FOOD & WINE Classic Aspen 41st Annual Festival

The 41st annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, America’s foremost culinary extravaganza, has unveiled its captivating lineup for June 14-16, 2024.

This year’s weekend celebration will spotlight industry visionaries across three days, delivering an array of culinary adventures comprising over 60 seminars, cooking showcases, tastings of fine wines and spirits, engaging panel discussions, exclusive dinners with renowned chefs, and the illustrious Grand Tasting Pavilion boasting 150 purveyors from around the globe.

The FOOD & WINE CLASSIC Aspen has earned its reputation as the ultimate destination for discovering cutting-edge trends, innovative products, and culinary techniques while rubbing elbows with icons of the food world.

The star-studded chef roster for this year includes luminaries such as Fariyal Abdullahi, Maneet Chauhan, David Chang, Karen Damasco, Tyler Florence, Evan Funke, Gregory Gourdet, Stephanie Izard, Gavin Kaysen, Kristen Kish, Danny Meyer, Shota Nakajima, Ayesha Nurdjaja, Marcus Samuelsson, Claudette Zepeda, Andrew Zimmern, Nancy Silverton, and Bravo’s Season 21 Top Chef finalists. Expert-led tastings of wine, beer, and spirits will be curated by the likes of Tiffanie Barriere, Toni Tipton-Martin, Mark Oldman, Wanda Mann, Sabato Sagaria, Gary Obligacion, Anne Becerra, Julia Coney, and Ray Isle, among others.

Highlighted programming features:

  • Debut appearances by Evan Funke, Gavin Kaysen, and Ayesha Nurdjaja in cooking demonstrations, alongside Tiffanie Barriere and Toni Tipton-Martin leading the beverage program.
  • 15 Cooking demonstrations including Andrew Zimmern’s “Claws for Celebration: The World’s Best Crab Cakes and More,” Maneet Chauhan’s “Symphony of Spices: The Ultimate Guide to an Indian Dinner Party,” and Claudette Zepeda’s “Meatball Mamá: Mastering Mexican Albondigas al Chipotle.”
  • Introduction of the FOOD & WINE Talks series featuring panel discussions and insightful conversations, including a live podcast taping of “Tinfoil Swans” hosted by Kat Kinsman.
  • Over 50 diverse seminars on wine, cocktails, and beverages, with a premiere coffee seminar from Serious Eats, “Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs & Juice: Classic & Modern Cocktails” with Toni Tipton-Martin, “Old School vs New School: The Evolution of Quintessential Beer Styles” with Anne Becerra, and a special “Salute to the Sopranos: A 25th Anniversary Wine Tasting” with Anthony Giglio.
  • The 2023 Class of Food & Wine Best New Chefs showcasing their talents in the Grand Tasting Pavilion.

In alignment with the FOOD & WINE Gives initiative, dedicated to supporting charitable causes within the culinary community, the event will contribute to the Southern Smoke Foundation, aiding food and beverage industry workers in crisis, and No Kid Hungry, in their mission to eradicate childhood hunger in the U.S.

Transforming picturesque Aspen into a hub of gastronomic exploration, make plans before the event is sold out. Details on festival programming, featured talent, and travel arrangements, please visit:

Sponsors for the 2024 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen include American Express, Foods & Wines From Spain, Lexus, Monogram Luxury Appliances, and S.Pellegrino. FOOD & WINE is a proud member of the Dotdash Meredith publishing family.


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