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Chefs for Farmers 2016 Bigger and Brighter Event, September 23-25


photos by Robert Bostick

Chefs For Farmers is an annual food and wine festival held in Dallas that brings chefs, artisans and culinary influencers together to celebrate supporting local and regional farmers at a three-day culinary blowout. Now in its 5th year, the festival will be held Friday, Saturday 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2016 with the mission to celebrate supporting the local and regional farming industry. 

In addition to some of the hottest chefs in Dallas, national chefs are also participating. This year, 60+ chefs along with 35+ farmers/artisans and 50+ wineries, breweries and distilleries are all gathered for this “down home no mess, no fuss” weekend.  Please note that the Sunday event has been moved to Gilley’s due to rain concerns. Continue reading

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Chefs For Farmers Mix-Off Sept 15, 2013

standard pourby Steven Doyle

*** Alert *** We hear there are just a few spots left to reserve. This is a free event, so email them now.

Chefs for Farmer’s (CFF) hosts the annual Mix-Off event to kick off the 2013 culinary festival at Standard Pour, sponsored by Beam and Patron using Beam’s Makers Mark and Patron’s Pyrat Rum.

Seven of Dallas’ most talented bartenders take a stand behind the bar at The Standard Pour where each compete to create the signature cocktail for the Chefs For Farmers culinary festival. Continue reading

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Recap of the Chefs for Farmers Sous Chef Competition (Video)

DSC08132by Steven Doyle

Last Sunday we enjoyed another chapter in the Chefs for Farmers series. The Sous Chef Competition is the latest to come from the team assembled by Iris and Matt McCallister who started the organization that pays homage to local farmers and ranchers, and their supporters. Each CFF event is different than the next, which I am sure gives the organizers a bit of brain strain, but their efforts pay out brilliantly.   Continue reading

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Save The Date: Chefs For Farmers Sous Chef Throwdown

cff sousby Steven Doyle

Chefs for Farmers has evolved over the past few years since it was first concepted by Matt and Iris McCallister.  You may recall the first installment that was cheffed by a handful of local talent that ran in the same pack, and who took the first road show to a local farmer’s field. The day was sun kissed and breezy, and there was plenty of laughter as each chef took on a course to feed a very long table of happy diners.

The second event was months later and took place in a winery in Fort Worth. The crowd swelled to benefit local farmers and Meals on Wheel of Tarrant County, one of the McCallister’s passions. This event had more chefs and many from the Fort Worth side of the tracks, making it far more inclusive and a delightful event.         Continue reading


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Mixin It Up On The Blvd Cocktail Challenge

by Steven Doyle    photos by Susan Migdol

Last night the organizers of Chefs for Farmers invited a thirsty hoard of people to stop by The Chesterfield to enjoy a cocktail tasting sponsored by Patron Tequila and FreshPoint. Guest bartenders crafted a special concoction using the tequila to ply the crowd for votes and to get them excited about the upcoming chef event.         Continue reading

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Check Out The Line Up For Next Chefs For Farmers

by Steven Doyle

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet for the upcoming Chefs for Farmers event May 6, 2012, you best skedaddle. This will be one of the hottest events of the year with an amazing amount of chefs hosted by Dallas legend Stephan Pyles who is the head chair for the outdoor event. Dean Fearing and Kent Rathbun are also being honored.   Continue reading

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