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.
“Chefs for Farmers forges a unique camaraderie between chefs and farmers,” Iris McCallister says. “It is through Chefs for Farmers, we build a future for our community that places an emphasis on its residents.”
The historic Lee Park sets the perfect stage for locals and visitors alike to gather and experience the cultural diversity at this one-day display of epicurean splendor from extraordinarily talented chefs including Jeremiah Langhorne of McCrady’s (Charleston, SC), Janice Provost of Parigi (Dallas, TX), and Kent Rathbun of Abacus and Jasper’s (Dallas, TX), complemented by performances from local bands and DJs.
In addition, CFF will honor seven leaders within Dallas’ culinary community for their continued efforts to educate the future generations of chefs about the importance of sourcing the freshest produce and most ethically raised meats. The 2013 honorees include Chef/Consultant Sharon Hage formerly with York Street, Chef Graham Dodds of Central 214, Founders Brandon and Susan Pollard of the Texas Honeybee Guild, Publisher Nanci Taylor of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth, Owners Robert and Kaci Lyford of Patina Green Home & Market, Lucian LaBarba of FreshPoint, and the late Chef/Co-owner Randall Copeland of Ava and Boulevardier.
This year, CFF joins forces with sponsors including Chipotle, Whole Foods, Infiniti, and returning sponsor FreshPoint, who all work together to create this unique event, while supporting local charitable causes. One hundred percent of proceeds from CFF will be divided to support The North Texas Food Bank, a social benefit organization located in Dallas that supports the nutritional needs of those less fortunate through education, advocacy, and strategic partnerships, and to the local farms participating in the 2013 festival. Tickets are available for $65 per ticket/$120 for two tickets, and can be purchased through the website.