Meet, Greet and Eat with Your Favorite Chefs at the New York City Wine & Food Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 New York City Wine & Food Festival. Get yours now to eat, drink and mingle with your favorite Food Network stars.

Though summer's just begun, it's not too soon to start planning an autumn getaway — especially when the promise of your favorite chefs is right before you. For the eighth year in a row, the most-famed names in the culinary world are set to come together for a weekend-long celebration of all things food and drink at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival. This year more than 500 chefs will be in attendance at nearly 100 events, kicking off in Manhattan on Thursday, October 15.

From the now-infamous battle of beef at the annual Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats and hosted by Rachael Ray to Giada De Laurentiis' Italian Feast, presented by Ronzoni, and Geoffrey Zakarian's Saturday morning brunch, you're invited to join these chefs and others for walk-around tastings, intimate seated dinners, late-night bashes and wake-up-worthy brunches alike.

General  ticket sales are open, so now's your chance to  snag a few before the hot-item parties sell out. And with each ticket you buy, you'll be helping to fight hunger, a worthy cause; all net proceeds will go toward the Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign.

If you can't make it to the Big Apple to take part in the celebrations firsthand, you're in luck: FN Dish will be on hand throughout the weekend, bringing you insider coverage of the marquee events, including snapshots of the best bites and sips, plus interviews with Food Network chefs.

Here are the events you can look forward to following.

Thursday, Oct. 15:
Giada De Laurentiis' Italian Feast, presented by Ronzoni
Tacos & Tequila, hosted by Aarón Sánchez
Chicken Coupe, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg
Friday, Oct. 16:

Blue Moon Burger Bash, presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats and hosted by Rachael Ray

Thrillist's Barbecue & The Blues, hosted by Adam Richman
A Dinner with Michael Symon
Rachael Ray’s Feedback: Chefs and Cocktails
Rock & Roll Sushi, hosted by Masaharu Morimoto
Saturday, Oct. 17:

Greenmarket Brunch, hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian; part of LOCAL, presented by Delta Air Lines

Brunch @ Bobby's, hosted by Bobby Flay
Veg Out with Hungryroot, hosted by Haylie Duff

Grand Tasting, presented by ShopRite and featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard

Sunday, Oct. 18:

The Laws of Cooking ... and How to Break Them, hosted by Justin Warner and Josh Wesson

The Lobster Place presents Oyster Bash, hosted by Anne Burrell
Best Bloody Mary Brunch, hosted by the cast of Chopped
Master Sushi Rolling Class, with Morimoto

Grand Tasting, presented by ShopRite and featuring Samsung Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard

Relive the best moments from last year's NYCWFF with a look back at our 2014 coverage.

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