INVITE TOP TALENT FOR QUALITY
Participation in the Classic is by invitation and application. Our executive committee reaches out to the best culinary talent in Cincinnati, the Midwest, and beyond to create a top notch experience for guests.
CELEBRATE CINCINNATI & MIDWEST FLAVOR
Surrounded by a rich agricultural belt, Cincinnati’s flavor profile is an innovative blend of Euro-Southern-Fresh. Add to that our Porkopolis heritage, history of fine dining, and Greek chili and you’ve got the makings for one twisted weekend.
CREATE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES
If the Food Network and Bravo Top Chef married and had a Cincinnati baby, it’d be this event. Sure, you’re going to eat. A lot. But you’ll also learn from and rub elbows with celebrity chefs in kitchens designed especially for CFWC. It’s a weekend of demos, competitions, wine and spirit seminars, book signings, and more.
When we invite movers and shakers to participate in CF+WC, they fall in love with Cincinnati. And then they tell others. It’s about shining a national spotlight on our city. Pictured here from 2014: Andrew Knowlton (Bon Appétit), Francis Lam (New York Times), and Keith Pandolfi (Saveur).
Just like when we gather around the table, life is better together sharing experiences, learning from one another, and laughing. The Classic is a two-day event designed to connect us to our community, and each other.
Love for CFWC
Anthony Lamas, Chef, Seviche“I have participated in the country’s best food and wine events and I was impressed with how smoothly everything was executed! I love Cincinnati and the food scene happening here.”
Dave Wondrich, Esquire Magazine"It was wonderful to see Cincinnati leveraging its rich history and all its culinary talent to such excellent effect. Great food, excellent drinks, friends, people, and much to discover."
Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit MagazineThe 2015 Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic was even bigger and boozier than last year! Take it from me, the food was killer."
John Gorham, Chef/Owner of Toro Bravo (Portland, OR)"Big thanks to the city of Cincinnati! What a warm, welcoming, hip city! Every place we went had so much great food. Any chefs out there, if you get invited to the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic, do yourself a favor and go."