2017 Chef Highlight Series

Join us in experiencing delectable fare prepared by the best chefs in the region!  This year, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival brings you the Chef Highlight Series to introduce you to ten of the most talented as they give demonstrations of their renown gourmet dishes.  Keep up this season as these gourmet cooks give you tips and information straight from their kitchens and careers.  
We are looking for local individuals, as well as regionally or nationally-known chefs, with culinary talent to present 30-minute demonstrations during the Festival (Fri. & Sat.)  Interested chefs may select their own recipe, preferably something worldly that can be shared in sample form with visitors. Featured chefs are responsible for describing their recipe and cooking techniques to the visitors and providing food supplies to complete the recipes. Cook-top burners are provided.

In return for your participation, we will promote your appearance (with name and business included) in our printed Festival program and on our web site.  You will also have the ability to distribute printed materials (business cards, pamphlets, etc.) advertising your business during your demonstration. A $400 fee will reserve the Lucky Seven and get you scheduled to participate.  
Here's the LUCKY SEVEN...The Chef Highlight Series gives each participant
1. One full week of social media distribution through all channels.
2. One full profile on festival program app with external links to chef sites.
3. One week booking with related airtime in the (a) VIP Tent for Downtown Live After Five - or - (b) WLOS Carolina Kitchen segment.
4. Segment inclusion in articles released to over 50 media outlets leading up to event.
5. One hour allotment for cooking demo on Friday or Saturday.
6. Two guest tickets to the event for date of cooking demo
7. A gift certificate from our Chef Highlight Series sponsor.
In 2017 Asheville is the number one “New Top Cities for Wine in the United States” by the Travel Chanel. 

The 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival was named as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Southern Living listed Asheville among the “Tastiest Towns in the South.”




















Four-course Beer Dinner featuring Highland Brewing Company


March 22 | 6:00 PM | 48 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801


$70.00 ($73.44 w/service fee)    Price is Per Person: Dinner, Beer, Tax & Gratuity Included


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Come home to Chestnut with Highland Brewing Company! Few know that Highland Brewing was founded in the same building that now houses Asheville's beloved Chestnut Restaurant.


Help us greet Spring with Chef Joe Mitchell's locally focused menu, featuring Hickory Nut Gap meats and the latest beer and ale creations from Highland Brewing Company: New Highland IPA, Kinsman Mocha Stout infused with Cinnamon, Chipotle, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs, Saw Whet Saison & their staple Gaelic Ale.


Spring home to Chestnut...the Reception begins at 6:00pm, and a four-course dinner to follow.


We hope you'll join us!


About Highland Brewing Company:
"We want to be the brewery of choice in the Southeast. To achieve that goal, we believe it takes more than great beer. With each new hire, it doesn't take long to learn Oscar's mantra: Honesty, integrity and respect. Nothing about beer, not specifically. But the larger ideals that lead to great beer - caring about how it's made, caring for the people involved, from the grain farmer to the mom at the grocery store. Operating within these lines gives rise to a culture around a product. A culture that is sustainable for our employees, our customers and our environment."






Feb. 11 | 6:00 PM | 19 Wall St

Come join Chef James Grogan & Fair Game Beverage Co. at MG Road for a wintry après ski style dinner. Chef Grogan will cook a 4-course warming hunter's dinner paired with cocktails crafted from Fair Game's high quality line of fortified wines & spirits.

The night will kick off at 6pm with a cocktail hour (cash bar) with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. At 7pm, we'll sit down as the dinner begins.

RESERVATIONS      Feb. 11 | 6:00 PM | MG Road at 19 Wall St, Asheville

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Spnsored by the Asheville Wine and Food Festival, MG Road and Fair Game Beverage Co.


Addison Farms Valentine's Wine Dinner Feb 13

We are excited to announce our first wine dinner of the year, our third annual Perfect Pairings at 7p on Saturday 13 February. We have our good friend and very talented chef Corey Marino returning for this event. Take a look at Plough to Pantry, highlighting Corey in this piece from the most recent issue. 

Reservations are limited; you can book yours here. Corey is creating a multiple course dinner that will delight our guests on this special evening. As an added bonus, we are going to do a limited release of our 2013 Cabernet Franc, available only to Perfect Pairings attendees. We do not expect to actually release this wine until this summer! 



Guests will get to enjoy the stunning fall vineyard and mountain views as they dine in the vineyard. Addison Farms Vineyard is located in the farming community of Sandy Mush in Leicester, NC and they recently received a nice mention on NYTimes.com for their exclusive fall farms and artisans tour package with the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/travel/in-asheville-a-fall-tour-that-includes-farms- and-wine.html

Contact: Terri Wells - Addison Farms Vineyard terri@addisonfarms.net - 828-712-7735