Toast with friends and enjoy international cuisine this year at the 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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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.
The 2022 seminars have not been announced by Disney and will likely be cancelled for this year. Below are the events listed from the previous year to give you an idea of what happens each year at this event. Continue to check back for updates!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations Event Times:
The Culinary Demonstrations will take place on select Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30 P.M.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations 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
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
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
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 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
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!
How many countries does Epcot have?
There are 11 (eleven) countries in Epcot.
What are the countries in Epcot?
- America (United States)
- United Kingdom
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!
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.
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What are the best drinks at Epcot?
My top 5 must have alcoholic beverages are:
- Avocado Margarita from La Cava del Tequila in Mexico
- Mediterranean Journey for Spice Road Table in Morocco
- Leaping Leprechaun from Rose & Crown Pub in United Kingdom
- Apple Ice Wine from the Trading Post in Canada
- Tokyo Sunset from Kabuki Cafe in Japan
You can read more of the best drinks at Epcot here!
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from July 15th through the fall so be sure book your reservation today!
What festival culinary demonstrations are you looking forward to attending this year? Leave your comment below 🙂
Check out the articles below for more Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tips
- Complete Epcot Food and Wine Festival GUIDE
- Epcot Food and Wine Festival MENU
- Food and Wine Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
- Epcot Food and Wine Beverage Seminars Schedule
- 17 Amazing Flower & Garden Festival Tips
- Tips for Doing Walt Disney World on a Budget
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