Monday July 11, 2011
In 2007, Harrah’s Entertainment launched a two-day food and wine event called Toast to the Coast in Atlantic City. This event featured a handful of select chefs to participate in a series of intimate culinary events. Brought back in 2008, Toast to the Coast drew nearly 2,600 culinary enthusiasts for a fun and light-hearted weekend of food and wine in Atlantic City.
In 2009, the festival was redesigned and launched as the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central & South Jersey. What was once a two-day, intimate gathering quickly became a weekend-long feast of experiences, drawing close to 20,000 guests to a series of culinary-themed parties, tasting events, wine seminars and cooking classes and a weekend-long Grand Market.
2010 marked the first year in which the Festival partnered with the Food Network as its title sponsor, resulting in an incredibly successful inaugural year for the Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. Spanning across all four Caesars Entertainment properties, the Festival welcomed renowned Food Network chefs including Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, and Alex Guarnaschelli.
This year we are thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival taking place on July 28th- July 31st, with headlining chefs Sunny Anderson, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Pat and Gina Neely all returning to showcase their culinary talents. Hosted by Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s, the festival benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and will feature a series of highly anticipated events, including Guy Fieri’s Cheesesteak Battle, Restaurant Invasion with Robert Irvine, and Sweet & Stylish Hosted by Sunny Anderson.
I speak for the entire team when I say that we are excited to have you join us this summer at the Atlantic City shore for four days of fabulous foods, winning wines and celebrity chefs at the 2011 Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival.