NEW YORK The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola celebrated its 10th anniversary from October 12 to 15, with more than 70 food and drink events taking place at various venues throughout the city. To celebrate its first decade, the festival provided food and beverage enthusiasts a number of new events—such Rooftop Iron Chef Showdown: Battle Iron Bounty at Pier 92—as well as returning signature parties and tastings, including the Blue Moon Burger Bash and Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ at Pier 92, and the weekendlong Grand Tasting at Pier 94. Prior to last weekend's event, NYCWFF has raised more than $10 million to support its commitment to end hunger, with proceeds benefitting relief organizations Food Bank for New York City and No Kid Hungry.
As in years past, festival sponsors provided event attendees with a number of interactive activations incorporating food and drink. Returning sponsors such as Coca-Cola and Mastercard featured new or upgraded experiences, while sponsors such as Blue Diamond Almond Breeze brought new booths to engage with foodies. Here's a look at the sponsor highlights from this year's most buzzy NYCWFF events.