Burgers & Burgundy This Friday, Oct 3rd

tesar_johnby Steven Doyle

It’s that time of year when John Tesar (Knife, Spoon) gathers his chef buddies for a cause. Burgers &  Burgundy is a fun event filled with, well, both burgers and plenty of wine.

Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’s mission of serving those who are affected by AIDS and HIV across North Texas. This year’s event co-chairs are Noel Rodriguez and Lee Borchert and Terri Provencal will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair. Provencal says: “In this 6th annual event, John’s concept for Burgers & Burgundy continues to elevate the fine art of the burger. That the burgers are crafted by the best chefs in DFW who give up their time to heighten awareness and raise funds through DIFFA for organizations that fight HIV/AIDS makes them the most important burgers served up this year.”

“I’m thrilled to bring my fellow chefs together for what has become an annual event for DIFFA/Dallas,” comments Chef Tesar. “I have had the honor to work with DIFFA for six years to put on this event. The best and most rewarding part, though, is that it’s for a great cause.”  


“We are so excited to have nationally and locally acclaimed chefs and great sponsors such as Park Place Volvo, Whole Foods, Celebrity Cruises, Liland’s Special Events, Freedman Meats, Hasty-Bake, Empire Baking Company, Patron Spirits and Ben E. Keith on board to help raise funds for DIFFA/Dallas,” says Clint Bradley, DIFFA/Dallas Board of Trustee Chairman. “We truly appreciate their donation of time, product and expertise.”

Burgers & Burgundy takes place Friday, October 3rd from 6:30-9:30pm at the Seanor residence – 4637 Meadowood Road, Dallas, TX. The night will be accompanied with entertainment by Hunter Sullivan. Tickets for Burgers & Burgundy are $100 per person. VIP tickets are available for $150 and include a private bar, entertainment, butler service, and an exclusive dining lounge seating area. To purchase tickets please visit the website or call 214-748-8580.

Check out the list of participating chefs below.

John Tesar (Knife & Spoon Bar & Kitchen)
Kent Rathbun (Abacus)
Brian Zenner (Oak)
Blaine Staniford (Grace)
Kevin Williamson (Ranch 616)
Samir Dhurandhar (Nick & Sam’s)
Stephen Rogers (Gemma)
Kyle Mcclelland (Proof and Pantry)
Tre Wilcox (Cooking Concepts by Tre Wilcox )
Patton Robertson (Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck)
T.J. Lengnick (Shinsei)
Sharon Van Meter (3015 Trinity Groves)
Nick Jimenez (Cook Hall

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