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Chefs for Farmers Kick Off Event Aug 17, F̶e̶w̶ ̶S̶e̶a̶t̶s̶ ̶R̶e̶m̶a̶i̶n̶ Sold Out


Dallas’s spirited, downhome and soulful food event Chefs For Famers launches its 2014-2015 event season with a kick-off family-style dinner that features three Dallas chefs of the moment, the city’s top BBQ ace, and the most celebrated pastry chef in the state for a family-style meal that could only happen in Dallas.   Continue reading

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Buy Your Tickets Now For Chefs For Farmers 2013

cff2by Steven Doyle

Time to grab your tickets to the latest incarnation of Chefs for Farmers. The press release below gives you all the yummy details:

Chefs for Farmers (CFF)—a grassroots organization that raises awareness for the locavore movement in the South—celebrates its second year as one of the most distinctive celebrations of wine and culinary excellence with an outdoor festival on November 3 at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas. Produced by Chef/Owner Matt McCallister of FT33 and Iris McCallister, CFF brings together over 40 talented Southern chefs, local farmers, purveyors, and premier local wine and spirit producers in an afternoon to support the North Texas Food Bank and local farms, while honoring seven stand-out leaders in Dallas’ culinary industry.  Continue reading

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Chefs For Farmers Mix-Off Sept 15, 2013

standard pourby Steven Doyle

*** Alert *** We hear there are just a few spots left to reserve. This is a free event, so email them now.

Chefs for Farmer’s (CFF) hosts the annual Mix-Off event to kick off the 2013 culinary festival at Standard Pour, sponsored by Beam and Patron using Beam’s Makers Mark and Patron’s Pyrat Rum.

Seven of Dallas’ most talented bartenders take a stand behind the bar at The Standard Pour where each compete to create the signature cocktail for the Chefs For Farmers culinary festival. Continue reading

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Recap of the Chefs for Farmers Sous Chef Competition (Video)

DSC08132by Steven Doyle

Last Sunday we enjoyed another chapter in the Chefs for Farmers series. The Sous Chef Competition is the latest to come from the team assembled by Iris and Matt McCallister who started the organization that pays homage to local farmers and ranchers, and their supporters. Each CFF event is different than the next, which I am sure gives the organizers a bit of brain strain, but their efforts pay out brilliantly.   Continue reading

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Boulevardier’s GMO Tristan Wins CFF Sous Chef Competition, Offers Winning Dish Tonight

DSC08140by Steven Doyle

The sous chef at Boulevardier won the great Chefs for Farmers competition last weekend and now the restaurant wants to celebrate. Tonight, and through Saturday, GMO Tristan will be serving the winning dish as a small plate.

The dish is a Moroccan glazed lamb loin on a bed of roasted carrot hummus, with a North African salad of fried garbanzo beans, cumin almonds, preserved lemons, drunken raisins, and peas drizzled with lemon confit. Continue reading

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Save The Date: Chefs For Farmers Sous Chef Throwdown

cff sousby Steven Doyle

Chefs for Farmers has evolved over the past few years since it was first concepted by Matt and Iris McCallister.  You may recall the first installment that was cheffed by a handful of local talent that ran in the same pack, and who took the first road show to a local farmer’s field. The day was sun kissed and breezy, and there was plenty of laughter as each chef took on a course to feed a very long table of happy diners.

The second event was months later and took place in a winery in Fort Worth. The crowd swelled to benefit local farmers and Meals on Wheel of Tarrant County, one of the McCallister’s passions. This event had more chefs and many from the Fort Worth side of the tracks, making it far more inclusive and a delightful event.         Continue reading


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Chefs For Farmers 2012: Success

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

As the day began the warm sun was breaking through the clouds greeting each visitor to Lee Park for the 2012 Chefs for Farmers “Mixin It Up On The BLVD” event held this past Sunday. I stood with Iris McCallister as bartender phenom Eddie “Lucky” Campbell took the stage to toast the growing crowd at 11:30am. The official toast would be much later in the day, but this one was to thank the many, many farmers, chefs and volunteers that made the event possible. Iris grinned and you could see she was visibly excited and pointed up to the sky where a wispy vertical rainbow had appeared.  This was going to be a fantastic day.    Continue reading

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