Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay for food and drinks once I’m inside the event?
Your ticket covers all food and beverages consumed at the event. Just bring your appetite and enjoy responsibly!
What do guests receive if they purchased a Premier Pass?
Premier Pass 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 guest to purchase tickets in advance.
Are children allowed at the events?
No. All events are 21-and-older and no children or infants (in strollers or carriers) are allowed entrance into the event.
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.
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.
How do I stay informed of news and updates regarding the event?
The most current, up to date information can always be found here on the Palm Desert Food & Wine website.
How has Palm Desert Food & Wine prepared for the Coronavirus?
Palm Desert Food & Wine consistently adhere to the highest standards set by the health department codes and city agencies; these standards never waiver. We are increasing our site cleaning protocols to ensure sanitation of shared surfaces. We are in constant contact with City agencies for guidelines on best practices, and we are actively monitoring the CDC and WHO websites for updates. As things develop, we will remain open to additional measures should they become necessary.
Please refer to the CDC website for additional information and recommendations, including preventative measures to avoid the spread of germs and illness.