JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Judging by last year\u2019s sellout and the enormous buzz created by the foodie event of the summer, better get your tickets now for the second-annual Jackson Hole Food & Wine Summer Festival.\r\n\r\nJackson Hole Food & Wine (JHFW) has scheduled the foodie fest for June 21-23, 2018\u2014three days of top chefs, vintners, spirits and craft brews for the palate\u2019s of food and beverage enthusiasts. All that under the backdrop of the magnificent Tetons.\r\n\r\nJHFW\u2019s weekend lineup presents eight distinct events featuring local talent and renowned chef teams and top vintners from New York City and California, hosted in unique locations around Jackson Hole.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re especially excited to have two celebrated chef couples, each with a pastry component, headlining the Summer Festival this year,\u201d remarks JHFW\u2019s Director and Founder Megan Gallagher.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAssociate Director Haynes Poe elaborates, \u201cPartnering with incredible names like Nobu Downtown and winemaker Tim Mondavi of Continuum not only provides a wonderful experience for event attendees, but an opportunity for the local culinary community to collaborate with the country\u2019s top industry stars. The caliber of talent our valley attracts assures Jackson Hole Food & Wine\u2019s place among top food and beverage festivals.\u201d\r\n\r\nKicking off the weekend on Thursday, June 21 is one of the summer\u2019s most anticipated parties, Taste of Jackson Hole, presented by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This local\u2019s favorite event will take place at the top of Bridger Gondola at Rendezvous Lodge and features mouthwatering bites from the finest local restaurants paired with a curated selection of beer, wine and spirits.\r\n\r\nThe weekend continues with a variety of signature events including:\r\n\r\n \tBIG WINES, SMALL PLATES, presented by J.P. Morgan and hosted by Rendezvous Bistro: A seminar and luncheon featuring a series of small plates illuminating the magical synergy of food and wine. The illustrious panel including Drew Nieporent, Owner, Nobu, New York; Chef Stuart Brioza, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco; Danielle Thompson, Almaviva; Dennis Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars; Lia Gilles, V\u00e9rit\u00e9, and Gavin Fine, Owner, Fine Dining Restaurant Group will take you on a journey of their personal stories and "A Ha" moments that inspired these exceptional pairings. Top chefs from Fine Dining Restaurant Group will create a fabulous tasting menu brilliantly matched with a stunning collection of wines.\r\n \tDINNER SERIES: a collection of unique dining experiences held in Jackson Hole\u2019s finest restaurants and private homes featuring passionate fare from outstanding chefs paired with renowned wines and spirits.\r\n\r\nDINNER SERIES ONE: Chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions (San Francisco) with Tim Mondavi of Continuum at the home of Nancy and Rolf Engh, sponsored by Young\u2019s Market.\r\n\r\nDINNER SERIES TWO: Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke, R\u00e9publique (Los Angeles) with V\u00e9rit\u00e9 at the home of Elaine and John Carney, sponsored by Carney Logan Burke Architects and Pathfinder Philanthropy Advisors.\r\n\r\nDINNER SERIES THREE: A collaboration between chefs Ricky Estrellado and Ryo Hasegawa, Nobu Downtown, (New York City) and Dusty Rasnick, Sudachi, (Jackson Hole) with Dennis Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars, sponsored by Private Jet Services.\r\n\r\nDINNER SERIES FOUR: Chef Jesse Pelican, Silver Dollar Grill (Jackson Hole) will prepare an intimate feast paired with a stellar lineup of unique and sophisticated cocktails prepared by two extraordinary bar professionals from Death & Co., hosted at the historic Wort Hotel.\r\n\r\n \tSAVOR, presented by First Republic Bank: master chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco; Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke, R\u00e9publique, Los Angeles and Chefs Ricky Estrellado and Ryo Hasegawa, Nobu Downtown, New York City will team up with a few of Jackson Hole's finest culinary talent to create the ultimate taste of summer. Wash it all down with cold beer, crisp wines, and stellar cocktails. Enjoy yard games, mountain views and groovin\u2019 live tunes from the Canyon Kids. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and feed your spirit!\r\n \tDEATH & CO. BAR TAKEOVER, presented by Glorietta Trattoria and sponsored by Mountain Dandy: bar professionals from the newly opened Death & Co. Denver will be taking over Glorietta Trattoria for a late-night soiree presenting the world\u2019s finest custom cocktail experience right here in Jackson Hole! We can\u2019t think of a better event to close out an amazing weekend at Jackson Hole Food & Wine.\r\n \tSPIRITS DINNER, hosted by the Wort Hotel, Friday, June 22, 7pm: featuring two talented bartenders from Death & Co. that will create a stellar lineup of unique and sophisticated cocktails paired with a 5-course meal created by the talented Chef Jesse Pelican of the Silver Dollar Grill.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn keeping with core organizational mission and operation as a 501(c)(3), a portion of JHFW\u2019s Summer Festival proceeds will support Hole Food Rescue, a local nonprofit that distributes excess food from grocery stores, bakeries, farms and local businesses to organizations serving the at-risk, in-need residents of Teton County, WY as the 2018 recipient.\r\n\r\nTickets are limited and range in price from $85 to $1,000. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Enter to win tickets to the event and other\u00a0sweepstake prizes!