Events

Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO ALL NWF EVENTS.   VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

Culinary Tent

The NWF Culinary Tent is home to food sampling, cooking demonstrations,  libations, shopping and entertainment. Our interactive tent is host to live cooking demos from some of the NWF’s local, regional and national chefs; exhibitors and vendors offering artisan food samples; book-signings by major wine critics, chefs and authors; and engaging activations.

Tickets to the NWF Culinary Tent Events will go on sale on January 16, 2018.

Here is a sample of the evets offered in 2017. Please check back in January 2018 to see the schedule of events for 2018 and to purchase tickets.

Harbor Breakfast - Friday The perfect beginning to your day on the island! Wake up with music by the City Winery Marching Band and a fresh cup of coffee, a Bloody Mary featuring Tito’s Vodka or a Champy Mimosa! Enjoy live demonstrations with our celebrity chefs on the culinary stage. Breakfast includes an omelet bar, cheeses, pastries, gourmet bagels, fresh juices and artisan vendors. Join chef and cooking instructor Annie Copps as she emcees the morning and introduces the chef talent. There is plenty to get you fueled for your big day of NWF events! Cooking Demonstrations Include:  Chef Carolyn Johnson of 80 Thoreau and Chef Jody Adams of TRADE.

Culinary Tent All-Access Pass - Friday The All-Access Culinary Tent Pass gives you admission to Harbor Breakfast and the Culinary Marketplace on Friday. For a one-time fee, you can come and go as you please all day long! Start your day off right with The Harbor Breakfast. Enjoy a Bloody Mary brought to you by Tito’s Vodka or a Mimosa as the NWF Chefs provide you with an incredible variety of breakfast delicacies.  Enjoy freshly baked breads, pastries and gourmet bagels, along with fresh brewed coffee, teas, and juices.  Don't miss the omelet bar hosted by culinary students from Nantucket and the Greater Boston area, and artisan samples from local and regional vendors.  Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite breakfast recipes. Join chef and cooking instructor Annie Copps as she emcees the morning and introduces the chef talent. In the afternoon, visit Culinary Marketplace for an afternoon of cooking demonstrations, food sampling, libations, shopping and entertainment. Our interactive tent is host to live cooking demos from some of the NWF’s local, regional and national chefs; exhibitors and vendors offering artisan food samples; book-signings by major wine critics, chefs and authors; and engaging activations along with live music by the City Winery Marching Band all day long!Culinary Demonstrations Include: Chef Carolyn Johnson of 80 Toreau, Chef Jody Adams of TRADE, Chef Barbara Lynch of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Chef Jeremy Sewall of Row 34 and Island Creek Oyster Bar and Chef Karen Akunowicz of Myers + Chang.

Culinary Marketplace - Friday Step inside a culinary oasis for an afternoon of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and entertainment. Enjoy a glass of Château Minuty or Château D'Esclans Rosé while you enjoy the music from the City Winery Marching Band!Cooking Demonstrations Include: Chef Barbara Lynch of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Chef Jeremy Sewall of Row 34 and Island Creek Oyster Bar and Chef Karen Akunowicz of Myers + Chang. 

Culinary Tent All-Access - Saturday The All-Access Culinary Tent Pass gives you admission to Harbor Breakfast and the Culinary Marketplace on Saturday. For a one-time fee, you can come and go as you please all day long! Start your day off right with The Harbor Breakfast. Enjoy a Bloody Mary brought to you by Tito’s Vodka or a Mimosa as the NWF Chefs provide you with an incredible variety of breakfast delicacies.  Enjoy freshly baked breads, pastries and gourmet bagels, along with fresh brewed coffee, teas, and juices.  Don't miss the omelet bar hosted by culinary students from Nantucket and the Greater Boston area, and artisan samples from local and regional vendors.  Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite breakfast recipes. Join chef and cooking instructor Annie Copps as she emcees the morning and introduces the chef talent. In the afternoon, visit Culinary Marketplace for an afternoon of cooking demonstrations, food sampling, libations, shopping and entertainment. Our interactive tent is host to live cooking demos from some of the NWF’s local, regional and national chefs; exhibitors and vendors offering artisan food samples; book-signings by major wine critics, chefs and authors; and engaging activations along with live music from the City Winery Marching Band all day long! Culinary Demonstrations include: Celebrity Chef Linkie Marais, Chef Brian Mercury of Oak + Rowan, Chef Terence Feury of Forty 1° North, Chef Neil Hudson of Bartlett's Farm and Chef Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique.

Harbor Breakfast - Saturday The perfect beginning to your day on the island! Wake up with music by the City Winery Marching Band, a fresh cup of coffee, a Bloody Mary featuring Tito’s Vodka or a Champy Mimosa! Enjoy live demonstrations with our celebrity chefs on the culinary stage. Breakfast includes an omelet bar, cheeses, pastries, gourmet bagels, fresh juices and artisan vendors. Join chef and cooking instructor Annie Copps as she emcees the morning and introduces the chef talent. There is plenty to get you fueled for your big day of NWF events! Cooking Demonstrations Include: Chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Company and Chef Brian Mercury of Oak + Rowan.

Culinary Marketplace - Saturday Step inside a culinary oasis for an afternoon of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and entertainment. Enjoy a glass of Château Minuty or Château D'Esclans Rosé while you enjoy the music from the City Winery Marching Band!Cooking Demonstrations Include: Chef Terence Feury of Forty 1° North, Chef Neil Hudson of Bartlett's Farm and Chef Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique.

Bon Voyage! NWF Last Hurrah The party isn’t over yet.... Stop by the Culinary Tent for last tastes of the island! Beer, spirits, rehydration and amazing food from our RockStar Chefs José Enrique, Jose Enrique San Juan PR and Nantucket's own Brandt Gould from Atlas It’s been a long five days of fun… join us to bid adieu to our chefs, sommeliers, vintners and festival friends.