Connoisseur Memberships

Connoisseurs are known as “one who understands the details, technique, or principles of an art”. Our art is food and our Connoisseur Family is connected with the culinary leaders of our community to enhance their knowledge and connection throughout the year. Our Connoisseur Memberships are the most exclusive and best way to experience our culinary community. 

Thank You To Our 2024 Connoisseurs!

Laurie Bates & Jennifer Ellison
Melissa Mitchell & Michael Bennett
Teri & James Blackwell
Michael Bornitz
Licia Braune
Braden Cazares
Lesly Charanza
Koby Cox
Cindy Crews
Katie Crim
ashley & Cody Davis
Stephanie DeRosa
Jim Dunaway
Jean Ann & Keith Fisher
Janice Simpson & Patrick Ford
Rena & Howard Frost

Arnie Gachman
Jasmine & George Gdovin
Ashton Gullion
Lynnlee & Lonnie Hannah
Nancy & Marcus Hiles
Micheline Kuehn
Jill Johnston
Marla & Jason Jones
Isa Pena-Keller & Justin Keller
Kay Kimbrough
Emily McLaughlin & Jeff Knipper
Marcelle LeBlanc
Johnathan Lively
hallie & taylor martin
MaryAnn Means-Dufrene & 

Matt Dufrene

Susan Morgan
Carol Nichols
Scott Nishimura
Carter Pettit
Warren Prescott
Cynthia & Scott Prince
Geoff Seiber
Shelly & David Smith
Shelly Sonnenberg
Walter Stucker
Jeff Underwood
Crystal Vastine
Josh & Samantha Walls

2024 Connoisseur Membership Key Benefits

  • One Reserve Wine Tasting Ticket ($99 Value)
    • March 7, 2024 at The Modern
  • $750 To Spend On FWFWF Signature Event Tickets – Connoisseurs Will Receive Early Entrance For General Admission Pricing To All Signature Events Selected To Use With Your $750 Credit in Any Combination You Choose:
    • Tacos + Tequila, April 4  (GA: $55 | Early Entry: $89)
    • The Main Event, April 5 (GA: $135 | Early Entry: $199)
    • Rise + Dine, April 6  (GA: $65 | Early Entry: $89)
    • Burgers, Brews + Blues, April 6 (GA: $85 | Early Entry: $129)
    • Ring Of Fire: A Next-Level Cookout, April 7 (GA: $85 | Early Entry: $129)
  • Personal Concierge Service
  • No Service Fee For Additional Festival Tickets Purchased – Tickets Purchased After $750 Credit Will Be At Face Value
  • Access To VIP Lounge At All Festival Events
  • Early Access To Purchase Other Foundation Event Tickets
  • Invite To The Festival Kick Off Party
  • Festival-Branded Glassware And Tray
  • Listing As Connoisseur On FWFWF Website

Cost: $1,500

$750 Credit For Event Tickets | $750 Tax Deductible Donation ($500 Allocated For Restaurant Stipends And $250 To The General Operating Fund)

Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3). Donations are tax deductible. 

Connoisseur Interest Form

Please fill out the form below to be put on the contact list to receive information about Memberships. Yearly Memberships are limited to ensure an exceptional festival experience. Memberships are filled for 2024. 

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