Epcot Food and Wine Festival – Festival Welcome Center Premium Events

Epcot Food and Wine Festival - Festival Welcome Center Premium Events

Each year special presentations and demonstrations are held at the Festival Welcome Center for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Reservations for these presentations open to the General Public for booking on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Chase cardholders, Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club member can book with limited availability beginning 7 a.m. July 19.)Call 1-407-WDW-FEST (407-939-3378) or visit the Festival Welcome Center at Epcot Theme Park for additional information and reservations. Additionally, many events can be booked online at epcotfoodfestival.com. Please note that these special events and experiences may require additional admission fees.

Beverage Seminars Beverage Boot Camp Cheese Seminars

Culinary Demonstrations Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It What’s Cookin’ With…

Beverage Seminars

Sample select adult beverages at a seminar that puts you in touch with your inner wine, beer and spirit connoisseur. Sommeliers and other beverage experts share their extensive knowledge at these deliciously informative presentations. Attendees can taste these popular potables while developing a new appreciation for state-of-the-art winemaking, brewing and distilling techniques.

Where: Epcot’s Festival Welcome Center, Vineyard Stage
When: Held daily at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per Guest, tax included

Get the official event calendar for more information, including featured appearances and presentations.

Beverage Boot Camp

Become notable and quotable in the world of the potable! Elevate your fine wine, beverage and bartending skills in this intensive training session during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Cheese Seminars

During each Epcot Food and Wine Festival 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.

Where: Epcot’s Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Select Saturdays – 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Cost: $89 per Guest, tax included

  • Great British Cheeses and Ales
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 17, 2016
    Learn how traditional British cheeses and ales pair in perfect harmony, something loyal fans have known for decades.
  • Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Tonda Corrente
    October 1, 2016
    Taste amazing wines and cheeses deeply rooted in ancient Mediterranean diets as well as culture.
  • French Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Erin Hedley
    October 8, 2016
    Savor a classic assiette de fromage accompanied by a variety of elegant French wines famous around the world.
  • Italian Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 15, 2016
    Enjoy Italian vini and formaggi pairings that provide a delicious glimpse into the country’s noble yet rustic lifestyle.
  • World-Class Cheeses and Wines of the United States
    Hosted by David Gremmels
    October 22, 2016
    Summon your inner wine and cheese connoisseur with some of the finest selections produced in America.
  • Fabulous Old World Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 29, 2016
    Experience delightfully unique pairings of Europe’s most acclaimed wines and cheeses from various regions across the continent.
  • Season’s Best Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    November 5, 2016
    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!

Culinary Demonstrations

Cook up a new kind of cuisine by learning from some of the world’s most celebrated chefs! During each 45-minute demonstration, renowned gourmets will impart years of kitchen wisdom while whipping up a special delicious dish. Attendees can collect tips and tricks to sharpen their skills as well as savor the exquisite flavors prepared at each presentation—a tasting-sized serving of wine or beer is also included. Make sure to take a look at the official Culinary Demonstration schedule.

Where: Epcot’s Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Held daily at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 per Guest, tax included

Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!

Master the art of mixology, ace cake decorating, perfect pasta making and more at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. 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 cooking with stout or serious about sushi rolling, this series of daily workshops is for you! Guests will work side-by-side with chefs for a hands-on lesson that teaches one of many different culinary and beverage skills. Plus, you can consume your own creations when done!

Where: Epcot’s Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Held daily from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Cost: $49 per Guest, tax included

What’s Cookin’ With…

Enjoy a plated brunch and a sparkling wine toast at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival while a celebrated culinary guests demonstrates a favorite dish and answers questions from the audience. Epcot admission required.

Where: Epcot’s Festival Welcome Center, Chef Showcase
When: Fridays and Sundays, 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Cost: $129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

  • Friday, September 16 – Elizabeth Falkner
  • Sunday, September 18 – Kenny Gilbert
  • Friday, September 23 – Andrea Robinson
  • Saturday, September 24 – Robert Irvine
  • Friday, September 30 – Graham Elliot
  • Sunday, October 2 – Buddy Valastro
  • Friday, October 7 – Jamie Deen
  • Sunday, October 9 – Cat Cora
  • Friday, October 14 – Emily Ellyn
  • Friday, October 21 – Andrew Zimmern
  • Sunday, October 23 – Rock Harper
  • Sunday, October 30 – Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Friday, November 4 – Alex Guarnaschelli
  • Sunday, November 6 – David Guas
  • Friday, November 11 – Sarah Fioroni
  • Sunday, November 13 – Jehangir Mehta

 


Call your travel agent or contact The Magic For Less Travel at (888) 330-6201 to book your Walt Disney World stay during this event.

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