Celebrity Chefs Head to the Jersey Shore

The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival returns with a celebrity chef crew

A veritable who’s who of the world’s culinary icons and television personalities, including Anne Burrell, Paula Deen, Tyler Florence, Nadia G., Robert Irvine, Buddy Valastro, and Andrew Zimmern, are converging for the fourth annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival July 26 to 29 at all four Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City casinos and resorts.

The weekend includes more than 30 events, such as cooking demonstrations, wine and spirits seminars, and casual tasting events at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat, and Bally’s.

The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival features The Grand Market, a tasting village showcasing more than 100 stations of food, wine, spirits, and ales which can all be experienced during a four-hour journey for $55 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, wine tasting seminars with Michael Green for $45, and cookbook signings with Burrell, Deen, G., Valastro, and Zimmern throughout the four-day festival.

Other Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival events include a $65 cheesesteak tasting party with a yet-to-be-announced celebrity chef on Friday, an $85 bizarre brunch with Zimmern on Saturday, a $65 rooftop sushi and sake party at Caesars’ pool deck, and an $85 Saturday evening fete with cocktails and sweets designed by Valastro, star of of Cake Boss and owner of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J.

Tickets can be purchased on the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival website. A portion of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival proceeds go to the community Food Bank of New Jersey a nonprofit organization which fights hunger and poverty.