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FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

Aspen, Colorado
June 20 - 22, 2014
Save the Date!

Registration Information

FOOD & WINE Consumer & Trade Passes are sold out.  


Course Selection

Online course selection has been closed. Please call 877-900-WINE (877-900-9463) to add courses.


Event Description

Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend, June 20-22, 2014. The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is America’s premier culinary event. It consists of three incomparable days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts.

On Sale Now: Additional Events

Last Bite, hosted by Gail Simmons and featuring desserts by Johnny Iuzzini

Date: Friday, June 20th
Start time: 10pm
Location: Hotel Jerome
Price: $125

The Last Bite Dessert Party at the Classic will be a show-stopping, celebration of sweet decadence, featuring a spread of desserts by famed pastry chefs, including Johnny Iuzzini, from cakes to pastries, meringues, parfaits, petit-fours, tarts and galettes. Set in the historic Hotel Jerome, the event will be hosted by culinary celebrity and dessert expert, FOOD & WINE’s Gail Simmons, judge on Top Chef. Guests will celebrate into the morning enjoying sweet treats, innovative cocktails, and late-night snacks.

This event is Sold Out.

Wonderland at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

Date: Saturday, June 21st
Start time: 8pm
Location: Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain
Price: $275

Enjoy a feast for the senses and experience sensory surprises at the top of Ajax Mountain with imaginative cuisine, spectacular cocktails, delicious wines and celebrity chefs. Be transported to Wonderland as imagined by mixologist Dave Arnold, and world-class chefs Grant Achatz, Richard Blais, Alex Stupak and Jonathan Waxman. Inspired and presented by Royal Caribbean International.

This event is sold out.


FOOD & WINE Classic 5K Charity Race

Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement with your favorite chefs for this 3.1 mile run through Aspen! Run with celebrity chefs and wine experts through the city streets and parks of Aspen, while raising money for Wholesome Wave at the Celebrity Chef 5K Charity Run.

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Grand Cochon - An epic pork feast featuring 10 top chefs competing for the Crown

Date: Sunday, June 22nd
Start time: 3pm - VIP // 4pm - GA
Location: Hotel Jerome
Price: $200 VIP & $150 GA + 7.5% Service Fee

A 10-city culinary journey will culminate with Grand Cochon presented by Goose Island Beer Co. An epic finale featuring 10 top chefs from around the country competing for bragging rights as the "2014 King or Queen of Porc". The event includes 30+ winning dishes in a celebration of craft brews, reserve wines, and artisan spirits in an all-inclusive tasting of salumi, oysters, tartare, cheeses, award winning bacons and ice cream social right before the awards ceremony. The winning chef is chosen by a panel of 20 celebrity judges and you. Tickets won't last long.

This event is Sold Out.


Begin your Friday night (June 20) with a Reserve B ticket to the Diana Krall performance at the Benedict Music Tent at 8:30pm and then head over to the Hotel Jerome at 10:00pm with your ticket to the F&W Last Bite Dessert Party!
$250/each: purchase through Stay Aspen Snowmass.

Same as above but Includes a Silver VIP Pass to Diana Krall performance
Silver VIP Passes Include:

  • On-site parking
  • Entrance into the exclusive JAS Patron (VIP) Tent
  • Premium open bars
  • Live cooking stations
  • Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, dinner & dessert
  • Premium floor seating for concerts
  • Partial tax deduction

$499/each: purchase through Stay Aspen Snowmass

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2014 Pricing

 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen Prices 2014
ConsumerTradeGrow for Good Pass

Purchase after 3/15/2014

* Sales Tax of $10 per pass will be added to pass purchase.

American Express Trade Program

American Express is proud to present the 25th annual Restaurant Trade Program at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen and to celebrate this special anniversary from Thursday, June 19 – Saturday, June 21. For the past 25 years, the American Express Restaurant Trade Program, developed for the professionals who shape the world of hospitality, has brought together chefs, restaurant operators and leading industry professionals for a two-day program featuring networking events, and dynamic panel discussions with some of the industry's brightest stars. Held at Aspen’s historic Hotel Jerome, the Restaurant Trade Program will feature a diverse group of noteworthy chefs including Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot, Danny Meyer, and Jonathan Waxman, among others.

American Express Trade Program: Merchant Pre-Sale From 11/14-12/4 tickets are available for American Express Merchants only. Please provide your American Express Merchant number when you purchase tickets. Consumer Passes and all other passes will go on sale on 12/4/13. Please call 877-900-WINE with any questions.

American Express Restaurant Trade Passes: Developed for the professionals who shape the world of hospitality, the American Express® Restaurant Trade Program brings together chefs, restaurant operators and leading industry professionals for a two-day program offering tangible takeaways, insights, and networking opportunities with industry experts.

Consumer Passes

This pass provides access to cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and the Grand Tasting Pavilion throughout the 3 days of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. These passes will go on sale on 12/4/13.

Grow for Good Pass

In 2014, FOOD & WINE will continue its efforts to raise funds and awareness for Grow for Good, our national initiative dedicated to supporting local farms and encouraging sustainable agriculture, benefiting Wholesome Wave Foundation. In this spirit, FOOD & WINE is again offering a limited number of Grow for Good Passes, at $3,750 per pass. Along with all consumer pass benefits, these passes will include additional access to evening events.

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Package Information

For all-inclusive event packages, including lodging, festival tickets, airfare, rentals cars, or anything else you may require, call one of our local vacation experts at 888.649.5982, or e-mail info@stayaspensnowmass.com to have a customized quote sent to you via e-mail.


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