ABC’s “The Chew” is leaving its Manhattan studio for the first time in the show’s history to broadcast from the 20th annual Epcot International Food& Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The Emmy-Award Winning lifestyle series will tape five shows with co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz on Oct. 7, 8& 9 to air during the week of Oct. 12 -16 on “The Chew.”
“We are beyond excited to be invited to celebrate such an important food event,” said Gordon Elliott, executive producer of “The Chew.” “What a great way to kick off our fifth season. We are planning a terrific series of shows for our viewers and live audience that will use every available piece of magic the park and our show can muster. Stay tuned!” he added.
“The Chew” shows from Epcot will showcase festival highlights as well as food and beverage from “around the world” of Walt Disney World Resort. From stellar dining experiences to immersive dining that transports guests into cherished stories, “The Chew” will explore Disney Parks restaurants that offer innovative, fun and healthful dining choices and share some of their favorites.
In addition, “The Chew” will be featured in two themed marketplaces located at the new Next Eats area of Future World – the first time in the festival’s history that new culinary experiences have expanded into the Future World area of the park.
At the new Sustainable Chew Marketplace, festivalgoers can enjoy three delicious dishes inspired by “The Chew” co-hosts. From savory pork spareribs with red wine and fennel with cheesy mascarpone grits and ricotta& zucchini ravioli with tomato sauce to vanilla panna cotta with fresh figs and pistachio brittle, “The Chew” has something for everyone during this milestone 20th Epcot International Food& Wine Festival celebration. The eco-home-inspired marketplace will offer guests a chance to learn more about how food is grown and the importance of food sustainability. Herbs and vegetables harvested from The Land pavilion greenhouses at Epcot will flavor the marketplace dishes.
A second new Future World marketplace at Next Eats will feature the Chew Lab, where Disney chefs are collaborating with “The Chew,” to create a cutting-edge marketplace inspired by food-science labs and the hottest culinary tech trends.
Visit TheChew.com for information on how to obtain tickets to be part of the live audience during “The Chew” broadcasts at Epcot International Food& Wine Festival.
“The Chew” will continue to update viewers on additional festival plans throughout the summer. Tune in weekdays 1:00pm/ET and visit TheChew.com.
About “The Chew”:
Celebrating and exploring life through food, “The Chew,” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” serves up everything food — from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more — all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series. Follow “The Chew” (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali); Michael Symon (@chefsymon); Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly); Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter ™
About Epcot International Food& Wine Festival:
Epcot International Food& Wine Festival presented by Chase celebrates 20 delicious festival years with the new partnership with “The Chew” and with a lineup of brand-new marketplaces, menu items, premium experiences and entertainment. For updates about festival events and premium experiences, visit epcotfoodfestival.com throughout the summer.
ABC Entertainment Group Communications:
Bridgette Maney 212-456-1429 /[email protected]