2017 marks the sixth year of the festival, “Season Six”, 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. Moving to Columbus Day Weekend, October 5-8th, 2017, allows us to offer a more convenient date for participants and attendees alike.
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 Six of the Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival, where we'll go Beyond Borders.
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 5th, 6-10pm
This Premier event is the most formal of the Festival, taking place inside the WGBH Television and Recording Studios in Boston. The evening opens with a one hour special access to VIPs. Special musical guests play a live show in the Calderwood Studio, and the VIP party continues in the VIP Lounge located in the Fraser Performance Studio.
Each Chef will be assigned a premium wine or one of a few very special craft beers, and will create their interpretation of a dish to pair with the beverage. Assignments will be made by September 1. All dishes and beverages are sample-sized portions to be plated and paired onsite. 600 attendees
CITY INSPECTION: 5pm
VIP Access only the first hour. General public enters at 7pm.
Weekends with yankee dinner- October 6th, TBD
Currently we have a few opportunities for sponsors, chefs and wineries to engage with a very exclusive audience at this seated dinner party. The event can be located at a partner brick and mortar, featuring special guests, or highlighting a special product or service. We can also create a unique experience for you and your members or clients.
To be announced...
artisan taste- october 7th, 3-9pm
Now a full-day, this signature Grand Tasting event has a multitude of activities for attendees, and opportunities for participating restaurants, beverage producers and partners, taking place on the WGBH Television and Recording Studio lot in Boston. The day includes:
This is a Grand Tasting event. All dishes and beverages are sample-sized. 1000 bites
CITY INSPECTION: 2pm
VIP Access only the first hour. General public enters at 4pm.
If you would like to be considered for the Culinary Stewardship Award, be sure to review those details and requirements.
Brunch Bar- october 8th, 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. Located on the WGBH Television and Recording Studio lot in Boston, the day includes:
This is a Grand Tasting event. All dishes and beverages are sample-sized and tend to be brunch-oriented. 600 bites
CITY INSPECTION: 10am
EVENT OPEN: 11am
ALL Vendors must clear out of event between 2-2:30 for next event.
FOOD FIGHT- october 8th, 5-8pm
The most casual of the events, but with just as much enthusiasm and a great turnout of Industry attendees. The Food Fight has a multitude of activities for attendees culminating in awarding one chef the title of champion, chosen by the crowd. Located on the WGBH Television and Recording Studio lot in Boston, the afternoon includes:
This is a fun and exciting competition event where the public votes on their favorite bite. All dishes are themed "international street food," and beverages are sample-sized pours. 600 bites
LOAD-IN: 3:00pm-4:00pm (You will not be able to enter before 3pm)
CITY INSPECTION: 4:30pm
EVENT OPEN: 5pm
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