Events

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance brings the most important and interesting culinary professionals in central Texas together with people who have great taste in food, wine, and spirits.

Proceeds from the AFWA’s signature annual events are a key funding source for the Culinary Grant Program, the nation’s first program to provide funding that supports culinary innovation and contributes to the local community.

Fund a grant now to ensure that Central Texas continues to lead the charge in epicurean excellence.


Live Fire! : A beef-centric live-fire cooking event that showcases bites from top chefs along with live music, premium wines, spirited cocktails, craft brews and chef mastery.

Official Drink of Austin: Bartending teams from some of Austin’s top bars square-off in a spirited competition, each submitting a crafty cocktail with the hopes of being deemed “the official drink of Austin.” Plus amazing food, of course.

Wine & Dine Dinner Series: One-of-a-kind dinner collaborations that provide a unique “up close and personal” experience with world-class chefs from around the country.

Wine & Swine: An afternoon of remarkable wines, live music, and whole pig roasts or pork dishes prepared by celebrated central Texas chefs.

Culinary Arts Career Conference: The first of its kind, this conference puts high school students together with culinary professionals to learn about career paths, engage with chefs, and participate in hands-on workshops


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