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 June 18, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. ET. 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 Food & Beverage Pairings Cheese Seminars

Culinary Demonstrations Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It

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, Center Stage
When: Monday through Thursday: 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Friday and select Saturdays: 11:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $17 per Guest, plus tax

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

Food & Beverage Pairings

Pick up useful tips during this engaging collaboration between a featured chef and a beverage presenter. Oh and attendees get to sample the dish and beverage pairing created during the demonstration!

Where: Festival Center Stage
When: Fridays through Sundays – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per Guest, tax included

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

  • Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 15, 2018
    Taste amazing wines and cheeses deeply rooted in ancient Mediterranean diets as well as culture.
  • French Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Tonda Corrente
    September 22, 2018
    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
    September 29, 2018
    Enjoy Italian vini and formaggi pairings that provide a delicious glimpse into the country’s noble yet rustic lifestyle.
  • The Great Cheeses and Wines of the United States
    Hosted by David Gremmels
    October 6, 2018
    Summon your inner wine and cheese connoisseur with some of the finest selections produced in America.
  • Great British Cheeses and Ales
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 13, 2018
    Learn how traditional British cheeses and ales pair in perfect harmony, something loyal fans have known for decades.
  • Old World Classic Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Erin Hedley
    October 20, 2018
    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 10, 2018
    Sample 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 Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
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: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Cost: $39 per Guest, plus tax

 

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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