The Ultimate Epicurean Learning Experience


The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

The Mansion on Forsyth Park

Tickets: Vary by event

The 2013 Savannah Food & Wine Festival will be hosting a variety of cooking classes, seminars and demonstrations.  From Celebrities such as the Lee Brothers to Master Sommeliers such as Michael McNeill and Robert Jones, this series promises to be as delightfully entertaining as it is informative.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best of the best!


The full schedule is listed below.

Thursday, Nov. 14

   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  $85.


Friday, Nov. 15


Cooking Class/Demonstration with The Lee Brothers

   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm:   $85*


Learning Experiences at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

10:00 am to 11:00 am:  $50.


11:15 am to 12:30 pm:  $35.

12:45 pm to   1:45 pm:  $50.


  2:00 pm to   2:45 pm:  $35.

  3:00 pm to   3:45 pm:  $35.

  4:00 pm to   5:00 pm:  $50.


Epicurean Pass - $150

Tickets to the Friday, November 15, 2013 Learning Experiences at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center: cooking classes, seminars and demonstrations are being sold separately.  An all-day, one price Epicurean Pass offers tremendous savings to the Friday, Learning Experiences.  The Epicurean Pass does not include the Lee Brothers Demonstration at the Mansion on Forsyth Park.


Saturday, Nov. 16 - Free with paid admission to the Taste of Savannah

The events listed below will be taking place on the grounds of Taste of Savannah and are included with all paid admission tickets.


Learning Experiences Tent:  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm:


  1:00 pm to   2:00 pm:


  2:15 pm to   3:00 pm:

  3:15 pm to   4:00 pm:



The Local Palate Celebrity Chef Kitchen:  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm:

  1:45 pm to   2:15 pm:

  2:30 pm to   3:15 pm:


  3:20 pm to   4:00 pm:





Cooking Class with Chef Hugh Acheson at The Mansion on Forsyth Park





Mansion on Forsyth Park/Cooking School



Cooking Class/Demonstration & Wine Tasting with Sallie Ann Robinson.  Moderator Tim Rutherford

Master Sommelier Robert Jones, “Seasonal Holiday Values” Wine Tasting & Seminar

Cooking Class/Demonstration & Wine Tasting with Chef Joe Randall & Master Sommelier Michael McNeill

Joe Shirley, Winemaker, Napa Cellars “Napa vs. Sonoma” Wine Tasting

Randall Roberts, Four Roses Bourbon Tasting

Big Green Egg "Grilling Gurus" & Wine Tasting.  With Chris Hastings & Rob Mondavi, Jr. Riverfront Esplanade












Napa Valley Winemakers – “Napa Valley Rocks” Presentation: Rob Mondavi, Jr., Joe Shirley, Jeanne Cabral and more.

The Lee Brothers will be moderating a panel of celebrity guest chefs: Chris Hastings, Anthony Lamas, Shaun Doty and more.

Master Sommelier, Robert Jones “Wines of South Africa” Tasting

“Heritage of African American Cooking in Savannah & the Lowcountry” with Chefs Joe Randall, Sallie Ann Robinson and more.



Savannah Technical College Presentation

Culinard, Virginia College Presentation

Cooking Demo – Food Network, Extreme Chef Anthony Lamas & Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill

Cooking Demo - Shaun Doty







destination event this coming fall, which will benefit the entire City of Savannah, TLC’s scholarship programs, its hospitality, restaurants and tourism related partners and members – and various local non-profit organizations!

November 18, 2013


Jesse Blanco, Eat It and Like It host, news anchor, and gourmet foodie.

I spent a lot of time chasing food and foodies last week.  By my math, I visited every event in the Savannah Food and Wine Festival except for three. Two were a result of not being able to be in two places at one time, the other (River Street Wine Stroll) was because of my staff obligations at  WSAV-TV.  The best feeling was seeing how excited so many people were about this event. continue reading Jesse's Blog click here

November 14, 2013 - The Savannah Morning News reports on the  Celebrity Chef Dinner.  To read the full story click here.


November 12, 2013 - The Island Packet reports on Festival week.  To read the full story click here.


November 10, 2013 - The Savannah Morning News reports on Chef Elizabeth Terry's return to Savannah for the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.  To read the full story click here.

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For more information on the Festival contact us at:

The Tourism Leadership Council has been very busy behind the scenes recreating its successful Taste of Savannah. The TLC is now ready to launch this exciting  culinary and wine

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival  PO Box 10010

Savannah, Georgia 31412  ph: 912-232-1223; fax: 912-236-8821

©2013 Savannah Food & Wine Festival and The AdFish Group

*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.