The Wichita Chapter, founded in 1992, is a 501c3 Non-Profit all-volunteer organization run by a skilled and dedicated board of directors with no paid professional staff.
Our charitable contributions to our community’s culinary arts have been vast and diverse providing contributions of over $200,000 to date. We organize monthly events, partnering with various venues providing educational programs relative to food, beverage, and nutrition.
Proceeds from the Midwest Beerfest benefit the following:
- 100% of food competition proceeds benefit the High School culinary arts teams competing.
- USD 259 Career Pathways Culinary Arts programs and students such as ServSafe Certification scholarships, advanced college credit scholarships, and other program support.
- The Peggy DiStefano “Spirited Gifts” Scholarship Fund for applicants seeking advanced educational opportunities in wine, beer and spirits, such as a Sommelier, Cicerone or Certified Spirits certification.
- The Terry Palmer Memorial Continuing Education Culinary Scholarship, for applicants seeking advanced educational opportunities in culinary arts.
Interested in learning more about AIWF?
You need not be a member to attend any AIWF event, however, membership is open to all! For more information about AIWF, to view future local events, or to become a member, visit our web site at; www.aiwfwichita.org or call (316) 682-5502
AIWF Wichita Founding Chairman, Founder of Midwest Winefest & Midwest Beerfest as well as Keeper of the Web Site: Guy Bower, host of The Good Life radio show on KNSS.