Lori Lefevre Wells

917.627.0803 (cell)


Thank you for your interest in the 36th annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Please submit ONE application per person. To apply for a Media Pass, read the guidelines below and click to proceed to the Official Application Form. Please remember this is only a request, and it may not be approved.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY April 20, 2018. You will be notified of your application status by May 4, 2018. We will read and respond to every application. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

In order to be considered for media credentials, you MUST BE ON ASSIGNMENT. Exceptions may be made for freelancers with a solid track record of placement in quality publications. We ask that you share details of your advance and post-coverage plans. Additional consideration will be given for added social media exposure. All approved journalists will receive a Media Pass for the weekend, providing access to the complete 2018 F&W Classic in Aspen Consumer and Trade Programs, as well as select media events. Travel is not included in the Media Pass.

Editors: Please have each member of your assigned staff apply for their own Media Pass. If we cannot accommodate your whole team, we will contact you directly to make the appropriate arrangements.

Travel: The suggested travel days are Thursday, June 14 - Sunday, June 17, 2018. We are here to assist with your travel arrangements with media rates at area hotels, suggestions on flights, program planning, and more.

Contact Lori Lefevre Wells at 914.630.0961 or with additional questions.

Thank you in advance for your time and we appreciate your interest in this event. Look forward to working together.

Click here for the Official Media Application Form


FOOD & WINE Announces Talent Line-Up and Event Schedule for the 36th Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 15-17, 2018


"How the Exclusive Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Will Celebrate a Milestone Year" – BizBash, June 13, 2017

"Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Transforms Chef Culture" – CBS Denver, June 16, 2017

"Taste of the Classic: Best Social Moments at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen" – FOOD & WINE, June 18, 2017

"Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, and Your Favorite Top Chefs Had a Blast at the Food & Wine Classic" – Bravo TV, June 19, 2017

"Top 17 Things We Ate at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen" – Zagat, June 19, 2017

"30 Moments of Greatness at the 2017 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen" – People, June 20, 2017

"Taste what top chefs are cooking in Aspen at the Food & Wine Classic" – USA Today, June 20, 2017

"The 2017 Aspen Food and Wine Classic Celebrates 35 Years of Food Festival Success" – The Daily Meal, June 21, 2017

"Hot Trends, Lavish Parties, and Lessons from the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen" – Eater Denver, June 22, 2017

"The Best Discoveries from the 2017 FOOD & WINE Classic" – DUJOUR, June 24, 2017

"Taste of the Classic: Inside the 2017 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen" – FOOD & WINE, June 28, 2017

"How Much for This Jeroboam? For This Famous Chef? Food Festivals Lure the Wealthy" – The New York Times, June 30, 2017

"Food, Celebrity and the Lure of Exclusive Access" – The New York Times, July 1, 2017

Click here for the F&W Classic Fact Sheet