INDIE CHEFS WEEK ANNOUNCES
FIRST ROUND OF TALENT FOR 2015 AUSTIN EVENT
ALL-STAR LINEUP OF 30 UP-AND-COMING CHEFS
FOR FIVE NIGHTS OF CREATIVE COLLABORATION
JANUARY 6 – 10, 2015
Austin, TX (December 2, 2014) – Ned Elliott, Chef of the critically acclaimed restaurant Foreign & Domestic and Founder of INDIE CHEFS WEEK, today announced the first round of chefs that will be participating in the culinary series’ return to Austin. Indie Chefs Week, curated by Elliott, brings up-and-coming chefs from across America and Toronto to showcase their talents at a pop-up style event. Elliott will host the 2015 installment Tuesday, January 6 through Saturday, January 10 at Foreign & Domestic in Austin, Texas.
Indie Chefs Week 2015 will gather 30 of the industry’s most innovative chefs for a dining experience that will showcase an array of expertly prepared multi-course meals. This year’s event features an eclectic group of the most lauded and progressive epicurean talent.
“We are excited to kick off Indie Chefs Week in Austin. I love hosting this event because it creates an environment for chefs to collaborate in an unusual way while also providing an opportunity to show off among their peers,” says Elliott. “This year, we have a lineup of very creative talent and diners can expect some pretty incredible dishes.”
The Indie Chefs Week series will boast five distinct events. Each night will introduce a unique lineup of seven or more chefs, allowing guests to socialize with the visiting cooks and enjoy a multi-course menu, specially prepared for the event, along with a selection of beverages. The series will culminate with a final event, on Saturday, January 10, that will feature the entire roster of chefs showcasing an elaborate 15-plus-course tasting menu.
The first round of 15 participating chefs are included below, with the complete lineup of chefs to be revealed at a later date.
Featured chefs include:
● Eric Gabrynowicz | Restaurant North | Armonk, NY
● Carlos Salgado| Taco Maria| Costa Mesa, CA
● David Santos | Louro| NYC
● Richie Nakano | Hapa Ramen | San Francisco, CA
● Matthew Gaudet | Westbridge Restaurant | Cambridge, MA
● Kristen Essig |Meauxbar | New Orleans, LA
● Johanna Ware |Smallwares | Portland, OR
● Jessica Perez | Hot Joy | San Antonio, TX
● Aaron Hoskins |The Rogue Gentlemen| Richmond, VA
● Justin Carlisle | Ardent | Milwaukee, WI
● Matt Masera + Michael Thiemann | Mother | Sacramento, CA
● Trevor Kunk |PRESS |St. Helena, CA
● Scott Vivian | Beast | Toronto, ON
● Giorgio Rapicavoli | Eating House and Taperia Raca | Miami, FL
● Josh Jones | Salt & Time | Austin, TX
There are two dining options each evening that include counter and table seating. Prices range from $195 per person for dining at a table and $225 for counter seating on Tuesday – Friday. For Saturday’s finale, tickets are $275 for table seating and $315 per person for dinner at the counter. Seating will be limited, and tickets can be purchased at http://www.indiechefsweek.com.
Indie Chefs Week was created as a platform for emerging chefs to collaborate, inspire, and share their epicurean vision with the food world. The 2015 event marks the Indie Chefs Week’s fourth installment overall as it recently expanded to Southern California in 2014 with plans to debut in additional cities throughout the year.
Foreign & Domestic opened on at 306 East 53rd Street in May of 2010. Owned by Chef Ned Elliott, the 47-seat restaurant has become a neighborhood favorite, and has been featured on The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, and The Travel Channel.