us know your interest by filling out this form or contacting us direct at info@nycwff.org.

Be In the Know!

Is NYCWFF on social media?

NYCWFF has very active and exciting social media channels @NYCWFF and we love participation! Follow us to get the inside scoop about your favorite events, chefs and culinary personalities. Keep an eye out for special chances to win tickets and during NYCWFF, don’t forget to tag all of your photos with #NYCWFF to join the conversation. Your photo just might be shared on our pages!

More Questions?

For all other questions and inquiries.

Please send all other questions and inquiries to info@nycwff.org.