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Chefs for Farmers 2017 Coming to Victory Park

Come Hungry! Chefs For Farmers 2017 will be tastier than ever with some new Dallas scenery

DALLAS (June 19, 2017) – Chefs For Farmers (CFF) 2017, the down-home, no-fuss festival celebrating top chefs and local food, will be bigger than ever before with more than 150 combined chefs, food artisans, bartenders, breweries, wineries, and distillers.

The fifth annual festival will again feature exciting pop up dinners, delectable tastings, and parties that celebrate the vibrant Dallas culinary scene with talented chefs from across Texas and beyond. And, as the festival name implies, each CFF chef has one thing in common – they support local farmers.

Kicking off Thursday, November 2 and closing out Sunday, November 5, the festival is mixing up its venues to offer guests some new places in the city for foodie inspiration. Events will be held at several of the city’s top venues including the iconic, landmark hotel The Adolphus and the emerging Victory Park district.

“Dallas, get ready for a deliriously good time!” said Iris McCallister, co-founder of Chefs For Farmers. “This sensational celebration showcases the best chefs, farmers, and food artisans in an unforgettable four-day experience. Every event will offer mouthwatering food and libations from trendsetters in the culinary scene. What we love most about our chefs is that they are all advocates of the farm-to-table movement. We are proud to show off our city – because Dallas deserves to be on every foodie’s must-eat map.”

For the first time, The Adolphus in downtown Dallas will serve as the host hotel, providing a gorgeous spot for visiting chefs and food lovers from afar. The venue will offer intimate chef-led events and educational programming for festival-goers and special CFF room rates, to be announced soon. The Adolphus will also host the annual Friday Night Welcome Dinner in its iconic 19th floor ballroom. Called “Know Thy Farmer,” this seated dinner pays tribute to North Texas farmers and is presented by Celebrity Cruises and Whole Foods Market. The heart and soul of the festival, this special evening will pair farmers and chefs to create five unparalleled courses for 125 lucky guests.

Another first-time venue at Chefs For Farmers, Victory Park is the host location of the popular, vibrant returning Street Food Night Market on Saturday, November 3. Guests will enjoy eclectic pop-up of street food favorites from 18 local and national chefs in the heart of this rapidly evolving, urban neighborhood. Look out for a thirteen-spice seafood boil!

CFF guests can feel good about their purchase too; proceeds from the four-day feast will continue to benefit Texas ranchers and farmers. The delicious event will also help

VNA Meals on Wheels raise funds through its annual Power of Pie campaign, where guests pay $25 and receive a delicious Thanksgiving pecan or pumpkin pie made by top local chefs.


Chefs For Farmers is proud to show off the talents of Dallas’s best chefs and food artisans while celebrating the farmers that make great food possible. In one calorie-filled weekend, the festival pays tribute to Dallas as an emerging food city through incredible events that highlight the entire culinary scene in North Texas and beyond. As good food citizens of the world, the festival team balances its dedication to sustainability, eco- consciousness, and charity with its greatest goal: putting on the best food festival Dallas has ever seen.


Recognized for more than a century as the iconic address for Dallas hospitality, The Adolphus offers timeless culture, vibrant and storied surroundings, imaginative and collaborative food and drink, and locally celebrated amenities and experiences, all crafted and delivered with intuitive, memorable service. Located in the heart of downtown Dallas just steps from the lively and sophisticated city center, The Adolphus has won numerous awards, including the coveted AAA Four Diamond and US News and World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA”, while its storied French Room is the only restaurant in Texas to maintain an AAA Five Diamond Award for 25 consecutive years. The Adolphus is owned by Ohio-based Rockbridge Capital and is part of Autograph Collection Hotels, a curated portfolio of hotels recognized for celebrating individuality. Find us at or visit Facebook or Twitter.


Victory Park is a 75-acre mixed-use development in downtown Dallas surrounding the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Victory Park features more than 220,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space; 621,000 square feet of Class-A office space; the 252-room W Dallas – Victory Hotel; more than 3,300 residential units; and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Victory Station provides access to DART Light Rail and the Trinity Railway Express. The popular 3.5-mile jogging and bicycle path, The Katy Trail, is also directly accessible. Victory Park is a property of UST XVI Victory Park, a German real estate investment fund managed by affiliates of Estein USA based in Orlando, Florida. UST XVI became an equity owner of Victory Park in 2005 and the sole owner of the majority of the Victory Park buildings in 2009. For more information about Victory Park visit or follow Victory Park on Twitter @VPDallas, and Instagram @DallasVictoryPark.


Established in 1934, VNA is a non-profit organization that helps our elderly neighbors and loved ones maintain their independence by providing the services that allow them to age where they are happiest and most comfortable – at home. Caring, listening, and responding to our patients’ quality of life and comfort issues is what we have done for more than 80 years. VNA is the community’s most trusted provider of quality healthcare services in the home and is the oldest, most experienced Hospice Care provider in Texas. VNA offers Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice and

Private Care in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Greyson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Van Zandt counties.

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