2018 marks the seventh year of the festival, “Season Seven”, which has grown significantly to incorporate award-winning, talented chefs and beverage artisans from the far corners of the Northeast, vintners from all over the globe, as well as attracting attendees from the six New England States and beyond. The festival takes place October 11-14, 2018.
Now more than ever we recognize the importance of educating the public about diversity, promoting sustainability and working toward the common good. Please join us for Season Seven of the Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival, where we celebrate variety as the spice of life.
About The Festival
As the #1 producer of PBS content in the nation and a local New England broadcaster, WGBH truly is a public media powerhouse. With Julia Child and The French Chef in 1962 to April Bloomfield on The Mind of a Chef today, WGBH is the landmark for educational food television.
The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival was created to offer a tangible interface where the public, chefs, producers, television personalities and partners could unite in the spirit of education, inspiration and entertainment. With a bounty of great artisans in New England, we are determined to establish a knowledge of this region as a destination of quality and character, and to further understanding of regions throughout the country by promoting food and agritourism.
Chef's Gala- October 11th, 7*-10pm
This Premier event is the most formal of the Festival, taking place inside the WGBH Television and Recording Studios in Boston. Special musical guests play a live show in the Calderwood Studio and you get face to face interaction with guests as they walk around for this tasting. Hosted by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
Each Chef is assigned a premium wine or one of a few very special craft beers, and you create your interpretation of a dish to pair with the beverage. Assignments will be made by October 1. All dishes and beverages are sample-sized portions to be plated and paired onsite. 750 portions
CITY INSPECTION: 6pm
***VIP Lounge opens at 6:30pm
artisan taste- october 13th, 2-9pm*
Based on feedback from 2017, we’ve shortened this signature Grand Tasting event to make it easier for you to participate. Event features live music, PBS personalities, chef demos in the culinary theater, sponsor activations and a range of opportunities to engage with the public.This is a Grand Tasting event. All dishes and beverages are sample-size, 1500 portions.
CITY HEALTH INSPECTION: 1pm
*Grand Tasting portion for restaurants ends at 5pm-IN
Artisan Taste PIG ROAST- 6:15-9pm
CITY HEALTH INSPECTION: 5:45pm.
If you would like to be considered for the Culinary Stewardship Award, be sure to review those details and requirements.
Brunch Bar- october 14th, 11am-2pm
The most popular of all the festival events, this brunch Grand Tasting has a multitude of activities for attendees, and opportunities for participating restaurants, beverage producers and partners, similar to the Artisan Taste. Event features live music, PBS personalities, chef demos in the culinary theater, sponsor activations and a range of opportunities to engage with the public.
This is a Grand Tasting event. All dishes and beverages are sample-sized and tend to be brunch-oriented. 1000 portions.
CITY HEALTH INSPECTION: 10am
ALL Vendors must clear out of event between 2-2:30 for next event.
FOOD FIGHT- october 14th, 5-7:30pm
The most casual of the events, but with just as much enthusiasm and a great turnout of Industry attendees.
Event features live music, PBS personalities, chef demos in the culinary theater, sponsor activations and a range of opportunities to engage with the public. This is a fun and exciting competition event where the public nominates their favorite chef/dish to throw down in a head to head challenge. 1000 portions.
CITY HEALTH INSPECTION: 4:30pm
location & Contact
Located at the WGBH Studios at 1 Guest Street, Boston.
Contact: Tess Hartwell • (six-one-seven) 545-3224
Accommodations & Parking
Parking at the Festival
Delivery and Load-in
Health & Safety
Professional Headshots or Band Photos
Please contact Melissa Ostrow at melissa(@)MeloPhoto.net