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Farm to Plate

Thursday, May 9, 2019. 6:00 - 9:30 pm. Barr Mansion


An Important Update Regarding the 13th Annual Farm to Plate

It is with a heavy heart that we have to cancel Farm to Plate, our annual fundraising event, for the first time in its 13-year history due to the COVID-19 crisis. Along with keeping all Farm to Plate attendees safe, we are sensitive to the immense challenges our amazing chef and restaurant partners are facing during this unprecedented time.

However, as long lines grow at grocery stores and demand for food in our community spikes, our work is more critical than ever.

  • Our Downtown and Sunset Valley farmer’s markets remain open as essential food-access points, using even more SFC resources to ensure the safety of all market participants.
  • We are strongly advocating on behalf of growers to be sure that locally grown food reaches those who need it most, including folks who receive food assistance and may not be able to find what they need at overburdened grocery stores.
  • We are redoubling our food access efforts through Double Up Food Bucks and mailing seeds to our Spread the Harvest program participants to ensure broad access to healthy food for everyone in our community during this time of crisis.

The cancellation of our fundraising event this late in our fiscal year is having a severely negative impact on our ability to raise money for our vital services now. Help us reach our goal of raising $300,000 - the same amount we had hoped to raise through our Farm to Plate event.

With your partnership, we can continue our critical support of farmers who are facing unbelievable challenges and low-income families who have been the most impacted by this pandemic.

Please, if there was ever a time to invest in the work of SFC, it’s right now.

Thank you so much for your support of Sustainable Food Center — in good times and in these uncertain times.

We’ll look forward to envisioning Farm to Plate 2021, when we can look back on this crisis and celebrate the resilience of our chefs, our growers, and our community.

Chefs and Beverage Artisans

We'll be scheduling chefs and beverages for our 2021 event soon. In the meantime, see our list of previous chefs and beverage artisans.

Previous Restaurants and Chefs from 2019

Austin ISD Nutrition & Food Services / Chef Diane Grodek

Aviary Wine + Kitchen / Chef Andre Molina

Barr Mansion / Chef Jessie Ximenes

The Bonneville / Jennifer Costello and Chef Chris Hurley

The Brewer's Table / Chef Elias Serda

Café Josie / Chef Todd Havers and Chef Cody Taylor

Cocoa Puro / Tom Pedersen

Contigo / Chef Andrew Wiseheart

Eden East and Hillside Farmacy / Chef Sonya Cote

Fixe / Chef James Robert

Greenhouse Craft Food / Chef Rob Snow and Chef Todd Engel

Holy Roller / Chef Britt Castro

Intero / Chef Ian Thurwachter

Italic / Chef Andrew Curren

Juniper / Chef Nicholas Yanes

L'Oca d'Oro / Chef Fiore Tedesco

La Condesa / Chef Rick Lopez

Lenoir / Chef Thomas Calhoun

LeRoy and Lewis / Chef Evan LeRoy

Lick Honest Ice Creams / Anthony Sobotik

Loro / Chef John "JB" Gross

Make It Sweet / Chef Jennifer Bartos

Odd Duck, Barley Swine, Sour Duck / Chef Bryce Gilmore

Olive & June / Chef Brian Moses

Péché / Chef John Lichtenberger

Pitchfork Pretty / Chef Max Snyder

South Congress Hotel / Chef Lindsay Flagg

SRSLY Chocolate / Bob Williamson

Sway / Chef Charles Schlienger

Tacodeli / Chef Roberto Espinosa

Thai Fresh / Chef Jam Sanitchat


Uchiko / Chef Ed Sura

Silent Auction

We are always seeking donations for our Silent and Live Auction! We are most interested in food experiences, travel and excursions, but we're open to packages of all kinds.

If you are interested in donating items, please contact Cory Leahy at cory@sustainablefoodcenter.org.


Brazos Hall is a turn-of-the-century warehouse building at the corner of 4th and Brazos. Converted from a 1900's grain mill into an elegant mixed-use event venue with restored long-leaf pine floors, brick walls and wood rafters, Brazos Hall is a venue unlike any other in the heart of downtown Austin's hotel district.

Address: 204 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701

At Farm to Plate

Dress Code: Dressy casual.

Ride Share: When you ride local with RideAustin, you can elect to round up your fare to the nearest dollar and designate a local nonprofit as your beneficiary. Be sure to select SFC as your round-up choice before your ride to Farm to Plate!

Parking: Parking is limited Downtown, we encourage you to carpool with your fellow guests or rideshare using the option listed above.

Ticketless: Farm to Plate is a ticketless event. Simply provide your name or table host’s name at registration upon arrival.

2020 Sponsors

Farm Credit Bank
Silicon Labs
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Broadway Bank
Charles Schwab
Frost Bank
Hardies Fresh Foods
Maxwell Locke and Ritter

Laura Estes and Joyce Lauck Robyn & Bob MetcalfeAngela and James OsbornNancy & Chris Spencer

2021 Sponsorships Are Available

Want to see your logo here? For information about our sponsorship levels, please download our Partnership Packet below.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Farm to Plate, please contact us.

Farm to Plate Memories - May 9, 2019

Photos by ixi.photography