John Tesar Hosts 2016 Burgers & Burgundy October 7th

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Burgers & Burgundy Host Chef John Tesar, has announced the chef line up for the eighth annual event, benefitting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) featuring renowned local chefs. The event will take place at Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The distinguished Texas chefs have been presented with the challenge to serve up the best burger sliders and complement them with the burgundy of their choice. Wine, beer, and specialty cocktails will also be available. The chefs participating in this year’s event include:  

John Tesar (Knife)

Blaine Staniford (Grace)

Jermaine Brown (Julia Pearl)

Casey Thompson (Celebrity Chef)

Brian Luscher (Luscher’s Red Hots & The Grape)

David Fingerman (Madrina)

Sharon Van Meter (3015 at Trinity Groves)

Jacob Williamson (Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck)

Terry Cook (The Palm)

Rodman Shields (Common Table)


It’s a pleasure to get to work with a renowned group of chefs year after year for Burgers & Burgundy and I couldn’t be more thankful for the support I receive in support of DIFFA/Dallas,” says Chef Tesar. “I’m excited about this year’s line up of chefs and the new twist they are going to bring to the event.”

Burgers & Burgundy takes place Friday, October 7 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. Tickets for Burgers & Burgundy are $150 per person and are limited due to venue capacity constraints. To purchase tickets please visit DIFFA’s site or call 214-748-8580.

DIFFA is one of the largest and most successful fundraising organizations aiding HIV/AIDS with chapters in Dallas, New York, Chicago, Kansas City, San Francisco and Seattle. The Dallas chapter, formed in 1984, is one of the largest HIV/AIDS organizations in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations within our community. DIFFA/Dallas has granted more than $7.4 million to 25 front line HIV/AIDS Service Organizations in North Texas providing direct care to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Highlighting the design community, DIFFA/Dallas hosts multiple events throughout the season. 

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