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Wine & Dine for the Arts at the 2023 Albany Chefs' Food and Wine Festival

Local chefs show off their skills at this three-day food and wine festival to raise money for the arts! The annual Albany Chefs' Food and Wine Festival will take place on Thursday, January 26 through Saturday, January 28, 2023.

crowd at an indoor chef and food festival event

About the Annual Festival

The Albany Chefs' Food and Wine Festival is a special event presented by Bank of America in collaboration with Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts, and the goal is to highlight local restaurants, chefs, and their cuisine. Funds raised from the event support the city's arts organizations.

Throughout the weekend, you will taste top-of-the-line food and wine pairings, and will learn about the impressive art of food and wine preparation with educational seminars.

2023 Schedule Details

Here's what you can expect at the 2023 event:

Mayor’s Reception & Kickoff

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 5:30pm-7:00pm

Join the Mayor and the Festival Board of Directors for a special reception and kickoff event at Albany City Hall. Attendees can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine generously donated by Sonoma-Cutrer and champagne generously donated by Korbel. You'll have a chance to mingle with the directors of Albany’s arts organizations, participating chefs, Rising Star Chefs, and Festival Sponsors at this networking event.

Grand Tasting & Seminars

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 12:00pm-4:00pm

The Grand Tasting & Seminars will be held on January 27 and January 28 at the Albany Capital Center. Highlights include a craft beer pavilion, educational seminars, Battle of the Bartenders, food samples, and much more. General admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase on the event website.

Slider Slam!

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 8:00pm-11:00pm

Don't miss out on the Slider Slam! on Friday night at the Albany Capital Center. This event will feature slider tastings, music by DJ Dread & DJ Reel, beverages, and more.

Grand Gala Dinner

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 6:00pm

Don't miss the 14th Anniversary of the Albany Chefs' Food and Wine Festival Grand Gala. This year's event will be held at the Albany Capital Center at 6:00pm, and admission will be limited to 400 guests. The one-of-a-kind experience will feature a reception followed by a five-course culinary masterpiece by prominent regional culinary powerhouses.

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