In celebration of the official launch of ticket sales for the 2015 Chefs For Farmers, event organizers will host the Mix Off on August 16 from 5:00-8:00PM at DEC 1414 Dragon Street. The Mix Off will feature a bartender and a sous chef competition with the winner of each earning a spot at the Chefs For Farmers Culinary Village at Lee Park on October 25.
The bartender competition pits eight of Dallas’s craftiest bartenders against each other to create the best summer punch with spirits from the Beam Suntory portfolio. All eight bartenders will stir, shake and pour their hearts out for attendees’ votes and for bragging rights of creating the official signature cocktail of Chefs for Farmers 2015.
The sous chef competition, Celebrity Cruises Challenge, will feature four of Dallas’s most talked about sous chefs each preparing a traditional street food but taking a farm-to-table approach. All four sous chefs possess the same values of excellence and modern luxury that Celebrity Cruises embodies and the most deserving sous chef will earn the final spot at the Culinary Village at Lee Park on October 25.
Attendees will help determine the winners of both competitions alongside a panel of judges comprised of a handful of Dallas’s best culinary influencers. Tickets are $55 per person and are available online. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Participating bartenders include:
Alex Fletcher, Henry’s Majestic
Colin Phillips, FT33
Julie Naida, Remedy
Kiyoko Kinoshita, Midnight Rambler
Lauren Festa, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Phillip Smith, The Standard Pour
Spencer Shelton, Bolsa
Trevor Landry, Dish
Participating sous chefs include:
Brian Bell, Blind Butcher
Brooks Cameron, FT33
Dina Butterfield, Uchi Dallas
Joel Orsini, CBD Provisions