2014 Demonstrations, Seminars & Talks

Sharpen your culinary skills, get schooled in wine and beverages, meet celebrated chefs and ripen your knowledge of cheese—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Festival Guide (PDF)

Cook Up Some All-New Skills

Broaden your epicurean acumen, from the kitchen and the bar to the barrel and the barn!

Discover fine wines, build your kitchen skillset, chat up chefs and make cocktails that impress—or even learn about cheese from master Fromagers.

Take your expertise to the next level in several exciting ways!

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of the event. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Subject to availability. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Culinary Demonstrations

Culinary Demonstrations (PDF)

Cook up a new kind of tasty cuisine while you learn from some of the most celebrated chefs the world abroad. Each tantalizing session lasts 45-minutes. Check back soon for more on this upcoming event!

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Food & Wine Pairings

Celebrate the marriage of several regional wines as paired with accompanying cuisines hailing from the Mediterranean, Japan, Morocco or Italy.

A Pair of Continental Tastes

Go on a culinary voyage by traversing the intricacies of Mediterranean, Asian, North African and European cooking.

During each leg of the journey, a wine representative takes heart in your travels by pairing your dishes with an appropriate selection.

Choose your epicurean adventure!

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Tax and gratuity are included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing

Romance in the Spice

Discover the sensuality of dishes created with Mediterranean and Moroccan inspiration as you pair them with fine wines. Immerse yourself in the surroundings—beautiful Moroccan tile-work and tapestries.

During this Mediterranean dining event, delight in views of shimmering waters as you’re treated to tastings from both land and sea—carefully and artistically prepared—all while sipping from wines, perfectly selected to pair with each fragrant bite. Between the exotic flavors and vibrant décor, you’ll feel as if you’ve been magically transported to the Moroccan seashore!

New! Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing
Spice Road Table, Morocco at Epcot
Wednesdays
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
$55 per Guest

Plus tax and gratuity. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Japanese Food and Wine Pairings

Come delight in dishes—both hot and cold—as you celebrate the marriage of sake with a 3-course meal of elegant Japanese cuisine. Every plate is a work of art!

Every Plate Is a Work of Art

Delight in hot and cold dishes with an array of delicious flavors that exemplifies Japan’s artful culinary presentations.

At this 3-course Japanese dining event, enjoy a series of tasty culinary surprises—showcasing vibrant culinary techniques and wonderfully creative dishes—all while your engaging host conveys the finer points of the sake complimenting each dish.

Don’t miss this culinary exploration into Japan that is as informative as it is flavorful!

Japanese Food & Wine Pairing
Tokyo Dining, Japan at Epcot
Thursdays
3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
$55 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Moroccan Food and Wine Pairings

Feel as if you’ve traveled to a faraway world as you dine in palace-like opulence for an exotic 3-course tasting—it’s a feast for each of your senses.

A Feast for All Senses

Be awe-inspired by vibrant surroundings and Moroccan cuisine shaped by more than a dozen spices, herbs and aromatics.

At this 3-course dining event, treat yourself to a series of authentic dishes—each with soulful, robust flavor profiles—all while sipping and learning about carefully selected wines not commonly found in the Unites States.

You won’t want to miss the chance to tantalize your taste buds with an epicurean adventure into Morocco!

Moroccan Food and Wine Pairing
Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco at Epcot
Tuesdays
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
$55 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Italian Food and Wine Pairings

From the top of the boot to the bottom, tour the Italian countryside through Southern Italian cooking and fine wine—each plate perfectly composed and presented.

Voyage to the South

Set out on a sumptuous 4-course exploration of Southern Italy’s hearty dishes and regional wines. It’s a perfect way to experience old-world charm.

At the Italian Food and Wine Pairing, the menu builds on the classics with true innovative spirit—each plate perfectly composed. Paired with wines to complement each dish, it’s a sophisticated, hand-crafted Italian meal. From flavor-infused appetizers and heart-warming entrees to decadent desserts—this is an exciting epicurean journey you’ll want to take!

Italian Food and Wine Pairing
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy @ Epcot
Thursdays
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
$83 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon

Enter a quaint, cozy wine cellar and enlighten your outlook on Italian cuisine with a showcase of the nations’ regional wines paired with fresh cooking techniques.

A Treasure Trove of Wine

Enter a quaint, cozy wine cellar for a grand Italian luncheon where food and wine come together in perfect harmony. Within the stone walls, marvel at the brick archways and hanging chandeliers as your chef prepares a purely authentic meal.

The delightful 4-course menu is comprised of a careful selection of dishes, created with a fusion of flavors. Offering ingredients sourced across Italy and regional specialties, all 4 courses are paired with select wines from the cellar—each chosen for its distinct flavor and ability to capture the essence of Italy.

Indulge your senses at this charming luncheon!

Italian Regional Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon
Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy at Epcot
Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
$94 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of the event. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Subject to availability.

Wine & Beverage Seminars

Beverage Seminars (PDF)

Pop the cork for a few fresh skills as you taste selected libations from a stirring assortment of wines and beverages—all while getting educated by experts. Check back soon for more on this upcoming event!

NEW! Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Boot Camp Series

Get in culinary shape fast with intense basic training to step it up in the kitchen and tackle epicurean challenges you never thought possible.

Explore Your Inner Chef

Set out on an interactive adventure to sharpen your abilities in the worlds of cuisine and libation.

During the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Boot Camp Series, discover the inspiration to create over the course of a 2-hour instruction from a prestigious expert. Get ready to grow your culinary confidence!

Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in all that tickles your palate—the revelations will leave you hungry for more!

New! Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Boot Camp Series
Epcot, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion East Hall
Select Sundays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
$119 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included with event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events, artists and chefs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Choose Your “Drill Sergeant”

From salty and sweet to aromatic bitters, take your pick from 5 different epicurean boot camps to join. Every one of these presenters is ready to see your skills soar to new heights!

  • Food and Wine Pairings 101
    Hosted by Andrea Robinson
    Master Sommelier
    September 21, 2014
  • Chocolate
    Hosted by Erika Davis
    Graycliff Chocolatier
    October 5, 2014
  • Cake Decorating
    Hosted by Gabrielle Parisi
    Carlo’s Bakery
    Hoboken, NJ
    October 12, 2014
  • Pickling 101
    Hosted by Allen Susser
    Chef Allen’s
    Hollywood, FL
    October 19, 2014

Mixology Seminars

Mixology Seminars (PDF)

Imbibe on a mouthwatering mixology lesson from the masters while you re-discover the classic art of the mixed drink and create craft cocktails. Cheers! Check back soon for more on this upcoming event!

New! Food for Thought

Enjoy great conversation and great food! Join celebrity chefs for appetizing tips, enchanting trips down memory lane and scrumptious bites from their cookbooks.

Get the Scoop Behind the Dish

Savor tantalizing tales from the life journey each chef takes to reach culinary success. And as the story unfolds enjoy 3 tasty bites. Each one is from the chef’s own cookbook!

Throughout each session, you’re invited to pick up tips and techniques to enhance your skills in the kitchen. Plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to join in the conversation—because as everyone knows, the finest pairing is great food and great conversation among friends!

Food for Thought
Epcot, Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Select Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
$169 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and is not included with event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events, artists and chefs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Sample Tastes from Celebrity Chefs

Reminisce with your choice of 7 different celebrity chefs as each one recalls their time under the apron. Every personality has his or her own unique story to tell.

  • Norman Van Aken
    Norman’s at The Ritz Carlton
    Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
    September 19, 2014
  • Robert Irvine
    Robert Irvine’s nosh
    Bluffton, SC
    September 26, 2014
  • Andrew Zimmern
    Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen
    St. Louis Park, MN
    October 10, 2014
  • Jamie Deen
    The Lady and Sons
    Savannah, GA
    October 11, 2014
  • Rick Bayless
    Frontera Grill & Topolobampo
    Chicago, IL
    October 17, 2014
  • Bryan Voltaggio
    VOLT/ Lunchbox/RangeFamily/MealAggio
    Frederick, MD
    October 24, 2014
  • Cat Cora
    Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
    Sentosa Island, Singapore
    October 31, 2014

Cheese Seminars

Say “Cheese”! Study up on the “wheys” of the world as you travel around a robust wheel of international cheese selections—led by world-class Fromagers.

Say “Cheese”!

Study up on the “wheys” of the world as you travel around a robust wheel of international selections. Experience the unique nature of each featured region and try out their cheeses paired with select wines, beers and other beverages.

Cheese Seminars
Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
$79 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of the event. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older.

Transform into an International Cheese Whiz

Ripen your acumen for all things cheese with 7 exciting seminars led by world-class cheese experts. From France to Italy and onto the United States, the choice is yours!

  • English Cheeses & American Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 20, 2014
  • United States Cheeses & Craft Beers
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 27, 2014
  • French Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Erin Hedley
    October 4, 2014
  • Spanish Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 18, 2014
  • United States Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by David Gremmels
    October 25, 2014
  • Italian Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    November 1, 2014
  • A Taste of Europe, Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    November 8, 2014

New! Shake and Indulge Like the French featuring Grand Marnier

Live the good life at an event brought to you by Grand Marnier—the number one liqueur in France—where you can learn to shake and muddle like a pro.

A Truly Grand Affair

Treat your senses to a range of exceptional Cognac flavors before learning how to muddle and shake like a pro.

During this all-new event, the festivities begin with a welcoming glass of mimosa followed closely by a sampling of Grand Marnier’s finest: Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary and Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary. It’s a perfect opportunity to see why this family-owned liqueur has been in business since 1827!

Later, step up to the bar and pick up tips on the way to becoming your own mixologist before topping off the experience with a series of decadent delicacies—including the famous Crepes Suzette and desserts au Grand Marnier—from the chefs of Monsieur Paul.

Shake and Indulge Like the French featuring Grand Marnier – NEW!
Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion at Epcot
Saturdays, from September 27 to November 8, 2014
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
$55 per Guest

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of the event. Plus tax, gratuity included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Subject to availability. Events and chef appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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