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2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival -Sunday Brunch with the Chef

A woman with a microphone speaking to Chef Buddy Valastro in a demonstration kitchen containing a mixing machine and one of the chef’s cookbooks

Dine with a culinary TV personality and discover the secret ingredients to their success at the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

A plate of fruit and cheese

Brunch, Q&A and Exclusive Meet and Greet

Start your day in the most delicious way at our 2-hour event featuring a breakfast buffet and a distinguished, gourmet guest.

During this event, you’ll kick things off with a sparkling wine toast, enjoy an amazing spread of flavorful dishes—and listen to the celebrity guest dish out their favorite tips and tricks.

Plus, foodie fans are in for a fabulous pièce de résistance following brunch—a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with the guest of honor.

Event Details

  • World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
  • Select Sundays throughout the Festival
  • 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • $129 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Epcot admission required

2018 Dates and Special Guests

  • September 2: Richard Blais (Top Chef; owner of Trail Blais culinary company in California)
  • September 9: Jamie Deen (co-owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia)
  • September 16: Tiffani Thiessen (actress and author of Pull Up a Chair)
  • September 23: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (Chef/owner of Morimoto Restaurants, including Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs)
  • October 7: Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss; owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in New Jersey)
  • October 14: Art Smith (Top Chef; restaurateur behind Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs )
  • October 21: Geoffrey Zakarian (Iron Chef, Chopped and The Kitchen; restaurateur behind Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Florida)
  • October 28: Carla Hall (chef and author)
  • November 11: Alex Guarnaschelli (Iron Chef and Iron Chef Gauntlet; Executive Chef at Butter in New York City)

Please note: each event has one seating option. 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 cancelation without notice.

A couple enjoys food and wine at an outdoor table in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort

Making a Reservation Is Simple!

Beginning June 14, 2018, you can book your spot at this limited-time event.

For reservations, please check availability online or call (407) 939-3378. But don’t delay—the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018.

If you’re a Disney Vacation Club Member, you may book online or by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800.

Please note: advanced reservations are highly recommended, as this event fills up quickly. In addition, Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

ID Requirements to Purchase Alcoholic Beverages

Learn which type of identification you should bring to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages at any establishment in the state of Florida—including Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Alcohol will not be served to anyone who does not present valid identification upon request. The following forms of ID will be accepted as proof of age:

  • U.S. state driver’s license (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. state ID (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. military ID
  • Original passport
  • Copy of passport (either on paper or captured on a mobile device), along with a government-issued photo ID** that verifies the person and birth date shown on the copy
  • NEXUS card issued by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Canadian Guests only)

Please note: visitors from outside the United States are required to present both a valid passport and another form of government-issued photo identification from their country of origin.

For all questions concerning our identification requirements, please call (407) 939-6244. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

*U.S. territories include Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

**Foreign driver’s licenses or ID cards are not acceptable by themselves.

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