Aspen Food & Wine Classic 2014: The Photos

By Zagat Staff  |  June 23, 2014
Credit: Galdones Photography/FOOD & WINE

From an early morning charity run to top of the mountain revelry, this weekend's Aspen Food & Wine Classic brought chefs, media and consumers together for three days of food, wine, schmoozing and some serious altitude. Roll call included biggies like Jacques Pepin, Sean Brock, Giada De Laurentiis, Grant Achatz, Jonathan Waxman, Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson and more. From food demos and seminars from chefs like Michael Symon, to showcases of this year's Best New Chefs like Matthew McCallister, Paul Qui, Cara Stadler and more, it was an action-packed three days in the normally quiet mountain town. Check out some of the highlights in the slide show below.  

Photos by Galdones Photography/FOOD & WINE

  • At the "Food Memories" panel on Saturday with Marcus Samuelsson, Jacques Pépin and Jonathan Waxman, hosted by Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief, Dana Cowin

  • NYC's Harold Dieterle at the tents

  • Richard Blais, Alex Stupak, Grant Achatz and Jonathan Waxman atop Aspen mountain for Saturday's Wonderland party

  • The Chew's Michael Symon during a demo on Saturday

  • The Chew's Carla Hall

  • Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini at the tents

  • Ali Larter chats with Giada De Laurentiis on her new restaurant, balancing motherhood and more on Friday morning

  • Gail Simmons and Jose Andres

  • Group shot on top of Aspen Mountain for Friday night's Irish-themed bash

  • The scene inside Friday night's Publisher Party atop Aspen Mountain featuring a performance by some Riverdance-esque dancers.

  • Ming Tsai atop Aspen Mountain on Friday night

  • Sunday morning's cook-off had a special guest sous chef — comedian Stephan Merchant!

  • Pirate party! That's Johnny Iuzzini on the right with the rotting teeth.

  • Marcus Samuelsson was one of many chefs to do Friday morning's 5K run. He was the first chef to finish. 

  • Best New Chef Matthew Accarrino of SF's SPQR with his pastry chef partner Catherine Schimenti