Ned Elliott today announced the first half of the roster of 30 up-and-coming chefs who will participate in Indie Chefs Week at Foreign & Domestic.
The weeklong event that takes place January 6-10 at the North Loop restaurant features a different group of seven or more chefs from around the country (and Toronto) collaborating on meals, with all of the chefs joining forces on the event’s final night, a 15-course feast.
Talent will include Richie Nakano of Hapa Ramen in San Francisco, Scott Vivian of Toronto’s Beast, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and Taperia Raca in Miami, David Santos of Louro in NYC, and Josh Jones of Austin’s Salt & Time.
Tickets are on sale now, with two options available. Tickets cost $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. Tickets can be purchased at indiechefsweek.com.
“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.”
Read my report from last year’s event here.
The first round of 15 participating chefs is listed below.
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