Great work is being done (and created for happy tasters) by the outstanding local chefs who participate in the Chefs for Farmers events, as we have noted previously (in Dallas October 19 and Ft. WorthDecember 5). The organization, started by Chef Matt McCallister (formerly with Stephan Pyles) and his dynamic wife Iris, is designed to raise awareness for using local ingredients from local farmers in the area will give a portion of the proceeds of their next dinner to The Family Place, one of the areas most important centers helping families with the goal to end domestic violence.
This time dinner recognizes one of Dallas’ classic spots - Highland Park Cafeteria, with Dallas chefs creating two dishes, served via the cafeteria line, using farm fresh, local ingredients. While in queue guests will be able to visit with the participating chefs about their dishes while listening to the DJ sounds of Jennifer Miller and Paul Perendes.
The group of chefs participating in the dinner is yet to be released but we do know Chef McCallister will be back in town to participate. The $85 tickets don’t seem to be available yet, but they will be available here shortly. This looks like it will be a great night of food and friendships for a great cause. If you can’t make it out to the dinner, keep the goals of Chefs for Farmers in mind. Regional farmers like Tom Spicer, JT Lemley and the Tassione’s are producing amazing crops from our local Texas soil. The Friends of the Dallas Farmers Market page has a handful of them that participated in their roundtable ealier this year with their locations.