Walt Disney World announced Thursday that the popular ABC television food program The Chew will tape five episodes at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. According to Pam Brandon of Disney Parks Blog, this will be the first time the show has taped episodes outside its New York City studios. The episodes will be taped October 7, 8 and 9 and will air October 12 through 16. The Chew features celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz.
In addition to the tapings, The Chew will be featured in two marketplace venues, called Next Eats, that will be in the Future World area of Epcot, the first time the food and wine event has expanded to that part of the park. Next Eats will showcase sustainable cuisine, food-science labs and kitchen tech.
The festival, which runs from September 25 through November 16, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Information on tickets to the tapings will be available at The Chew’s website. Probably safe to say that admission to Epcot will be required to attend.