Empty Bowls Chef Series

Take your taste buds on a trip as you explore amazing local flavors at TAFB’s first-ever Empty Bowls Chef Series! Six highly acclaimed Fort Worth chefs will each give a cooking demo of a three-course meal. As the chefs share their cooking tips and tricks, you’ll enjoy food tastings and wine and spirit pairings. You’ll also receive a packet with recipes to take home and share with family and friends.

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Enjoy great food and fight hunger at the same time. Cost is $75 per person and all proceeds will support our work to feed hungry people.

Each event is held from 6-8 p.m. at Tarrant Area Food Bank, 2525 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas.

July 20, 2017 – Asian Persuasions

Chef Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Cafe

Aug. 17, 2017 – Modern American Marvels

Chef Ben Merritt of Fixture Kitchen and Social Lounge and Chef Kyle Baker of Bird Café

Sept. 21, 2017 – Seafood Sensations

Chef Jon Bonnell of Waters and Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine

Oct. 19, 2017 – Cowboy Soul Food

Chef Keith Hicks of Buttons Restaurant and Chef Terry Chandler of Fred’s Texas Café

After the Empty Bowls Chef Series

We hope you will also join us for our 2018 Empty Bowls event featuring local artists and restaurants. Visit our Empty Bowls page to learn more.


4 Event Dates 

Join us for one or join us for all. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • July  20, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 17, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
  • Sept. 21, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
  • Oct. 19, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

Tarrant Area Food Bank
Demonstration Kitchen
2525 Cullen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107


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Please note: If this event is canceled, all proceeds will be considered donations to Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Meals that Matter

Every dollar donated helps Tarrant Area Food Bank provide access to five nutritious meals.


Each Empty Bowls Chef Series registration equals 375 meals for hungry North Texans. Thank you for fighting hunger with us!

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