Universal Studios Hollywood to Host Bravo’s Top Chef Food and Wine Festival


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Universal Studios Hollywood is teaming up with Bravo to bring guests the first-ever Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival this spring! The two-day event will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood and feature a wide assortment of food, wine, craft beer, and spirit stations with a delectable array of dishes inspired by the contestants on Bravo’s Top Chef. Guests will also have a chance to watch Top Chef veterans battle it out in a series of live cooking competitions and enjoy panels with fan favorites from the series. Check out the video below for a peek at what to expect!

The inaugural Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival coincides with the season 17 premiere of Top Chef returning Thursday, March 19. It features the fiercest group of competitors the show has seen with 15 finalists, front runners, and fan favorites from seasons past who have all returned to finish what they started and battle it out for the title.

“We are thrilled to partner with Bravo’s Top Chef to introduce this exclusive Food & Wine Festival,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “As an industry leader, we take as much pride in our culinary offerings as we do with our innovative rides and we’re excited that our Executive Chef will have the opportunity to collaborate with these acclaimed Top Chef Alums to create this unique food and wine event, and we look forward to toasting the occasion with our guests.”

The festival will take place on March 19-20 and is a separately ticketed event from the park. In addition to a general admission ticket, guests can purchase a premium VIP ticket option. Inviting them to experience several first-class opportunities, including an exclusive tasting and wine pairing hosted by a Top Chef Alum, intimate meet and greets with the contestants, early access to the theme park, complimentary parking, and a special commemorative gift. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit the park website here.

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