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Philadelphia’s Food and Wine Scene is back at the Annual TASTE!


Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits. Meet actor, producer, writer, winemaker Kurt Russell

Tickets Now Available for TASTE! Philadelphia Festival Featuring Chef Demonstrations and a Selection of Premier Wineries, Distilleries, Breweries and Food

Philadelphia, PA., – Tickets are now available to attend Philadelphia’s most-anticipated culinary event of the fall season, TASTE! Philadelphia Festival, taking place Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. Hosted by One Step Events, LLC., the twenty second annual two- day festival will feature Actor Kurt Russel showcasing his Gogi Wines distributed by Nationwide Wine & Spirits. Chef demonstrations from celebrity personalities stars and Philly natives Chef Kevin “Steek” Cooper, winner of Food Networks, Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime, Season 12 winner of Food Network Star Chef Tregaye Fraser, FOX’s Hells Kitchen contestant and Chopped champion Chef Christine Hazel, and Chef Staci Azzinaro who along with other demonstrations form an impressive chef line-up. Attendees can also discover award-winning wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, palate pleasing tastings and more at Philly TASTE! Festival. SKYY Vodka will be sponsoring the event and offering an immersive tasting experience. To purchase tickets please visit TASTE! Festival’s event website here.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Presents: Actor Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell will be signing bottles of his Gogi Wines including his Goldie Chardonnay, 91 points Wine Spectator, April 2021 and his Erinn Pinot Noir, 92 points Wine Spectator, and Wine Enthusiast.

“My romance with wine began many years ago on bicycle trips with Goldie and our family through the great wine regions of France, Italy and California. Those fabulous excursions through picturesque vineyards provided the opportunity to sample many terrific wines. “Sampling” might be putting it lightly, especially where Burgundy is concerned. Those wines didn’t just steal my palate, they stole my heart. It wasn’t long before the dream of creating beautiful wines of my own (specifically Pinot Noir) was born. The many treasured conversations I’ve shared with various winemakers and producers from Burgundy to Bordeaux and Tuscany to Napa served to fuel my dream to someday take the leap from fantasy to reality.”

Meet Kurt Saturday October 22 11am-3pm session, limited tickets available for his on-stage presentation as he pairs his wines with incredible dishes followed by a bottle signing of his Goldie Chardonnay and Erinn Pinot Noir. Kurt Russells Gogi Wines are available for purchase at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits on-site store at the event.

Purchase GoGi Wines here: www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com or at your Local Fine Wine & Good Spirits Luxury State Store codes: 85630, 85318, 87831, 87832

Chef Kevin “Steek” Cooper, Winner of Food Network’s “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime”

Indulge in a mouthwatering demonstration on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 with celebrity Chef Kevin “Steek” Cooper. Recognized for his appearance on Food Network’s Guy’s Chance of a time, Grocery Games’, ‘Cooks vs. Cons’ and he also competed in Food Network Canada ‘Fire Master’s’. Savor first-hand the perfectly paired combinations of Chef Steeks f- his passion is in every bite. Following the cooking demonstration, attendees can meet and greet with Chef Kevin “Steek” Cooper. 

Cooking with Chef Tregaye Fraser, Winner of Food Network Star

Chef Tregaye Fraser, winner of the 12th season of Food Network Star, will be showing off exactly why she was crowned champ on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 in Food Network Star, a two-time competitor of Cutthroat Kitchen, and 3-time competitor and 2-time judge of Guys Grocery Games. Tregaye adds a unique flair to her dishes, combining old fashion-feel good meals with an original twist.

Chill with the Chopped Champ, Chef Christine Hazel

Philadelphia Chef Christine Hazel, who won Food Network’s Chopped in 2018, will be serving up succulent samples of her most innovative cuisine on both Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. Hazel, a former contestant on the FOX series Hell’s Kitchen, describes her style of cooking as a twist on classic French and American dishes and is inspired by various flavor profiles.

Chef to the stars, Chef Staci Azzinaro

Chef Staci has an impressive celebrity clientele that she has worked with Philly’s own Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Jasmine Sullivan and the Philadelphia 76ers. She is now the proud owner of Oliver’s Twist Restaurant that offers her twist on both Vegan and Non- Vegan recipes. She loves sharing her passion for all things food. Chef Staci launched her Hot Spice Seasoning and Sauce Line in 2020, we cannot wait to try!!

All-Inclusive Grand Market Event Tickets to the all-inclusive TASTE! Festival Grand Market Event are on sale now. All tastings and culinary demonstrations are included in the General Admission price, VIP seating experiences and wine seminars are available at an additional ticket cost. Attendees must be 21 and older to enter. Full event times below: 

  • Friday, October 21 Evening Session – 6PM – 10PM
  • Saturday, October 22 Afternoon Session – 11AM – 3PM
  • Saturday, October 22 Evening Session – 4PM – 8PM

To purchase tickets or for more information about TASTE! Philadelphia Festival’s featured personalities, visit www.phillytastefest.com TASTE! will also be hosting another premiere festival the following month, November 11-12, at the Lancaster Marriott Convention Center. The celebrity guest list for this event will include Chef Ben Robinson from Bravo’s “Below Deck”.

Free on-site parking is available to all visitors and guests at The Valley Forge Casino Resort. For visitors planning an overnight stay, please visit https://vfcasino.com to book a room. share your moments from the PhillyTASTEfest on Instagram at @taste_fest or on facebook at @phillytastefest

*Editor’s note: For media interested in attending this year’s event, please contact raine@gourmetshows.com pre-registration is requested.

About One Step Events, LLC.

One Step Events, LLC. is the premier culinary show producer and promoter in Northeast America, producing food and drink events for more than 20 years. 

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