2017 Chefs for Farmers Festival
This year marks the triumphant return of the beloved Chefs for Farmers festival. With a mission to bring chefs, artisans, and culinary influencers together to celebrate supporting local and regional farmers at a three-day culinary blowout, 2017 promises to be bigger and better than years past.
More than 30 nationally acclaimed chefs - most of whom are James Beard nominees and winners - are jetting to Dallas to cook alongside local culinary heroes and Texas farms. Featured national chefs include Top Chef Season 14 winner Brooke Williamson, Justin Burdett from Local Provisions in Asheville, Kelly English from Iris and Second Line in Memphis, Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof in Maui, Shuai Wang from Short Grain in Charleston, Tyson Cole from Uchi in Austin, John Patterson from Fork in Philadelphia, and Michael Gulotta of MoPho in New Orleans. Attendees will also sip the best selections from select wineries, local breweries, and top-shelf distillers.
Highlights of the festival include BITE Night, a high profile showdown among the alum of Bravo TV’s Top Chef Charleston, each offering their own distinctive spin on the bold and bright flavors of Texas. The Celebrity Cruises “Know Thy Farmer” five-course dinner, hosted by Whole Foods Market, will treat guests to seasonal cuisine at the historic downtown Dallas hotel, The Adolphus. An eclectic Street Food Night Market will transform the emerging Victory Park district of Dallas into a global marketplace, while the show-stopping Main Event is a veritable culinary treasure map, served on the sunny lawns of Lee Park.
Go to the festival website for a full schedule of events.