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What began with a simple dinner on a farm has matured into one of the most popular food and drink events in Texas. In its fourth year, Chefs For Farmers returns October 23-25, 2015 to showcase the best of Dallas and of Texas, while welcoming chefs and culinary ambassadors from around the country to come collaborate and celebrate the city we love. Chefs For Famers mission is to bring chefs, artisans, and culinary influencers together to celebrate supporting local and regional farmers at a three-day culinary blowout.

Based on the success of the past events and the excitement surrounding the thriving dining scene in Dallas, Chefs For Farmers is transitioning from a one-day, stand-alone event to a three-day food festival by adding a nine-course Guest Chef Dinner at FT33 featuring chefs Matt McCallister, Scott Crawford, and Justin Brunson on Friday, October 23, The Butcher Block Party, the signature Saturday night event at the The Eye at The Joule Hotel, and ending with the grand finale, the Culinary Village at Lee Park on Sunday, October 25. The expanded weekend gives us more reasons to celebrate, to raise awareness, and to give back to the farmers we love and Café Momentum who we greatly support.

“We are beyond excited about the growth of Chefs For Farmers, and are thrilled to add new events to the schedule, along with bringing in some of the country’s hottest chefs, and several new amazing sponsors,” stated Iris McCallister, founder of Chefs For Farmers. “Our goal is to bring attention on a national level to chefs who focus on quality and use their local artisans and farmers to deliver a superior and thoughtful dining experience to their patrons.”

Tickets are on sale now. To learn more, visit

Chefs For Farmers Dallas By the Numbers

  • 35 farms and artisans
  • 60+ chefs
  • 15 beer and spirits
  • 42 wineries
  • Total attendance: 3500
  • $25,000+ donated to charity
  • Sponsors: Chefs for Farmers is sponsored by Glazer’s Inc. Acqua Panna®, Beam Suntory Inc., Ben E. Keith Co. Beverage Distributors, Ben E. Keith Co. Food Distributors, CapRock Services, Celebrity Cruises, Chipotle Mexican Grill, D Magazine, Dallas Area Infiniti Retailers, Dallas CVB, Downtown Dallas Inc., Edible Dallas & Fort Worth™, Flavour Gallery, Food Republic, John Boos & Co., The Joule, Kevin Marple Photo, S. Pellegrino®, Texas Monthly, Uber and Whole Foods Market®. more…. 

The event schedule is as follows:

Guest Chef Dinner at FT33 - SOLD OUT!

Friday, October 23, 2015

7:00PM, $125 per person

1617 Hi Line Dr. Suite 250

FT33 closes down for this private dinner that features some of the most talented chefs in the country. Chef and owner Matt McCallister welcomes Scott Crawford, Standard Foods and Nash Tavern, Raleigh, NC along with Justin Brunson, Old Major, Denver, CO. 

The Butcher Block Party— NEW 2015!

The Eye at The Joule Hotel, Downtown Dallas

Saturday, October 24, 2015

7:00-10:00PM, $125 per person

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 

World-class wines, classic cocktails, cold beer, legendary chefs, and meat galore meet up for one night of libation, featuring outdoor cooking and a large charcuterie station. This brand new, 500-person event will feature local and national chefs serving up incredible butcher-themed dishes. 

Featured national and local chefs:

  • Andrew Wiseheart, Contigo, Austin, TX
  • Annie Pettry, Decca, Louisville, KY
  • Brian Zenner, The Walk-In, The Mitchell, On Premise, Dallas, TX
  • Craig Deihl, Cypress and Artisan Meat Share, Charleston, SC
  • Danyele McPherson, Remedy, HG SPLY CO., Dallas, TX
  • Jim Christiansen, Heyday, Minneapolis, MN
  • Justin Brunson, Old Major, Denver, CO 
  • Matt Bolus, The 404 Kitchen, Nashville, TN
  • Richard Blankenship, CBD Provisions, Dallas, TX
  • Ryan Pera, Revival Market, Houston, TX
  • Sarah Snow, The Grape Restaurant, Dallas, TX
  • Steve McHugh, CURED, San Antonio, TX 


Culinary Village in Lee Park

Sunday, October 25, 2015

2:00-6:00PM, $75 per person

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX

Some of the country’s and region’s best wineries, breweries, and spirits producers come together with the city’s and country’s best artisans, chefs, and culinary professionals for the Culinary Village in Lee Park. The Village welcomes 2,500 guests to one of the most spirited culinary celebrations in the country. 

Touted as one of the best picnics you’ve ever been to, national and local chefs will be featured with local 

farmers and together feature their best dish showcasing their best down home, no fuss dish. The event also features live music including Chef Dean Fearing and his band Lost Coyote, a beer garden, biscuit bar, and champagne and oyster area. 

Featured national and local chefs include:

  • Abraham Salum, Salum, Dallas, TX
  • Blaine Staniford, Grace, Fort Worth, TX
  • Bruno Davaillon, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX
  • Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum, Dallas, TX
  • Cody Sharp, The Standard Pour, Dallas, TX
  • Dan Landsberg, Hotel ZaZa, Dallas, TX
  • Graham Dodds, Hibiscus, Dallas, TX
  • Jack Perkins, Maple & Motor, Dallas, TX
  • Janice Provost, Parigi, Dallas, TX
  • Jason Dady, Tre Trattoria, San Antonio, TX
  • Jeff Bekavac, Neighborhood Services, Dallas, TX
  • Jeff Harris, American Food and Beverage, Fort Worth, TX
  • Jeffrey Hobbs, Slow Bone, Dallas, TX
  • Jodi Elliott, Bribery Bakery, Austin, TX
  • Joe Kindred, Kindred, Davidson, NC
  • Joel Harrington, Bolsa, Dallas, TX
  • John Tesar, Knife, Dallas, TX
  • Julio Peraza, Proof and Pantry, Dallas, TX
  • Justin and Diane Fourton, Pecan Lodge, Dallas, TX
  • Katherine Clapner, Dude Sweet Chocolate, Dallas, TX
  • Kent Rathbun, Rathbun Concepts, Dallas, TX
  • Matt McCallister, FT33, Dallas, TX
  • Michael Corvino, The American, Kansas City, MO
  • Michael Gulotta MoPho, New Orleans, LA
  • Nathan Tate, Boulevardier, Dallas, TX
  • Nilton “Junior” Borges, Uchi Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • Omar Flores, Casa Rubia, Dallas, TX
  • Randy Rucker, Bramble, Houston, TX
  • Rebecca Masson, Fluff Bake Bar, Houston, TX
  • Richard Blankenship, CBD Provisions, Dallas, TX
  • Rob McDaniel, SpringHouse, Alexander City, AL
  • Rob Newton, Nightingale 9, Brooklyn, NY
  • Robert Lyford, Patina Green Home and Market, Dallas, TX
  • Samir Dhurandhar, Nick & Sams Steakhouse, Dallas, TX
  • Scott Gottlich, The Second Floor by Scott Gottlich, Dallas, TX
  • Sharon Van Meter, 3015 at Trinity Groves, Dallas, TX
  • Stephan Pyles, Pyles and San Salvaje, Dallas, TX
  • Stephen Rogers, Gemma, Dallas, TX

About Dallas, TX

The fourth largest metro area in the country, Dallas is an American success story and the heart and soul of Texas. It has also been home to many culinary innovators over the years, including groundbreaking chefs like Stephan Pyles, Dean Fearing, Kent Rathbun, and more. Today, not only are these chefs still at the leading edge regionally and nationally, but there’s also a brand new generation of Dallas chefs who are following their lead. To learn more, visit

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