Celebrity Chef Tour

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Location: Cohen's Retreat

More About the Tour  (click here)

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5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: "Chef's Table" Sponsors & Premier Patrons, Champagne

Reception and VIP Meet & Greet

6:00 pm: Reception - All Patrons

7:00 pm: Dinner

$185 per person

$325 for package of 2 tickets

$600 for package of 4 tickets

Combo Packages:

Best deal! Limited ticket quantities available

$299 per person

  • includes 1 ticket to Celebrity Chef Tour & 1 ticket to Whisky at the Whitman

VIP "Chef's Table" Sponsor:

$2,500 for table of 10

New this year. This special package includes a private champagne reception with a VIP meet and greet with the chefs and winemakers along with sponsor recognition at the dinner. LIMITED AVAILABILITY, on a first come basis.

Premier Patron Package:

$499 per person

NEW this year, the Premier Patron Package is a very exclusive offering of our best & most popular events. With a retail value of $660, the package will have a limited quantity of tickets for purchase. Included events are:

  • Whisky at the Whitman
  • Celebrity Chef Tour
  • Grand Reserve
  • River Street Stroll
  • Taste of Savannah VIP Patron
  • Jazz & Bubbles Brunch - 12:30 seating

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, presented by Publix will be hosting the Celebrity Chef Tour once again this year.  The Celebrity Chef Tour is a celebration of culinary camaraderie between award-winning James Beard Foundation recognized chefs, along with Savannah’s chefs and culinary community. It’s a unique dinner that brings together chefs, world-renowned winemakers and beverage experts to create a multi-course, interactive dining experience.


This year will feature a record seven James Beard Foundation award-winning and/or nominated guest celebrity chefs. Four of the nationally acclaimed chefs were either born and raised in New Orleans or began their culinary careers there. In addition to an unbelievable line-up of culinary talent, several renowned winemakers, Master Sommeliers and more will be participating and announced soon.


The festival is also excited to announce its brand new location at Cohen's Retreat. Cohen’s Retreat is both an intimate and exquisite venue for the 2016 Celebrity Chef Tour in Savannah. It’s a haven for creativity, where artists fill the historic halls with coastal treasures and the dining experience features inspired cuisine, in beautifully themed artisan private dining rooms and alcoves. For more on Cohen's Retreat click here.


This is a "can't miss" event!

Chef Participants

VIEW Menu Presentation

About the James Beard Foundation and the Celebrity Chef Tour:


The historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village is maintained as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. The Celebrity Chef Tour, which benefits the James Beard Foundation, brings the Beard House experience to cities all over the United States, delivering once-in-a-lifetime multi-course dining experiences to food lovers.


The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

PO Box 10010

Savannah, Georgia 31412

ph: 912-232-1223; fax: 912-236-8821

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The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a 501-(c) 6 organization, with proceeds benefiting the TLC Scholarship Fund, with educational opportunities for hospitality program students in colleges and universities in the Coastal Empire and many local charitable organizations.

Please drink responsibly when attending events at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.  DO NOT drink and drive.  The life you save might be your own!