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Food Network Southern Food and Wine Festival at Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, July 31-Aug 2, 2009

Hit the road to Nashville, Tennessee this summer and see your favorite Food Network stars at the Food Network Southern Food & Wine Festival at Gaylord Opryland. This premiere event will be held at the popular hotel from July 31-August 2, 2009, and will include a variety of exhibitors, food and wine samplings, food competitions, plus live cooking seminars and exclusive opportunities to meet Food Network celebrity chefs including Alton Brown, Bobby & Jamie Deen and The Neelys.

A portion of the proceeds from the Wine Tastings will go to Women Rock For The Cure, a non-profit organization committed to fighting breast cancer by utilizing the passion, creativity and strength of the entertainment industry to find inspiring ways to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Greater Nashville, as well as creating awareness programs for men and women of all ages. www.womenrockforthecure.org

Dates: July 31 – August 2, 2009

Duration: 1, 2 or 3 nights

To Book: For package reservations, call 1-866-972-6779 or book online now.

Download Schedule of Events here.

Friday, July 31

  • 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Exhibit hall is open; click here for a detailed schedule. Click here if you are interested in an exhibitor application.
  • Starting at 10:00 a.m.: Slow Cooker Competition sponsored by Hamilton Beach. Click here for information on how to participate!
  • Starting at 11:00 a.m. and every hour on the hour through 7:00 p.m.: Food demonstrations by award-winning Gaylord Opryland chefs and other popular chefs featuring their signature recipes
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.: Celebrity Chef Cooking Seminar hosted by Bobby & Jamie Deen.
  • 7:30 p.m.: An Evening with Alton Brown - an exclusive private dinner tasting of "Tennessee's Tomatoes and Corn in All Their Glory." SOLD OUT
  • 7:30 p.m. Gaylord Opryland Chefs Present "A Tennessee Augustation" dinner at the Cascades Seafood Restaurant. A carefully selected five course dining experience featuring preparations of sustainable seafood, heritage meats and locally sourced seasonal ingredients paired with Tennessee libations. Prompt start time. Limited to only 40 people. Separate reservations required by calling 615-231-9101. $125 per person plus tax and gratuity.
  • 8:30 p.m.: Meet and greet reception with Bobby & Jamie Deen featuring recipes from their collection.

 

Saturday, August 1

  • 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Exhibit hall is open; click here for a detailed schedule.
  • Starting at 10:00 a.m.: Slow Cooker Competition sponsored by Hamilton Beach. Click here for information on how to participate!
  • Starting at 11:00 a.m. and every hour on the hour through 7:00 p.m.: Food demonstrations by award-winning Gaylord Opryland chefs and other popular chefs featuring their signature recipes.
  • 1:00 p.m.: "Craft Beers and Craft Food" afternoon sampling of five craft beers with local and national producers and five pub-inspired courses. Prompt start time. Limited to only 40 people. Separate reservations required by calling 615-231-9101. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity.
  • 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Celebrity Chef Cooking Seminar hosted by Alton Brown,
    host of Food Network's Good Eats.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Meet and greet reception with Alton Brown featuring recipes from his collection.
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.: Celebrity Chef Cooking Seminar hosted by The Neelys, hosts of Food Network's Down Home with The Neelys.
  • 7:30 p.m. "An Evening with Lucianno Castellio" from Banfi Winery as he tours us through Italy showcasing his wines and the cuisine of Ristorante Volare Executive Chef Jason Kroll. Prompt start time. Separate reservations required by calling 615-231-9101. $125 per person plus tax and gratuity.
  • 8:30 p.m.: Meet and greet reception with The Neelys featuring recipes from their collection.

 

Sunday, August 2

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Exhibit hall is open; click here for a detailed schedule.
  • Starting at 11:00 a.m. and every hour on the hour through 5:00 p.m.: Food demonstrations by award-winning Gaylord Opryland chefs and other popular chefs featuring their signature recipes.

 

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