This Year’s NYC Food & Wine Festival By Capital One Celebrates Rap’s 50th Anniversary! Be Prepared For Events Featuring Everything From BBQ to Brunch Favorites!

NEW YORK, NY — The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) is New York City’s premier culinary event. The Festival will celebrate 16 years this October 12-15, 2023, with more than 80+ events and over 500 chefs from around the world. A variety of tastings, seminars, intimate dinners, late-night parties and more will take place at locations across the city. 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds will continue to support 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. To purchase tickets, visit

“For this year’s sweet 16, there’s more opportunities than ever for fans and industry experts to unite and celebrate,” said Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager. “We have an incredible ensemble of talent, showcasing today’s top chefs, culinary and lifestyle personalities. We’re also pleased to share new, not-to-be-missed events like The Cookout, an homage to Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary that lharmoniously blends New York’s most ingenious chefs conjuring their signature flavors alongside performances from the genres most iconic figures.”

In honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Festival’s official closing party will be a cookout MCed by Tamron Hall Emmy award-winning host of the Tamron Hall Show and Angela Yee from Power 105.1’s Way Up with Yee. Presented by Bacardi, guests can look forward to feature performances by DJ CASSIDY, DJ MICK and 90s icons and Grammy award-winners Rev Run and Ice-T. The culinary offerings are curated by James Beard award winning chef JJ Johnson who has hand selected some of most talented Black chefs in New York to showcase their skills.

For the first time ever, NYCWFF will present Latin Nights on Harbor NYC Rooftop, a new venue on the Hudson River. The high-energy evening with Latin tunes from salsa to reggaeton will be curated by the masterminds behind the world-renowned Broken Shaker Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi of Bar Lab and 2023 North America’s Best Bartender Christine Wiseman. The trio has come together to hand select seven of NYC’s top Latin bartenders to make refreshing libations with enticing fusions of luscious, tropical fruits that will transport you straight to the Caribbean. Guests will enjoy a feast created by some of NYC’s most popular eateries that have shaped the Latin food scene in the City.

Also new to the Festival, The National Thoroughbred League and Forbes have teamed up with NYCWFF to create an evening both equestrian lovers and foodies can delight in. A Night at the Races hosted by Andrew Zimmern will take place at Meadowlands Racetrack and feature two competitions: Horses competing on the track and chefs in the kitchen for a walk around tasting and equine extravaganza.

Head to Williamsburg’s 74Wythe to sample the Best of Brooklyn hosted by Brian Lindo (@Briancantstopeating). Fan favorite Drag Brunch will once again be held at the Hard Rock Hotel New York as hosted by Lea DeLaria with special performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Suntan Raja, Shangela and Symone. 

Limited tickets are still available for select exclusive collaborative meals from some of the world’s most critically acclaimed chefs, which are paired with a variety of high-end wines and spirits from the Festival’s exclusive provider, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Participating chefs and personalities include Markus Glocker, Daniel Rose, Dan Kluger, Michael Symon, Ayesha Nurdjaja, Dominique Crenn, Nick DiGiovanni and more.

Get ready for live culinary demonstrations from some of the most celebrated talent like Ally Love, Marcus Samuelsson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Kardea Brown, Robert Irvine, Andrew Zimmern, Scott Conant, Jet Tila, Jeff Mauro and more as part of Grand Tasting. The fan-favorite event makes its return to Hudson River Park’s Pier 76 where a 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. Those looking to learn from today’s top content creators about the latest trends and engage in thought-provoking discussions on the intersection of food, culture and tech should grab tickets to FoodieCon® presented by Instagram.

Pier 86, Home of the Intrepid Museum, will once again be home to the Festival’s signature pier parties such as:

  • Peroni’s Taste of Italy presented by Stella Italian Cheese hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabriele Bertaccini (Thursday, October 12)
  • Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray (Friday, October 13) with judges Nadia Caterina Munno (The Pasta Queen), Dan Pelosi (GrossyPelosi) and Jessica Hirsch (CheatDayEats)
  • Tacos & Tequila hosted by the Cast of The Kitchen (Saturday, October 14)
  • Bacardi presents The Cookout: Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring DJ CASSIDY, JJ Johnson, Rev Run, Ice-T, DJ MICK, Tamron Hall & Angela Yee (Sunday, October 15)

Now hear’s the story on what the NYCWFF is all about—preventing anyone from ever going hungry. Last year alone, the Festival’s charitable partner God’s Love We Deliver, delivered 3.6+ million medically tailored meals, with the help of 19,000 volunteers, to nearly 13,000 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. Stay up to date by following the conversation all year long on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @NYCWFF/#NYCWFF and on TikTok at @NYCWineFoodFestival.

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 Follow @NYCWFF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and on TikTok at @NYCWineFoodFestival.

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 3.6+ million medically tailored meals to nearly 13,000 individuals last year. All services are free to clients and full of love. For more information, visit Follow God’s Love on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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 Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at

Article by anne241

Hardcore NYer who loves to enjoy the good life here in the Big Apple and beyond!