The combination of perfect October weather, mouthwatering food, and never empty wine glasses left no doubts that the
2017 Memphis Food & Wine Festival was the Memphis culinary event of the year. Just ask any of the 2,500 attendees.

Our 2017 event brought over 30 chefs from around the world to Memphis Botanic Garden to whip up a variety of delicious dishes festival goers are still talking about. The menu included a diverse range of everything from Crudo of Hawaiian Kampachi (Chef Ken Frank, La Toque) to grilled Royal Red Shrimp with rum barrel hot sauce (Chef Tory McPhail, Commander's Palace) to Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup from headlining Chef Guy Savoy (Paris, France). Combined with generous wine samplings of more than 150 different wines from over 40 different wineries, there was not an empty stomach to be found.   

To date, the Memphis Food & Wine Festival has raised more than $200,000 for FedExFamilyHouse in just two short years. 


For a full recap of the 2017 event, check out the video below.  

“Memphis is one of most pivotal cities in the history of American culture - a simmering nexus of the blues and barbecue, Sun Studio and Stax Records, FedEx and fried chicken. But Memphis is a lot more than its history, too, and my trip to the Memphis Food & Wine Festival showed me that this city on the Mississippi River also happens to be flowing with contemporary culinary energy. I can’t imagine a food festival that serves up more sheer fun than this one. I had a blast and I didn’t want it to end.”
— Jeff Gordinier, Food & Drinks Editor, Esquire Magazine