2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Guide
Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival runs from March 4 to April 26, 2022! This guide offers a list of marketplace booths, tips & tricks for enjoying DCA’s foodie special event, what to order, what not to order, good value menu items, and recommendations for making the most of this event, which has free and up-charge components.
The 2022 DCA Food & Wine Festival returns after a 2-year hiatus and is the biggest event at DCA since the park reopened last spring! In addition to the marketplace booths and seminars that ran last year, this year the Food & Wine Festival will also feature ticketed events, including culinary demonstrations by a mixture of Disneyland Resort and visiting chefs, wine receptions, mixology seminars, and more. Here are some tips and an overview based on what Disneyland Resort has revealed thus far. Let’s get started…
For the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival there are 12 marketplace booths. Here’s an official list of the 2022 DCA Food & Wine Festival booths:
Avocado Time – Indulge in flavorful medleys that make your mouth sing.
Berry Patch – Hail the big berry for top billing!
California Craft Brews – Cheers to a round from California’s best local breweries.
Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo – Rally for these sliders, wings ‘n’ beer—a sports fan’s dream!
D•Lish – Enjoy delicious sweet and savory dishes sure to delight!
Garlic Kissed – Stop by to savor mouthwatering dishes and specialty beverages.
Golden Dreams – Tempt taste buds with well-seasoned eats and nectarous drinks.
I Heart Artichokes – Partake in the thistle—prepared in 2 different ways!
LA Style – Feast on favorite southland food-truck flavors.
Nuts About Cheese – Let us introduce you to wine’s best friends.
Peppers Cali-Ente – Snack on hot ‘n’ spicy fare with a Cali twist!
Uncork California – Sip vino by the glass or try a flight.
We’ll have food booth reviews starting the first week of March 2022, so stay tuned for that!
SIP & SAVOR PASS
During the 2022 DCA Food & Wine Festival, the Sip and Savor Pass will be available for purchase by all guests. The pass provides a commemorative credential, lanyard and 8 convenient entitlement tabs that you can redeem for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating locations during the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.
We’ve done this several times, and strategically order the most expensive savory items on each menu (and pay out of pocket for desserts), which ends up saving us a decent amount of money. This cuts costs a bit and makes some of the more expensive items a bit more in line with reality.
The Hollywood Backlot in Hollywood Land will be home to an assortment of entertainment and presentations during the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. Guests may meet Chef Goofy or dance along with Chip ‘n’ Dale as the Jammin’ Chefs serve up tasty new rhythms using pots and pans.
Disney Junior’s new animated series “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery” is the inspiration behind a limited-time festival experience for junior chefs at the Hollywood Backlot Stage. During “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” live host Rolly Pin and two animated characters from the series, Alice and Princess Rosa, invite guests ages 3 through 11 to express their creativity through hands-on cupcake decorating with a special visit from Minnie Mouse, who arrives to admire their talents. Space is limited for this experience, and participant sign-ups begin 45 minutes before each show time.
Throughout DCA, there will be live musical performances, art displays, family-friendly entertainment and craft stations for kids.
SEMINARS & SIGNATURE EVENTS
On Saturdays and Sundays at the Hollywood Backlot Stage, guests of all ages can watch culinary demonstrations from a diverse mix of Disney and visiting chefs, who will prepare their favorite dishes while sharing insider cooking tips. Notable presenters this year include Disneyland Resort Executive Chef Chris Maggetti, Pastry Sous Chef Gracie Gomez, Chef Jet Tila, Chef Shachi Mehra, Chef Kevin Bludso, and many others.
Here’s the schedule of free culinary demonstrations during the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival:
Culinary Demonstrations with Disney Chefs:
March 5: Stephanie Yee, Pastry Sous Chef
March 6: Toby Hollis, Disney California Adventure Park Chef
March 12: Brenden Neumayr, Elena Aranda, Alexander Fuentz Cardenas, Angie Arenas; Festivals Beverage Team
March 19: Marcel St. Pierre, Chef de Cuisine
March 20: Marcel St. Pierre, Chef de Cuisine
March 26: Chris Maggetti, Executive Chef
March 27: Moises Carranza, Festivals Chef
April 2: Alex Flores, Chef de Cuisine
April 3: Gracie Gomez, Pastry Sous Chef
April 9: Markus Meza, Candy Maker
April 10: Markus Meza, Candy Maker
April 23: John State, Culinary Director
April 24: Christina Orejel, Pastry Sous Chef
Culinary Demonstrations with Visiting Chefs:
March 5: Chef Steve Kling
March 6: Chef Soon Teoh & Khim Teoh
March 12: Chef Wing Lam
March 13: Chef Jamie Gwen
March 13: Rafael Molina
March 19: Chef Bret Thompson
March 20: Chef Shaun O’Neale
March 26: Chef Alejandra Tapia
March 27: Chef Omar Fierro
April 2: Chef Michael Rossi
April 3: Chef Rich Sweeney
April 9: Chef Shachi Mehra
April 10: Chef Justin Warner
April 16: Chef Ernie Alvarado
April 16: Chef Paolo Dungca
April 17: Chef Jet Tila
April 17: Chef Paolo Dungca
April 23: Chef Kevin Bludso
April 24: Chef Nyesha Arrington
Fridays through Sundays at the Paradise Beer Garden, guests can enjoy chats with visiting breweries. In addition, there are up-charge offerings that can be booked in advance for those who want a more elaborate and extravagant experience at the 2022 DCA Food & Wine Festival. These are as follows:
Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions – Enjoy hand-selected California wines, masterfully paired with an array of small plates.
Wine, Beer and Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars – Discover something special when sommeliers, brew masters and mixologists divulge their industry expertise during these fascinating 45-minute sessions.
Will you be visiting during the Food and Wine Festival this year?!