Thursday, August 1, 2019

Chefs For Farmers Food & Wine Festival Returns November 1-3

Chefs For Farmers, the premiere food and wine festival of Dallas, returns November 1-3 with an extensive chef, artisan and farmer lineup and many memorable experiences. In one mouth-watering, calorie-filled culinary festival, Chefs For Farmers celebrates rockstar chefs engaging with local farms for ongoing business. The festival highlights Dallas as an established food city that needs to be celebrated. The weekend attracts foodies of all ages (21+) with its “come as you are”, no-fuss, party with live music, DJs and plenty of engaging activities. The festival is a collection of the greatest and most talented in the Dallas culinary scene. 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. 

“The best part about participating in Chefs For Farmers is our farm name exposure to the city's chefs,” says Karyn Medders of Chubby Dog Farm LLC out of Grapeland, TX. “Thanks to Chefs For Farmers, and chefs like Misti Norris, we now have name recognition in the industry as well as a good reputation.”

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: $225.00   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.

Chef John Tesar, Chefs For Farmers 2018
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: $150.00   Capacity: 72

About: Join Chefs For Farmers for a swanky bourbon supper from top-notch chefs Scott GottlichJohn 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 (including Fletcher's Corny Dogs!), 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!

Chefs For Farmers 2018 (via CFF Facebook)

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!

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. For an in-depth look at the overall talent line-up, and more information on the events and experiences, visit and sign up for email notifications. See below for initial details on event programming. Ticket prices vary per event; tickets will go on sale August 19, 2019.