About Mississippi Food and Wine

BankPlus presents the inaugural Mississippi Food and Wine, June 13-15, 2019, in Jackson, Mississippi.

Four private chef dinners Thursday and Friday – hosted at The Cedars, Lou’s Full Serv, Brent’s and Albert’s at Parlor Market – join the 2019 Mississippi Craft Beer Festival, entering its fifth year and serving as the Friday anchor event.

Saturday evening will feature a “Grand Tasting” finale in Fondren on Duling Avenue.

Founded to promote and emphasize Fondren’s eclectic and award-winning culinary community, Mississippi Food and Wine is presented in cooperation with Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and Visit Jackson.

The three-day event will be a major fundraiser for FRF, benefiting its programming and efforts in and around the Fondren area as well as throughout the city of Jackson.

A portion of the funds raised throughout the three-days will be given to food-centered charities of interest nominated by the Mississippi Food and Wine leadership committee.

During last year’s Food and Wine Preview events, funds were given to Extra Table, Mississippi Food Network’s Backpack for Kids Program, Farm Families of Mississippi and Jackson’s own Refill Café.

“We enjoy such an amazing array of edibles and elixirs here in our area,” said Mississippi Food & Wine coordinator Jim Wilkirson. “It’s a thrill to highlight a small sampling of the incredible talent from our neighborhood, state and region.”