ABOUT

Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s annual food, wine and spirits festival (formerly known as SF Chefs). Experience tastes and flavors from the Bay Area’s finest chefs, mixologists, brewers and wine experts in an epic foodie festival weekend presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.

The Lexus Grand Tasting at Festival Pavilion features over 200 of San Francisco's finest restaurants, bars, distilleries, breweries and wineries displaying their finest creations. With classes, demonstrations, tastings, competitions, parties and an industry intensive day—there’s something for every palate!

Inspiration.

San Francisco is and always will be a major influencer for food and wine trends, food politics and the sustainability movement. It is a community rich with farmers, writers, winemakers, spirits distillers, artisans and vibrant independent chef-owned restaurants. The population is well-educated, diverse and appreciative of great food and good living. Mild weather ensures quality produce year-round. The moderate climate is perfect for growing grapes and Northern California is recognized as one of the top wine producing regions in the world. Rounding out the natural bounty is Pacific Ocean seafood from just outside the Golden Gate, one of the richest fisheries in the world. Finally, a devotion to environmental consciousness has made the area the epicenter of sustainability in farming, fishing and ranching.

The Event.

Eat Drink SF is a food and wine event celebrating the unique flavor, diversity and bounty of Northern California. The Grand Tasting is at Fort Mason Center where chefs, winemakers, brewers and distillers will offer an exploration of taste. Classes, seminars, demos, dinners and parties will offer interactive opportunities for the public to participate with local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, authors, brewers, mixologists and culinary experts in an entertaining and delicious forum. Eat Drink SF is produced by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA). The GGRA is a non-profit trade association founded in 1936 to promote, extend and protect the interests of the broader restaurant industry, and to serve their members in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Cause.

Eat Drink SF supports a number of local Bay Area food-related charities, including the Center for Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), Meals on Wheels, Share Our Strength, SF-Marin Food Bank, Slow Food San Francisco’s NOMAD gardens project and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation. For nearly fifty years, the Foundation has granted financial scholarships to students from the Bay Area entering culinary and hospitality programs. The applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees. Qualified candidates are then interviewed to complete the selection process. The Trustees base awards on the financial needs of the student. The goal of the scholarship program is to allow students to continue their education, and to select those motivated individuals who need the most financial assistance to enable them to pursue their education.

The Team.

Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Event producer, community relations, member and industry coordination, web and ticket management

Andrew Freeman and Co.
Creative, marketing, public relations, media, culinary programming, sponsor management

Tannin Management
Beverage programming, sponsor management, bartender, winery and sommelier coordination

DPEM | Event Marketing
Grand Pavilion design, event execution, volunteer coordination, permit coordination

Noise 13
Brand design, brand management, ad design and placement, event signage

Sustainability.

Please join us in our goal of achieving a zero waste event creating no landfill. Through our partnership with San Francisco Conservation Corp, all paper products will be recycled, all disposable silverware and glassware is made from corn resin and will be composted after use. We encourage you to take public transportation, carpool, walk and bike.