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2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—Celebrity Chefs

Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli rests her chin on her hand

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Walt Disney World® Resort

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All Ages

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Join a “who’s who” of kitchen wizardry as celebrity chefs steal the show at the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Chef Michael Deardorff and Chef Wade Camerer

Parade of Epicurean Superstars

Roll out the red carpet when gourmet VIPs gather for a celebration of global cuisine!

Festival-goers are in for a really sweet treat as the world’s leading culinary experts converge at Epcot. From creating signature dishes at our many restaurants to sharing their top-notch tips and tricks during live demonstrations, these legends are sure to deliver a feast for the senses you won’t soon forget!

Please note that events for each chef varies, so be sure to check out the Festival calendar in the park for more details. In addition, all appearances are subject to cancelation or change without notice.

Pam Smith and Buddy Valastro in the kitchen at Epcot

Meet the Chefs

Catch your favorite mealtime maestros in action and send your taste buds soaring!

Pack your appetites for mouthwatering Festival events featuring celebrity chefs from television, entertainment and restaurants around the world—including Walt Disney World Resort:

World-Renowned Chefs & Personalities
  • Adam Mali
  • Alex Guarnaschelli*
  • Alex Seidel
  • Allen Susser
  • Andrea Robinson
  • Andrew Yeo
  • Art Smith*
  • Bob Waggoner
  • Brian & Shanna O'Hea
  • Brian Collaro – New!
  • Bronwen Weber
  • Buddy Valastro*
  • Camilo Velasco
  • Carla Hall*
  • Cathal Armstrong
  • Celina Tio
  • Chris Prosperi
  • Courtney Orwig
  • Dan Pashman – New!
  • Dana Herbert
  • Daniel Joly
  • David Guas
  • Dominique Macquet
  • Emily Ellyn
  • Fabrizio Schenardi
  • Fritz Sonnenschmidt
  • Geoffrey Zakarian*
  • Habteab Hamde
  • Huda Mu'min
  • Jamey Fader
  • Jamie Deen*
  • Jennifer Bushman
  • Jennifer Denlinger
  • Jennifer Hill Booker
  • Jeremy Ford
  • Jet Tila
  • Joe Murphy
  • John Rivers – New!
  • Jose Camey
  • Juliana Evans – New!
  • Justin Timineri
  • Justin Wangler – New!
  • Keegan Gerhard
  • Ken Vedrinski
  • Kim Yelvington
  • Lee Lucier
  • Maneet Chauhan
  • Masaharu Morimoto*
  • Matt Lewis
  • Matt Gennuso
  • Max McCalman
  • Mike Kravanis – New!
  • Mike Ward – New!
  • Pam Smith
  • Pascal Oudin
  • Rabii Saber
  • Richard Blais* – New!
  • Richard Capizzi
  • Robert Irvine
  • Rock Harper
  • Sally James
  • Sarah Fioroni
  • Scott Paul
  • Shaun O'Neale
  • Sheldon Simeon – New!
  • Steven Richard
  • Terry Letson
  • Tiffani Thiessen* – New!
  • Tony Mantuano

*These celebrity chefs will be participating in our Sunday Brunch with the Chef series.

Walt Disney World Chefs
  • Amanda Lauder
  • Amber Vega
  • Andrew Larkin
  • Andrew McCullough
  • Anthony Benacquisto
  • Anthony Marotta
  • Bayron Sagastume
  • Beatriz Candelario
  • Bill Clark
  • Candie Stone
  • Carlos Torres
  • Christine Weissman
  • Cinderella Riem
  • Crystal Saunders
  • Dale Reynolds
  • Damon Lauder
  • Dan Marozzi
  • Daniel Sicilia
  • Denny Roach
  • Deran Lanpher
  • Edward Mitchell
  • Eggie Ruiz
  • Eugene Schlienger
  • George Yiu
  • Gerardo Gonzalez-Quijada
  • Gina Greene
  • Glenn O'Brien
  • Gregg Hannon
  • Henry Smart
  • James O'Donnell
  • Jarrod Pearman
  • Jean-Marc Viallet
  • Jeff Barnes
  • Jerry Helminski
  • Jessi Sudsa-nguan
  • Joe Green
  • John State
  • Juan Paniagua
  • Julia Thrash
  • Kevin Chong
  • Kevin Downing
  • Kristine Farmer
  • Lorene Vanetti
  • Marco Chaves
  • Matt Avery
  • Michelle Kelly
  • Mikko Gruenzner
  • Nick Burton
  • Nick Crispino
  • Noah Estabrook
  • Noah French
  • Patrick Gribbin
  • Paul Katkowski
  • Paul Nichols
  • Peter Daledda
  • Rebeca Modia
  • Rob Alvarado
  • Roberto Rivera Otero
  • Sahib Bhatt
  • Scott Hunnel
  • Sergio Avila Favela
  • Thomas Massey
  • Tim Dixon
  • TJ Sudiswa
  • Valarie Enters
  • Yoly Lazo Colon

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Reminder: this is not a reservation.

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