WGBH News and Media Relations


August 19, 2013

Volunteers Needed for The Taste of WGBH: Food & Wine Festival

WGBH hosting Artisan Food & Wine Festival September 19-22
Volunteer opportunities available
BOSTON, Mass. (August 19, 2013)WGBH will host some of New England’s hottest chefs and global wineries at the second annual Taste of WGBH: Food & Wine Festival from September 19 to September 22. The event will be held at WGBH Studios (One Guest Street, Brighton).
WGBH is recruiting volunteers to accommodate 2,000+ attendees. Volunteers can attend the events for free. For information about specific opportunities and shifts, contact Jaime Reese (jaime_reese@wgbh.org) no later than Friday, August 30.
The Taste of WGBH: Artisan Food & Wine Festival kicks off on Thursday, September 19 with the Opening Chefs Gala Reception, an elegant evening with 25 of Boston’s best chefs under one roof. The next evening from 5:30pm to 8pm, WGBH will open the Charles Beard Wine Cellar for an exclusive charity wine action. On Saturday, it’s the Artisan Taste featuring exhibitor tables of more than 100 wines from around the world, book signings and the Celebrity Chef Cooking Stage showcasing some of the most acclaimed chefs from across New England. Throughout the entire festival, WGBH will promote and feature green, sustainable culinary practices that support the local community.
The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival helps to support the great educational and cultural programming on WGBH. WGBH members, community friends and a host of celebrity chefs, such as Jody Adams and Jasper White, will mingle around their favorite topic: good food. To purchase tickets to any of the events, visit wgbh.org/festival.
About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black, High School Quiz Show, and Neighborhood Kitchens. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB, Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.


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