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: Monday through Thursday* at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM, Friday through Sunday at 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM

*On Thursday, August 31, 2017, there will be an additional Beverage Seminar at 5:00 PM.
Cost: $17 per Guest, plus tax

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 – 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Cost: $89 per Guest, tax included

  • 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!

 

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: Monday through Thursday at 2:30 PM; Friday through Sunday at 12:15 PM and 2:30 PM
Cost: $17 per Guest, plus tax

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! Make sure to take a look at the official Culinary Demonstration schedule.

Where: Epcot’s Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Mondays through Thursdays from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
Cost: $49 per Guest, plus tax

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: Select Fridays and Sundays throughout the Festival
Cost: $129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

  • 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

 

Please note: each event has one seating option. Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 years of age and older. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.


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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