Empty Bowls Chef Series – Sold Out

Thank you for your interest in our Empty Bowls Chef Series. This series is now sold out, but don’t fret. Empty Bowls, our signature event of the year, is right around the corner on March 7, 2018. That will be another great opportunity for you to enjoy delicious food and select beautifully crafted art.

About the Empty Bowls Chef Series

Our Empty Bowls Chef Series takes your taste buds on a trip to explore amazing local flavors. During the event, highly acclaimed Fort Worth chefs give three-course meal cooking demos. As the chefs share their cooking tips and tricks, guests enjoy food tastings and wine and spirit pairings. Guests also receive a packet with recipes to take home and share with family and friends. In addition, beautiful bowls made by local artists are available for purchase.

Through our Empty Bowls Chef Series, you can 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 takes place at Tarrant Area Food Bank, 2525 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas.

July 20, 2017 – Asian Persuasions: Sold Out

Chef Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Cafe

Aug. 17, 2017 – Modern American Marvels: Sold Out

Chef Ben Merritt of Fixture Kitchen and Social Lounge and Chef Stefon Rishel of Texas Bleu Steakhouse

Sept. 21, 2017 – Seafood Sensations: Sold Out

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

Oct. 19, 2017 – Cowboy Soul Food: Sold Out

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. – Sold Out
  • Aug. 17, 2017, 6-8 p.m. – Sold Out
  • Sept. 21, 2017, 6-8 p.m. – Sold Out
  • Oct. 19, 2017, 6-8 p.m. – Sold Out

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


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!

Presented By

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Sponsored By

Fort Worth and Western Railroad Logo

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Jerry C. and Harriet J. Williams Charitable Fund