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The five-day event will feature a series of intimate and VIP foodie, wine, and craft beverage experiences, featuring renowned TV celebrity chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, master distillers, and more!


[Canandaigua, NY, June 28, 2024] — New York Kitchen is proud to host the first annual New York State of Mind Weekend August 9 – 13, 2024. The five-day event will feature a series of intimate and VIP foodie, wine, and craft beverage experiences, featuring renowned TV celebrity chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, master distillers, and more – detailed below. Participants and guests seeking a culinary adventure or simply looking for a memorable night out will enjoy unmatched experiences highlighting New York’s finest food, drink, and entertainment.


To kick off the first annual event, Food Network Star and Celebrity Chef, Nancy Fuller, will be an honorary guest at many of the weekend’s events (noted in the schedule below). A modern-day Renaissance woman, Nancy has proven she can do it all with a little charm and sass! She has taken the nation by storm, hosting her popular Food Network show, Farmhouse Rules, welcoming viewers into her home and sharing her twists on traditional recipes. Nancy lives in an authentic 17th-century farmhouse on beautiful, rolling land in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Nancy’s food and recipes represent her surroundings on the farm and her philosophy of feeding others with delicious, simple meals from the heart. She is a successful cookbook author, and is currently a judge on the hit Food Network series Holiday Baking Championship and Spring Baking Championship. In addition to her work on the Food Network, Nancy owns a thriving food distribution business, Ginsberg’s Foods, with her husband David Ginsberg. Nancy is a mother of six and grandmother of 13. She truly enjoys sharing special meals with loved ones, which she believes is the foundation of every family. 


“I am honored and thrilled to be part of such an exciting weekend celebrating the amazing bounty of New York State,” said Nancy Fuller. “I call New York’s Hudson Valley region home and I am amazed at the fresh, locally-sourced ingredients that this state provides us year-round. This event will help elevate the producers and farmers who help bring amazing meals and beverages to our tables,” she added.


New York State of Mind Schedule of Events August 9 – 13:

Friday, August 9 

  • BBQ & Blues in the NYK Gardens, 4:00 – 8:00pm
  • New Kids on the Block Wine Class, 6:00 – 7:30pm
  • I ♥ NY Chef’s Table Class, 6:00 – 8:00pm


Saturday, August 10

  • I ♥ NY Peaches Class, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Cheesy: The Science Behind Cheese Class, 12:00 – 1:30pm
  • Beer, Bread, and Wine Class, 3:00 – 4:30pm
  • Finger Lakes Farmhouse Wine Dinner with Celebrity Chef Nancy Fuller at The Lake House Event Barn, 5:30 – 8:00pm
    • VIP reception with Nancy Fuller 5:30 – 6:00pm
  • I ♥ NY Chef’s Table Class, 6:00 – 8:00pm


Sunday, August 11

  • I ♥ NY Brunch Class, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • A Riesling for Everything Class, 12:00 – 1:30pm
  • Tunes on the Sandy Parker Terrace with Dave Turner, 1:00 – 4:00pm *Free to attend
  • Battle of the Bourbons: Black Button Distilling vs. Iron Smoke Distillery with celebrity guest judge Nancy Fuller at New York Kitchen, 2:00 – 4:00pm


Monday, August 12 

  • Junior Chef Baking Championship, 11:00am – 3:00pm


Tuesday, August 13

  • Garden Party VIP Meet & Greet Reception with Nancy Fuller on the New York Kitchen Tasting Room Terrace, 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • New York Kitchen’s Garden Party Fundraiser, 6:00 – 9:00pm


More details on the New York State of Mind events and itinerary can be found at:


Classes and most of the weekend’s events require pre-registration by visiting New York Kitchen’s class calendar at or by calling 585-394-7070.


Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the weekend’s events. For more information, visit: or contact Alyssa Belasco, Executive Director: | 585.394.7070.



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