The Savannah Food & Wine Festival returns November 10-16, 2014, bringing the best of Savannah's cuisine and wine selection, and featuring appearances from celebrity chefs from around the Southeast. It's an event any food and wine connoisseur won't want to miss.
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a non-profit that works to advocate for the tourism community. The festival raises money for a variety of charitable causes. The inaugural event in 2013 raised more than $50,000 for causes like the Savannah Harbor Foundation, America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and United Way of the Coastal Empire.
One of these causes is the TLC Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for students studying for careers in tourism and hospitality. To date, the TLC has given more than $60,000 in scholarships.
The festival is held in November as a way to support our business partners. In the festival's first year, the matrix designed by Georgia Department of Economic Development reported that the Savannah Food & Wine Festival brough in $1.8 million of direct spending to our local community. The festival also serves as a boost for the local economy in a slower part of the tourism season.
See photos from last year's festival on Facebook.