Thank you so much to everyone who attended our 9th Annual Farm to Plate event on May 11, 2016! The event was a huge success, and thanks to everyone who attended, we raised over $200,000 to support access to local food for everyone in Austin!
From clear skies to a beautiful outdoor setting at the historic Barr Mansion, we couldn't have asked for a better night to celebrate our local food community. New Austin restaurant Juniper hosted a lively VIP experience complete with sweet and savory bites and tasty sips. Guests had the chance to browse over 40 silent auction packages and try their luck at winning their favorite prize.
We would like to thank all of our auction donors and bidders, and are excited to announce that we raised almost $14,000 from our silent auction! A special thank you goes out to Tina Straus and Tasha Callahan for designing the auction tables as well as Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects and Ranserve Custom Homes and Remodeling for designing, building and displaying the beautiful chicken coop on-site.
After the VIP hour wrapped up, guests enjoyed a special program hosted by SFC's Executive Director, Ronda Rutledge. Our Sustainable Food Changemaker Awards were presented to Kate Fitzgerald, founder of Sustainable Food Center, and to JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation.
The main event of Farm to Plate began after our program wrapped up. Guests were treated to sweet and savory bites by over 30 of Austin's most acclaimed chefs. We'd like to thank those amazing culinary artists who crafted the delicious bites and sips we enjoyed. See our list below, and please join us in thanking them by visiting one of their restaurants or enjoying one of their beverages soon.
Thank you again to all our committee members, volunteers, sponsors, guests, beverage artisans, farmers, and staff who made our 9th Annual Farm to Plate such a resounding success! It was a truly inspiring evening in celebration of sustainable, local food. If you haven't seen the photos of Farm to Plate already, scroll to the bottom of this page for a slide-show, or check out our album on Facebook!
If you would like more information about becoming a corporate sponsor, table host or featured restaurant for our 10th Annual Farm to Plate to be held in May of 2017, please contact Jess Gaffney, Development Director at email@example.com.
ASTI / Erica Beneke
AUSTIN ISD FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES / Louis Ortiz
BARLEY SWINE / Bryce Gilmore, Bradley Nicholson, Charles Zhuo
BESPOKE FOOD / Tony Oppie
BOILER NINE BAR & GRILL / Jason Stude
CAFÉ JOSIE / Todd Havers
CAFÉ NO SE / Amanda Rockman
CANTINE / Scott Kaplan
CHICON / Andrew Wiseheart
COCOA PURO / Tom Pedersen
DAI DUE /Jesse Griffiths
EDEN EAST / Sonya Cote
EPICERIE / Sarah Mcintosh
FIXE /James Robert
GREENHOUSE CRAFT FOOD / Rob Snow
ITALIC / Andrew Curren
JACOBY’S / Albert Gonzalez
JULIET / Jacob Weaver
JUNIPER / Nicholas Yanes
LA CONDESA / Rick Lopez
LAUNDERETTE / Rene Ortiz
LICK / Anthony Sobotik
MAKE IT SWEET / Jennifer Bartos
ODD DUCK / Susana Querejazu
OLIVE & JUNE / Shawn Cirkiel
OLIVIA / Jared Conoley
PECHE /John Lichtenberger
SWAY / Martin Wilda
TACODELI / Joel Fried
THAI FRESH /Jam Sanitchat
THE BONNEVILLE / Chris Hurley, Jennifer Costello
TRACE / Angel Begaye, James Zoller
UCHI / Michael Castillo
Austin Parks Foundation, Seton Healthcare Families
Sway Water, Texas Coffee Traders, Texas Olive Ranch