Wine & Dine at NEW Exclusive Rooftop Bar

A VIP Bite Experience benefiting Food Lifeline

know before you go:

ALL-NEW for 2017, we are adding The Bite Cooks! Lounge! This VIP Bite experience is an exclusive rooftop bar area for guests to wine & dine with local chefs (and for a good cause). This 21 & up only venue will be located adjacent to The Bite Cooks! chef demo stage, hosted by "The Chef in the Hat", Chef Thierry Rautureau.


Ticket prices range from $35 - $50 with $5 of each ticket going toward Food Lifeline! More details in lineup below.

What each session includes:

  • Access to Private Rooftop Bar (during session hours)
  • Two drink tickets for private bar (local beer/wine/spirit options)
  • Meet & Greet with local, celebrity chefs (lineup below)
  • Exclusive samples from the session's celebrity chef
    (chef appearances/samples are one hour periods within each session)
  • View of The Bite Cooks! Chef Demo Stage & live music on Fisher Stage
  • Drop-ins from "The Chef in the Hat", Chef Thierry Rautureau " & other special guests including NHK World TV's Dining with the Chef host, Rika Yukimasa (Sat.) and Master Chef Winner, Shaun O'Neale (Sun.)

NOTE: The Bite Cooks! Lounge is 21 and up only. Guests may bring food purchased throughout the festival inside the Rooftop Bar during their ticketed session time frame. Last call/last pour will be 30 minutes prior to the end of each session. Guests may not bring in or leave with alcoholic beverages. Each chef appearance with their select sample is for a scheduled time listed below.



2:00pm - 4:30pm: The Art of Food ($35 pre-event/$40 at event) Chef Rob Sevcik Gallerie 23 3p-4p chef in lounge with samples

2:00pm - 4:30pm:

Chef Rob Sevcik

Galerie 23
3p-4p chef appearance with samples

COST: $35 pre-event/$40 at event

 5:30pm - 8:30pm:

  Uli Lengenberg
Uli's Famous Sausage
7p-8p chef appearance with samples

COST: $45 pre-event/$50 at event



1:00pm - 4:00pm:

Chef John Howie

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
3p-4p chef appearance with samples

COST: $45 pre-event/$50 at event

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4:30pm - 8:30pm:

Chef Stuart Lane

Cascina Spinasse
5p-6p chef appearance with samples

+'Dining with the Chef' Rika Yukimasa
6:30p-7:30p Meet & Greet

COST: $45 pre-event/$50 at event)



1:00pm - 4:00pm:

Chef Isaac Hutchins
Majorie Restaurant
3p-4p chef appearance with samples

COST: $45 pre-event/$50 at event

4:30pm - 7:30pm:

Chef Megan Coombes
, Altstadt
6p-7p chef appearance with samples

+ Master Chef Winner, Shaun O'Neale
5p-6p book signing

COST: $45 pre-event/$50 at event



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Meet & Greet with NHK World TV's 'Dining with the Chef' host, Rika Yukimasa from 6:30p-7:30p during the Saturday 4:30p-8:30p session ONLY!

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A book signing & appearance by Master Chef Winner, Shaun O'Neale from 5p-6p as part of the Sunday night 4:30p - 7:30p session ONLY!