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A Look at the Culinary Demonstrations for the 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival


Learn from some of the world’s most celebrated chefs while cooking up a new dish!

During each 45-minute demonstration, renowned culinary guests will impart years of kitchen wisdom while whipping up a special delicious dish. Attendees can collect tips and tricks to sharpen their skills, as well as savor the exquisite flavors at each presentation. Let's take a look at the event details and the schedule for the 2018 culinary demos.


Event Details:

  • Location: Festival Center Stage

  • Days: Monday through Saturday at 12:30 PM

  • Price: $17 per Guest, plus tax

  • Dates: Select Dates August 30 to November 12, 2018.

  • Reservations Open: June 14, 2018

To Make Reservations: Please check availability online or call (407) 939-3378.

If you’re a Disney Vacation Club Member, you may book online or by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800.


Note: Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket, but is required. Alcoholic beverages are not included or served during demonstrations. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.


Schedule:

You can see an organized schedule here or you can browse the list below.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 

12:30 PM/Vegetarian  

Valarie Enters 

Golden Oak Summerhouse, Walt Disney World Resort

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork

Courtney Orwig 

Haven, Tampa, FL


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2018 

12:30 PM/Veal  

Joe Green 

Sunshine Seasons, Epcot 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef  

Faithy Harris-Dowdell 

Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant - Animal Kingdom

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pastry

Juliana Evans 

Graciously Sweet, Brooksville, FL 


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork  

Carlos Torres 

Park Event Operations, Walt Disney World


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2018 

12:30 PM/Chicken

Enrique Vilaro 

Askershus Royal Banquet Hall, Epcot 


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef

Jennifer Denlinger 

Valencia College – Poinciana Campus

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2018 

2:30 PM/Lamb

Heather McPherson, Pam Brandon & Katie Farmand 

Good Catch, Orlando, FL


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork

Juan Paniagua 

Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom Park 


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 

12:30 PM/Oxtail

Jose Camey 

Boca, Winter Park, FL

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork

Michelle Kelly 

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pastry  

Crystal Saunders 

Epcot Central Bakery


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish  

Sally James 

Australis Barramundi, Sydney, Australia 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish  

Sally James 

Australis Barramundi, Sydney, Australia


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 

12:30 PM/Duck  

Candie Stone 

Cinderella’s Royal Table, Magic Kingdom

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 

12:30 PM/Lamb

Samad Benzari  

Morocco Pavilion, Epcot


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 

12:30 PM/Duck

Andrew Yeo 

The Miami Beach Edition, Miami, FL


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 

12:30 PM/Scallops  

Huda Mu’min 

Chef Huda’s Kitchen, Oxon Hill, MD 


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 

2:30 PM/Beef  

Shanna & Brian O’Hea 

Academe at the Kennebunk Inn, Kennebunk, ME 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 

2:30 PM/Pastry  

Kim Yelvington 

Bern’s Steakhouse & Chocolate Pi, Tampa, FL

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef  

John Rivers 

4 Rivers Smokehouse, Winter Park, FL 


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 

12:30 PM/Lobster  

Allen Susser 

Chef Allen’s, Hollywood, FL 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 

12:30 PM/TBA

Melissa Maldonado featuring Boursin® Cheese 

Park Event Operations, Walt Disney World

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pastry  

Vincenzo Vaccaro 

Italy Pavilion, Epcot 


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork  

TBD - Check back soon! 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pastry

Emily Ellyn 

Emily Ellyn Productions, Orlando, FL


MONDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2018 

12:30 PM/Shrimp  

Brian Collaro 

Whole Foods Market, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef

Patrick Gribbin 

Coral Reef Restaurant, Epcot 


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pastry  

Keegan Gerhard 

D Bar, Denver, CO 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2018 

12:30 PM/Crab  

Jamey Fader 

Lola, Denver, CO 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork  

Celina Tio 

The Belfry, Kansas City, MO 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2018 

12:30 PM/Veal

Adam Mali 

Executive Chef, Facebook, San Francisco, CA 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef  

Sheldon Simeon 

Tin Roof & Lineage, Kahului, HI 


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish

Mike Ward 

ChefMikeWard.com, Toronto, ON 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018 

12:30 PM/Duck  

Terry Letson 

Fumé Bistro & Bar, Napa, CA 


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork  

Cathal Armstrong 

Kaliwa, Washington DC

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish  

Dominique Maquet 

Macquet Restaurant Concept, New Orleans, LA 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef  

Pascal Oudin 

Pascal’s On Ponce, Coral Gables, FL 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pastry    

Joe Murphy 

Dean & DeLuca, New York, NY 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish  

Lee Lucier 

Fish Casual Coastal Seafood, Hilton Head, SC


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 

12:30 PM/Scallops

Bayron Sagastume 

The Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom Park 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 

12:30 PM/Veal  

Fabrizio Schenardi 

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World  

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef

Glenn O’Brien 

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish

Jennifer Bushman 

Verlasso Salmon®, Patagonia 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork  

Fritz Sonnenschmidt 

Cutco Cutlery®, Olean, NY


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish  

Fritz Sonnenschmidt 

Cutco Cutlery, Olean, NY 


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 

12:30 PM/Duck  

Robert Rivera Otero 

Jungle Skipper Canteen, Magic Kingdom 


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pastry  

Bill Clark 

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Bakery 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 

12:30 PM/Lobster

Steven Richard  

Paddlefish, Disney Springs


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef  

TJ Sudiswa 

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef

Edward Mitchell 

Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom Park

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018 

12:30 PM/Chicken

Aphisek Yongsirikun 

Japan Pavilion, Epcot  


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 

12:30 PM/TBA  

Rebecca Modia featuring Boursin® Cheese 

Park Event Operations, Walt Disney World Resort


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish

Justin Timineri 

Fresh from Florida, Tallahassee, FL


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2018 

12:30 PM/Shrimp  

Justin Timineri 

Fresh from Florida, Tallahassee, FL 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2018 

12:30 PM/Charcuterie  

Scott Paul 

BelGioioso® Cheese, Green Bay, WI 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef

Scott Paul 

BelGioioso® Cheese, Green Bay, WI 


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork  

Tony Mantuano 

Terralina Crafted Italian, Disney Springs

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2018 

12:30 PM/Lobster  

Alex Seidel 

Fruition and Mercantile, Lakewood, CO 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2018 

12:30 PM/Lamb  

Matt Gennuso 

Chez Pascal & the Wurst Kitchen, Providence, RI 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2018 

12:30 PM/Pork

Jet Tila 

Food Network, Los Angeles, CA


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 

12:30 PM/Fish

Chris Prosperi 

Metro Bis, Simsbury, CT


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 

12:30 PM/Beef  

Alex Guarnaschelli 

Butter, New York, NY


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