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Annual Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival

Wine & Dine for the Arts | January 16 - 18, 2020

Local Albany chefs show off their skills in this three-day food and wine festival to raise money for the arts! The Albany Chefs' Food and Wine Festival will take place at the Albany Capital Center on Thursday, January 16 through Saturday, January 18, 2020. This is a great opportunity to support downtown businesses, including local art exhibitions and restaurants.

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 cooking demonstrations and wine tasting seminars.

crowd at the Food & Wine Festival

About the Festival

The 2020 Festival features nations and continents from all over the world. This year's Festival image is a wine bottle wrapped in flags of the nation, which supports the international theme. Similarly, the 11th Anniversary Grand Gala Reception & Dinner will feature food, wine, arts, and culture from all over the world.

Events & Competitions

  • The Mayor's Opening Celebration at City Hall
  • Grand Tasting & Seminars
  • Battle of the Bartenders: Manhattan & Bloody Mary Editions
  • Rising Star Chef Pavilion & NYS Craft Beer Pavilion
  • Slider Slam Competition
  • Grand Gala Reception & 6-Course Dinner

This Year's Rising Chefs

  • Hector Aquino - Grano
  • Colin Miner - Park 26
  • Harley Bleitzhofer - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
  • Raymond Galka - Nicole's Restaurant
  • Seth Corey - SALT: American Bistro & Wine Bar
  • Charles Jackson - On-Tap Sports Bar
  • Kevin Myers - Ribbon Cafe
  • James Hughes - The Wine Bar
  • Stefanie Stegman - Knox Cafe

Ticket Information

  • Mayor's Opening Celebration: $75
  • Friday Grand Tasting & Seminars: $65
  • Friday Grand Tasting & Seminars (VIP): $85
  • Slider Slam: $50
  • Slider Slam (VIP): $85
  • Saturday Grand Tasting & Seminars: $65
  • Saturday Grand Tasting & Seminars (VIP): $85
  • Grand Gala: Understudy (35 years old and under): $125
  • Grand Gala: Actor (General Admission): $150
  • Grand Gala: Lead Actor: $175
  • Grand Gala: Producer: $250
  • Grand Gala: Studio Executive (eight tickets): $1,600
  • Executive Producer All Access Pass: $500

Please Note: For tickets purchased online, your email confirmation is your proof of purchase. Please print & present at registration. Must present government issued photo ID to enter the event regardless of ticket purchase. No one under 21 will be admitted to the event.

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