It’s Almost Showtime for Jackson Hole Food & Wine’s Summer Festival

JACKSON, WY— Tickets are selling fast for the second-annual Jackson Hole Food & Wine Summer Festival. After a successful inaugural 2017 summer festival and March’s Winter Fest, the June 21-23, 2018 event returns bringing three days of top chefs, vintners, spirits and craft brews to food and beverage enthusiasts celebrating amidst the ultimate Teton backdrop.

JHFW’s weekend lineup presents eight distinct events featuring renowned chefs Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions, San Francisco; Chefs Walter & Margarita Manzke of République, Los Angeles and Chefs Ricky Estrellado & Ryo Hasegawa of Nobu Downtown, New York City and top vintners Dennis Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars, Tim Mondavi, of Continuum, and Lia Gilles of Vérité along with featured mixologists Alex Jump and Tyson Buhler of Death & Co. Denver.

“Jackson Hole Food & Wine partners with some incredible names providing a wonderful experience for event attendees, but also an opportunity for the local culinary community to collaborate with the country’s top industry stars,” said JHFW Associate Director Haynes Poe. “The caliber of talent our valley attracts assures Jackson Hole Food & Wine’s place among top food and beverage festivals,” Poe notes that the intimacy and wide-open spaces are what really makes JHFW unique.  

“JHFW is about creating unique food and beverage experiences and expanding the culinary culture of Jackson Hole,” added JHFW Board President Katrina Ryan.

Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, June 21 is one of the summer’s most anticipated parties, TASTE OF JACKSON HOLE, presented by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (fewer than 80 tickets remain).  This local’s 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 over 70 beverages including wine, beer, and spirits. The weekend continues with a variety of other signature events including:

BIG WINES, SMALL PLATESpresented by J.P. Morgan and sponsored by Fine Dining Restaurant GroupRendezvous Bistro | Friday, June 22, 12 – 2 pm: A seminar and luncheon featuring a series of small plates illuminating the magical synergy of food and wine. The illustrious panel including Chef Stuart BriozaState Bird Provisions, San Francisco; Danielle ThompsonAlmavivaDennis CakebreadCakebread CellarsLia GillesVérité, 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.

DINNER SERIESFriday, June 22, 7 pm: A collection of unique dining experiences held in two private homes and two of Jackson Hole’s iconic restaurants featuring passionate fare from nationally recognized award-winning chefs paired with world-class wines and spirits.

  • DINNER SERIES ONE: Chefs Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions (San Francisco) with Tim Mondavi of Continuum at the home of Nancy & Rolf Engh, sponsored by Young’s Market.
  • DINNER SERIES TWO: Chefs Walter & Margarita Manzke, République (Los Angeles) with Vérité at the home of Elaine & John Carney, sponsored by Carney Logan Burke Architects & Pathfinder Philanthropy Advisors
  • DINNER SERIES THREE: A collaboration between chefs Ricky Estrellado & Ryo Hasegawa, Nobu Downtown, (New York City) and Dusty Rasnick, Sudachi, (Jackson Hole) with Dennis CakebreadCakebread Cellars, sponsored by Private Jet Services.
  • DINNER SERIES FOUR: Chef Jesse Pelican, Silver Dollar Grill (Jackson Hole) will prepare an incredible feast in the intimate private dining room at the historic Wort Hotel. Each dish will be punctuated by a stellar pairing of unique and sophisticated custom cocktails created by mixologists Alex Jump & Tyson Buhler of Death & Co. Denver


SAVOR, Presented by First Republic Bank, Mead Ranch | Saturday, June 23, 5:30 – 8:30pmCelebrated chefs Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco; Chefs Walter & Margarita Manzke, République, Los Angeles and Chefs Ricky Estrellado & Ryo Hasegawa, Nobu Downtown, New York City will team up with a few of Jackson Hole’s finest culinary talent to create the ultimate summer walk-around tasting. Wash it all down with cold beer, crisp wines, and stellar cocktails. Enjoy yard games, mountain views, and live music.  Jackson Hole’s very own Canyon Kids provide the perfect Americana backdrop with music ranging from classic honky-tonk to bluegrass and soulful rock and roll.

DEATH & CO. BAR TAKEOVER, Presented by Glorietta Trattoria and sponsored by Mountain DandyGlorietta Trattoria | Saturday, June 23, 9:30pm – 12:30 am: Bar professionals Alex Jump & Tyson Buhler from the newly opened Death & Co. Denver will be taking over Glorietta for a late-night soiree presenting the world’s finest custom cocktail experience right here in Jackson Hole!  We can’t think of a better way to close out an amazing weekend at Jackson Hole Food & Wine!

Limited tickets remain for these events. Get yours here

Visit to purchase tickets and view more information including event schedules, a list of participants, sponsors and lodging partners. Tickets are limited and range in price from $85 to $1,000. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.


Established in 2016, Jackson Hole Food & Wine is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to celebrating food, wine, spirits and craft brews against the backdrop of Jackson Hole. JHFW will produce two annual, multi-day events with March’s Winter Fest and a Summer Festival in late June. Guided by a passionate founding committee and advisory group of culinary-and-community-minded professionals, Jackson Hole Food & Wine will donate a portion of 2018 proceeds to benefit Hole Food Rescue, a local non-profit responsible for diverting and redistributing on average 5,000 pounds of nutritious food per week to approximately 1,000 in-need residents of Teton County, Wyoming.

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