Now in its eleventh year, the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) continues to draw foodies to the Big Apple to eat, drink and end hunger. To date, the weekend festival has raised an impressive $11.5 million to help fight hunger with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry and Food Bank for New York City.

NYCWFF is recognized as one of the largest food and wine festivals in the nation with more than 80 events offered from educational seminars and tastings to chef hosted dinners. Last year, a record number of 47,000 people attended the NYCWFF. Celebrity Chef and Food Network Personality, Giada De

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 13: Actress Valerie Bertinelli poses onstage during Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by Capital One Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations presented by Capital One at Pier 94 on October 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

Laurentiis shares why the festival is so popular, “The NYCWFF is a place where you can taste a lot of different foods from a lot of different chefs around the country. It’s a foodie’s heaven.”

The Grand Tasting is the premium event that allows foodies to sip and sample from local NYC restaurants and liquor distributors. This culinary wonderland offers guests the ultimate tasting experience in a 130,000 square foot area located inside Piers 92 and 94. In addition to the abundance of food and beverage tastings, attendees can view the talents of over 20 culinary personalities and celebrity chefs from the Food Network and Cooking Channel in cooking demonstrations scheduled throughout the afternoon. The experience is nothing short of magical and what makes it even more spectacular is that the money raised from the festivities is donated to a good cause. Food lovers nationwide will agree that no one should ever go hungry. Events like the NYCWFF help us realize that we have the power to make a difference one bite at a time.

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