Epcot Food & Wine Festival ::
Culinary, Beverage, "Mix It, Make It", Cheese Seminars and "What's Cookin' With..." for 2017

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The "Festival Center" is open daily during the Food & Wine Festival from 9am until park close and is located to the far left of the Mission: Space attraction in the front (Future World) Section of Epcot.

General booking begins on July 20th, 2017 at 9am EST
For Reservations, Call 407-939-3378

Walt Disney World Resort Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, Tables in Wonderland Members, and Golden Oak Residents may begin booking on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 9:00am.


Culinary Demonstrations ($17)
Cook up a new kind of cuisine by learning from some of the world’s most celebrated chefs!

Throughout each 45-minute demonstration, renowned gourmets will impart years of kitchen wisdom, all while whipping up a special delicious dish. Attendees can collect tips and tricks to sharpen their skills, as well as savor the exquisite flavors at each presentation. Click Here to see just some of the chefs that have been part of this series over the years on our Festival Center Flashback page.
Where : Chef’s Showcase at the Festival Center
When : Monday through Thursday at 2:30 PM
When : Friday through Sunday at 12:15 PM and 2:30 PM
Price : $17 per person, tax included, Epcot® admission required.
Booking and Information URL : CLICK HERE
PDF List of Demonstrations : CLICK HERE


Beverage Seminars ($17)
Sample adult beverages at a seminar that puts you in touch with your inner wine, beer and spirit connoisseur. Each day during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, sommeliers and other beverage experts will share their extensive knowledge at these deliciously informative presentations.

Attendees like you can then taste these popular potables, all while developing a new appreciation for state-of-the-art winemaking, brewing and distilling techniques. Click Here to visit our Beverage Seminars Photo Gallery.
Where : Chef’s Showcase at the Festival Center
When : Monday through Thursday at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM
When : Friday through Sunday at 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM
Price : $17 per person, tax included, Epcot® admission required.
Booking and Information URL : CLICK HERE
PDF List of Seminars : CLICK HERE


Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! ($49)
Challenge your senses as you master the art of mixology—and so much more! Curious about what ingredients are used in popular cocktails? Ever wonder why certain wines pair better with your favorite foods? Whether you’re all about healthy cooking or serious about blending spices, this series of daily workshops is for you.

Working side-by-side with chefs and other kitchen wizards, attendees can roll up their sleeves for a hands-on lesson that teaches one of many different culinary and beverage skills. Each guided, interactive experience offers a multi-sensory smorgasbord—from whipping up sweet treats and savory sensations to exploring cocktails, spirits and wines. Want to see what this series looks like? CLICK HERE to see our Mix It, Make It page.
Where : Chef’s Showcase at the Festival Center
When : Mondays through Thursdays from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
Price : $49 per person, tax included, Epcot® admission required.
Booking and Information URL : CLICK HERE
PDF List of Demonstrations : CLICK HERE


Cheese Seminars
Master the “wheys” of the world by nibbling around a flavor wheel of carefully curated international cheeses.

During each seminar, guest cheesemakers will explain the major aromas, textures and flavor levels of your favorite cheeses—from Asiago to Zamorano. Attendees can sample artisanal selections paired with complementary wines, craft beers and other beverages while learning about the distinct nature of each featured region.

Ripen your acumen for all things cheese at 7 diverse seminars led by notable cheese experts. From France and Italy to the United States, experience the difference in cultures!
French Cheeses and Wines
Hosted by Max McCalman
September 2, 2017
Savor a classic assiette de fromage accompanied by a variety of elegant French wines famous around the world.

Italian Cheeses and Wines
Hosted by Tonda Corrente
September 16, 2017
Enjoy Italian vini and formaggi pairings that provide a delicious glimpse into the country’s noble yet rustic lifestyle.

Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines
Hosted by Erin Hedley
September 30, 2017
Taste amazing wines and cheeses deeply rooted in ancient Mediterranean diets as well as culture.

Old World Cheese Classic Cheese
Hosted by Max McCalman
October 7, 2017
Experience delightfully unique pairings of Europe’s most acclaimed wines and cheeses from various regions across the continent.

The Great Cheese and Wines of the United States
Hosted by David Gremmels
October 14, 2017
Summon your inner wine and cheese connoisseur with some of the finest selections produced in America.

Great British Cheeses and Aless
Hosted by Max McCalman
October 28, 2017
Learn how traditional British cheeses and ales pair in perfect harmony, something loyal fans have known for decades.

Season’s Best Cheeses and Wines
Hosted by Max McCalman
November 11, 2017
Sample autumn’s top seasonal cheeses, both domestic and imported, for a pièce-de-résistance pairing that closes the Festival on a highly delectable note!
Where : Chef’s Showcase at the Festival Center
When : Select Saturdays from 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Price : $89 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
September : 2, 16 and 30
October : 7, 14 and 18
November : 11
Booking and Information URL : CLICK HERE

Please note: all events and hosts are subject to change or cancelation without notice.



What's Cookin' With…
Roll out the red carpet when gourmet VIPs gather for a celebration of global cuisine!

Start the day in a most delicious way—at plated breakfasts featuring celebrity chefs and other industry experts. While enjoying the VIP guest’s favorite dish, listen to tips, tricks and insights into what makes his or her selection so extraordinary.

Plus, foodies are in for a fabulous pièce de résistance, which includes a cooking demo, question-and-answer session and sparkling toast. Salud!

  • September 3 – Shaun O'Neale
  • September 10 – Alex Guarnaschelli
  • September 15 – Stuart O'Keeffe
  • September 17 – Jet Tila
  • September 24 – Art Smith
  • September 29 – Graham Elliot
  • October 6 – Jamie Deen
  • October 8 – Geoffrey Zakarian
  • October 15 – Bryan Voltaggio
  • October 20 – Robert Irvine
  • October 22 – Robert Irvine
  • October 27 – Cat Cora
  • October 29 – Cat Cora
  • November 3 – Carla Hall
  • November 10 – Sarah Fioroni
  • November 12 – Buddy Valastro
Where : Festival Center, Chef’s Showcase
When : Select Fridays and Sundays throughout the Festival
Price : $129 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
Booking and Information URL : CLICK HERE






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