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FOOD

Culinary Demos

Join us at the Monogram Appliances Demonstration Kitchen where film, food and wine come together to share a cornucopia of creativity and mouth-watering insights. Attending filmmakers are paired with masters of food, wine and craft beverage creating one-of-a-kind live experiences.

The Demo Kitchen is located at the Down-Valley Hub at the Studio by Feast it Forward. All members of our seated audience enjoy food & beverage samples with all demos! Featuring exclusive wines showcased by Miner Family Wines, state of the art Monogram appliances, Cuisinart fine cookware and chef products, and a fully stocked pantry courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

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Restaurants and 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.

CHEF TYLER FLORENCE

DIRECTOR | VINTNER CIRCLE DINNER

After over 20 years as a Food Network culinary star, Tyler Florence has numerous hit shows. But his reach and influence goes well beyond his cooking shows, as he has built a multi-million dollar business with restaurants, cookware lines, a wine label, and an olive oil blend.

CHEF NINA COMPTON

CULINARY DEMO

A native of St. Lucia, Nina Compton has trained in French, Caribbean and Italian kitchens. A self-proclaimed “gnocchi queen,” Nina always keeps Maldon salt, good olive oil, lemon, calabrese chilies, and either pancetta or guanciale on hand.

Special Events

Variety’s 10 Chefs to Watch

Ten uniquely talented chefs will showcase their fresh spin on dishes inspired by iconic film scenes. Invited participants include an international showcase of sought-after Bay Area food truck chefs. A distinguished panel of celebrity judges including Tyler Florence, Melissa King and food-loving filmmakers and actors will sample these dishes with the audience, and then discuss personal favorites and the role of food in film.

Festival Gala

NVFF celebrates eight fabulous seasons by throwing the most glamorous party of the year! Start the festival evening at the Awards Ceremony as we announce the winners of this year’s Juried and Audience Awards. Then expect the unexpected at the Festival Gala. Grace the red carpet in chic attire; meet filmmakers, celebrities and new friends; sample the finest food and wine from famous chefs and vintners; indulge in creative cocktails, spirits and Stella Artois; groove to live musical acts and surprise entertainment. Then, dance the night away for an unforgettable evening of glitz! Patron Circle members enjoy an elevated experience in the elegant and private Patron Circle Lounge.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

2018 CULINARY PARTNERS

NVFF18 • NOV 7 - 11

NVFF18 • NOV 7 – 11