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CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS

Join us at this year’s Culinary Theater, at the Napa Valley Vintners Theater at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Downtown Napa. Guests from our festival films are paired with local food and wine experts to share a cornucopia of creativity and mouth-watering insights. Members of our audience get samples and wine pairings with all demos!

  • Celebrity Chefs

  • Tasting Panels
  • Wine Blending
  • Film, Food & Wine Pairings
  • Passholders: Full Access

2017 Culinary Demonstrations

To explore the Culinary Demonstrations that have already happened at NVFF17, view our archive

NVFF17 CULINARY DEMO ARCHIVE

DISCOVER

THE CIA AT COPIA

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is proud to work with the CIA at Copia for the 7th annual event November 8-12. Festival passholders will be able to see many of the 124 new films featured at the festival at the Copia Theater; taste an extraordinary line up of Napa Valley’s finest wines and listen to local musical acts at the NVFF “Intermissions” each afternoon from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM; interact with entertaining partner exhibits; visit the Stella Artois beer garden; and experience the very unique culinary demonstrations presented by CIA Chefs, NVFF17 filmmakers, and guest chefs including Chris Cosentino (Acacia House, Cockscomb), Melissa King (Whole Foods Market Chef Ambassador), and celebrated sushi master, Chef Jake Rand. These lively demonstrations at the CIA Culinary Theater are one-of-a-kind events, and will make a lasting impact on everyone who attends. A delicious break from the films, parties, and special events.

For the festival week, 13 specially curated demonstrations are scheduled for each day, starting Thursday, November 9, at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. A special preview demonstration featuring the Wine Spectator’s Senior Editor with CIA Chef Sandy Sauter to discuss pairing food and wine for watching movies, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8 at 3:00 PM.

The CIA at Copia also offers classes and demonstration programs, including hands-on experiences, for the public seven days a week, curated for the novice or experienced at home-chef or wine taster.

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Guaranteed seats for select demos can be purchased in advance for $50. NVFF passholders will be admitted for free (note that there are only a limited number of seats, so arrive early).

Non-Passholder Culinary Demo Tickets

RESTAURANTS + CHEFS

Over 50 participating chefs & restaurants throughout the festival’s special events, dinners, and parties.

CHEF MELISSA KING

CULINARY DEMO

Chef Melissa King is a is one of the most exciting young talents in America’s culinary scene. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, King trained under several Michelin-star and James Beard-recognized chefs. King was also a Top Chef finalist.

SEE MELISSA

CHEF CHRIS COSENTINO

CULINARY DEMO | FESTIVAL GALA

Chris Cosentino is the chef and co-owner of San Francisco’s celebrated Cockscomb restaurant; the newly-opened Jackrabbit in Portland, OR; and Acacia House at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Napa Valley.He is also the chef & co-creator of Boccalone artisanal salumeria.

SEE CHRIS

CHEF ANNE CORNELL-KRAUSS

CULINARY DEMO

Chef Anne Cornell-Krauss moved to Sonoma in 2013, to be closer the seasonal ingredients in the revived farm-to- table movement. Chef Anne taught at classes and expanded the programs at Relish Culinary in Healdsburg before coming to CIA at Copia to teach classes to the public.

SEE ANNE

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Variety’s 10 To Taste

Variety’s 10 To Taste presented by Food Network and Cooking Channel is a blown-out culinary demonstration and panel crafting dishes inspired by iconic film scenes and more.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Vintner Circle Dinners

NVFF’s Vintner Circle winery partners each host an intimate dinner for Patrons, Celebrities and Filmmakers to create the ultimate film, food and wine evening.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

2017 CULINARY PARTNERS

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NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12