ALL-STAR CHEF LINE-UP ANNOUNCED – 2018 Nantucket Wine & Food Festival





ALL-STAR CHEF LINE-UP ANNOUNCED – 2018 Nantucket Wine & Food Festival


March 8, 2018: The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival is excited to announce the All-Star line-up of Chef Luminaries for the 22nd annual island event. The festival takes place May 16-20, 2018 with a collection of over 60 prestigious events.

For twenty-two years, the NWF has brought distinguished winemakers and chefs to the island for an epic epicurean celebration. Over the course of five days, the island comes alive with elegant tastings, lunches, dinners and educational seminars. Visit to purchase tickets now.




Elizabeth Falkner (NYC)

Gabriel Kreuther

 Gabriel Kreuther (NYC)

John Tesar

 Knife Dallas (Dallas, TX)

Jose Enrique

 Jose Enrique (San Juan, PR)

Brian Alberg

 The Red Lion Inn (Stockbridge, MA)

Brooke Vosika

 Sawkill Creek (Woodstock, NY)

Geoff Lazlo

 (Greenwich, CT)

Jeffrey Michaud

 Osteria (Philadelphia, PA)

Joseph Ellia

 Bear in Boots (Falmouth, MA)

Katherine Clapner

 Dude, Sweet Chocolate (Dallas, TX)

Kevin Williamson

 Ranch 616 (Austin, TX)

Matt Weingarten

 Dig Inn (Boston, MA)



Kyle Zachary

 TOPPER'S at the Wauwinet

Thomas Pearson

 Brant Point Grill

Andrea Solimeo


Brandt Gould


Bruce Sacino

 The Westmoor Club

David Daniels

 Met on Main

E.J. Harvey

 The Sea Grille

Edwin Claflin

 Oran Mor Bistro

Erin Zircher


Fred Bisaillon

 Charlie Noble

Gabriel Frasca

 Straight Wharf Restaurant

Joseph Keller

 Company of the Cauldron

Liam Mackey

 The Nautilus

Marcus Ware

 Greydon House

Mayumi Hattori

 The Club Car

Michael Getter


Michael LaScola

 The Proprietors Bar & Table

Neil Hudson

 Bartlett's Farm

Pedro Alaniz + Cedric Beguin

 Breeze Restaurant, Nantucket Hotel

Robert Boslow

 Station 21

Seth and Angela Raynor

 The Pearl

Scott Osif

 Galley Beach

Sean Durnin

 Sushi Sean 11:11

Tony Nastus  

 Le Languedoc Bistro



Carolyn Johnson

 80 Thoreau

Dan Bazzinotti


David Blessing

 Newport Beach House

Gurminder Gidda

 Taj Boston

Jeremy Sewall

 Les Sablons

Johnny Sheehan + Ryan Boya


Josh and Jen Ziskin

 Heritage of Sherborn

Justin Shoults + Brian Mercury

 Oak + Rowan

Karen Akunowicz


Kevin O’Donnell + Michael Lombardi


Lydia Shire


Mary Dumont + Robert Gonzalez


Matt Drummond

 Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

Matt Jennings


Michael Scelfo

 Alden & Harlow

Robert Fagan

 Bar Boulud

Tiffani Faison

 Tiger Mama

Tyler Kinnett


Will Gilson

 Puritan & Co.




Nantucket Wine & Food Festival is supported by Host Hotel, the White Elephant, Maserati, Veuve Clicquot, The Mountain Valley Spring Water, Aperol, Château d’Esclans, PEAK Event Services, Dole & Bailey, Inc., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Rectrix Aviation, Kobrand, Riedel, Sodexo, Cape Air, Tripleseat, TAJ Boston, Château Minuty, Cowboy Cauldron, Nantucket Tents, Fernet-Branca, Boar’s Head, The Steamship Authority, Templeton Rye, Hy-line Cruises, The Westmoor Club, Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental, Champagne Taittinger, DelGrosso, WhistlePig, G.H. Mumm, Galliano L’Aperitivo, Laura Lobdell, City Winery, Metropolitan Cabinets and Countertops, Seastreak, Calvisius Caviar and the American Truffle Company.



The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of this annual event. Proceeds benefit a variety of island non-profits and community organizations, with a focus on supporting Nantucket Island youth.  The NWF Culinary Arts Mentoring Program provides speakers, visiting chefs, field trips and paid student employment opportunities. The annual NWF Junior Top Chef Competition directly supports the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund. The NWFCF will also support Nantucket Community Parks and Recreation and the Tom Nevers Improvement Project.



The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival is managed by Co-Owner & President, Mark Goldweitz; Co-Owner & Executive Director, Nancy Bean and Festival Staff: Mary Hallahan, Director of Operations; Todd Lipman, Wine Director; Cliff Roy, Culinary Director; Rebecca Lennon, Event Producer; Ebony Hurwitz, Production Coordinator; Emily Carey, Production Assistant and Mark Donato, Community Liaison.




Ebony Hurwitz, Production Coordinator / 617-527-9473

Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

39 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467