Monday, July 2, 2018

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2018 Headliners

The 8th Annual Greenwich Wine+Food Festival!

Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, located at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT, is a multi-day event celebrating the area’s rich culinary landscape and showcasing innovation in the food and beverage industries. Year-to-year, it will benefits multiple charitable organizations, including Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Greenwich Parks & Recreation Fund, and more. 

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo will welcome returning chefs Adam Richman and Mary Giuliani, who will join previously announced chefs Scott Conant and Alex Guarnaschelli.  

The 2018 event takes place September 21-22 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.

In addition to Celebrity Chefs and the Grand Tasting and multiple competitions, each year the festival features amazing entertainment, such as 2017's Train, 2016's Ziggy Marley, 2015's Little Big Town...

and this year the festival headliner features

Tim McGraw!

The lineup of celebrity chefs continues to grow. Festival favorite Adam Richman, beloved for his Travel Channel series “Man v. Food,” will return to lead a culinary demonstration, mingle with guests at a book signing and host the ever-popular Burger Battle. He’ll be joined by celebrity caterer and author Mary Giuliani, executive chef and author Kevin Des Chenes, and celebrated chef and educator Lindsay Perkins.

Here's a list of the celebrity chefs to date!

 Daniel Boulud
Alex Guarnashelli
Adam Richman
Scott Conant
Mary Giulani
Kevin Des Chenes
Lindsay Perkins
Brian Reilly
Luke Veneer
Bill Taibe
Matt Storch
Robin Selden
Debra Ponzek
Stephen Lewandowski
Geoff Lazlo
Rui Correia
Franco Arturo Camacho
Mogan Anthony
Stavros Karipides
Carlos Baez
Mike Pietrafeso
Steve Maronian
Lisa Maronian
Ian Vest
Brad Spence
Jes Benston
Nick Martshenko
Samantha Benjamin

Suni Unger, “We are thrilled to announce this strong lineup of award-winning chefs. Their passion for their craft shows in everything they do at the festival, from culinary demonstrations to interacting with foodie guests,” added Unger. 

The 2018 Most Innovative Chefs, who will be announced in the coming weeks, and the Festival Ambassador Chefs, who have lent not only their culinary talent but also their enthusiasm for food to the Festival over the years, will provide their gourmet cuisine at the Opening Night Master Chef Wine Dinner, which will honor Alex Guarnaschelli for her innovation and substantial contributions to the culinary world, and welcome Scott Conant and Richman as special guests. Ambassador Chefs will also prepare an exceptional dinner for VIP ticket holders on Saturday.

 This year’s Ambassador Chefs include:

•Mogan Anthony (Village Social) (Friday)
•Jes Bengtson (Terrain Cafe) (Saturday)
•Carlos Baez (The Spread / El Segundo) (Saturday)
•Arturo Franco Camacho (Shell & Bones Oyster Bar / Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill) (Saturday)
•Rui Correia (Douro) (Friday)
•Stavros Karipides (Famous Greek Kitchen) (Saturday)
•Geoff Lazlo (Geoff Lazlo Catering) (Saturday)
•Stephen Lewandowski (Harlan Social / Harlan Publick) (Saturday)
•Lisa & Steve Maronian (Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes) (Friday)
•Nick Martschenko (South End / South End Uncorked) (Friday)
•Mike Pietrafeso (Ada's Kitchen & Coffee / Roost) (Saturday)
•Debra Ponzek (Aux Delices) (Friday)
•Brian Reilly (Mecha Noodle Bar) (Saturday)
•Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering) (Friday)
•Brad Spence (Amis Trattoria) (Saturday)
•Matt Storch (Match / Match Burger Lobster / nom-eez) (Friday)
•Bill Taibe (The Whelk / Kawa Ni / Jesup Hall) (Saturday)
•Luke Venner (Elm) (Friday)
•Ian Vest (Back 40 Kitchen / Mill Street Bar and Table) (Friday)

Tickets for the Festival  are available at or by calling 203.588.1363.

Also available are tickets to the Opening Night Master Chef Wine Dinner, Saturday All Day Pass-(General & VIP). 

The festival weekend will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.


Greenwich Wine + Food celebrates community, charity, food, beverage and more in the Connecticut and New York area with multiple events throughout the year, including theGreenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo, the Serendipity Golf Classic presented by Pure Leaf Iced Tea, and the Serendipity Fun Run presented by Aquafina. The 2018 beneficiaries include the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation and Ment’or. Greenwich Wine + Food is a part of Unger Media. 

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The Greenwich 2018 Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo is a multi-day event celebrating the area’s rich culinary landscape and showcasing innovation in the food and beverage industries. It will benefit multiple charitable organizations including the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation and Ment’or. Sponsors to date include 90+ Cellars, Alfa Romeo, Budweiser, Coldwell Banker, Don Julio, Empire City Casino, Filippo Berio, Hospital For Special Surgery, Hotel Zero Degrees, Ketel One, Kim Crawford, Lifewtr, Meiomi, NuKitchens, Pepsi Zero, PepsiCo, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Rudy’s Limousine Service, Ruffino, Serendipity, Stamford Marriott, Stella Artois, Unger Media, Westy Self Storage and Whole Foods.*  For more information, visit

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