2017 SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES


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On behalf of the Founding Directors, we thank you for your interest as a sponsor for the Eighth Anniversary Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival: Wine & Dine for the Arts. Attached please find the sponsorship packages for the Festival that will be held on January 12, 13 and 14th, 2017 at The Hilton Hotel in Albany. The Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival is widely recognized as the “Northeast’s Premier Culinary Event.” Our participating chefs, restaurateurs and sponsors have long found value in our extensive marketing campaign that reaches more than a million people annually, aligning them with our brand and providing excellent positioning in front of their target audiences. The Festival events sell out annually, hosting more than 3500 people active in our culinary community.

To date, our all-volunteer Board has donated $674,160 to deserving Arts organizations in Albany. Please consider a sponsorship for Festival 2017 by selecting one of the available sponsorship opportunities, or we will gladly customize a package to fit your budget and promotional desires.

The Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival has built an iconic brand that is a top performer in SEO. The brand has an average reach of 20,000 weekly visits in the off season and 60-100,000 weekly visits to social media sites in the 8 weeks prior to and 4 weeks following the Festival.



2017 FESTIVAL TITLE SPONSOR : $50,000

  •  Category exclusivity, with key branding opportunities
  •  Up to 10 TICKETS to Mayor’s VIP Reception (VALUE $750)
  •  Up to 75 TICKETS to Grand Tasting & Seminars (VALUE $5,625)
  •  Up to 32 TICKETS to Grand Gala Reception & Dinner (4 PREMIER TABLES, VALUE $4,800)
  •  Up to 25 TICKETS to Slider Slam (VALUE $1,875)
  •  Listing as “Festival Title Sponsor” in all Festival print, broadcast and social media
  •  Sponsor name/logo included on all print, broadcast and social Festival advertising including: website (albanywinefest.com) with hyperlink, attendance at Mayor’s Press Conferences, IF confirmed by the print/broadcast deadline date of 10/1/16. Your logo will also be grouped together with the 2017 Festival logo in all instances.
  •  Festival program full-page, full-color, back-cover ad
  •  Sponsor provided banner displayed in Festival Grand Tasting & Seminar, and Gala Reception & Dinner main entrances
  •  Usage right of official Festival event logo and phraseology in your own advertising and promotional media
  •  Introduction of company executive at Mayor’s Reception and Gala Reception, including time for brief remarks
  •  Invitation to present checks to arts organization recipients at Post-Festival Press Conference with Mayor Sheehan
  •  Promotional table for company product at Friday and Saturday Grand Tasting & Seminars
  •  Right of First Refusal as Title Sponsor for 2018 Festival

Tax Deduction : $36,950



MASTER CHEF : $30,000

FESTIVAL PRESENTING Sponsor

  •  Category exclusivity, with key branding opportunities
  •  Up to 6 TICKETS to Mayor’s VIP Reception (VALUE $450)
  •  Up to 50 TICKETS to Grand Tasting & Seminars (VALUE $3,750)
  •  Up to 24 TICKETS to Grand Gala Reception & Dinner (3 PREMIER TABLES, VALUE $3,600)
  •  Up to 12 TICKETS to Slider Slam (VALUE $600)
  •  Listing as “Festival Presenting Sponsor” in all Festival print, broadcast and social media
  •  Sponsor name/logo included on all print, broadcast and social Festival advertising including: website (albanywinefest.com) with hyperlink, attendance at Mayor’s Press Conferences, IF confirmed by the print/broadcast deadline date of 10/1/16
  •  Festival program full page, black & white ad
  •  Sponsor provided banner displayed in Festival Grand Tasting & Seminar main entrance
  •  Usage right of official Festival event logo and phraseology in your own advertising and promotional media
  •  Introduction of company executive at Mayor’s Reception and Gala Reception, including time for brief remarks
  •  Invitation to present checks to arts organization recipients at Post-Festival Press Conference with Mayor Sheehan
  •  Promotional table for company product at Friday and Saturday Grand Tasting & Seminars
  •  Right of First Refusal as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Festival

Tax Deduction : $21,600



Executive Chef : $10,000

  •  Category exclusivity, with Key Branding Opportunities
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS to Mayor’s VIP Reception (VALUE $150)
  •  Up to 14 TICKETS to Grand Tasting & Seminars (VALUE $1,050)
  •  Up to 8 TICKETS to Grand Gala Reception & Dinner (PREMIER TABLES, VALUE $1,600)
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS for Slider Slam (VALUE $100)
  •  Sponsor name/logo included on all print, broadcast and social Festival advertising including: website (albanywinefest.com) with hyperlink, attendance at Mayor’s Press Conferences, IF confirmed by the print/broadcast deadline date of 10/1/16
  •  Festival program full page, black & white ad
  •  Usage right of official Festival event logo and phraseology in your own advertising and promotional media
  •  Right of First Refusal as Category Sponsor for 2018 Festival

Tax Deduction Value : $7,100



Chef de Cuisine : $7,000

  •  Category exclusivity, with Key Branding Opportunities
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS to Mayor’s VIP Reception (VALUE $150)
  •  Up to 6 TICKETS to Grand Tasting & Seminars on Friday or Saturday (VALUE $450)
  •  Up to 6 TICKETS to Grand Gala Reception & Dinner (PREMIER TABLES, VALUE $900)
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS for Slider Slam (VALUE $100)
  •  Sponsor name/logo included on all print, broadcast and social Festival advertising including: website (albanywinefest.com) with hyperlink, attendance at Mayor’s Press Conferences, IF confirmed by the print/broadcast deadline date of 10/1/16
  •  Festival program half page, black & white ad
  •  Usage right of official Festival event logo and phraseology in your own advertising and promotional media
  •  Right of First Refusal as Category Sponsor for 2018 Festival

Tax Deduction : $5,400



Certified Wine Professional : $5,000

  •  Category exclusivity, with Key Branding Opportunities
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS to Mayor’s (VALUE $150)
  •  Up to 4 TICKETS to Grand Tasting & Seminars (VALUE $300)
  •  Up to 4 TICKETS to Grand Gala Reception & Dinner (PREMIER TABLES, VALUE $600)
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS to Slider Slam (VALUE $100)
  •  Sponsor name/logo included on all print, broadcast and social Festival advertising including: website (albanywinefest.com) with hyperlink, attendance at Mayor’s Press Conferences, IF confirmed by the print/broadcast deadline date of 10/1/16
  •  Festival program half page, black & white ad
  •  Usage right of official Festival event logo and phraseology in your own advertising and promotional media
  •  Right of First Refusal as Category Sponsor for Festival 2018

Tax Deduction : $3,850



Sous Chef : $4,000

  •  Up to 6 TICKETS to Grand Tasting & Seminars (VALUE $450)
  •  Up to 4 TICKETS to Grand Gala Reception & Dinner (PREMIER TABLES, VALUE $600)
  •  Sponsor name/logo included on all print, broadcast and social Festival advertising including: website (albanywinefest.com) with hyperlink, attendance at Mayor’s Press Conferences, IF confirmed by the print/broadcast deadline date of 10/1/16
  •  Festival program half page, black & white ad
  •  Usage right of official Festival event logo and phraseology in your own advertising and promotional media
  •  Right of First Refusal as Category Sponsor for Festival 2018

Tax Deduction : $2,950



Saucier : $2,500

  •  Up to 2 TICKETS to Mayor’s VIP Reception (VALUE $150)
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS to Grand Tasting & Seminars (VALUE $150)
  •  Up to 2 TICKETS to Grand Gala Reception & Dinner (PREMIER TABLES, VALUE $300)
  •  Sponsor name/logo included on all print, broadcast and social Festival advertising including: website (albanywinefest.com) with hyperlink, attendance at Mayor’s Press Conferences, IF confirmed by the print/broadcast deadline date of 10/01/16

Tax Deduction : $1,900

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