Chefs for Farmers: Tickets, Chef Line-Up And All You Need To Know

One of Dallas’ most anticipated food and wine festivals, Chefs For  Farmers, returns with a powerhouse lineup of chefs with events starting November 4 and closing out  with The Main Event presented by Audi on November 7, 2021. To celebrate the event’s 10th  anniversary, Chefs For Farmers is bringing together top chefs and restaurants to highlight the very best  from local farms and purveyors, and artisans. 

The event delivers an immersive culinary journey, combining culture, music and art for the ultimate  celebration. “We are beyond excited to be back this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chefs For  Farmer.” says Iris McCallister, Founder and Producer of Chefs For Farmers. “Festivals are vital for our  community, as they bring everyone together. Chefs For Farmers believes in bringing people together  through food and drink, which is why so many chefs, farmers, and artisans make new connections that  foster long term relationships. This year, we can’t wait to see these bonds form.”  

The festival is a collection of the greatest minds and most talented individuals in the Dallas culinary  scene. This year, Chefs For Farmers boasts an extensive lineup of acclaimed Dallas and out of town chefs  including John Tesar of Knife Steakhouse, Eric Dreyer of Monarch Restaurants, Junior Borges of  Meridian, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House & Luca Osteria, Misti Norris of Petra and the Beast, Alex  Astranti of Fruition Restaurant & Mercantile Dining & Provision, Peja Krstic of Mot Hai Ba, Samir  Dhurandhar of Nick & Sam’s Grill, Matt Pitman of Meat Church, Amber Fletcher of Fletcher’s Original  State Fair Corny Dogs, Jacob Williamson of Harper’s, Lamar Moore of Eleven Eleven, and many more. Guests can expect to taste a variety of bites prepared by the finest chefs in the country from Dallas and  beyond. For a full list of the 40+ chefs participating, visit  

Festival attendees can wash down those mouth-watering eats and start the party with libations from  one of the numerous breweries, distilleries, wineries and other alcohol vendors present at Chefs For  Farmers. This year’s alcohol vendors include Maker’s Mark, Big Country Sparklin’ Cocktails, Ketel One  

Botanical, Oyster Bay New Zealand, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and  Ultimate Cocktail Experience. For a full list of partners, visit 

 To purchase tickets for all event programming and for the most up to date festival information, visit their website.

Event Programming 

SOLD OUT: Chefs For Farmers Mot Hai Ba Dinner 

Where: Mot Hai Ba  

When: Thursday November 4, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  

Tickets: $175.00 Capacity: 80 

About: Join Chef Peja Krstic at his popular restaurant, Mot Hai Ba as he serves up his take on fine  modern cuisine in a cozy neighborhood setting. Feast upon seasonal Texas ingredients prepared with  Vietnamese inspiration and French technique. A dinner as easy as Mot, Hai, Ba (One, Two, Three). 

The Farm Tour with Chefs For Farmers 

Where: Pick up location – NorthPark Mall, Northwest Corner 

When: Saturday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Tickets: $125.00 Capacity: 15 

About: In partnership with Chefs For Farmers, The Seed Project Foundation is throwing a fall Farm Tour.

Board the bus at NorthPark Center and get ready for a fun-filled day of Texas-made drinks, seasonal  dishes from three of the area’s best chefs, and hands-on learning at three very different local farms. 

Stop 1: McKinney Roots in McKinney, TX, paired with Andrea Shackelford of Harvest Seasonal  Kitchen 

Stop 2: Profound Microfarm in Lucas, TX, paired with Joel Orsini of Profound Foods 

Stop 3: Water Boy Farms and Apiary in Lucas, TX, paired with Erika Radtke of Girl with Flour All proceeds from the event will benefit donation farm McKinney Roots, the Seed Project Foundation’s  donation farm aimed at eliminating hunger in Collin County.  

This event is suitable for ages 21 and over. The bus will depart from the northeast corner of the mall  parking lot (by Nordstrom and CoAmerica Bank). 

DEVOUR Street Food Festival at The Exchange  

Where: The Exchange at AT&T Discovery District, 208 S. Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75202 When: Saturday, November 6, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

Tickets: $85 Capacity: 1500 

About: New this year to Chefs for Farmers is DEVOUR Street Food Festival – an elevated approach on  your favorite street food eats. Join us for an all-inclusive feast featuring Dallas’ most indulgent sips and 

elevated street eats. Hosted at The Exchange at the new AT&T Discovery District® between 3:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m., guests will get to explore this stunning new downtown destination as they enjoy equally  stunning fare. Each ticket purchased includes unlimited food and drinks, making the DEVOUR Street  Food Festival a brand-new all-inclusive event that Dallasites can’t miss! 

With bites from over 13 restaurants including local favorites like Eataly, Rise + Thyme, Monkey King  Noodle, Ichi Ni San and more, get ready to DEVOUR mouth-watering street bites from some of best  chefs in Dallas. Because these mouth-watering bites are included with their ticket, guests can satisfy  

every craving and experience all the chef offerings. Cocktails are also included with each ticket  purchased, so start the party with libations from one of the many beverage stations provided by  partners like Makers Mark, Ketel One Botanicals, Patron, Big Country, and Lacroix Sparkling Water.  

Adding to the immersive culinary experience, DJ Yuna will set the vibe with live music for the perfect  afternoon with friends! Get your Salsa on with complimentary dance lessons on the lawn of The Plaza,  or shop till you drop at the Artisan Market featuring various local businesses. 

Buy Tickets for DEVOUR Street Food Festival at the Exchange HERE

The Main Event presented by Audi  

Where: Dallas Heritage Village 1515 South Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75215 

When: Sunday, November 7, VIP 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., GA 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Tickets: VIP $195, GA $125 Capacity: 500 – VIP; 2500 – GA 

About: Join us as we celebrate the 10th annual Chefs For Farmers Main Event at Dallas Heritage Village.  We are back once again at this historic site bringing together Dallas’ top chefs and restaurants,  highlighting the very best from local farms and purveyors, and local artisans. Wash down those  delectable eats with libations from various wineries, distilleries, and breweries. Stroll through the park  and make your way across one of the many exciting areas showcased at this year’s Main Event. From the  Rosé Garden and the Tailgate Par-TAY to the Go Texan area featuring all things born and bred in the  great state of Texas, there is something for everyone! VIP guests can sit back and relax from the day’s  excitement at The Retreat, a VIP experience by Celebrity Cruises where they will be pampered with  luxury cocktails, and exclusive bites from our out-of-town chefs that won’t disappoint. NEW & EXCITING  this year the “Ultimate Cocktail Experience hosted by Trigger’s Toys,” featuring western cocktails with  shows & activities you don’t want to miss. And the icing on the cake… $25 of your ticket will go directly  to Trigger’s Toys. 

Buy Tickets for The Main Event presented by Audi HERE

2021 Participating Chefs and Restaurants: Alex Astranti of Mercantile Dining & Provisions, Amber  Fletcher of Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs, Andrea Shackelford of Harvest Seasonal Kitchen,  Antonio Rendon of Nobu Dallas, Casey Thompson, Dan Landsberg of Ellie’s Restaurant at Hall Arts Hotel,  Daniele Puleo of CiboDivino Marketplace, Dino Santonicola of Partenope Ristorante, Dunia Terselich  Borga of La Duni Baking Studio, Eric Dreyer of Monarch Restaurants, Franchesca Nor of Dive Coastal  Cuisine, Gerald Sombright of Tesoro, Gerard Thompson of Rough Creek Lodge, Giorgio Rapicavoli of  Eating House & Luca Osteria, Jacob Williamson of Harper’s, Jake Espstein of Eataly/Terra Grill, Jason  Wade of Hendrix Hill Provision, Jeffery Hobbs of Slow Bone BBQ, Jenny Castor of Lucky Bee Kitchen, Ji  Kang of Sloane’s Corner and Dakota’s Steakhouse, John Tesar of Knife Dallas, Jonathon Edeljac of  Jonathon’s Diner, Joshua Smith of Alltown Fresh, Juan Rodriguez of Magdalena’s, Julien Eelsen of Whisk  Crepes Café, Julio Ortiz of Lock Wood Distilling Co, Junior Borges of Meridian, Bruce Kalman,

Justin Brunson of River Bear American Meats, Lamar Moore of Eleven Eleven, Lance McWhorter of  Culture ETX, Luis Olvera of Trompo, Luis Villalva of El Come Taco, Marcus Kopplin of Clay Pigeon, Mark  Wooten of Garden Café, Marshall Cole of The Mitchell, Matt Ford of Billy Can Can, Matt Pittman of Meat  Church BBQ, Misti Norris of Petra and the Beast, Nick Walker of Irreverent Concepts, Omar Flores of  Muchacho, Peja Krstic of Mot Hai Ba, Rae Luther of Haywire Uptown, Richard Blankenship of Attalie,  Richard Chamberlain of Chamberlain’s Steak & Fish, Samir Dhurandhar of Nick & Sam’s Grill, Scott  Gottlich of 18th and Vine BBQ, Stefon Rishel of Wishbone & Flynt, Taylor Rausc of Rye, Victor Corral of  Dive Coastal Cuisine, Olivia López of Molino Olōyō, Travis Heim of Heim Barbecue, Michael Scott of  Rosewood Ranches, Michael Lawson of Terra (Eataly Dallas), Jake Epstein of Eataly Dallas, Arnulfo  Sanchez of Vaqueros Texas Bar-B-Q, Jessica Young of Harwood, Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream, The  Salty Donut, Katsuji Tanabe, Alex Sutherland of Vestals Catering, Patrick Byerly of Rise + Thyme, Ichi Ni  San, Bobbers, The Dock, Richard Blankenship of Ounce, Regino Rojas of Revolver Taco, Yaser Khalaf of  Baboushi Mediterranean, Zalat Pizza, Andrew Chen of Monkey King Noodle, Press Waffle Co., Saturday  Mornings, Berkeley Market, Café Herrera, and Alex Lines of Off the Cuff.  

2021 Partners: Audi, Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey, American Airlines AAdvantage Mastercard, AT&T  Discovery District, Mastercard, Big Country Organic Ingredients, Big Country Sparklin’ Cocktails, Blade  and Bow, Capital Distributing, Celebrity Cruises, Chase Private Client, Chefs’ Produce Company, The Chefs  Warehouse, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, CultureMap, Dallas Heritage Village, The City of Dallas, Don  Julio, Downtown Dallas Inc, Eataly, Edible Dallas & Fort Worth, Element, Ferguson, Go Texan,  Godwin|Bowman, Hill Country Dairies, Hospitality Alliance, Jackie Converse, Japan External Trade  Organization, Ketel One Botanical, LaCroix, Maker’s Mark, Melinda’s Hot Sauce, Mesero, Omni Hotels &  Resorts Dallas, Oyster Bay New Zealand, Peroni Italia, Rosewood Ranches, The Seed Project Foundation,  Shag Carpet, Society Insurance, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, The Statler, Tanqueray, Patrón Tequila,  Thermador, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Trigger’s Toys, Ultimate Cocktail Experience and Yuengling.  

About Chefs For Farmers 

Chefs For Farmers is an annual, three-day food and wine festival in Dallas, TX that grew from an intimate  farm-to-table dinner in 2010. Chefs For Farmers goal is to showcase the dynamic talents of Dallas chefs,  artisans and farmers who make exceptional, seasonal and sustainable food possible. Chefs For Farmers  celebrates Dallas as an established food city through a handful of exquisite and mouth-watering  experiences that highlights local dishes the city has to offer. For more information visit, and follow Chefs For Farmers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About Trigger’s Toys 

In 2008, during a hard time in his own life, Bryan Townsend began volunteering in children’s hospitals.  With his dog “Trigger” in tow, he quickly learned that helping others brought peace into his own heart.  Bryan and his wife Stacey have since expanded their work from giving time to giving money – a lot of  money! In fact, has raised nearly $1M for local nonprofits such as Bryan’s House and  Youth with Faces. And the Townsends have now begun working with others like them. “Generous  families often struggle to make an impact. It is easy to give away money; but it is much harder to know  you’re making a difference,” said Bryan. “We help philanthropists to create their own programs and  multiply their giving.” In the last year, Trigger’s Toys has helped donors turn $150,000 into $350,000+  for local nonprofits. The organization has also fed thousands of people while raising critical funds for  out-of-work restaurants employees. 

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