Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of the Austin Food & Wine Alliance are invaluable partners in driving awareness, innovation and development within the Central Texas culinary community. Sponsor support goes directly to sustaining and growing the Alliance’s grant program, signature events, and educational resources that support the next generation of Texas culinary craftsmen.

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is the designated non-profit beneficiary of the Austin Food + Wine Festival, who is the Alliance’s biggest supporter. A portion of the festival’s proceeds go directly to supporting all aspects of the Alliance’s mission: To foster awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community.

Our sponsors enrich the future of Central Texas’ culinary innovation while reaching the most devoted of local food, wine, craft brew and spirits lovers.

Interested in supporting Austin’s culinary community? Become an AFWA sponsor! Whether you’re an individual, a small business, or a large company, we offer customized partnerships to reach your goals as well as drive awareness to like-minded culinary enthusiasts while supporting the Alliance’s mission.

Here’s the difference AFWA has made with our current sponsors:

AFWA has been a simply amazing partner for Treaty Oak. They represent not just a marketing opportunity or event coordination, but rather a group that understands who we are as a company and looks for the best possible fit for us to share our brands with genuinely curious consumers. The fact that working with AFWA also means helping the innovative F&B environmental locally is the icing on the cake.  -Daniel Barnes, Founder, Treaty Oak Distilling

“Whole Foods Market is proud to support the incredible work that the Austin Food & Wine Alliance does to support culinary education, innovation and expose people to a variety of culturally rich food experiences.  Whether it is the work they do with the Culinary Arts Career Conference to expose high school students to multitude of opportunities in the food and beverage industry, to our newly created Wine and Dine series that matches top chefs from around the country with the incredible local talent we have in Austin, the Alliance has enhanced and helped grow the food and wine community. We are proud to be an AFWA sponsor and partner.” – Tara Treffry, Director of Culinary, Whole Foods Market

The Alliance has unprecedented community support within Central Texas’ professional culinary community as well as a solid fan base of food and wine lovers. Sponsorship opportunities are customizable and include the option of prime visibility at signature events, recognition at the annual grant awards unveiling, and/or the chance to engage with the next generation of talent at the Culinary Arts Career Conference.

Through partnership with one of the nation’s premier culinary media relations companies, Giant Noise, the Alliance maintains strong and frequent exposure in the Austin and Central Texas markets with more than 17 million average media impressions yearly.

Questions about sponsorship? Please contact Mariam Parker, Executive Director at