Restaurant Association’s Food in Fashion Event March 2nd

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The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association has just announced its fourth annual Food in Fashion event, which will be held at The Virgin Hotel Dallas on Monday, March 2.

Food in Fashion combines North Texas’ restaurant, hospitality, fashion and restaurant industries during a fun-filled evening that benefits career education. The evening will consist of pre- and post- fashion show VIP receptions, a food-infused fashion show, silent and live auctions, and appetizers and drinks.

At the heart of Food in Fashion is its showcase of local student culinary teams. During a friendly competition, three-person student teams will prepare appetizers for Food in Fashion and then present them to guests at the event. As many as a dozen teams will be chosen to participate. Culinary team hors d’oeuvres will be judged by a panel of professionals. The Ben E. Keith Culinary Cup trophy will be awarded and top-placing teams will be eligible to have a program “wish list” need donated by Food in Fashion.

In addition to delicious appetizers, attendees will be treated to a delectable food-infused fashion show. With Food in Fashion, designers create fashion entries that wow the crowd with creativity. A local restaurant donates to Food in Fashion for the opportunity to sponsor a design. At least 10% of the design must then come out of the restaurant. The volunteer fashion designers have one month to design and build their fashion show entry. During the show, each fashion will be judged by a panel in the audience and prizes will be awarded to the top designers and models wearing the winning designs

Last year’s winner was Off the Bone BBQ, which was designed by the El Centro College Culinary Team. Those interested in being a designer, model, auction item donor or volunteer can sign up at foodinfashion.org.

Food in Fashion is a hot ticket. The event has sold out every year that it has occurred. Tickets are currently on sale at foodinfashion.org/attend. There are four ticket packages that range from $75 to $750. Sponsorships are also available and range from $1,000 to $50,000. Those interested in a sponsorship should email Jerry Walker at jwalker@gdra.org.

Proceeds from Food in Fashion will be donated to the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, Texas ProStart and other local career development programs. For more information, visit foodinfashion.org.

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