Friday, November 18, 2011 , Updated 12:00 a.m., May 2, 2012
Austin’s favorite chef James Holmes joins Dallas’ Chefs for Farmers 2012
Event is on May 6.
DALLAS The Chefs For Farmers charity/farm-to-table event announced its date for 2012, as well as the first in a string of celebrity chefs from outside Dallas who will participate.
Called "Mixin' It Up On the Boulevard 2012," the event will take place on May 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Lee Park, with more than two dozen chefs teamed with a wine or spirit. Guests will be also able to visit an on-site pop-up farmers market with local products.
There've been three Chefs For Farmers events, including last year's smash hit at Highland Park Cafeteria. This year, Chefs for Farmers has partnered up with Dallas Uncorked, a wine-centric group headed by Hayley Hamilton, who blogs about wine for SideDish.
Participating chefs are like a who's who of Dallas dining, but also beyond. Austin chef James Holmes, who owns fine-dining restaurant Olivia, and who is called by Eater "one of Austin's favorite chefs," has joined the lineup.
"James will bring his 'lamb guy,' Loncito Cartwright, owner of Loncito's Lamb, based in Dinero, Texas," said Oh*Brownie founder Iris McCallister. "We've invited a few chefs from around Texas to participate."
Chefs for Farmers was created by Chef Matt McCallister and McCallister to emphasize the farm-to-table movement in Dallas via chef events. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Charity:Water and Meals on Wheels Inc.
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