The annual Chefs For Farmers food and wine festival is back September 23-25 and brings together chefs, artisans and culinary to celebrate supporting local and regional farmers at a three-day culinary event.
Some of Dallas’ top chefs and national chefs will join the event to wow guests with an amazing array of food and drinks. This year, 60+ chefs along with 35+ farmers/artisans and 50+ wineries, breweries and distilleries are all gathered for this “down home no mess, no fuss.”
Created in 2010 by the founders of cutting-edge Dallas restaurant FT33, Chefs for Farmers began as a long table dinner for 125 people at Eden’s Organic Farm in Balch Springs, Texas. The goal of the evening was to bring farmers and local chefs together to promote the benefits of working closely with their local and regional farmers. In its evolution, Chefs for Farmers is now a multi-day festival with thousands in attendance at The Main Event.
Friday, September 23: Celebrity Cruises “Crème de la Femme Dinner” presented by Whole Foods – James Beard Award Winner/Author of Lighten Up Y’all, Chef Virginia Willis with James Beard Award Winning Chef Celina Tio and 4 other female chefs (including 3 from Dallas) will collaborate with several farmers for a memorable 6-course dinner. Proceeds from this evening’s dinner benefit The Family Place. Location: Arlington Hall at Lee Park. 200 guests. $200 per person, 7pm – 10pm. Purchase tickets here: www.chefsforfarmers.com
Saturday, September 24: Street Food Night Market in the Dallas Design District, Tickets available for up to 800 guests at an outdoor street food extravaganza. 15 participating chefs include Omar Flores, 2015 Food & Wine Best New Chef (Whistle Britches), Angela Hernandez (Top Knot), Michael Gulotta, 2016 Food & Wine Best New Chef, 2016 James Beard Award Winner (MoPho in New Orleans), Justin Brunson, (Old Major, Denver, CO), Chris Morningstar (Terrine, Los Angeles) and many more. $75 per person, 7pm – 10pm. Purchase tickets here: www.chefsforfarmers.com
Sunday, September 25: The Main Event, Lee Park with 40+ Chefs, 35+ farmers and artisans, 50+ wineries, breweries and distilleries. Participants include local chefs such as Matt McCallister (FT 33), Justin Fourton (Pecan Lodge), Graham Dodds (Wayward Sons), Matt Dallman and Scott Gottlich (18th & Vine BBQ), Jeramie Issac Robison (Uchi Dallas), John Tesar (Knife) and more. National chefs include Stephen Stryjewski (Couchon, New Orleans), Kevin Johnson (The Grocery, Charleston, N.C.), Steve McHugh (CURED AT PEARL in San Antonio), Jeremiah Langhorne, Food & Wine 2016 Best Restaurant of the Year (The Dabney, Washington DC) and more. $100 per person, 2pm – 6pm. Purchase tickets here: www.chefsforfarmers.com.