Your guide to the 2016 Disney California Food & Wine Festival

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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Your Guide to the 2016 Disney California Food & Wine Festival

The 2016 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival runs April 1 through May 1, and features a variety of tasting opportunities, beverage seminars, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances and performances by featured artists. To help you plan your visits and navigate the event, we've created this guide with menus, prices and schedules for the Festival. Bookmark this page for easy reference when you're in the park—bon appétit!

Go directly to: Festival Marketplace Menus | Tasting Passport | DCA Restaurant Menus | Celebrity Kitchen schedule | Wine, Beer and Spirit seminars | Culinary demonstrations | Lifestyle Seminars | Festival Artists schedule



The 2016 Food & Wine Festival runs through May 1. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Festival Marketplace Menus

Special dishes created for the Food & Wine Festival, and available at the eight new standalone Marketplace booths located throughout Disney California Adventure park.

LAstyle

  • Chilled ahi poke with avocado crème and wakame salad, topped with sesame tuile - $7.00
  • Pork belly bao taco with pickled vegetables - $6.50
  • Milk chocolate caramel tart with almond brittle and sea salt - $4.25
  • Tangent, Grenache blanc, Edna Valley - $5.00
  • Mellowood Vineyards, Syrah, El Dorado County - $7.00


Chilled ahi poke with avocado crème and wakame salad, topped with sesame tuile. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Pork belly bao taco with pickled vegetables. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Vineyard

  • Cabernet flight - $16.00
  • Chardonnay flight - $14.00
  • Pinot noir flight - $19.00
  • Wine and cuvée by the glass


A variety of wines are available by the glass at The Vineyard booth. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Wine Country

  • Zinfandel-braised wagyu beef with creamy polenta and spring pea puree - $8.00
  • Roasted yellow beets and purple haze goat cheese with baby greens, green ver jus, sultanas, and cashews - $5.50
  • Blackberry tart with rosemary vanilla bean crème fraîche and a cabernet wine glaze - $4.00


Zinfandel-braised wagyu beef with creamy polenta and spring pea puree. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

¡Viva Fresca!

  • Fried shrimp soft taco with pickled red onion-jalapeno, queso fresco and avocado-lime crèma - $6.50
  • Anaheim chile and roasted cauliflower furrito with Jack cheese and avocado-lime crèma - $4.25
  • Strawberry mango agua fresca (non-alcoholic) - $4.25
  • Tecate Michelada - $8.00

Gold Rush

  • Triple cheese mac with smoked chicken featuring fontina, cheddar, and gouda cheeses - $6.00
  • Artichoke chips with spicy aioli - $5.00
  • Apple bacon whoopie pie with maple cream cheese icing and bacon brittle - $3.75
  • Flower Field Lemonade (non-alcoholic) - $4.25
  • MacMurray Ranch, Pinot noir, Russian River Valley - $8.00
  • Zaca Mesa, Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley - $5.00


Triple cheese mac with smoked chicken featuring fontina, cheddar, and gouda cheeses. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Artichoke chips with spicy aioli . Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Brewhouse

  • Southern California beer flight - $12.25
  • Northern California beer flight - $11.25
  • Craft beers by the glass


Craft beers are available as flights and by the glass at The Brewhouse. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Farm

  • Grilled beef tenderloin slider with chimichurri sauce - $7.75
  • Golden Thai vegetable curry with jasmine rice - $5.75
  • Meyer lemon macaron with blackberry marmalade, Meyer lemon cream, and dried bluberry dust - $3.50
  • Trimbach, Gewürtztraminer, Alsace, France - $8.00
  • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley - $5.00


Grilled beef tenderloin slider with chimichurri sauce. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Meyer lemon macaron with blackberry marmalade, Meyer lemon cream, and dried bluberry dust. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


Golden Thai vegetable curry with jasmine rice. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

By The Bay

  • White cheddar ale and bacon soup, served in a Boudin sourdough mini-boule - $5.50
  • Chilled shrimp and snow crab cocktail - $7.50
  • Coconut tapioca layered with fresh mango and lychee boba, topped with green tea micro sponge and mango-couli sesame tuile - $4.25
  • Zocker, Grüner Veltliner, Edna Valley - $8.00
  • Flora Springs, Merlot, Napa Valley - $7.00


Chilled shrimp and snow crab cocktail . Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.


White cheddar ale and bacon soup, served in a Boudin sourdough mini-boule. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

Tasting Passport and annual passholder lounge

Updated 4/6/2016: Disney has dropped the price of the tasting passport to $39. Using the same numbers as below, the pass makes more sense for passholders, provided you only use it to purchase items that cost $6.00 or more. If you decide to get the passport, you're still better off paying cash for anything under $6, which includes all of the desserts and non-alcoholic beverage options.

None of the Marketplaces offer a discount to annual passholders, but APs can purchase a Tasting Passport for $45. The passport provides 6 tasting portions from the Festival Marketplaces, excluding alcohol. The passport itself is a plastic credential with 6 snap-off tabs, strung on a lanyard printed with an AP logo.

This passport makes almost no financial sense, and we recommend that you crunch the numbers before you purchase it. The average price of the 19 items you can purchase with this pass is $6.13, or $36.78 for six items. The pass is $45. At best, the passport saves you $6.84 if you use all six tabs to purchase the one $8 item offered at the Festival.

If you don't want that much wagyu beef and would instead like to sample some of everything. you would pay $46.71 to purchase one of each of the 6 most expensive food items. That's a tiny savings, which is completely lost if you use the passport to purchase even one item that costs $5 or less (as do all of the desserts).

Our advice – avoid the tasting passport unless you really, really want the lanyard it comes with. It won't save most people money, and it definitely does not save time. After purchasing the lanyard (which is available only at a kiosk outside the Blue Sky Cellar), you still must wait in line at each booth to place your order, and pay for any items you aren't using the pass for.

At $35, the pass might be a more attractive option for passholders, but right now it's a waste of money and I cringed to see how many people were wearing them this weekend.

However, passholders do have one nice bonus at this event, in the form of the passholder lounge in the Blue Sky Cellar. The lounge is open daily during the festival, and offers a shady place to escape the heat. While inside, you can pick up an AP-exclusive button, with a new design each week. You can also collect recipe cards of some of the marketplace offerings, and watch "Seasons of the Vine." a short film that debuted with DCA opened in 2001.

DCA Restaurant Menus

Special dishes created for the Food & Wine Festival, and available at existing DCA restaurants and food service locations.


Several locations will offer this sausage and cheese plate during the Food & Wine Festival. Photo © Disney.

Carthay Circle Restaurant

  • Specialty menu item and wine pairing every week

For April 8-10

  • Lunch: Skuna Bay Salmon Poke with grapefruit ponzu, avocado, sea beans and edamame with crispy rice cracker.
  • Dinner: Petite Filet of Angus Beef Slowly based ox tail, ditali pasta, English peas and apricot coulis

Carthay Circle Lounge

  • Carthay cobb salad
  • Caribbean club sandwich

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Dungeness crab corn chowder served in a Boudin sourdough boule - $11.49

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

  • Shredded pork tostadas with grilled pineapple slaw and chipotle crèma - $13.49

Lucky Fortune Cookery

  • Chicken and vegetable dumplings - $4.99

Wine Country Trattoria

  • Fresh strawberry and pistachio cream tart, paired with a featured wine - $15.00

Mendocino Terrace, Sonoma Terrace and Hollywood Backlot Studio Bars

  • Sausage and cheese plate - $15
  • Fruit and cheese plate - $14

Hollywood Backlot Studio Bars

  • Soft twisted pretzel with cheese sauce - $5
  • Fruit and cheese plate - $14
  • Sausage and cheese plate - $15

Celebrity Kitchen schedule

Celebrity Kitchen events are 90-minute seminars presented in a "network-quality demonstration kitchen" inside Stage 17. These hard-ticket events start at $99 per person, and include an autograph session after the presentation. Annual passholders can opt for the Celebrity Kitchen VIP Experience, which includes "a VIP autograph session with the Celebrity Chef, front-of-house priority seating, and a special festival gift." The passholder-exclusive package is $149 per person, plus tax.

Seminars are held inside Stage 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Make reservations via the Disneyland website. The Celebrity Kitchen VIP Experience is available only to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, and must be booked by phone at (714) 781-3463.

Date Event

Saturday, April 2

  • 1:00 p.m. – Robert Irvine
  • 5:00 p.m. – Robert Irvine

Saturday, April 9

  • 1:00 p.m. – Andrew Sutton
  • 5:00 p.m. – Guy Fieri (sold out as of press time)

Saturday, April 16

  • 1:00 p.m. – Keegan Gerhard (sold out as of press time)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Keegan Gerhard
  • A Conversation with Kurt Russell (new event, time unknown)

Saturday, April 23

  • 1:00 p.m. – G. Garvin (sold out as of press time)
  • 5:00 p.m. – G. Garvin

Saturday, April 30

  • 1:00 p.m. – Graham Elliot
  • 5:00 p.m. – Graham Elliot

Wine, Beer and Spirit seminars

Seminars are held at the Sonoma Terrace, and are limited to 75 people per class. The price is $15.00 per person, plus tax. Make reservations via the Disneyland website. All participants must be age 21 or older to enter the venue, no children and no strollers allowed in the seminars.

Date Event
Friday, April 1
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Silverado Vineyards – Jonathan Emmerich, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Hill Family Estate – Ryan Hill
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: 619 Vodka – Nick Apostolopoulos
Saturday, April 2
  • Noon – Beer Seminar: Stone Brewing
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Hill Family Estate – Ryan Hill
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Silverado Vineyards – Jonathan Emmerich, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Henebery Whiskey – Jesse Fanning
Sunday, April 3
  • Noon – Beer Seminar: Stone Brewing
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Silverado Vineyards – Jonathan Emmerich, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Hill Family Estate – Ryan Hill
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Henebery Whiskey – Jesse Fanning
Friday, April 8
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Kitá Wines – Tara Gomez, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Mellowood Winery – Linda Neal, Owner
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Kill Devil Spirits Co. – Ray Diglio
Saturday, April 9
  • Noon – Wine Seminar: Kitá Wines – Tara Gomez, Winemaker
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Mellowood Winery – Linda Neal, Owner
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Twomey Cellars – Erin Miller, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Alma de Agave – Nene Gonzalez
Sunday, April 10
  • Noon – Wine Seminar: Sparkling Around the World – Champagne, Cava, Proseco
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Twomey Cellars – Erin Miller, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Mellowood Winery – Linda Neal, Owner
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Alma de Agave – Nene Gonzalez
Friday, April 15
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: MacMurray Ranch Vineyard
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Williams-Selyem – Jeff Mangahas, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Beer Seminar: Modern Times Beer – Brad Kelson
Saturday, April 16
  • Noon. – Beer Seminar: Modern Times Beer – Brad Kelson
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Williams-Selyem – Jeff Mangahas, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Tangent Wines – Christian Roguenant, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. –Wine Seminar: MacMurray Ranch Vineyard
Sunday, April 17
  • Noon – Beer Seminar: Modern Times Beer – Brad Kelson
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Tangent Wines – Christian Roguenant, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Seeing Red – From Pinot to Zinfandel
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Kill Devil Spirits Co. – Ray Diglio
Friday, April 22
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Zaca Mesa Winery – Eric Mohseni, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Eden Canyon Vineyards – Elaine Blackaby, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Alma de Agave – Nene Gonzalez
Saturday, April 23
  • Noon – Beer Seminar: Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Eden Canyon Vineyards – Elaine Blackaby, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Zaca Mesa Winery – Eric Mohseni, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Alma de Agave – Nene Gonzalez
Sunday, April 24
  • Noon – Wine Seminar: Sparkling Around the World – Champagne, Cava, Proseco
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Zaca Mesa Winery – Eric Mohseni, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Eden Canyon Vineyards – Elaine Blackaby, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Beer Seminar: Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Friday, April 29
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Lasseter Family Winery – Nancy Lasseter & Julia Iantosca, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Hartford Family Winery – Jeff Stewart, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: 619 Vodka – Nick Apostolopoulos
Saturday, April 30
  • Noon – Beer Seminar: Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Hartford Family Winery – Jeff Stewart, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Lasseter Family Winery – Nancy Lasseter & Julia Iantosca, Winemaker
  • 6:00 p.m. – Spirits Seminar: Kill Devil Spirits Co. – Ray Diglio
Sunday, May 1
  • Noon – Beer Seminar: Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Lasseter Family Winery – Nancy Lasseter & Julia Iantosca, Winemaker
  • 4:00 p.m. – Wine Seminar: Seeing Pink – A Rosé Selection
  • 6:00 p.m. – Beer Seminar: Modern Times Beer – Brad Kelson

Culinary Demonstrations

These free seminars take place at the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land. Disney says this is a standing-only venue (no seating), and that samples and tastings are not offered.

Date Event
Friday, April 1
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jamie Gwen, Chef & Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jean-Marc Viallet, Executive Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Steve Samson, Chef/Owner of Sotto
Saturday, April 2
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: John State, Executive Chef, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jamie Gwen, Chef & Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Claudia Sandoval, Winner of MasterChef (Season 6) and author of Claudia's Cocina
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Matt Dhillon, Chef, Osteria Vicario
Sunday, April 3
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Alex Flores, Chef de Cuisine, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Peter Petro, Chef, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Ray Garcia, Chef, Broken Spanish
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Daniella Malfitano, Chef & Author (presenting "Health & Happiness")
Friday, April 8
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Elaine Ardizzone & Donna Cellere, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Ida Rodriguez, Chef, Melissa's Produce
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Matt Dhillon, Chef, Osteria Vicario
Saturday, April 9
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jonathan Rollo, Chef/Owner, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Ida Rodriguez, Chef, Melissa's Produce
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Natalie Willingham, Chef de Cuisine, Disneyland Resort
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Brendan Collins, Chef, Birch
Sunday, April 10
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Daniella Malfitano, Chef & Author (presenting "The Kids Kitchen")
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Barbie Flores, Private Chef & Cooking Instructor
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Downtown Disney Chef TBA
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Neal Fraser, Chef, Redbird
Friday, April 15
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Rene Kobeitri, Founder & Owner, RIM cafe
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Tony Luke, Jr., Chef/Owner, Tony Luke's
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Daniella Malfitano, Chef & Author (presenting "Health & Happiness")
Saturday, April 16
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Natalie Willingham, Chef de Cuisine, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Bret Thompson, Founder, Executive Chef, Pez Cantina
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Tony Luke, Jr., Chef/Owner, Tony Luke's
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Stretch Rumaner, TV Personality & restaurateur, Grinders, Kansas City
Sunday, April 17
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Daniella Malfitano, Chef & Author (presenting "The Kids Kitchen")
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Bret Thompson, Founder, Executive Chef, Pez Cantina
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Stretch Rumaner, TV Personality & restaurateur, Grinders, Kansas City
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Matt Dhillon, Chef, Osteria Vicario
Friday, April 22
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jamie Gwen, Chef & Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Martin San Roman, Chef, Dobson's
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Kevin Templeton, Executive Chef, barleymash
Saturday, April 23
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Gloria Tae, Chef de Cuisine, Napa Rose
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jamie Gwen, Chef & Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Stuart O'Keeffe, Chef & Star of Stuart's Kitchen
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Alberto Morreale, Executive Chef, Fig Tree Café
Sunday, April 24
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Justin Monson, Chef de Cuisine, Club 33
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Eric Sarkisian, Executive Chef, Pacific Beach Alehouse
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Darin Finkel, Executive Chef, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Flor Franco, Executive Chef, Finca La Carrodilla
Friday, April 29
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Stephen Lee, Finalist, MasterChef (Season 6)
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Ida Rodriguez, Chef, Melissa's Produce
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Daniella Malfitano, Chef & Author (presenting "Health & Happiness")
Saturday, April 30
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jorge Sotelo, Executive Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jeffrey Saad, Chef & Host of the Cooking Channel's United Tastes of America
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Ida Rodriguez, Chef, Melissa's Produce
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Daniella Malfitano, Chef & Author (presenting "Health & Happiness")
Sunday, May 1
  • 12:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Downtown Disney Chef TBA
  • 2:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Greg Daniels, Executive Chef & Partner, Haven Gastropub
  • 4:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Jeffrey Saad, Chef & Host of The Cooking Channel's United Tastes of America
  • 6:30 p.m. – Culinary Demonstration: Gracie Cordero, Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort

Lifestyle Seminars

These seminars take place at the Lifestyle Stage (most recently home to the Mad T Party) in Hollywood Land. This is a standing-only venue, with no seating.

Date Event
Friday, April 1
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Kitchen Inspiration – Daniella Malfitano
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Master Pairings with Craft Beer – Dr. Bill Sysak, Stone Brewing
Saturday, April 2
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: JinBuCha – Jing Chen
Sunday, April 3
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: JinBuCha – Jing Chen
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Kitchen Inspiration – Daniella Malfitano
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Food Photography – Lynn Chen
Friday, April 8
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Kitchen Inspiration – Daniella Malfitano
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Backdoor Veggies – Mary Duffy
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Water-Wise Landscaping – Steve Williams
Saturday, April 9
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Disney Food Blog – AJ Wolfe & Heather Sievers
Sunday, April 10
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Food & Fandom – The Recipes of Star Wars, Jenn Fujikawa
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Kitchen Inspiration – Daniella Malfitano
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Herbs for Everyone – Tom Farrell
Friday, April 15
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Kitchen Inspiration – Daniella Malfitano
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Water-Wise Landscaping – Steve Williams
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Creating Beautiful Container Gardens – Steve Williams
Saturday, April 16
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: The Art of Chocolate – Rene Kobeitri
Sunday, April 17
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: The Art of Chocolate – Rene Kobeitri
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Food & Fandom – The Recipes of Star Wars – Jenn Fujikawa
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Backyard Orchards – Teena Spindler
Friday, April 22
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Improving Social Media Photos – Denise Vivaldo
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Home Fermenting – Chris Manzi, The Homebrewer
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Home Brewing – George Thornton, The Homebrewer
Saturday, April 23
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Home Fermenting – Chris Manzi, The Homebrewer
Sunday, April 24
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Herbs for Everyone – Tom Farrell
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Herb Gardening – Alison Franchi
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Backyard Orchards – Teena Spindler
Friday, April 29
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Home Fermenting – Chris Manzi, The Homebrewer
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Home Brewing – George Thornton, The Homebrewer
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Home Gardening – Stephen Lee
Saturday, April 30
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: JinBuCha – Jing Chen
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Alcohol Infusions – Nick Apostolopoulos, 619 Vodka
Sunday, May 1
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Kitchen Inspiration – Daniella Malfitano
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Alcohol Infusions – Nick Apostolopoulos, 619 Vodka
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Water-Wise Landscaping – Steve Williams
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lifestyle Seminar: Creating Beautiful Container Gardens – Steve Williams

Festival Artists schedule

Disney will feature more than a dozen artists during the Food & Wine Festival, with several debuting new product commissioned just for this event. You can meet the artists and purchase their creations during scheduled events each weekend of the Festival.

In addition to these product releases, Disney is also featuring some of these artists on stage during the Food & Wine Festival. Visitors can watch the artists create new artwork at the Lifestyle Stage in Hollywood Land then meet them in person at Off the Page later in the day.

Here is the full schedule of artists and appearance times. Note that the Lifestyle Stage (most recently home to the Mad T Party) is a standing-only venue, with no seating.

Date Event
Friday, April 1

Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist Stephen Fishwick. 3:30–4 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: Stephen Fishwick. 5–7 p.m.

Saturday, April 2

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: Britni Brault, Daniel Killen, Jerrod Maruyama. 2–5 p.m.
Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist Craig Fraser. 3:30–4 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: Craig Fraser. 5–7 p.m.

Sunday, April 3

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: Britni Brault, Daniel Killen, Jerrod Maruyama. 2–5 p.m.
Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist Craig Fraser. 3:30–4 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: Craig Fraser. 5–7 p.m.

Saturday, April 9

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: Dave Avanzino. 2–5 p.m.
Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist Craig Fraser. 3:30–4 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: Craig Fraser. 5–7 p.m.

Sunday, April 10

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: Dave Avanzino. 2–5 p.m.
Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist Craig Fraser. 1:30–2 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: Craig Fraser. 3–5 p.m.

Saturday, April 16

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: David Bird, Stephen Cargile, Mike & Patty Peraza, Kurt Steinruck. 2–5 p.m.
Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist James C. Mulligan. 3:30–4 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: James C. Mulligan. 5–7 p.m.

Sunday, April 17

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: David Bird, Stephen Cargile, Mike & Patty Peraza, Kurt Steinruck. 2–5 p.m.
Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist James C. Mulligan. 1:30–2 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: James C. Mulligan. 3–5 p.m.

Saturday, April 23

Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist Trevor Carlton. 3:30–4 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: Trevor Carlton. 5–7 p.m.

Sunday, April 24

Lifestyle Stage – Performance by artist Trevor Carlton. 1:30–2 p.m.
Off the Page – Artist signing experience: Trevor Carlton. 3–5 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: Steve Adams, Jeremy Fulton, Brian Kesinger, Noah, Mark Page, Javier Soto. 2–5 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

Off the Page – Artist Showcase: Steve Adams, Jeremy Fulton, Brian Kesinger, Noah, Mark Page, Javier Soto. 2–5 p.m.