Presenting Sponsor

Grand Gala Dinner '22

Grand Gala Dinner '22

April
29th, 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception and 5-Course Dinner

Celebrating the diversity of America, its people, and cuisine

12 Years of Giving.
Over $1.25 Million Granted.

Impact on the Community? Immeasurable. #TheArtsMatter

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Grand Gala Dinner ’22

Reception & 5-course Signature Chef curated dinner with premium wine pairing 

Celebrating the diversity of America, its people, and cuisine

Grand Gala Dinner '22

Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival

April

29th, 2022

We're back!

Our Grand Gala Dinner returns April 2022

…and we’ve got more excitement to come!

Back In-Person for 2022!

The Wine & Dine for the Arts Grand Gala Dinner will return in-person this year presented by Fenimore Asset Management and Empire Merchants North. The event will take place at the Albany Capital Center on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

The event has been capped at four hundred guests who will experience a culinary extravaganza accompanied by premium wines provided by longtime Festival Partner, Empire Merchants North. Guests will feast from a menu inspired by almost every corner of the country and touched by the multitude of cultural accents imprinted on the soul of American cuisine. The evening will be further enhanced with dynamic arts exhibitions, performances, and an exclusive Live and Silent auction.

Our Mission

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Arts, as well as our local restaurants who have traditionally supported the arts, significantly. The Board of Directors of the Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival are committed to assisting the Arts in Albany emerging from pandemic. Therefore, 100% of net proceeds from the Grand Gala will go toward our mission to provide sustainable funding for the not-for-profit arts community in Albany, NY.

Ticket Information

Tickets will be available for purchase on our website starting March 15, 2022.

Available ticket opportunities include:

 

  • Understudy – $175 per person
    Includes Signature Chef curated hors d’oeuvres reception with complimentary wines and spirits, 5-course Signature Chef curated dinner, fine wine pairing, and dynamic arts exhibitions and performances. Must be 35 years of age or under.
  • Lead Actor – $200 per person
    Includes Signature Chef curated hors d’oeuvres reception with complimentary wines and spirits, 5-course Signature Chef curated dinner, fine wine pairing with each dinner course, and dynamic arts exhibitions and performances. 
  • Producer – $250 per person
    Includes Signature Chef curated hors d’oeuvres reception with complimentary wines and spirits, 5-course Signature Chef curated dinner, fine wine pairing with each dinner course, dynamic arts exhibitions and performances, priority seating, and a listing for one individual as a “Producer” in the event program. 
  • Executive Producer – $500 per person
    Includes Signature Chef curated hors d’oeuvres reception with complimentary wines and spirits, 5-course Signature Chef curated dinner, fine wine pairing with each dinner course, dynamic arts exhibitions and performances, priority seating, and a listing for one individual as a “Executive Producer” in the event program. 
  • Studio Executive (1 full table seats 8) – $2,000 per table
    Includes reserved priority seating table for eight (8) individuals, Signature Chef curated hors d’oeuvres reception with complimentary wines and spirits, 5-course Signature Chef curated dinner, fine wine pairing with each dinner course, dynamic arts exhibitions and performances, listing for a “Studio Executive” in the event program, 2 complimentary bottles of premium wine placed at your table. 
  • Additional Sponsorship opportunities are available upon request 
Albany Capital Center

Exquisite 5-course Dinner Menu

Grand Gala Dinner menu curated by 9 local Signature Chefs

Cocktail Reception and Dinner paired with premium wines & spirits

Festival Presenting and Featured Sponsor
Wine and Spirits Sponsor

© 2022 Albany Food & Wine Festival, Inc. The Albany Food & Wine Festival, Inc. is an approved NY 501C3.
Empire Merchants North is the exclusive wine and spirits sponsor of the Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival. Please drink responsibly.