Inside the 2024 “Food & Wine” Classic in Aspen: Highlights from a Delicious, Star-Studded Weekend in the Mountains

Celebrity chefs, TV favorites, breathtaking scenery and more headlined this year's culinary festival

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> Food & Wine Classic 2024

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Food & Wine Classic 2024

Every June, the culinary world's eyes turn to Aspen, Colo. for the annual Food & Wine Classic. The four-day festival hosts chefs, wine makers, celebrities and food enthusiasts from all over the world — like Andrew Zimmern, Nancy Silverton, Maneet Chauhan and Tyler Florence (above). From celeb chef-curated dinners and chic parties at the top of Aspen mountain to lively wine tastings and expert food demos by the pros, the weekend is a food lovers' paradise. Scroll down for a little taste of this year's festival.

En Garde

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> Maneet Chauhan

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Maneet Chauhan

Chopped judge Maneet Chauhan kicks off the party at the top of Aspen mountain by sabering open a bottle of champagne.

Center Stage

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> Tony Dokoupil

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Tony Dokoupil

CBS Mornings coanchor Tony Dokoupil takes the stage in Aspen during his seminar and cooking demo on perfecting brunch.

Old Friends

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> Danny Meyers and Tom Colicchio

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Danny Meyers and Tom Colicchio

Gramercy Tavern owner Danny Meyer and founding chef Tom Colicchio share a moment at the special 30-year anniversary pop-up dinner party for the famed New York City restaurant.

Class in Session

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> Kristen Kish

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Kristen Kish

On the main demo stage, Top Chef host Kristen Kish holds court while teaching a seminar on revitalizing comfort foods titled "Second Act Snacks."

Happy Hour

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> A Food & Wine Classic guest and Carmelo Anthony

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A Food & Wine Classic guest and Carmelo Anthony

Former NBA star Carmelo Anthony clinks glasses with a guest while promoting his new Ode to Soul wine, a collaboration with Robert Mondavi Vineyards.

Mountaintop Moment

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> Chefs in Aspen

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Chefs in Aspen

A class photo! A group of brightly-clad celebrity chefs continue a years-long Food & Wine Classic tradition by raising a champagne toast, backed by Aspen's signature snowy peaks.

Live Laughs

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> David Chang

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David Chang

Momofuku restaurants founder and TV host David Chang smiles during a live-recording of a podcast episode.

Get Down

<p>C2 Photography / FOOD & WINE</p> Rev Run and DJ Ruckus

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Rev Run and DJ Ruckus

Rev Run and DJ Ruckus rock the crowd during their performance at the Last Call at Belly Up! party.

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