The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming, and events. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and committees made up of culinary- and community-minded professionals, the Alliance's commitment is to promote Texas food, wine, spirits, and craft brews and to increase appreciation of Texas' culinary impact.
The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is the designated beneficiary of the Austin Food & Wine Festival, an annual, weekend-long celebration of all things food and booze that features creations by chefs from around Texas and beyond, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, chef meet and greets, and more. Proceeds from the festival help support all aspects of the Austin Food & Wine Alliance's mission, including the Culinary Grant Program, educational programming, and AFWA signature events, including Live Fire! and Official Drink of Austin.