Pig Island

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016 

Time: 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM

About the event: The Seventh Annual Pig Island returns this September. Featuring 25+ chefs creating the freshest and funkiest dishes from locally sourced hogs. Previous years’ dishes included glazed pork belly and peach on cold ramen, wood smoked pork pizza, pig head tacos, roasted pork sliders, crispy pig ear lettuce wraps and bacon banana bread with caramelized bacon. Keeping the focus on local, Pig Island also features a selection of New York State craft beer from Sixpoint and others, wine, artisan spirits and ciders all included in one general admission price. The Seventh Annual Pig Island benefits local farms, celebrates both award-winning and up-and-coming chefs, and great outdoor grilling. 

Where: Erie Basin Park; 1 Beard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Website and Tickets:

Share a Second Helping of Life

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016

About the event: Join New York City’s premier women chefs to celebrate SHARE’s 40th anniversary, and raise funds to help thousands affected by breast and ovarian cancers. The funds raised by A Second Helping of Life enable SHARE to provide free support services and education programs to thousands of women and their families. For four decades, SHARE has provided dedicated, experienced support, and in the last year alone, we touched 40,000 people with our programs. This year, join New York’s most accomplished women chefs to celebrate SHARE’s 40th Anniversary, and help ensure a bright future for SHARE!

Where: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers; 23rd Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY 10011 


Tickets: Visit

James Beard Taste of America New Orleans (2 Events)

Event 1: Dining Event Benefiting the James Beard Foundation

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016 

Time: 6:30 PM Cocktail & Tasting Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner

About the event: The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of New Orleans’s finest chefs. Then you’ll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Alex Guarnaschelli, Local Star Justin Devillier, Pastry Chef Brett Gauthier, and Host Chef Eric Damidot. We’re bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans; 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113



Event 2: Sur La Table, Join Us For A Day Of Free Culinary Events 

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

About the event: Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family. At 12:00 PM, Alex Guarnaschelli will be doing a Cooking Demo followed by a Book Signing. 

Where: Perkins Rowe; 10202 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


*Note: Kitchen space is limited for chef demonstrations. They will begin taking reservations on Friday, September 9, 2016. Please check back then for RSVP instructions and further updates.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Lemon NYC 2016

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

About the event: Lemon: NYC is a memorable and exclusive culinary event benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. The event will be hosted by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of the Food Network and Butter Restaurant. Lemon: NYC brings together over 20 superstar chefs under one roof to prepare their signature dishes for a limited number of guests. Located in the Metropolitan Pavilion in the heart of Chelsea, guests have the opportunity to try innovative tasting plates prepared by top chefs from across the country. In addition to the delicious food and fabulous auctions, Liz & Jay Scott, parents of founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott, will share the story of how Alex and her lemonade stands inspired a national fundraising movement leading to innovative childhood cancer research. Since it started, Lemon:NYC has helped to raise well over $1 million to help fight childhood cancer.  A huge thank you goes out to the chefs and attendees that have made this possible!

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion; 125 W 18th Street, New York, NY 10011



Desert Trip: Coacella Concert Dinners in Northern California

Date(s): Friday, October 7th and Sunday, October 16th 2016

Time: 2:00 PM both days

About the events: This concert event kicks off Friday night, October 7 with The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and His Band, followed on Saturday night, October 8 by Paul McCartney and Neil Young + Promise of the Real, with the weekend coming to a close on Sunday night, October 9 with Roger Waters and The Who. The weekend will feature over 30 culinary masterminds including Marcus Samuelsson, Curtis Stone, Scott Conant, Dominique Ansel, Daniel Humm, Ludo Lefebvre, Michael Mina, Dominique Crenn, Michael Voltaggio, Alex Guarnaschelli, Dean Ferring and more. Concert-goers will experience exceptional food, wine and craft beer from the best restaurants, chefs, mixologist and world-renowned winemakers. 

Where: Empire Polo Club; 81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA  92201



New York City Wine and Food Festival

Event 1: A Dinner with Giada De Laurentiis and Alex Guarnaschelli

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

About the event: Don’t miss this unforgettable dinner with two beloved Food Network powerhouses, Giada De Laurentiis and Alex Guarnaschelli. You’ll wine and dine with two of your favorite stars as they prepare a delicious meal showcasing their mutual love for local, seasonal ingredients and Mediterranean flavors. Join us for a special evening to see these two legendary ladies combine forces on the 51st Floor of the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, New York City’s third tallest skyscraper, for a one-of-a-kind NYCWFF experience!

Wine pairings will be provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of New York.

Where: Bank of America Building; One Bryant Park at West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue

Website and Tickets:

Event 2: Food Fight with Guy Fieri

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM

About the event: Join NYCWFF for an epic late-night party with Food Network rock star Guy Fieri! Food Fight is part Jeopardy, part Family Feud for the culinary world – a star-studded, interactive, late-night live trivia game hosted by Fieri himself. You’ll get the chance to sip and savor throughout the evening and watch your favorite Food Network & Cooking Channel stars team up to go head-to-head in a trivia battle featuring Pressure Cooker Challenges and surprises that will keep everyone on their feet. Only one team can reign supreme, and you won’t want to miss their journey to the boiling point at NYCWFF!

Where: Samsung 837; 837 Washington Street at West 13th Street

Website and Tickets:

Event 3: Rooftop Chopped

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

About the event: We’re bringing your favorite culinary competition to life with a special Rooftop Chopped Event. Food Network’s Chopped is taking over Pier 92 for a larger-than-life version of the popular competitive cooking series, complete with all your favorite Chopped cast members including Ted Allen, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian and more! In a nod to the series’ unique challenges, we’ve tasked each of the chef participants with preparing a creative and delicious appetizer, entree or dessert to try and impress the judges – and YOU! Guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite bites of the night to determine whose dish shines the brightest and whose dish is on the chopping block!

Where: Pier 92; 52nd Street and West Side Highway

Website and Tickets:

Epcot Food and Wine Festival: “What’s Cookin’ With…” Alex Guarnaschelli

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

About the event: A Spectacular Celebration of Global Cuisines, Music & More. The International Food and Wine Festival will play host to seminars, tasting events and sumptuous dinners overseen by top Disney Chefs as well as renowned guest Chefs. “What’s Cookin’ With…” features some of the country’s top celebrity chefs will begin the morning with a delightful plated brunch and sparkling wine toast. The fun starts with a demo, and the chefs answer questions from the audience and share secrets of their successes. The brunch is on select Fridays and Sundays at 10 a.m.

Where: Epcot World Showcase; Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830

Website and Tickets: