Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

The 2023 Disney California Adventure International Food and Wine Festival will run from March 3rd, 2023 through April 25th, 2023!

2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Over a dozen Festival Marketplaces showcase foods and beverages inspired by California cuisine, in addition to Festival-inspired menus and menu items at existing restaurants. The Festival also typically includes family-friendly seminars, culinary demonstrations, and live musical entertainment.

2023 Festival Marketplace Menus and Prices

Check out the full list of the 2023 festival booths and their dining offerings HERE.

I <3 Artichokes Booth

Festival Experiences

The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival comes with several specialty experiences and seminars, some for an additional fee. Here are the activities available from 2022, as we await the release of the 2023 confirmed schedule.

Culinary Demonstrations

Local and visiting Disney chefs prepared a few of their favorite recipes on stage––available on weekends only!

2022 Culinary Demonstrations with Disney Chefs:

    • Saturday, March 5: Stephanie Yee, Pastry Sous Chef
    • Sunday, March 6: Toby Hollis, Disney California Adventure Park Chef
    • Saturday, March 12: Brenden Neumayr, Elena Aranda, Alexander Fuentz Cardenas, Angie Arenas; Festivals Beverage Team
    • Saturday, March 26: Chris Maggetti, Executive Chef
    • Sunday, March 27: Moises Carranza, Festivals Chef
    • Saturday, April 2: Alex Flores, Chef de Cuisine
    • Sunday, April 3: Gracie Gomez, Pastry Sous Chef
    • Saturday, April 9: Markus Meza, Candy Maker
    • Sunday, April 10: Markus Meza, Candy Maker
    • Saturday, April 23: John State, Culinary Director
    • Sunday, April 24: Christina Orejel, Pastry Sous Chef

Culinary Demonstrations with Visiting Chefs:

    • Saturday, March 5: Chef Steve Kling
    • Sunday, March 6: Chef Soon Teoh & Khim Teoh
    • Saturday, March 12: Chef Wing Lam
    • Sunday, March 13: Chef Jamie Gwen
    • Sunday, March 13: Rafael Molina
    • Saturday, March 19: Chef Bret Thompson
    • Sunday, March 20: Chef Shaun O’Neale
    • Saturday, March 26: Chef Alejandra Tapia
    • Sunday, March 27: Chef Omar Fierro
    • Saturday, April 2: Chef Jamie Gwen
    • Sunday, April 3: Chef Rich Sweeney
    • Saturday, April 9: Chef Shachi Mehra
    • Sunday, April 10: Chef Justin Warner
    • Saturday, April 16: Chef Ernie Alvarado
    • Saturday, April 16: Chef Paolo Dungca
    • Sunday, April 17: Chef Jet Tila
    • Sunday, April 17: Chef Paolo Dungca
    • Saturday, April 23: Chef Kevin Bludso
    • Sunday, April 24: Chef Nyesha Arrington

Family Programming

Throughout the duration of the festival, find something fun for everyone in the family, including special activity zones and demonstrations.

Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party

Calling all junior chefs! Sweet decorating magic awaits you at Alice’s Wonderland Bakery, featuring special guest chefs at the Hollywood Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land.

See Goofy the Chef at the Hollywood Backlot

Craving super-sized fun? Head to the Hollywood Backlot for a deliciously wacky encounter with Goofy the chef! He’s all dressed up and ready to flambé his way into your heart, so stop by to say hi!

Jammin’ Chefs

The talented Jammin’ Chefs serve up tasty rhythms with pots and pans in Hollywood Land! With your help, things really get cookin’—even Chip ‘n’ Dale add to the mix!

Pluto and Chip in DCA!

Enjoy a fresh sampling of musical styles by outstanding bands that share a passion for creativity and original sounds. Savor the authentic “California vibe” of the festival’s engaging live music!

Separately Ticketed Events

A few special events occur during the festival and they must be reserved in advance via Disney.

Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions

Enjoy hand-selected California wines, masterfully paired with an array of small plates.

GoGi Wines (with Kurt Russell)
Friday, March 10, 2023
6:30 PM
$150 per person—plus tax and gratuities

McBride Sisters Wine Co. (with Nicole Rabago & Amy Butler)
Friday, March 31, 2023
6:30 PM
$150 per person—plus tax and gratuities

Fess Parker Winery
Friday, April 14, 2023
6:30 PM
$150 per person—plus tax and gratuities

Wine, Beer, and Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars

Discover something special when sommeliers, brew masters and mixologists divulge their industry expertise during these fascinating 45-minute sessions.

Sommelier Series

    • Thursday, March 10: Beekeeper Cellars
    • Thursday, March 17: Brewer-Clifton Winery
    • Thursday, April 7: Disney Sommelier Arielle Harris
    • Thursday, April 21: Disney Sommelier Eri Horii

Wine Seminars*

    • March 3-5: Testarossa Winery
    • March 10-12: GoGi Wines
    • March 17-19: Wiens Family Cellars
    • March 24-26: BEV Wines
    • March 31: Disney Sommelier Arielle Harris
    • April 1-2: McBride Sisters Wine Co.
    • April 7-9: Hill Family Estates
    • April 14: Disney Sommelier Eri Horii
    • April 15-16: Fess Parker Winery
    • April 21-23: Canvasback Winery

*Additional Dates may be announced later.

Beer Seminars

    • March 3-4: Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.
    • March 10-11: Honey Pot Meadery
    • March 17-18: Unsung Brewing Company
    • March 24-25: Bottle Logic Brewing
    • March 31-April 1: Golden Road Brewing
    • April 7-8: Stone Brewing
    • April 14-15: Three Weavers Brewing Co.
    • April 21-22: Pizza Port Brewing Co.

Mixology Seminars

    • March 4-5: Bad Birdy of Kuduowl
    • March 11-12: Disney Mixology featuring the Lamplight Lounge
    • March 18-19: Disney Mixology featuring Carthay Circle Lounge
    • March 25-26: Disney Mixology featuring the Festival Marketplaces
    • April 1-2: The Blind Rabbit
    • April 8-9: 818 Tequila
    • April 15-16: Disney Mixology featuring the Hollywood Lounge
    • April 22-23: Disney Mixology featuring Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Hotels Education and Tasting Seminars, Winemaker Reception & Mixology Class Experiences

Trader Sam’s Tiki Mixology Seminar
Learn to make the HippopotoMai-Tai, one of the legendary libations served at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Then, sample sweet-and-spicy snacks around the outdoor fireplace. Be sure to take home a tiki mug as a souvenir of your adventure!

Disneyland Hotel
Monday, March 6 & Monday, April 10
$159 per person—plus tax and gratuities

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Food and Wine Experience
Meet the chefs, sommeliers and art historians from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa as you sip wines paired with specially crafted plates at the venerable Hearthstone Lounge— featuring selections and experts from Laurent-Perrier, Stag’s Leap Winery, Miner Family Wines, Darioush, Clos Du Val, Heitz Cellars and ZD Wines.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Friday, April 21
$225 per person—plus tax and gratuities