The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Announces Move to Brooklyn with Sprawling 450,000 Square Foot Culinary Campus

New York's Premier Wine & Food Festival Returns October 17-20 with One Anchor Location at Brooklyn Army Terminal to Host Fan-Favorite Signature Tasting Events in Addition to Over 75+ Events in Manhattan

Feb 29, 2024 - 12:40
Feb 29, 2024 - 12:41

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) today shares its 2024 return, debuting a move to a new 450,000 square foot culinary campus at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. Taking place October 17-20, the Festival offers an epicurean experience all in support of their exclusive charitable partner God’s Love We Deliver, New York City’s only provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling.

Now entering its 17th year, NYCWFF remains steadfast in its mission to EAT. DRINK. FEED. NYC. providing a platform for chefs and restaurants across all New York and beyond. For the first time ever, fan-favorite events Grand Tasting and walk-around pier parties will be anchored in one, sprawling location to showcase the nation’s most star-studded chefs and lifestyle personalities. The move of the Festival’s signature events to Brooklyn marks both a historic and celebratory moment, and NYCWFF is thrilled to further expand into the dynamic, evolving and diverse food community of NYC’s most populous borough. In addition, the new location of its culinary campus will offer a better guest experience being entirely tented and providing Festival goers the ease and opportunity to attend multiple events due to close proximity.

On Thursday, October 17, NYCWFF’s headlining kick off party at Brooklyn Army Terminal’s Pier 4 will feature the Best of Brooklyn, showcasing over 25 of the borough’s culinary stars to over 2,500 attendees. Celebrity-hosted pier parties will continue nightly for the duration of the Festival, including Rachael Ray’s Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats. This year’s Blue Moon Burger Bash marks a milestone, as it was launched in Brooklyn 15 years ago and will celebrate its Sweet 16 in Brooklyn once again.

The Grand Tasting will be available on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. This gastronomic wonderland showcases hundreds of winemakers and distillers from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio and NYC’s best restaurants, in addition to culinary demonstrations by a lineup of Food Network stars and the nation’s most talented chefs and food personalities.

NYCWFF’s presence in Manhattan will remain ever robust with over 75 events, including the intimate dinner series featuring collaborative meals from some of the world’s most critically acclaimed chefs, mid-size walk-around tastings at some of NYC’s most dynamic venues, brunch parties, master classes and more.

“We’re incredibly excited to expand our footprint to Brooklyn and offer our most attended events at one culinary campus. We are pleased to offer the same Festival our guests know and love at a new location,” said Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager. “We look forward to welcoming more Brooklyn chefs and partners to this year’s events and further providing them with a platform to showcase their impeccable talent.”

“Each year, the New York City Wine & Food Festival spotlights the incredible culinary talent and diversity found across all five boroughs that contributes to New York City’s designation as the dining capital of the world,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of New York City Tourism + Conventions. “We are thrilled that NYCWFF will make Brooklyn its home this year, showcasing the vibrant energy and community that radiates throughout the borough.”

Brooklyn Army Terminal is easily accessible by train, bus, car, and the NYC Ferry (only a 12 minute ferry ride from Wall Street) with several direct access points from key locations in Manhattan to Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Last year alone, the Festival’s exclusive charitable partner God’s Love We Deliver delivered more than 4 million medically tailored meals to more than 14,700 individuals. Annually, the Festival generates millions of impressions for God’s Love We Deliver, raising awareness to grow the organization’s base of volunteers and clients. To date, NYCWFF has generated more than $14.8 million for its charitable causes with one hundred percent of the Festival’s net proceeds supporting its mission to EAT. DRINK. FEED NYC.

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For more information, please email media@nycwff.org.