The 2011 Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival

New Yorkers have a lot to look forward at the end of the month. For the fourth year in a row, the Food Network is going to be hosting a bash in the Meatpacking District full of celebrities, chefs, and food to benefit the New York Food Bank and Share Our Strength programs with the four day, exclusive Wine and Food Festival.

100% of the proceeds go toward the two charities, with tickets on sale for over 75 events including seminars, dinners at New York's best restaurants, wine and spirit tastings, and cooking classes. Included on the roster of chefs and personalities are familiar faces like Martha Stewart, Jacques Pepin, His Royal Highness Prince Robert of Luxemburg, Mark Oldman, Guy Fieri, Paula Deen, and more!

The festivities begin on Thursday, September 29th, and continue until Sunday, October 2nd. Whether you're looking to learn a new skill or simply be in the company of wonderful people and wonderful food, there's a place for everyone at the festival. I hope to see you there! Tickets are on sale now and range from $20 to $500 per event and can be purchased online at