Chefs for Farmers
Chefs For Farmers (“CFF”), is an annual food and wine festival held in Dallas that brings chefs, artisans, and culinary influencers together in celebration of local and regional farmers.
This three-day festival, now in its fifth year, will be held Sept. 23 – Sept. 25 to celebrate and show support for the local and regional farming industry.
In addition to some of the hottest chefs in Dallas, national chefs are also participating. This year more than 60 chefs, 35 farmers and artisans, and 50 wineries, breweries, and distilleries will gather for this “down home no mess, no fuss” weekend.
Here’s what’s happening...
Friday, Sept. 23: Celebrity Cruises “Crème de la Femme Dinner” presented by Whole Foods
James Beard Award winner and author of Lighten Up Y’all, chef Virginia Willis with James Beard Award winning chef Celina Tio and four other female chefs (including 3 from Dallas) will collaborate with several farmers for a memorable six-course dinner. Proceeds from this evening’s dinner benefit The Family Place. Location: Arlington Hall at Lee Park. 200 guests. $200 per person, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24: Street Food Night Market in the Dallas Design District
800 tickets are available for this outdoor street food extravaganza. The 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), Chris Morningstar (Terrine, Los Angeles) and many more. $75 per person, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25: The Main Event
This event will feature Lee Park with over 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 (Cochon, New Orleans), Kevin Johnson (The Grocery, Charleston), 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, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
To purchase tickets for these events, cick here.