2007 International
Food & Wine Festival

September 28– November 11, 2007

Culinary Stars Whip Up Global Goodies Sept. 28-Nov. 11

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Renowned chefs from around the world will join Disney's own culinary team to bring authentic global flavor to the 12th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 28-Nov. 11 at Walt Disney World Resort.

For six weeks this fall, guest chefs from Asia, Europe, South America and U.S. cities from coast to coast will cook for, dish with and cater to festival guests. The celebrity chefs will appear at culinary demonstrations, elegant dinners and tasting events like the weekly Party for the Senses that teams Disney's culinary masters with visiting chefs. Some of the many top chefs slated include:

# Alan Wong, master of Hawaiian regional cuisine and owner of Alan Wong's Hawaii in Tokyo Disneyland (Oct. 19-20)
# Suvir Saran, New Delhi-born chef and master of Indian cuisine who owns Devi in New York City (Nov. 8-10)
# Warren Brown, host of "Sugar Rush," known for his delectable scratch-made cakes (Nov. 10-11)
# Cat Cora, the Food Network Iron Chef, executive chef of Bon Appetit and author of Cooking from the Hip (Nov. 3-4)
# Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure and French Women for all Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure (Sept. 28-29)
# Todd English, owner of 17 restaurants nationwide and author of three critically acclaimed cookbooks (Nov. 8-9)
# G. Garvin, host of "Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin" on TV One (Oct. 4 and 6)
# Sam Talbot, one of the top four finalists in season two of "Top Chef" on Bravo TV (Oct. 6 and 8)
# Roy Yamaguchi, chef/founder of Roy's restaurant, known for his Hawaiian fusion cuisine and the PBS-TV show "Hawaii Cooks" (Oct. 18)
# Nirmala Narine, a Guyana native reared in New York City who creates simple meals from her line of exotic ingredients (Oct. 5-6)
# Jeff Henderson, who learned his trade in a prison kitchen before writing his memoir, Cooked, and becoming executive chef at Café Bellagio (Oct. 11 and 13)
# Jose Gutierrez, whose dishes combine his French heritage with Southern traditional flair (Sept. 29)
# Keegan Gerhard, named one of the top 10 pastry chefs in the country and emcee for the Food Network's "Food Challenge" (Oct. 18 and 20)
# Joyce Goldstein, multi-award-winning chef and cookbook author known for her Mediterranean cuisine (Nov. 2)
# Robert Irvine, host of Food Network's "Dinner: Impossible" and native of England who has prepared cuisine for royalty, presidents and dignitaries (Nov. 10)

More than 160 guest chefs and Disney chefs are scheduled to appear throughout the festival.

Included with Epcot Admission:

Wine and beer seminars, cooking demonstrations, special book signings at the Festival Center, Eat to the Beat! concerts, culinary and cultural exhibits, and all attractions and park entertainment are included with regular Epcot admission.

Special Programming by Reservation:

The weekly Party for the Senses grand tasting, Food and Wine Pairings at Epcot restaurants, Exquisite Evenings at Epcot dinners, Regional Feasts, Epcot Wine Schools, Cheese Tastings, Sweet Sundays, Afternoon Tea with Stephen Twining and other special wine and culinary programs require reservations and separate admission.

Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) for information and to make reservations for special events and programs. Festival details are available at the Web site: disneyworld.com/food.