Chefs for Farmers, a Texas food and white wine celebration that bridges the skills of regional chefs and farmers, will make its method to Houston for the very first time this fall, including a host of a few of Houston’s finest culinarians.
The celebration, which is partnering with the Houston Food Bank not-for-profit, will take control of Autry Park at Shepherd and Allen Parkway from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, combining chefs like Top Chef: Houston finalist Evelyn Garcia, Aaron Bludorn of Bludorn, and Niki Vongthong, chef of Hidden Omakase, with farmers to more show what occurs when there’s a concentrate on seasonal and sustainable food.
Founded in Dallas in 2010, the Chefs for Farmers celebration began as a little farm-to-table supper series prior to developing into a big food and white wine display that raises awareness and assistance for household farms in Texas.
This year the 21-and-up occasion will include tastings, live home entertainment, and food pairings, consisting of mixed drinks, craft beer, and white wine.
Tickets go on sale through the festival website beginning on Monday, July 11. Early bird VIP tickets ($ 135 through Friday, July 15) offer visitors access to the celebration an hour early– beginning at 1 p.m. Early bird tickets for basic admission, which provides entryway at 2 p.m., are readily available for $99 through Friday, July 15. Tickets will then be readily available on a minimal basis for $150 for VIPs and $115 for basic admission.
Some of the Houston chefs included on this year’s lineup consist of:
- Aaron Bludorn, executive chef and co-owner of Bludorn
- Adolfo Monjaras, executive chef of Mandola’s Catering
- Alex Au-Yeung, James Beard Award- chosen chef-owner of Phat Eatery
- Austin Waiter, executive chef-partner of the Marigold Club
- Brandi Key, cooking director and chef of Daily Gather
- Chris Shepherd, James Beard Award- winning chef of Georgia James
- Drake Leonards, executive chef-partner of Eunice
- Hugo Ortega, James Beard Award- winning chef and owner of Backstreet Café and Hugo’s
- Top Chef: Houston finalist Evelyn Garcia and Henry Lu, the chefs behind KIN HTX
- Jio Dingayan, chef de food of Money Cat
- Justin Yoakum, chef of Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette
- Kirthan and Kripa Shenoy, the chef duo behind Auden
- Leonard Botello, pitmaster and owner of Truth BBQ
- Maria Gonzalez, executive chef of Lees Den
- Marcos Leal, chef de food of Loro Houston
- Michael Hoffman, executive chef of Brasserie 19
- Michael Sambrooks, chef of Andiron
- Niki Vongthong, chef of Hidden Omakase
- Otto Sanchez, chef-owner of Mangol French Bakery
- Paul Qui, chef and partner of Golfstrømmen
- Ryan Pera, chef and co-owner of Coltivare
- Steve Marques, chef of Craft Creamery
- Travis McShane, chef-owner of Ostia
- Tommy Laczynski, executive chef of Ouzo Bay
- Quy Hoang, James Beard Award- chosen pitmaster of Blood Bros BARBEQUE