Chefs for Farmers started as a farm-to-table dinner in 2010. I remember the first year it was held in Lee Park (now Turtle Creek Park), its goat cheese-makers and chefs communing on the green. This year, the event, which has only grown in amplitude since its inception as a fundraiser for the areas’ farmers, with Dallas’ top farm-to-table chefs roasting hogs and serving microgreen-speckled bites in their honor, will be held for the second year in Dallas Heritage Village.
Tickets go on sale here August 19.
A few useful things to know. Several off-site dinners with limited attendance capacity will fill up fast. Info on them and on the core events below.
The Uchiba Classic: An Experience with Alex Astranti, Misti Norris and Justin Carlisle
Where: Uchiba – 2817 Maple Ave, Floor 2, Dallas, TX 75201
When: Friday, November 1, 7-10 p.m.
Tickets: $225 Capacity: 60
About: For one night only, join Chef de Cuisine of Uchi Dallas, Alex Astranti, F&W’s Best New Chef of 2019, Misti Norris, and James Beard Awards nominee, Justin Carlisle, for a delectable pairings dinner at Uchiba. Guests will enjoy bites and engage in banter with these high-profile, farm-to-table chefs with a dinner that includes elements of education as well as hand-crafted Sake-induced fun. Don’t miss your chance to attend this exclusive event.
Southern Bourbon Supper with Scott Gottlich, John Tesar and Gerald Sombright
Where: 18th & Vine, 4100 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
When: Friday, November 1, 7-10 p.m.
Tickets: $150 Capacity: 72
About: Join Chefs For Farmers for a swanky bourbon supper from top-notch chefs Scott Gottlich, John Tesar, and Gerald Sombright. This Southern-style dinner will be nothing short of festive and flavorful including a bourbon cocktail reception, live music, a cigar roller, and classic comfort foods. This all-star chef lineup will each prepare their signature southern dishes paired with various wine, beer and spirits. From burnt ends to biscuits, this is a night you won’t want to miss.
Street Food Night Market presented by Audi
Where: Entrance at Victory Park Lane & High Market Street
When: Saturday, November 2, VIP 6:30-7 p.m., GA 6:30-10 p.m.
Tickets: VIP $95, GA $75 Capacity: 800
About: Take your taste buds on a journey around the world at our Street Food Night Market presented by Audi. As the sun goes down, Victory Park will transform into an international food scene where guests can sample bites from across the globe, sip on delicious cocktails, and enjoy DJ Yuna spinning the night away. From sushi to tacos, and crêpes to corn dogs, Dallas is going global during this vibrant, international night affair. Come out for an exciting night highlighting Dallas’ authentic food scene!
The Main Event
Where: Dallas Heritage Village
When: Sunday, November, VIP 2-2:30 p.m., GA: 2-6 p.m.
Tickets: VIP $165, GA $99 Capacity: 2,500
About: Come feast with us November 3rd to celebrate the 7th annual Chefs For Farmers main event at Dallas’ first city park, Dallas Heritage Village. This historic site will be a backdrop for 50 of the top Dallas chefs & restaurants, over 40 wineries & distilleries and more than 8 breweries for tastings. We are kicking it up a notch this year with several new, mouth-watering experiences including the History of the Margarita with Dallas Historical Society, a “grown-up” tailgate party presented by Ben E. Keith, a decadent rosé soiree hosted by Celebrity Cruises, an Audi Beirgarten, and so much more!
Chefs For Farmers VIP lounge recently upgraded with this year’s theme being “The Fried Chicken & Champagne Campaign” presented by Thermador & Capital Distributing, hosted by Top Chef John Tesar and featuring additional Top Chef Bravo chefs.
Want the whole enchilada? Purchase a Friends of the Festival Weekend Package to get you into every event. This includes the Southern Bourbon Supper at 18th & Vine, VIP to Street Food Night Market and VIP to The Main Event, as well as name recognition on our website, and on site at the event for $375.00.