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Chefs for Farmers and Dallas Uncorked Present Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard 2012


Last night the organizers for Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard 2012, announced the details of their upcoming event. The outdoor food, wine, and spirits festival will feature an A-list of celebrity chefs, local farmers, and award-winning wine and spirits.

The event, co-created by Dallas Uncorked and Chefs for Farmers, will take place at Lee Park on May 6, 2012. Dallas Uncorked was founded by Hayley Hamilton, who is also a featured contributor on SideDish. Chefs for Farmers was created by Chef Matt McCallister and Oh*Brownie founder Iris McCallister. Together they have pulled in a load of talent and the event will benefit Charity: Water and Meals on Wheels Inc.

Jump for the glorious details.

Chefs for Farmers and Dallas Uncorked are excited to present “Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard 2012.” An outdoor food and wine/spirits celebration to be held May 6, 2012 from 1pm-5pm in the gorgeous Lee Park in Dallas, bringing together local farmers, celebrity chefs, local and national product purveyors, award-winning wines and spirits. What they’ll create together is anyone’s guess, but with this line up we are guaranteed it will be good.

Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard will feature over two dozen extraordinary chefs teamed with a specific wine or spirit to create a true pairing using local products. Additionally, guests will be able to visit an on-site pop-up farmers market filled with local farm products and regional purveyor’s goods, listen to sounds from local DJs while lounging on the lawn at the front of Lee Park.

This is the first event of its kind for Chefs for Farmers and Dallas Uncorked working together to create something truly unique for the Dallas festival scene.

Each year we will recognize and honor chefs, local farms and winery/spirits producers who are making a difference in their respective industry. Some of the 2012 honorees include Chef Stephan Pyles, Chef Dean Fearing, Chef Kent Rathbun, Cold Springs Farm and Wrath Wines.

Some of the hottest chefs in town participating are Greg Bussey (Victor Tangos), Bruno Davillion (The Mansion on Turtle Creek), Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), Scott Gottlich & J Chastain (Bijoux and Second Floor), Dan Landsberg (Hotel ZaZa), Brian Luscher (The Grape), Matt McCallister (Co-Founder of Chefs for Farmers), Andre Natare (The Fairmont), Andrew Ormsby (Andrew Ormsby Catering and Southern Comforts), Stephan Pyles (Stephan Pyles and Samar), Kent Rathbun (Abacus, Jasper’s, Rathbun Blue Plate) Scott Romano, Abraham Salum (Salum and Komali), Blaine Staniford (Grace), John Tesar (The Commissary), Tre Wilcox (Marquee Grill) and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Wineries and Spirits include Wrath Wines – Presenting Wine Sponsor, Domaine Serene, Adelsheim, Vision Cellars, Bottled Poetry, Palm Bay Imports, Trinchero, Voveti, McWilliams, Lange Twins, Times Ten Cellars, Fall Creek, The Macallan Scotch, Patron Tequila, Ultimat Vodka, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

A portion of the proceeds from “Mixin’ It Up” will benefit Charity:Water and Meals on Wheels Inc. Please see below for details on each of these deserving groups. Additionally, a separation donation is earmarked for the Chefs Contest. The Chef who is chosen for “Best Dish” will select the charity to receive this donation.

Stay tuned for more details, as we’ll always be mixin’ it up.


Chefs for Farmers was created by husband and wife team, Chef Matt McCallister and Oh*Brownie founder Iris McCallister with the goal to bring the farm to table movement into focus in Dallas through chef driven events and benefiting various local charities. From chefs, farmers, cheese artisans & ranchers to dishwashers & volunteers, we share the same philosophy on how to eat and celebrate the world around us. We believe in the importance of using local ingredients as well as the power of contributing to the community, and that’s exactly what we do.

Dallas Uncorked
is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization dedicated to bringing unique, educational and entertaining wine events to members & guests throughout Dallas. Started in April 2004 by Hayley Hamilton, with over 2500 members based in and around the Dallas area, each event promotes and benefits specific charities like The Stewpot, The June Jones Foundation and Charity:Water.

The goals of Charity:Water are simple and clear, to bring clean drinking water to people and communities throughout the world. 100% of financial donations are used for water projects and since their inception in 2006 they have brought over 4,200 different projects to villages and schools across the world.

Meals On Wheels, Inc. has the goal to promote the dignity and independence of older adults, persons with disabilities, and other homebound persons by delivering nutritious meals and providing or coordinating needed services. Meals On Wheels, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization providing hot, nourishing meals to homebound elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and who have no one to do so for them. They also provide professional case management to every client. The meals, daily contact by caring volunteers, and professional case management allow frail, homebound persons to remain in their own home… where they want to be.