The 2019 Memphis Food & Wine Festival

If you think you know what the Memphis culinary scene is like, you might be surprised by what you’ll find at the 2019 Memphis Food & Wine Festival.

This is one of the largest food and wine festivals in the country, and while there will be national and international chefs and participants on hand, you’ll also find some of the brightest and best restaurants from Memphis represented. And you’ll likely be shocked at the range of food offerings and styles available.

With such a wide, eclectic food culture, it’s difficult to truly get around to all the fine restaurants in the city. The 2019 Memphis Food & Wine Festival is a great way to discover the best of the best, all in one stop.

When and where?

The third annual Memphis Food & Wine Festival kicks off on October 12 at 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. You can purchase tickets directly through the official website for the event.

It will be held at the Memphis Botanical Garden, so not only will you be surrounded by some of the very best food and wine you’ll find in the region, but you’ll be in one of the most beautiful settings as well. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get out and explore what makes Memphis such a fantastic location to call home.


There are a number of ticket options available, depending on your interests. Tables will be set up throughout the Memphis Botanical Garden. If you are attending on your own, you can purchase an individual ticket for $200. With the individual ticket, you will be seated where space is available, so you may not be able to select your desired seat.

If you want to sit with someone who has a reserved table seat, these tickets cost $250 each and are sold in pairs. If you are in a group and would like to reserve a full table, you can do so. A single table will seat eight guests, and the full table can be reserved for $2,000.

It is important to note that this is a 21-and-over event. Additionally, no smoking is allowed and no pets are allowed, except for documented service dogs.


The head chef for the event will be Michelle Tribble, who serves as the head chef of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant. The guest chefs include Ken Frank of La Toque (Napa, California), Tory McPhail of Commanders Palace (New Orleans, Louisiana), Gerard Bertholon of Cuisine Solutions (Sterling, Virginia), Frederic Morineau of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, plus a dozen others.

Local chefs participating include Jose Gutierrez of River Oaks, Wally Joe of Acre, Zach Nicholson of Lucky Cat, Erling Jensen of Erling Jenson, Ryan Trimm of Across the Board Group and other dozen-plus chefs who hail from Memphis.

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