Indie Chefs Week

Hot indie chefs head to Austin for North Loop restaurant takeover

Hot indie chefs head to Austin for North Loop restaurant takeover

Indie Chefs Week Foreign and Domestic Ned Elliott
Indie Chefs Week returns January 6-10, 2015. Photos by Jeff Scott

Hot up-and-coming chefs from around the U.S. are taking over North Loop once again. Foreign & Domestic's popular Indie Chefs Week will return in January with another series of spirited, collaborative dinners.

On Monday, Indie Chefs Week released the full lineup of 2015 talent, as well as the schedule for the kitchen takeover. Founded and curated by Foreign & Domestic's chef/owner Ned Elliot, Indie Chefs Week will take place January 6-10 and feature 30 of the industry's most progressive chefs. 

Each night will feature a different lineup of chefs preparing a special multi-course meal, served with a selection of beverages. The series culminates on Saturday, January 10 with a final tasting menu of 15-plus courses showcasing all of the participants. 

The schedule and talent are as follows: 

Tuesday, January 6

  • Eric Samaniego — Little Sparrow in Santa Ana, California
  • Jessica Perez — Hot Joy in San Antonio, Texas
  • Kerstin Bellah — St. Philip in Austin, Texas
  • Melissa Moss — Lenoir in Austin, Texas
  • Steven McHugh — Cured in San Antonio, Texas
  • Steven Cak — Contigo and Gardner in Austin, Texas
  • Tim Archuleta — ICHI Sushi in San Francisco, California

Wednesday, January 7

  • B.J. Smith — Smokehouse 21 in Portland, Oregon
  • David Santos — Louro in New York, New York
  • Josh Jones —  Salt & Time in Austin, Texas
  • Justin Carlisle — Ardent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Michael Thiemann & Matt Masera — Mother in Sacramento, California
  • Rich Parente — Clock Tower Grill in Brewster, New York
  • Ryan Lachaine — Reef in Houston, Texas
  • Scott Vivian — Beast in Toronto, Canada

Thursday, January 8

  • Andrew Wiseheart — Contigo and Gardner in Austin Texas
  • Anthony Fusco — Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Eric Gabrynowicz — Restaurant North in Armonk, New York
  • Giorgio Rapicavoli — Eating House and Taperia Raca in Miami, Florida
  • Nathan Hobart — Cure in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Richie Nakano — Hapa Ramen in San Francisco, California
  • Tim Maslow — Ribelle in Boston, Massachusetts

Friday, January 9

  • Carlos Salgado — Taco Maria in Costa Mesa, California
  • Johanna Ware — Smallwares in Portland, Oregon
  • Kristen Essig — Meauxbar in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Matthew Gaudet — West Bridge Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Nicholas Wilkins — Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Trevor Kunk — PRESS in St. Helena, California
  • Aaron Hoskins — The Rogue Gentlemen in Richmond, Virginia
  • Craig Thornton — Wolvesden in Los Angeles, California

Dinner with these hot indie chefs will cost you. Two dining options are available for each evening. On Tuesday through Friday, table seating is $195 per person and counter seating is $225 per person. On Saturday, table seating is $275 per person and counter seating is $315 per person.

Seating is limited; foodies can purchase tickets at www.indiechefsweek.com. Fifteen percent of net proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry.