This story was published on Oct. 15, 2020, and was updated Oct. 19, 2020.
UPDATE: This event has been canceled. According to the event site: "After careful consideration, Dallas College is saddened to announce the cancellation of “Bits and Bites ... To Go!” for 2020. As you may know, on Oct. 14, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins elevated the county’s COVID-19 risk level from orange for “Extreme Caution” to red for “Stay Home Stay Safe.” Dallas College is taking every precaution to prevent the community spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of all who were participating in the event this year."
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Dallas County Community College District brings together some of Dallas’ best chefs to fundraise for the district’s culinary, pastry and hospitality program.
It’s the 12th year for the event, and it will look different thanks to COVID-19. (We’re working on finding new ways to word such news.) But it’s a different kind of takeout experience for a good cause, and the food is sure to be worthwhile.
Dallas chefs will work with culinary students to demonstrate restaurant operations, innovation and safe practices to protect guests and the workforce, exemplify the resiliency of the industry and show gratitude for service industry workers.
Guests get to stop by for the afternoon and take home more than 20 curated bites (think tapas-style) to enjoy in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Bits and Bites will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the new Culinary Pastry and Hospitality Center, which we profiled as they were opening, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Tickets ($75) are for ages 21 and older. VIP tickets are $500 (two tickets) or $1,000 (four tickets).
The list of participating chefs is both long and impressive, which is a good reason to go. Better, though, is that your ticket price goes to support students and chefs who feed the community.
Skyline High School
Lucky's Hot Chicken
La Duni Latin Kitchen
Chef Justin Box
Taco y Vino
Fearing's at the Ritz Carlton
Texas Beef Council
Commons Club at Virgin Hotel Dallas
Sean Jett* (VIP chef)
Humble: Simply Good Pies
Chef Jeana Johnson
Dallas Mozzarella Company
Chef David Madrid
Empire Baking Company
Zest Catering Kitchen
Kent Rathbun (VIP chef)
Rathbun’s Curbside BBQ
Mesquite High School
The Bistro at Crest Auto Group
Front Burner Experiences
Sharon Van Meter
3015 at Trinity Groves
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