Destination Kohler Announces Headlining Talent and Ticket Sales for Kohler Food & Wine October 20-23


The celebrity chef lineup includes Tom Colicchio, Esther Choi, David Rose, Ronnie Woo, Sherryhof, Derrell Smith, Grace Ramirezand cast members from “America’s Test Kitchen”

Kohler, Wis., 8th August2022 /PRNewswire/ — Aim Koehler is proud to announce the headlining talent for this year Kohler food & wine. On August 9ththGuests can purchase tickets to the first Midwest Epicurean event to begin Thursday October 20thth and extends throughout the weekend with cooking demonstrations, training courses, tastings, lunches, evening events and live music. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the country’s most innovative chefs, wine experts and restaurateurs.

The four-day extravaganza features demonstrations and tastings on the culinary stages featuring distinctive culinary and oenological icons including:

  • Tom Colicchio – Executive chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, featuring upscale restaurants on the East and West Coasts, as well as “Wichcraft”, a fast-casual concept for sandwiches and salads. Colicchio is the Head Judge at Bravo’s Top Chef and a passionate food activist and citizen chef who advocates for a food system that prioritizes access, affordability and nutrition over corporate interests. He was also Executive Chef at the first Kohler Food & Wine event 21 years ago!
  • Esther Choi – Chef & owner of mŏkbar, mŏkbar Brooklyn and Mrs. Yoo; Choi is driven by her Korean roots and inspired by her Korean grandmother’s ancient cooking techniques. Her cuisine combines traditional and modern influences with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
  • David Rose – Food Network TV personality, Omaha Steaks chef/spokesperson and author of cookbooks. Rose appeared as a finalist on Food Network Star (Season 13) and continues to be a culinary ambassador for several national brands
  • Ronnie Woo – Chef and owner of The Delicious Cook in los Angeles, an LA-based private chef company specializing in five-star culinary experiences. Woo is a television personality well known across multiple media platforms and the author of his highly anticipated debut cookbook. Have you eaten yet?, is scheduled for release in March 2023.
  • Sherryhof – 3x James Bart Award Winner, Bakery by the Yard Owner, Award Winning Cookbook Author – Secrets to Baking – Desserts by the Yard. Yard has worked to create masterful breads, opened new restaurants and is known for mentoring chefs around the world.
  • Derrell Smith – Former NFL athlete-turned-chef Smith is the host of Tastemade’s hit show Mad Good Food, in which he shows viewers how important it is, not just for your loved ones, but for yourself to cook.
  • Grace Ramirez – Chef, activist, cookbook author and broadcaster; Understanding that food is culture, Ramirez shares the nourishing traditions of vibrant and comforting Latin American cuisine, and her unique blend of tradition and adventure puts her cuisine at the heart of every community.
  • “America’s Test Kitchen” – The top-rated cooking show on public television is represented by cast members: Chief Creative Officer Jack BishopExecutive Editorial Director and Co-Host Bridget Lancaster and Executive Editorial Editor and Co-Host Julia Collin Davison.
  • The Bartolotta Group – The Bartolotta Restaurants is a nationally recognized restaurant and catering organization co-founded by a restaurateur Joe Bartolotta and his brother, twice James Bart Award winning chef Paul Bartolotta. Participating Bartolotta restaurants include Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse, BrookfieldMr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse, mequon, Joey Gerards – A Bartolotta Supper Club, Harbor House.

Kohler Food & Wine will proudly showcase more than 500 wines and 60 spirits, as well as appearances from winemakers, owners and representatives from some of the country’s largest wineries, including Cakebread Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineyards, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Dry Creek Vineyard , St. Francis Vineyards & Winery, Villa Sandi and unique labels from Vine Connections.

“We are pleased to announce the details of our annual Kohler Food & Wine for 2022,” he said JennaCheck, Associate Director of Special Events at Kohler. “This year’s event will be a celebratory experience, allowing guests to connect with our unique community in an exciting and fun atmosphere. In addition to our celebrity chef line-up to be showcased on the Culinary Stages, our continued partnership with The Bartolotta Restaurant Group will offer a unique new programme, and our experienced winery directors and owners will provide attendees with the ‘best in class’ in their wine and introduce spirits portfolios,” she shared.

New and signature wine and spirits experiences round out this year’s culinary event, including the beer and vineyard. The garden will offer guests a place to enjoy classics Wisconsin Beer or one of the available selections of popular Underwood wine in a relaxed atmosphere. The beer and wine garden offers daily live music. Guests can purchase tickets to the Beer and Vineyard Experience on-site in exchange for libations, no advance ticket sales available.

Also new to this year’s celebrations is the Edrington’s nineteenth hole, which offers the best of cocktails and golf when the Edrington Spirits team takes over Kohler Swing Studio. This exclusive, interactive and educational event allows guests to take part in Edrington brand tastings, old-fashioned cocktail making, delicious bites and fun activities such as table games and use of Swing Studio’s golf simulators. Guests have the opportunity to participate closest to the pen competition to win a branded golf bag; additional local purchase opportunities that benefit Lakeshore Trout Unlimited.

The signature Food & Wine HUB and The viewfinder: your passport to wine are back! The HUB provides a dedicated, central gathering area where all event attendees can connect with family and friends while enjoying libations. Wine-loving guests can explore the grounds of Destination Kohler The viewfinder: your passport to wine, a wine tour like no other. Guests who purchase this add-on to their event tickets will have the opportunity to sample four different offerings of The Seeker’s fine wines at four different locations.

Drink tickets for the Food & Wine HUB and Beer and Wine Garden can be purchased on site.


starting August 9thth, Tickets for the Kohler Food & Wine Event can be purchased. Destination Kohler – the Midwest’s only Forbes 5-Star, AAA 5-Diamond resort hotel – will serve as the stunning backdrop for this event. More information about Festival programming, visit Stay up to date on resort news and events Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Kohler Hospitality & Real Estate Group

Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate’s profile includes The American Club, the Midwest’s only Forbes five-star resort hotel, and the Three-Star Inn on wood lake. It has world famous golf courses from

Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. A sister hotel is home to The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa St Andrews, Scotland, the birthplace of golf, and is considered one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. In 2017, Kohler Co. opened LODGE KOHLER, a AAA Four Diamond property, in the heart of Titletown, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

About Destination Koehler

Herb Koehler founded Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclaiming of the American Club from an immigrant dormitory and then built championship golf courses, The Straits and The Irish at Whistling Straits and The River and Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run, all designed by Peter Dye and all in the top 100 public courses. Straits hosted the Ryder Cup in September 2021. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five Star Spa in Wisconsin. The resort features 1,200 acres of river and forest and 12 dining options ranging from the four-star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare from The Horse & Plow and River Wildlife. Herb Koehler believes River Wildlife’s log cabin offers the finest country gourmet dining The United States. The resort is located in the area of Village of Kohler, Wisconsinan hour south of Green Bayan hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago on I-43.

Lizbeth Rincon-Moos
Koehler Co.
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Katie Feltz
Agency H5 for Kohler Co.
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