Experience of the Month: The New York City Food & Wine Festival

Foodies rejoice! This month’s experience takes us to Manhattan for the New York City Wine & Food Festival! Sponsored by The Food Network & Cooking Channel, this year’s fest takes place Thursday, October 14 through Sunday, October 17, and promises four full days of delicious culinary excitement.


What is it?

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The New York City Wine & Food Festival is a star-studded four-day annual event that showcases some of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities. Events include tastings, showcasing, cocktail showdowns, intimate dinners with legendary chefs, and more. It’s all for a good cause, too. The festival raises critical funds for God’s Love We Deliver and The Food Bank of New York City to help support New Yorkers affected by severe illness and food poverty.




What to expect

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The New York City Food & Wine Festival features an astounding 80 (!) events over the course of four days. These include culinary demonstrations given by world-renowned chefs and Food Network & Cooking Channel stars, walk-around tastings hosted by the likes of Giada and Rachel Ray, and late-night cocktail showdowns pitting some of the best mixologists against one another. Come with an open mind and an empty stomach and get ready for a culinary weekend that is truly unlike any other.

Festival-goers have the option to purchase certain packages that allow entry to specific events or purchase tickets separately for individual events. These options let you choose the right events for you or go all in for a weekend of culinary madness.

Personally, we’re super excited for the intimate dinners events which offer you the chance to be served an exclusive, original, off-menu meal from some of the greatest chefs in the business. There’s nothing like being treated to a private, intimate dinner by a true master of the craft and that’s exactly what these events offer.



World-renowned, you say?

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Yep! Let’s just say the list of chefs at this year’s festival is every bit as impressive as you’d imagine and then some For the full list, check out the festival’s website, but rest assured everyone from A-list celebrity chefs to culinary legends, emerging and established, will be in attendance.

In addition to television personalities like the aforementioned Giada and Ray, the festival also features industry experts like Joe Ariel, Emshika Alberini, Brie Bordeaux, Masaharu Morimoto, and so, so many more.


Leave the Details to Us

Jet It owners will want to fly into La Guardia or JFK International Airport. From there, Jet It’s concierge services can book transportation into Midtown Manhattan, so you don’t have to worry about fighting traffic or navigating the boroughs.

The event’s headquarters are at The Conrad New York Midtown, so if you plan on attending some of the festival’s main events, this is a strategic place to stay. However, events are spread out throughout the city, so it is well worth your time exploring the scheduling and mapping out the events you’d like to attend. Once you’ve discovered the part of the city you’ll spend the most time in, Jet It’s concierge services can help you find the right hotel for your stay. Obviously, there’s no shortage of luxury hotels in the Big Apple, but a few of our favorites near Midtown include, the Baccarat Hotel adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art and The Langham on Fifth Avenue.

Lastly, we can book transportation to and from the events you choose to attend. This way you can enjoy all the food, wine, and cocktails you want and not worry about how you’re getting home!