Report: Chefs For Farmers Event in Dallas

Chefs work the line serving hundreds of diners.

Highland Park Cafeteria was packed late Sunday afternoon when Chefs for Farmers held its “cafeteria style” fundraiser to raise funds for The Family Place and raise awareness of the importance of local farmers. Farmers in attendance included JuHa Ranch, The Mozzarella Company and Texas Honeybee Guild and Savoy Sorbet. Wines were donated by Inwood Estates Vineyards, Hall Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery and Vodka by Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka. The locally sourced ingredients were served into culinary creations by some of the best chefs in the area: Brian Luscher (The Grape), Dan Landsberg (Hotel ZaZa), J. Chastain (Second Floor Bistro), Jack Perkins (Maple and Motor), Janice Provost and Chad Houser (Parigi Restaurant), Jill Bates (Fearings), John Tesar (The Cedars Social, The Commissary), Justin and Diane Fourton (Pecan Lodge), Kelly Hightower (Nova), Matt McCallister (no fixed abode), Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate (Restaurant Ava), Rick Griggs (Collage Bakery & Bar), Scott Romano (Charlie Palmer) and Tim Byers (Smoke). DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes provided the sounds. Sponsors were Central Market, Fresh Point, Artizone, Hotel ZaZa and Range.

This is one of those events best shown in pictures (some moving):

Chefs Work The Line Serving Hundreds of Diners
J. Chastain and Dan Landsberg Share a Joke
Serving Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka
Brian Luscher's "Liver and Onions"


  • Great Stuff Andrew…
    Dan Gatlin is doing some incredible things now in Florence and with his new(er) winery, and Dave Reilly(Duchman) is also killing it in Driftwood.
    Glad to be a part of it.
    Keep rockin it Andrew!!