Dallas’ favorite foodie event, Chefs for Farmers’Main Event, returned on November 6 at Old City Park with the largest number of attendees in the festival’s history. This year’s event was extra special, as more than 3,000 food fanatics came together to celebrate the food and wine festival’s 11th year, with this year’s event benefiting the Seed Project Foundation’s McKinney Roots. The historic park made the perfect backdrop for the day’s activities, highlighting an acclaimed lineup of artisans, 12 local farmers, and 68 talented local and out-of-town chefs. The days leading up to Main Event held several fun-filled Chefs for Farmers events including the intimate From Dirt to Dish dinners, the North MEATS South feast, DEVOUR: The Ultimate Bite Night at The Exchange, and Farm Tour hosted by the Seed Project Foundation. The Main Event was the grand finale of an engaging Chefs for Farmers weekend, and to top it off, the festival raised nearly $40,000 for the Seed Project Foundation’s McKinney Roots.
You won’t want to miss the spectacular arm of the Chefs for Farmers brand that takes place at the Exchange where the block will be locked down for revelers enjoying smooth cocktails, fantastic bits and entertainment. It really is something to behold and puts you in spirits for the Main Event on Sunday.
North Texas food and wine festival, Chefs for Farmers, returns this fall for its 11th year with a robust lineup of participating chefs and restaurants. The packed schedule of events begins on November 3 and leads up to The Main Event on Sunday,November 6, 2022. This year, Chefs For Farmers is partnering with The Seed Project Foundation’s McKinney Rootsa food donation garden that grows and supplies fresh produce to local nonprofits, churches, and schools, alleviating hunger with healthful, nutrient-dense food.
Chefs For Farmers originally launched as a farm-to-table dinner concept in 2010, and as it grew, the annual festival quickly became Dallas’ premiere multi-day food and wine event known for bringing chefs, restaurants, and local farmers together. With an impressive lineup for this year’s festival, Chefs For Farmers will kick off this fall with a bang beginning Wednesday, November 2 through Sunday, November 6, benefitting McKinney Roots, the Seed Project Foundation’s donation farm aimed at eliminating hunger in Collin County with fresh, organic produce.
What began as cozy chef event to benefit local farmers as the farm-to-table movement moved across North Texas has 10 years later grown to this amazing week full of events to rival cities such as Aspen, which is considered the gold standard of chef festivals.
Chefs across North Texas and the country swarm onto the Dallas food scene to pay homage to our farmers, and fashion amazing dishes that may be sampled by guests fortunate enough to nab a golden ticket.
Each year, Chefs for Farmers brings in chefs to Dallas from all over the world, working with local farmers to create fantastic dishes. This year, the lauded food and wine festival celebrated its 10th anniversary, and its return following a hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the chefs in attendance at this year’s Chefs for Farmers main event was Chicago’s own Lamar Moore, executive chef of Eleven | Eleven.