Information to make your food & wine weekend more enjoyable

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for food and drinks once I’m inside the event?
No, your ticket covers all food and beverages consumed at the event. Just bring your appetite and enjoy responsibly.

What do guests receive if they purchase a Carte Blanche ticket?
Carte Blanche ticket purchasers enter the festival one-hour earlier than General Admission ticket holders to experience special tastings and an exclusive chef demonstration.

Will tickets be sold at the door?
Yes, however many events will sell out. We encourage all interested guests to purchase tickets in advance.

Are children allowed at the events?
No children or infants are allowed entrance into the event. All events are 21 years of age or older.

Are dogs allowed at the event?
No, pets are not allowed any events.

What do I do if I have a food allergy?
Due to the size of the events and the number of people being served, our chefs cannot make accommodations for food allergies. However, there are a wide variety of items available and we encourage you to ask chefs and vendors if the item being served contains anything you are allergic to so you may avoid any such foods.

Is there seating at the Grand Tasting events?

How do I reserve seats for the Chef Demonstrations?
All chef demonstrations are first come, first serve seating.

What happens in the case of bad weather?
All events happen rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

How do I stay informed of news and updates regarding the event?
Sign-up for Palm Desert Food & Wine updates and announcements.

Is there access for persons with disabilities?
It is the policy of Palm Desert Food & Wine to make our programs, services, and activities accessible to the general public with disabilities who attend our event. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may call 760-325-2333, in advance of the program.

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