Thanksgiving 2019: Food Network and Cooking Channel programs

September 30, 2019

Food Network stars Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Katie Lee (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Food Network and Cooking Channel:

Food Network and Cooking Channel are preparing for food’s biggest holiday with a full slate of Thanksgiving-themed programming, including a live on-air event and first-ever, interactive Thanksgiving streaming event on the NEW Food Network Kitchen app, marking a 40% increase in Thanksgiving content compared to 2018. The November primetime lineup on Food Network includes: “Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge,” a four-episode competition hosted by Giada De Laurentiis premiering Sunday, November 3rd at 9pm ET/PT; “Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption” with Anne Burrell and Scott Conant on Sunday, November 10th at 10pm ET/PT; brand-new special “Thanksgiving Pie Fight” hosted by Sunny Anderson on Thursday, November 14th at 9pm ET/PT; a turkey-focused “Good Eats” one-hour special with Alton Brown on Sunday, November 17th at 8pm ET/PT and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular” with Maureen McCormick on Sunday, November 17th at 10pm ET/PT.

On Friday, November 22nd at 9pm ET/6pm PT, Guy Fieri will host the first-ever, fully interactive LIVE Thanksgiving streaming event, “Guy’s Thanksgiving Hotline,” on the Food Network Kitchen app, sharing recipes, tips and guidance for the biggest holiday of the year, and giving fans the chance to have their questions answered in real-time. In daytime, Food Network goes live on air on Saturday, November 23rd at 11am ET with special two-hour interactive event “The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live” with “The Kitchen” co-hosts Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian, joined by Alton Brown. Immediately following “The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live,” fans can join the hosts on the Food Network Kitchen app as they each go live sharing more great ideas on how to make this year’s Thanksgiving the best it can be. On Cooking Channel, host Carla Hall discovers outrageous Turkey Day treats in primetime special “Thanksgiving Grubdown” on Monday, November 11th at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

“Food Network and Cooking Channel have Thanksgiving covered from every angle and this year we have packed the schedule, adding dynamic live and interactive content to really give viewers the experience, access and information they crave,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “From expert Thanksgiving feast recipes and family entertaining tips to edge-of-your-seat holiday themed competitions, spectacles, and live stunts, our programming and platforms are the ultimate destination leading up to the big day.”

The season kicks off on Sunday, November 3rd at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network with “Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge,” where six chefs face off to create the ultimate Thanksgiving dishes. Host Giada De Laurentiis puts the creative competitors to the test, challenging them to prepare the most delicious and innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts to ever hit a dining table. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni choose the $25,000 winner in the finale on Sunday, November 24th at 9pm ET/PT. Join the conversation on social using #UltimateThanksgivingChallenge.

On Sunday, November 10th at 10pm ET/PT, four beloved former “Worst Cooks” recruits return to boot camp in Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption. Chefs Anne Burrell and Scott Conant teach the much-improved recruits how to make a Thanksgiving meal to impress judges Jonathan Waxman, Esther Choi and Cliff Crooks – and only the winning team wins kitchen appliances worth $10,000. Follow #WorstCooks on social media for more of the very best of the worst.

Four top pie bakers compete to create the most outrageously visual and edible pies in the brand-new special “Thanksgiving Pie Fight,” premiering Thursday, November 14th at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Sunny Anderson, the bakers must utilize height-defying techniques, intricate designs, dyed doughs and more to blow away judges Nacho Aguirre, Jessica Clark-Bojin and Scott Conant. With a $10,000 prize at stake, the self-taught and professional bakers will stop at nothing to make the most elaborate pies. Follow the fight on social media using #ThanksgivingPieFight.

Alton Brown talks turkey in “Good Eats: Thanksgiving Special,” a one-hour show dedicated to the bird on Sunday, November 17th at 8pm ET/PT. Turkey may be the most versatile of the “New World” critters, but for some crazy reason we only roast it for the holidays, so Alton puts an end to that with three turkey recipes that should be made year-round. Follow #GoodEatsTheReturn to get Alton’s turkey tips and more.

In “Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular,” hosted by Maureen McCormick, four of the country’s best bakers come together to design sweet masterpieces that pay tribute to the beloved Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons and floats. Airing on Sunday, November 17th at 10pm ET/PT, only the most successful cake artist will take home the grand prize of $10,000 and have their work featured in Macy’s flagship New York City store, plus receive tickets to the parade. Judges are Buddy Valastro, Susan Tercero and last season’s winner Timbo Sullivan. Join the conversation anytime using #ThanksgivingCakeSpectacular.

On Friday, November 22nd at 9pm ET/6pm PT, Guy Fieri will host the first-ever, fully interactive live Thanksgiving streaming event, “Guy’s Thanksgiving Hotline,” on the Food Network Kitchen app, sharing recipes, tips and guidance for the biggest holiday of the year, and giving fans the chance to have their questions answered in real-time.

In daytime on Saturday, November 23rd at 11am ET, the special event “The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live” helps viewers successfully pull off the biggest culinary holiday of the year with interactive tips and recipes from Food Network stars themselves. In the two-hour live show, The Kitchen co-hosts Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian are joined by Alton Brown to offer their own takes on classic Thanksgiving dishes to make an amazing holiday feast. Immediately following “The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live,” the hosts will each go live on the Food Network Kitchen app giving viewers even more Thanksgiving 911 to help make their holidays the best they can be. Follow #TheKitchen #ThanksgivingLive for all the culinary action.

Thanksgiving-themed premiere episodes of fan-favorite series, including “Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Chopped,” “Chopped Junior,” “Girl Meets Farm,” “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen,” “The Pioneer Woman,” “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” “Triple D Nation” and “Valerie’s Home Cooking,” will also air in November.

On Cooking Channel, host Carla Hall discovers outrageous Turkey Day treats in the primetime special “Thanksgiving Grubdown” on Monday, November 11th at 9pm ET/6pm PT. She gobbles ’til she wobbles on pumpkin pancakes piled high with a slice of cheesecake, reimagines Thanksgiving dinner as a giant sandwich and devours a 23-pound cake made with layers of holiday pies. Follow along on social using #ThanksgivingGrubdown.

For even more inspiration, fans will be able to use the Food Network Kitchen app to access 25 LIVE cooking classes each week, over 800 on-demand cooking classes, 3,000 instructional videos, 80,000 recipes, and more. Plus, beginning November 9th viewers can stream all-new episodes of “30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray” on Food Network Kitchen.

On digital and social, Food Network’s “Countdown to Thanksgiving” begins November 1st with brand-new content every day across platforms. Fans will get the best-of-the-best recipes and tips, expert demos, product recommendations, interactive Q&As throughout the month, plus the chance to win BIG with social giveaways. Fans will also have an exciting opportunity to have a direct line to experts in Food Network Kitchen to solve their biggest Turkey Day conundrums to make sure their feast is a success. Join the countdown on social media using #CountdowntoThanksgiving.

Visit Cooking Channel’s one-stop guide to Thanksgiving online, featuring everything needed to host the perfect holiday feast. From easy entertaining timesavers and a cornucopia of side dishes to the all-important turkey and something sweet for dessert, Cooking Channel has recipes, how-to videos and step-by-step tutorials to set users up for delicious success.
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2018 New York City Wine and Food Festival: recap and highlights

October 18, 2018

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Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Alton Brown, Ina Garten, and New York City Wine and Food Festival founder Lee Brian Schrager pose onstage during the Food Network’s rooftop birthday party at Pier 92 in New York City on October 13, 2018. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

The following is a press release from Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival:

The entire Festival was full of highlights at every event, but a sampling of memories made over the weekend included:

  • Chefs and Food Network personalities Giada De Laurentiis, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, and Rachael Ray joined social justice advocate and Me Too movement creator Tarana Burke on stage at the Supper is Served kick-off event on Thursday, October 11.  Artists Natasha Bedingfield, known for her songs “Pocketful of Sunshine” and “Unwritten”, and Billboard country chart-topper and multi-time Grammy Award nominee Martina McBride performed a selection of their most empowering hits for 2,500 attendees who enjoyed fare from more than 25 of the nation’s top female chefs carving a path for future generations.
  • The fan-favorite Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray crowned two new champions on Friday, October 12.  Judges David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Geoffrey Zakarian and Andrew Zimmern selected Citi Field – Home of the New York Mets as this year’s Pat LaFrieda’s 2018 NYCWFF Burger Bash® Champion for their Sliders & Sinkers entry.  Attendees voted Clinton Hall as this year’s Blue Moon People’s Choice Award-winner for their entry, The Double Smashed burger, which was served with classic French fries.
  • Chefs and Food Network personalities Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Ina Garten hosted Food Network’s Rooftop Birthday Party on Saturday, October 13.  They were joined by Valerie Bertinelli, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Andrew Zimmern and more for a special toast and star-studded rendition of “Happy Birthday” to pay tribute to the prominent role Food Network has played in redefining the nation’s relationship with food.
  • Foodie fans of all ages gathered on Sunday, October 14 at Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ presented by National Beef and Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Billy Durney and Pat LaFrieda. In addition to face-painting, pumpkin-carving and carnivorous creations from more than 30 grill maestros, Nick’s Lobster House took home The Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ Award for their grilled octopus and red cabbage slaw.

Several other stand-out moments capped off the star-studded weekend, including:

  • New York broadcast personalities Elvis Duran of Z100 Radio and Rosanna Scotto of Good Day New York hosting Chelsea Night Market presented by Alfa Romeo
  • An in-depth conversation about immigration and hospitality during a panel curated by Andrew Zimmern and moderated by political commentator Ana Navarro, which took place at Beverage Media presents Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting hosted by Wine Spectator
  • A Breakfast Pajama Party for the whole family hosted by TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones
  • Twitter presents #CRAVINGSFEST by CHRISSY TEIGEN to celebrate the release of Teigen’s new cookbook Cravings: Hungry for More (Clarkson Potter, September 2018)
  • The first-ever Festival Drag Brunch presented by ABSOLUT GRAPEFRUIT® hosted by Countess Luann de Lesseps
  • And much more!

Save the Date: The 12th annual NYCWFF will take place October 10 – 13, 2019!  Stay up to date by following the conversation along all year on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @NYCWFF/#NYCWFF.

About the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is hosted by and benefits the No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City, with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds helping fight hunger.  The Festival has raised more than $11 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 2018, BizBash named the Festival the #3 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the sixth year in a row.  More information on the Festival can be found at nycwff.org.

2018 New York City Wine and Food Festival: celebrity appearances, programming lineup announced

May 23, 2018

 

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Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine and Food Festival:

The 11th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) returns to EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER. October 11 – 14, 2018.  With more than 70 events taking place at locations across New York, 100% of the net proceeds benefit hunger-relief organizations No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City.  While the complete schedule of events will be unveiled online at nycwff.org on Wednesday, June 6, and the Capital One Cardholder pre-sale begins on Monday, June 18, several highly anticipated dinners, signature tastings, hands-on classes, late-night parties and more are already set for the 2018 Festival.

The line-up of events taking place on the Festival’s signature Pier 92 rooftop overlooking the Hudson River features of mix of fan-favorite classics and brand-new fêtes, including:

  • A kick-off supporting the Me Too Movement on Thursday, October 11 at Me Too at the Table hosted by Tarana Burke: A Celebration of Women In & Out of the Kitchen
  • The return of the always popular Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray
  • A featured soirée to celebrate the 25th birthday of Food Network, hosted by Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Ina Garten
  • The family-friendly Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ presented by National Beef and Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by “Salt Bae” Nusret Gökçe & Jean-Georges Vongerichten

More intimate dinner experiences with renowned and critically-acclaimed chefs offer passionate gourmands the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s best cuisine.  This includes featured collaborations as part of the Bank of America Dinner Series presented by the Wall Street Journal with: Andrew Zimmern and David Shim; Suzanne Cupps, Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark; Marc Forgione, Frank DeCarlo and Mads Refslund; Tommaso De Simone and Marc Murphy; Michael Solomonov and Meir Adoni; Scott Conant and Michael Voltaggio; Dan Kluger and Michael Schwartz; Martha Stewart and Mark Strausman; Timon Balloo and Emeril Lagasse; Alex Guarnaschelli and Zak Stern; Michael Lomonaco and Pat LaFrieda; Georgette Farkas and Laetitia Rouabah; among others.  Other iconic chefs from New York City who will host unique dining events during the Festival weekend include Joël Robuchon, Marcus Samuelsson and David Bouley; plus a Café Boulud 20th anniversary dinner hosted by Daniel Boulud and a special Benoit 10th anniversary dinner hosted by Alain Ducasse.

New parties like 90’s Flashback Friday hosted by Rev Run, Breakfast Pajama Party, Drag Brunch hosted by Countess Luann de Lesseps, On The Rocks: Cocktails and Cool Bites hosted by Ted Allen, All About Cake hosted by Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Hair of the Dog Brunch hosted by Anne Burrell, and more are accented by several events that are back by popular demand, including:

  • Chelsea Night Market hosted by top-rated radio host Elvis Duran and popular morning television personality Rosanna Scotto
  • Tacos & Tequila hosted by Aarón Sánchez
  • Aperitivo! hosted by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos
  • Rock & Roll Sushi hosted by Masaharu Morimoto
  • Farmer’s Market Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Family Ice Cream Fun-dae hosted by Duff Goldman
  • Pigs & Pours hosted by Robert Irvine
  • Broadway Tastes hosted by David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris
  • Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard hosted by Katie Lee
  • . . . and more!

SAVE THE DATE: New presenting sponsor and official credit card partner Capital One will give cardholders the opportunity to get exclusive access and ticket benefits during the Capital One Cardholder pre-sale June 18 – 24.  Tickets can be purchased online at nycwff.org or by calling (800) 764-8773.  General ticket sales begin on Monday, June 25.  Stay up to date by following the action on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @NYCWFF/#NYCWFF.

Between NYCWFF and its sister Festival, Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), which takes place each February in Miami, Florida, more than $39 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 Capital One

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is hosted by and benefits the No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City, with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds helping fight hunger.  The Festival has raised more than $11 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 2017, BizBash named the Festival the #3 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the fifth year in a row.  More information on the Festival can be found at nycwff.org.

About No Kid Hungry®

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 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.

About Food Bank For New York City

For 35 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs.  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 nearly 63 million free meals 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 $110 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence.  In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet 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.

 

Cooking Channel debuts new series ‘Southern and Hungry’ and ‘Man’s Greatest Food’

September 13, 2017

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The following is an excerpt from a Cooking Channel press release:

Cooking Channel dishes out sweet treats, savory bites and food facts all month long this October.

Southern and Hungry – Premiering Monday, October 9 at 8pmET/5pmPT – SERIES PREMIERE!
Southern food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutlege Wood are two friends that are obsessed with everything southern: the people, the culture, but mainly the food. On their road trip through the South, they’ll highlight the most memorable dishes and real, down-home restaurants that remind them of the ones they grew up eating in and that always feels like home.

Man’s Greatest Food – Premiering Wednesday, October 11 at 8pmET/5pmPT – NEW SERIES!
Roger Mooking leads a culinary odyssey around the country on the ultimate search for Man’s Greatest Food. From Steaks to Barbecue, Seafood to Sandwiches, Pork to Pizza, and of course, man’s greatest Hamburgers, no eatery is too far out of the way for these mouth-watering Top Fifteen shows.  Roger sets a fast pace to sample some of the most succulent, not-to-be-missed food offerings to be found in these United States.

Premiering Wednesday, October 11 at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Barbecue”

Roger Mooking cannot resist the sweet, succulent smoky goodness of barbecue as he canvasses the country on the lookout for the fifteen best barbecue dishes wherever he can find them. For as long as there has been fire, man has been barbecuing over it. Brisket, chicken, whole hog, mutton, and even a breakfast taco are just a few of the saucy delights to be found when fire, meat, and seasoning intersect in juicy perfection.

Premiering Wednesday, October 18 at 8pmET/5pmPT – “Pizza”

Pizza is one of man’s most popular inventions and everyone’s favorite food. So when Roger Mooking presents the top fifteen pizza offerings in the whole country, it’s bound to be a revelation. From the paper-thin crusts of New York, to the wood-fired ovens of the west coast, to the bottomless deep dish of Chicago, and with toppings many have never even considered, being called the best finally puts pizza on the pedestal it deserves.

Jordan Andino explores after-hours restaurants in ‘Late-Night Eats’

September 12, 2017

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Jordan Andino (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Cooking Channel:

This fall, Cooking Channel and Chef Jordan Andino take a multi-city road trip to find the best dishes available after-dark in the new thirteen-episode series Late Nite Eats,premiering Thursday, September 28 at 10pm ET/7pm PT.

In each episode, Jordan visits a brand-new city and three exceptional local restaurants that reign supreme in the late-night food scene. Each spot is cooking up something truly spectacular and revolutionizing what it means to eat out long after dark. Jordan meets the passionate chefs behind each location in their kitchen to cook up their signature dishes, mingle with late-night diners and taste their most popular after-hours dishes.

The series kicks off with a visit to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where Jordan hits the streets when the sun sets on Steeltown to uncover the city’s unexpected late night delights. First, he heads to The Yard in Shadyside where they are grilling up more than 29 different kinds of grilled cheese and Jordan tries a breakfast grilled cheese that’s sure to leave egg on his face.  Next, he slays his hunger with their Buffy the Mac Slayer, a sandwich filled with Buffalo chicken and gooey mac ‘n cheese. Then, Jordan heads downtown to Pirata, where he gets a taste of their Caribbean-themed late night menu and the pirate life where Jamaican beef patties and skirt steak tacos make for a flavorful part of the evening’s adventure.   Lastly, it’s a trip to Lawrenceville for some Japanese-style street food at Umami.  Jordan samples mouth-watering Japanese-style fried chicken and caps the night off with a sweet treat – Umami’s bestselling deep-fried mochi ice cream. In subsequent episodes, Jordan visits Montreal, Quebec; Providence, Rhode Island; Vancouver, British Columbia; Portland, Maine; St. Louis, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Tucson, Arizona; Sacramento, California; Oakland, California and Toronto, Ontario.

Chef Jordan Andino gained experience working at restaurants including The French Laundry and Jean Georges.  At 2nd City, Jordan’s Filipino Taqueria in NYC’s West Village, he pulls inspiration from his grandmother’s traditional recipes to introduce New Yorkers to his contemporary take on Filipino cuisine. Jordan was included in Zagat’s “30 Hottest Chef’s Under 30” in 2016.

Viewers can visit CookingChannelTV.com/LateNiteEats for more information and a gallery of behind-the-scenes shots.  Join the conversation on social media using hashtag #LateNiteEats.

2017 New York City Wine & Food Festival: more celebrities, event schedule announced

June 23, 2017

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Chef Scott Conant on stage during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 in New York City on October 16, 2016. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

The following is a press release from the The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival:

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.  Including returning fan-favorites and an array of new soirées, more than 70 events will take place at locations across New York, with 100 percent 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.

Mastercard cardholders will continue to enjoy the exclusive Mastercard pre-sale through Sunday, June 25.  Ticket sales open to the general public online at nycwff.org starting at midnight on Monday, June 26.

“We are excited to celebrate 10 years of NYCWFF this Fall with the unveiling of several new events to complement everyone’s returning favorites,” noted Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as senior vice president of communications and corporate social responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.  “NYCWFF is committed to its mission to EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER. with the support of the some of the world’s most renowned chefs, winemakers, spirits producers, culinary personalities, industry professionals, and partners.”

The Festival’s 10th anniversary includes a noticeable increase of family-friendly offerings.  The following events are compelling for fans of all ages:

  • Culinary Demonstrations Only at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations presented by Mastercard® on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15
  • Italian Harvest Party sponsored by Barilla hosted by Giada De Laurentiis
  • Family Ice Cream Fun-dae hosted by Mario Batali and Ayesha Curry
  • Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda

An array of new events have been introduced, including completely refreshed experiences at the Festival’s iconic Pier 92 rooftop.  Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, October 12, the popular Brooklyn market Smorgasburg will travel over the bridge for the first time to celebrate their simultaneous 10th anniversary with NYCWFF.  This expansive tasting, presented by Thrillist hosted by the Cast of “Chopped,” will feature bites curated by the team at Smorgasburg and plenty of carefully-crafted libations.  The revamped signature party continues on Saturday, October 14 with Rooftop “Iron Chef Showdown”: Battle Autumn Bounty hosted by Alton Brown, where Kitchen Stadium will be brought to life overlooking the Hudson River in celebration of the “Iron Chef” franchise and more than 30 chefs will compete for multiple cash prizes.

Other newly-introduced events for the Festival’s 10th anniversary include:

  • Femme Fatale with Speed Rack hosted by Anne Burrell
  • Pie vs. Cake hosted by Duff Goldman
  • Late Night Adventures in Dean & DeLuca hosted by Hannah Bronfman
  • Israeli Brunch hosted by Michael Solomonov
  • Late Night Sandwich Eggs-travaganza hosted by Eggslut
  • Lucky Rice hosted by BD Wong
  • Chinese Tuxedo Brunch
  • Dale Talde Brunch with Eggslut
  • Eastbound and Down hosted by Josh Capon
  • Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard hosted by Katie Lee and Elvis Duran

Once again, returning fan-favorite events like the Bank of America Dinner Series presented by The Wall Street Journal, Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray, Pigs and Pints presented by InsideHook hosted by Robert Irvine, Mastercard® Exclusive events like Greenmarket Brunch presented by Lifeway Kefir hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian and Variety presents Broadway Tastes hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, and much more will tantalize fans.

Tickets for NYCWFF’s 10th anniversary go on sale 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.

2017 New York City Wine and Food Festival: celebrity appearances, events announced

May 9, 2017

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 16: Chef Andrew Zimmern during the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 in New York City on October 16, 2016. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

The following is a press release from  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 (NYCWFF) returns for its 10th anniversary October 12 – 15, 2017.  More than 70 events will take place at locations across New York, with 100 percent 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.

Food Network and Cooking Channel announce new shows for 2017

March 22, 2017

Giada De Laurentiis (Photo courtesy of Food Network)
Giada De Laurentiis (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

The following is a press release from Scripps Networks:

With year-to-date ratings gains, Food Network and Cooking Channel up the ante in 2017 and together will introduce nearly 50 new series and specials along with 40 returning favorites, as presented during Scripps Networks Interactive’s upfront tour. Additionally, FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com continue to lead the way as the ultimate resource for all things culinary and entertaining, engaging fans across every major social media platform, broadcasting live from a breadth of locations and events, and offering special access audiences can’t seem to get enough of.

“With Food Network reigning as the #1 most distributed cable network, Cooking Channel notching 11 straight months of growth as well as our digital platforms engaging with 330 million visitors monthly, our core strategy remains hyper-focused on delivering the quality content audiences seek out,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Programming, Content and Brand Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive. “Entertaining and informative stories, beloved and trusted experts and personalities, plus fresh new faces, all contribute and reinforce the leadership position these brands have long been known for.”

Food Network’s2017 slate includes the much-anticipated Iron Chef Gauntlet, hosted by the inimitable Alton Brown and with the fiercest of opponents, Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael SymonGuy Fieri’s upcoming docu-series Guy’s Big Project (wt) slated for Q4, will offer fans and foodies alike a shot to have their dream show made into reality.  Additional NEW projects include – a delicious adventure with digital star Hannah Hart in Hungry Hart (wt), Help My Yelp hosted by Monti Carlo as well as a road trip full of humor and delicious food in Incredible Edible America (wt).

Cooking Channel dishes out the all-new culinary competition Farmer’s Market Flip hosted by Jeff Mahin, an exploration of delicious and colossal fare in Monster Food as well as Late Night Eats, an excursion of sweet and savory snacks and liquid libations being served up after dark across the country.

FOOD NETWORK EVENT PROGRAMMING
Iron Chef Gauntlet
Series Premieres Sunday, April 16 at 9pm ET/PT
Alton Brown hosts this daunting competition featuring seven daring, up-and-coming chefs vying for the chance to outcook their fellow finalists and run the gauntlet against the fiercest of competitors, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon, for the ultimate title of Iron Chef.

Leading into Iron Chef Gauntlet at 8pm ET/PT, the one hour special, The Legend of Iron Chef will take a look at the history of the storied franchise and some of the big moments leading up to the new series launch.  Plus, at 10pm ET/PT, Iron Chef Eats, an on-air companion, features stars from the world of Iron Chef who share where they chow down on their days off from the kitchen. From the best pizza to great burgers and fried chicken galore, Iron Chef Eats will be a celebration of all the delicious and phenomenal foods that the best in the business crave. Online, fans can check out exclusive digital series, Iron Chef Mode, for culinary inspiration, along with tips and tricks that home cooks can use in their own kitchens.

Food Network Star 
Season Premieres in June
The anticipated return of Food Network Star showcases an all-new roster of talented hopefuls competing for the ultimate prize, to become the next Food Network star. Culinary superstars Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are back to host with a star-studded cast of guests joining the action in and out of the studio throughout the season.

Adding to the suspense, Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen returns in May, as seven former Food Network Star finalists return to the kitchen to vie for a coveted spot in the new season of the hit series. Hosted by Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence, these contestants are looking for a shot at redemption and the chance to be back in the spotlight.  Plus, don’t miss digital companion series, Food Network Star: Star Salvation, premiering in June, in which one ousted finalist will rejoin the Food Network Star competition on-air, but only if he or she can survive and win a six-week journey on this special digital series hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro. 

Guy’s Big Project (wt)
Series Premieres in Q4
Guy Fieri is hitting the road and inviting fans to follow along as he sets out to find his next big project for the network in Guy’s Big Project (wt). Guy has traveled near and far to the very best diners, drive-ins and dives, meeting the dynamic folks dishing out extraordinary meals in a variety of flavors.  Now Guy is looking for the next great culinary road show and host, giving one lucky winner the opportunity to have their dream become a reality.  The new docu-series will capture the entire journey as Guy produces and directs the action, narrowing down the playing field of aspiring food experts looking to host and shape their very own food-focused travel show – he’ll test their mettle, culinary know-how and overall ability from location to location until the ultimate victor is left standing with a brand new show. Don’t miss every twist and turn of this exciting journey! The series will be accompanied by a rich complement of digital content online and across social platforms enhancing and extending the on-air viewing experience.

Additional Food Network programming highlights:
Help My Yelp
Series Premieres Monday, April 10 at 10pm ET/PT
The customer is always right, especially in today’s fast-paced restaurant business where online reviews can make or break a business with a click of the mouse. But what if those reviewers are the same people who can help save a business and its reputation? Chef and restaurant consultant Monti Carlo is on a mission to help struggling restaurants fix their food and service issues by enlisting elite Yelp reviewers. After they help to identify problems typical customers have, she executes solutions that will put these restaurants in distress on the path to five-star success.

Ginormous Food
Season Premieres Friday, April 28 at 8pm ET/PT
Food fanatic Josh Denny is on a quest to find the biggest and tastiest foods in America. From a five-foot pizza to an eight-pound barbecue sandwich to a burrito too big to wrap his arms around, Josh meets the passionate people who come up with these insane dishes, finds out what makes them so enormous and delicious, and sinks his teeth into these culinary monsters.

Kids BBQ Championship
Season Premieres Monday, May 1
Move over mom and dad, the barbecue now belongs to a new generation of creative and innovative grillers, and they’re all under 13 years old! Each week, four different kids will enter the BBQ ranch and after two grueling rounds of competition, hosts Eddie Jackson and Damaris Phillips will crown a champion of barbecue and award a $10,000 cash prize.

Incredible Edible America (wt)
Series Premieres in June
Comedian Jeff Dunham and his wife Audrey are going on a food tour of the United States seeking America’s most unbelievable incredible eats. Having traveled the country for many years discovering new and fantastic culinary creations each time, Jeff and Audrey love to explore what Americans have learned to do with food. Now, they are getting to the bottom of why each chef or restaurateur does what he or she does. It’s not only about super fun and irresistible eats, but also about the masterminds behind the ridiculously inventive food Jeff and Audrey experience.

Hungry Hart (wt)
Series Premieres in August
YouTube sensation Hannah Hart has spent the last five years sharing her passion for food – and love for puns – with millions. Now she’s setting out to travel this great land of ours to discover America’s love affair with the regional favorites that consume them, from sea to shining sea.  She’ll learn the many ways that Portland loves its lobster, Sante Fe cherishes its chiles, and Asheville takes its dishes – Southern-fried, thank you very much.  This hungry Hart is on the look-out for the country’s most incredible foods, and the awesome people who make them.
Kid Chef Nation (wt)
Series Premieres in Q3
Meet America’s most extraordinarily-talented and food-obsessed kid chefs. These young chefs spend every waking moment perfecting their skills and their passion, in hopes of taking home the top prize as they compete in festivals across the nation. Now, a lucky group of young BBQ masters have a once in a lifetime opportunity to show their stuff at the first-ever Kids Grilling Invitational at the World Food Championships.

Ms. Polly’s Cakes
Series Premieres in Q3
Ms. Polly is the resident cake master of Savannah and its unofficial mayor! She’s been baking for more than 18 years, and her patrons travel far and wide for her custom cakes. Helping her run the bakery’s two locations are her four kids, who she calls “the Giants.” Together, they create amazing cakes and keep Savannah’s sweet tooth satisfied!

Texas Cake House
Season Premieres in Q3
Follow along as married couple, Natalie and Dave Sideserf, owners of Sideserf Cake Studio, create remarkable, hyper-realistic cakes for their Austin, Texas clientele. With a fine arts background, Natalie has made a name for herself with her award-winning, intricate, extraordinarily detailed and textured cake sculptures that push the boundaries of cake design. With business booming, her husband has quit his day job in software development to help manage the operation that specializes in outside-the-box cake designs. This young couple is going all in to create incredible works of edible art, and viewers will get an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at their magical creations and what it takes to run a top-tier business with a spouse.

Also coming later this year, Guy’s Family Road Trip (wt) featuring Guy Fieri and his family heading out in a monster RV in search of great food, big adventure, iconic locations and crazy characters. Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror, takes the competition out of the kitchen and all the way out into the pumpkin patch for the spookiest hayride and scariest competition yet with host Harley Morenstein and judges, renowned pastry chef Zac Young and special effects make-up artist Bianca Appice. Chopped: Alton’s Challenge (wt) has Alton Brown taking over the Chopped Kitchen and the baskets! In this epic, five-part tournament, the food science mastermind will put 16 bold chefs to the test, with puzzling challenges that tap into the science of cooking and the physics of food!

Plus, don’t miss NEW episodes of fan-favorites including Bakers vs. Fakers, Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cooks vs. Cons, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Great Food Truck Race, Guy’s Grocery Games and Worst Cooks in America as well as more seasonal Baking Championships. There will also be plenty of new ‘In The Kitchen’ instructional programming with premiere episodes of Ayesha’s Home Kitchen, Barefoot Contessa, Giada in Italy, The Kitchen, Kitchen Sink, The Pioneer Woman, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and Valerie’s Home Cooking.

COOKING CHANNEL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
Farmers’ Market Flip
Series Premieres Thursday, April 20th at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Jeff Mahin hosts this action-packed cooking competition that puts two teams of chefs’ culinary skills to the ultimate test, as they face off to see who can produce the most crowd-pleasing dishes over one lightning-fast day! First, it’s the Flavor of the Market challenge – the teams must create a dish that highlights a vendor’s star ingredient. Then, the teams get only 20 minutes to race through the farmers’ market to buy ultra-fresh ingredients. They’ll set up shop in the Farmers’ Market Flip pop-up kitchen, where they’ll have one hour to prepare gourmet delights that will be sampled and judged by hungry customers at the market. When time’s up, the team that wins over the most palates will take the prize – and earn some serious culinary cred!

Monster Food
Series Premieres in Q3
New series Monster Food explores how the world’s most colossal, jaw-dropping dishes are cooked up, revealing the mind-blowing logistics of how they are created. From flipping quarter-ton hamburgers to dunking tire-sized donuts, find out the extraordinary culinary secrets behind the world’s biggest mega meals. Go behind the scenes at the restaurants that serve up these titanic treats and meet the characters who put these gigantic dishes on their menus and the diners who share their passion for eating these extraordinary creations.

Late Night Eats
Series Premieres in Q3
Late Night Eats visits amazing chefs across America who are ruling the late night food scene. From dishes that only appear on menus after dark, to destinations that cater to the late night crowd, our host, Jordan Andino, will uncover the delicious secrets, savory snacks, and liquid libations that will make anyone want to stay out just a little bit later.

Also returning with NEW seasons this year on Cooking Channel, Cheap Eats with host Ali Khan featuring the best bargain bites, Food: Fact or Fiction? with host Michael McKean exploring popular food myths, delicious new recipes and exciting new guests in Patti LaBelle’s Place, and invites to dine with the stars from both Tiffani Thiessen and Tia Mowry.  More excitement awaits on the midways and fairgrounds as host Noah Cappe seeks out delectable Carnival Eats and suit up for sun, sand and Beach Bites with Katie Lee.  Also on the menu, a chance to get back to the basics and fire up the grill as Roger Mooking returns with a new season of Man Fire Food and pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio hits the road for a new season of Big Bad BBQ Brawl.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:
FoodNetwork.com
Busy Moms’ Kitchen (wt)
Welcome to the Busy Moms’ Kitchen, where chaos is calmed and plans and last-minute meals meet. Hosts like Bev Weidner of Bev Can Cook and other moms from the front lines of cooking for families share time-saving hacks and easy tasty meals that’ll keep mom happy and the kids smiling.

Food Network Finds (wt)
Fans with a youthful approach to food want to know what’s cool and what’s hot. This editor-curated experience of recipes, tips, hacks, and newsletter will include video from fresh faces, influencers and content creators who stretch Food Network into timely topics and trends. Think ‘what to cook’ meets ‘where to go’: If you’re on the road our restaurant guide is brimming with the sites and bites to visit as tasted by our Food Network talent, our editors and now, you! On our social platforms, you’ll find a new social extension, #FNFinds: We’re on the hunt for the most-exciting culinary creations at restaurants, bakeries and other food destinations. From new food inventions to age-old classics, we secure our fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into how things are made and where they should go next around the country and — soon — around the globe.

Global Flavors (wt)
Spin the globe and find a new way to eat. Based on research showing that our younger fans prefer internationally inspired comfort food to traditional American fare, we’re creating a world of flavor on FoodNetwork.com and its social platforms. Look for videos with Son of a Southern Chef Lazarus Lynch, sharing his spin on comfort combined with international flare. Plus, find shortcut and authentic recipes from dozens of countries, the best places to get favorites like dumplings, arepas, dosas and lumpia, and lots of how-to videos.

How to Win Summer
Our hit digital series is back with fresh, cool ways to up your party game. In How to Win Summer, make breezy weekdays and fun-filled weekends the best yet with easy-to-do, over-the-top party ideas and hacks, like a big-batch shrimp boil in a cooler, pull-apart rainbow fish cupcakes and a boozy watermelon keg.

#InspiredBy (wt)
Get an extra taste of the culinary creativity seen on your favorite Food Network shows as we have fun with the challenges in our kitchen. From a ginormous breakfast sandwich using an emu egg to a tie-dye cheesecake, we bring fun food creations to our audience inspired by our shows.

Kids Can Make
There’s never too many cooks in the kitchen when kids get together with Mom or Dad and try their hand at building a junior-focused repertoire. This social forward video series will showcase the best recipes for every age and skill level, resulting in delicious, fun, shareable foods the whole family will love.

The Musts of Every Season (wt)
FoodNetwork.com and its social platforms are THE go-to for top-notch, no-fuss eats all year. From January’s fresh start to the big game and comfort food in winter, to light, lively ideas for Easter and Mother’s Day in Spring, our how-to videos, tips and tricks carry you through and to every week’s best picks for what you want to eat right then. Summer brings grilling and barbecue, with cocktails, mocktails, parties and picnics to bring joy to bright times. Back to school, Halloween and tailgating—plus all the apple recipes and busy-fall-weekend solvers you can imagine—fill the table for fall. We round out the year with every home cook’s handbook for the holidays: tried, true, trusted traditions and on-trend ingredients, twists and sweet spins from Thanksgiving to holiday cocktail parties and cookie swaps to New Year’s toasts. All year long, we celebrate great taste, irresistible recipes and foods that make every delicious moment matter.

Sweet Side of Life (wt)
Join YouTube star Raiza Costa, aka Dulce Delight, as she gives her sweet take on homemade sprinkles and DIY ice cream cones and join in the fun by making her inspired treats like Chocolate Tart from Another Planet and Apple Rose Tartlets.

CookingChannelTV.com
Cooking It Old School
Discover treasured family recipes and stories in this video series starring “mature” home chefs cooking authentic meals with skills from the old country and timeless wit as a sous chef.

The Snackdown
Is cereal soup? Are green beans finger food? Is spaghetti a salad? Not every foodie needs to have food-snob seriousness. Watch our whimsical animated debates voiced by The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman, and get in on the most fun food fight in town.

FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the #2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.9 million readers.  Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.

COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover.  For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to’s.  Cooking Channel is part of the media portfolio of Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI), which also includes Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com).

2017 South Beach Wine and Food Festival

February 26, 2017

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

José Andrés speaking at the Tribute Dinner honoring José Andrés and Louis Roederer owners Jean-Claude Rouzaud and Frédéric Rouzaud with Master of Ceremonies Anthony Bourdain presented by Bank of America, Part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series at Loews Miami Beach Hotel during the 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival on February 25, 2017. (Nathan Valentine/WorldRedEye.com) (Photo courtesy of Food Network & Cooking Channel)

The 16th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) took place in Miami from February 22 to 26, 2017. Here is a rundown of the event’s highlights, according to a SOBEWFF press release:

February 23: Australian pop/rock group Little River Band performed at an event that was presented by Magic City Casino at Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach, sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company, and hosted by Valerie Bertinelli and Alex Guarnaschelli.

February 24: Jr’s Gourmet Burgers in Miami Springs took home the ultimate crown as winner of the Heineken Light People’s Choice Award at the Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray.  Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox in Deerfield Beach won the judges over as winner of Red Robin’s Best of the Bash Contest, and David Bromstad, Ayesha Curry, Emilio Estefan, Jill Martin, Rev Run and Adam Richman chose Little Jack’s Tavern from Charleston, S.C. as winner of the Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger Award.  That same night, Miami hotspot Beaker & Gray took People’s Choice top honors at The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown hosted by Robert Irvine.

February 25: Internationally-acclaimed chef, restaurateur and recognized humanitarian José Andrés and Louis Roederer group owners Jean-Claude Rouzaud and Frédéric Rouzaud were honored at the Festival’s annual Tribute Dinner presented by Bank of America part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series on at Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

Tanqueray brand ambassador Snoop Dogg played DJ after his KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration with Guy Fieri for a short spin to close out the day at the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents.  The party continued that night in the festival’s signature white tent in the sand beachside at Delano during Bacardi on the Beach.  Rev Run and DJ Ruckus entertained guests who feasted on food and drinks from about 20 of South Florida’s favorite spots. Bacardi on the Beach with Rev Run and DJ Ruckus kept attendees dancing late into the evening while they sipped on signature libations and late-night bites from 20 of South Florida’s favorite spots.

February 26: New for 2017, the festival partnered with nightlife visionary David Grutman to present an experience at the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village.  Grutman transformed the courtyard into a custom all-day experience that included a performance from electronic-dance artist Ingrosso in the afternoon. Menin Hospitality teamed up with the festival to bring live entertainment at Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market, hosted by Andrew Zimmern. The event featured more than 30 chefs, as well as interactive games from Ricky’s.

More than 65,000 people attended the event, according to SOBEWFF.

April 16, 2017 UPDATE:

The following is an excerpt from a SOBEWFF pres release:

The 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), raising more than $2 million for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU).  Attendees enjoyed more than 90 events taking place throughout two counties with the continued growth of the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series, featuring more than 400 chefs, winemakers, spirits producers, and culinary personalities who joined them to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. during the five-day Festival. To date, the Festival has raised more than $26 million for the School.