2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations

Toast with friends and enjoy international cuisine this year at the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations.

Guests of the festival are in for a delicious treat.

If you’re going this year, then you will be able to participate in a 45-minute culinary demonstration where you can get quick tips and tricks for preparing savory dishes.

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tour (2016)

The seminars take place in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion – between United Kingdom and Canada

The cost is $19 per person (tax included). You can book your reservations when the phone lines open: 407/WDW-FEST (407-939-3378).

Don’t procrastinate because reservations do book up quickly.

2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations Event Times:

  • Select Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30 P.M.

2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations Schedule

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations with Belgium waffle covered with chocolate and whip cream
Belgium Waffle

August Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019

12:30 PM / Pastry Alicia Sherrill Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019

12:30 PM / Vegetarian Nanor Harboyan, Featuring the National Watermelon Promotion Board California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

September Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

12:30 PM / Pastry Vincenzo Vaccaro Italy Pavilion, Epcot®

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

12:30 PM / Beef Scott Paul BelGioioso® Cheese, Green Bay, WI

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

12:30 PM / Chicken Pam Smith Shaping America’s Plate and P.S. Flavor!™, Orlando, FL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

12:30 PM / Seafood Sean Miller, Featuring the National Watermelon Promotion Board Trail’s End Restaurant, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

12:30 PM / Pastry Keegan Gerhard D Bar Restaurants, Denver, CO

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

12:30 PM / Shrimp Allen Susser Chef Allen’s Consulting, Hollywood, FL

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October Schedule

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019

12:30 PM / Vegetarian Mette Dahlgaard Jensen Gemyse at Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019

12:30 PM / Pastry Richard Capizzi Lincoln Ristorante, New York, NY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019

12:30 PM / Pork Candie Stone, Featuring Boursin® Cheese Cinderella’s Royal Table, Magic Kingdom® Park

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019

12:30 PM / Chicken & Shellfish Ken Kamimura Japan Pavilion, Epcot®

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019

12:30 PM / Pastry Crystal Saunders, Featuring Burton’s Maple Syrup Epcot® Central Bakery

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Demonstrations
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fun!

November Schedule

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

12:30 PM / Beef Ashley Coggins & Jessica Tantalo East End Market, Orlando, FL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

12:30 PM / To be announced! Denny Roach, Featuring Boursin® Cheese Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

12:30 PM / Shrimp Anthony Lamas Seviche, Louisville, KY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019

12:30 PM / Beef Samad Benzari Morocco Pavilion, Epcot®

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019

12:30 PM / Pastry Valarie Enters Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort

You can download and print the complete 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations schedule here!

Please note: Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 years of age and older. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

What to Know Before You Go

Epcot Food and Wine Festival with Mickey Mouse in front of Space Earth Globe
Epcot Theme Park

How much does Epcot cost?

A one-day REGULAR season Epcot ticket starts at $109* (prices do fluctuate based on the season).

What are the Best Rides at Epcot for Adults

  • Soarin Around the World
  • Living with the Land
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • Mission Space
  • Frozen Ever After

Read the full guide to doing Epcot the grown-up way!

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival one-day itinerary with colorful topiary.

How many countries does Epcot have?

There are 11 (eleven) countries in Epcot.

What are the countries in Epcot?

  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • America (United States)
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada

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Do you need a separate ticket for Epcot Food and Wine?

You do not need an additional ticket to participate in the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

If you plan on doing any of the special dining experiences, then you will have to pay additional fee.

Can you use snack credits at Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

You sure can!

The snack credit can be used for most food items under $5.49. Simple snacks include pastries, ice cream bars, water bottles and soda.

Learn more ways on how to maximize your Disney Dining Plan here!

Mediterranean Journey at Epcot
Mediterranean Journey at Epcot’s Spice Road Table

Where are the best places to have a drink Epcot?

Like everywhere in the park and I mean that.

Nothing else needs to follow…

I will say that Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion and La Cava Del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion are the absolute best places to chill and enjoy a drink.

If it’s not too crowded.

Have Your Drinking Around the World at Epcot Passport Handy

Don’t get overwhelmed trying to plan your perfect route around World Showcase. You already have enough to worry about for your Disney vacation.

Get your Drinking Around the World Passport to help you keep track of your progress of the best drinks in Epcot.

Grab your own copy below!

Drinking Around the World Epcot Passport
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What are the best drinks at Epcot?

My top 5 must have alcoholic beverages are:

  1. Avocado Margarita from La Cava del Tequila in Mexico
  2. Mediterranean Journey for Spice Road Table in Morocco
  3. Leaping Leprechaun from Rose & Crown Pub in United Kingdom
  4. Apple Ice Wine from the Trading Post in Canada
  5. Tokyo Sunset from Kabuki Cafe in Japan

You can read more of the best drinks at Epcot here!

Final Thoughts

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 29th through November 23rd 2019 so be sure book your reservation today!

What festival culinary demonstrations are you looking forward to attending this year? Leave your comment below 🙂

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations Schedule with World Showcase Lagoon in the background...
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

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