GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT IS CHEFS FOR FARMERS (CFF)?

Chefs For Farmers (CFF) is proud to showcase the talents of Texas’s best chefs and food artisans while celebrating the farmers that make great food possible. In one mouth-watering, libation-filled festival, we pay tribute to each CFF host city as an emerging culinary destination through incredible events and custom programming that highlight the entire culinary ecosystem in North Texas and beyond. Since its inception in 2010, CFF has grown from an intimate farm-to-table dinner in Dallas to one of the largest food and wine events in Texas. As good food citizens of the world, we balance our dedication to sustainability, eco-consciousness, and charity with our greatest goal: putting on the best food festival Texas has ever seen!

HOW DOES CFF SUPPORT FARMERS?

Since that first dinner back in 2010, CFF’s mission has been to organically connect restaurants and chefs with local, family farmers. Each participating restaurant is partnered with a local farm, using that farm’s ingredients for their featured dish at the festival. We provide each chef with an ingredient stipend to cover costs, which directly supports their partner farm.

At our core, our mission is to bring our local community together in efforts to create a strong, local food ecosystem. We aim to create connections before, during, and after the festival that in turn will strengthen our local food economy.

The festival has provided both chefs and farmers a platform to form cohesive partnerships with each other that can be leveraged well beyond the festival. And it works: many of our participating chefs come back to their partner farms to source locally grown ingredients for their restaurant menus. We hope the relationships fostered each year will continue strengthen our local food economy now and in the future.

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF CFF 2022?

HOUSTON: Sunday, October 2, 2022

DALLAS: Wednesday, November 2-Sunday, November 6, 2022

WHERE ARE CFF EVENTS LOCATED?

HOUSTON:

Our first Houston event will be hosted at the brand-new Autry Park, 3737 Cogdell St., Houston, TX 77019

DALLAS:

CFF Dallas events are held in various locations throughout the greater Dallas area. The festival’s signature Main Event on Sunday, November 6 will take place at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215

Please defer to event specific pages for venue details on CFF intimate dinners and brunches.

DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT ANY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?

Yes! Each CFF event benefits a variety of non-profit organizations to empower our local community.

HOUSTON:

For our inaugural year, Chefs For Farmers will be partnering with Houston Food Bank as its official charity partner to support their local efforts in combatting hunger.

ARE ALL CFF EVENTS 21+ ?

Yes, all CFF events are 21 and older.  A Valid ID is required for admission at all events. If event security cannot verify your age, you will not be admitted into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be refused entry and tickets will not be refunded.

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?

All CFF events are 21 and older. No children or infants (even in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT ANY CFF EVENTS?

While we love your furry friends, no pets are allowed at any CFF event. This does NOT include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Only service animals are permitted. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.

All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Anyone bringing a service animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury the animal causes.

For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Justice.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?

If you are attending an in-restaurant CFF dinner and have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please email info@teama21.com. The chefs at these events will do their best to accommodate special dietary needs, but we emphasize this is only a request. All requests must be received two weeks prior to the festival to ensure there’s enough time to prepare.

While chefs provide a variety of food offerings at our events, all major tasting events are unable to accommodate special dietary needs or food allergies.

TICKETS AND EVENTS

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE FOR CFF EVENTS?

Everything you need for a good time! Festival tickets are all-inclusive. Once you have purchased your tickets, there are no additional charges for food, drinks, or gratuity at any CFF event.

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY TICKETS?

Upon purchase of a ticket(s), the purchaser will receive a confirmation email with the receipt for the purchase and the electronic ticket from our ticketing platform, Pre-Kindle, within 15 minutes after the order is placed.

If you do not receive your tickets, please check your spam folder or email Tickets@prekindle.com

WILL EVENTS SELL OUT?

Most likely. There is a set capacity for each event and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot expand the capacity of any event to accommodate additional guests.

HOW DO I ACCESS MY MOBILE TICKETS?

You will get a confirmation email upon purchase. From there you can click the Your Tickets button and access print at home and mobile tickets plus add to your apple wallet.

CAN I ENTER WITH ANY CFF EVENT WITH A MOBILE TICKET?

Yes you can enter any CFF event with a mobile ticket.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

All tickets are non-refundable. Ticket sales are final.

CAN I SWITCH TICKETS FOR ANOTHER EVENT?

Ticket sales are final and cannot be exchanged. 

DOES AN EVENT GET CANCELED WITH BAD WEATHER?

While many of our events are indoors, those that are outdoors will happen rain or shine! All tickets are non-refundable.

CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?

Tickets cannot be purchased at the door at any Chefs for Farmers event. Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early!

IS THERE A SPECIAL TICKET PRICE FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL?

No, there is not a discount for people who do not drink alcohol. There will be a variety of non-alcoholic beverage offerings available at every official festival event.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT?

There is no enforced dress code; however, we do ask you to dress in keeping with the nature of the event venue. Please check the weather and dress appropriately as some intimate in person events may be outdoors.

No large bags or backpacks will be permitted into the events.

SAFETY MEASURES

WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED TO BRING TO AN CFF EVENT?

The following items are PROHIBITED.

  • Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind
  • Illegal and illicit substances of any kind; drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Chairs, blankets, and lawn umbrellas
  • Noise making devices: air horns, drums, whistles
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

WHAT DO I DO IF I’VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK?

Please be responsible. There are a number of transportation options if your ability to drive is impaired.

Safe Ride America (404) 888‐0887 *Safe Ride America is a nonprofit organization and will provide transportation for free if necessary.

Ride share services such as UBER, LYFT and Ride Alto provide on-demand sedan or SUV service.

GETTING INVOLVED

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A SPONSOR?

For all sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Anthony Gordon at Anthony@teama21.com

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PARTICIPATING FARM?

For more details on getting involved as a participating farm, please email Celina Neville at celina@teama21.com.  

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PARTICIPATING CHEF/RESTAURANT?

For more details on getting involved as a participating chef/restaurant, please email Celina Neville at celina@teama21.com.  

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

CFF Houston volunteer registration opens on July 30. CFF Dallas volunteer registration details to be announced soon.

For more questions re: volunteer opportunities, please email Celina Neville at celina@teama21.com.  

CAN PRESS ATTEND EVENTS?

For all media inquiries for CFF Houston, please email Lisa Gochman at Lisa@lisagochman.com

TRAVEL

WHICH AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO FOR CFF?

HOUSTON: Public transportation to Houston is available to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport/Houston Spaceport (EFD).  We suggest picking the airport that is most convenient for you. 

DALLAS: Our Dallas airports include Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). Either of those are located about 30 minutes or less from most Chefs For Farmers event. 

STAY IN THE KNOW!

HOW CAN I STAY IN THE KNOW ON ALL THINGS CFF?

Sign up for our newsletter on the website and follow us on Facebook and  Instagram to stay up to date on all things CFF!

FROM OUR FARM, TO YOUR TABLE!