”Battle of the Chefs” | The Best of Texas Hill Country


Restaurants, Chefs and Bartenders throughout the Texas Hill Country (and beyond) are welcome to participate in The Best of Texas “Battle of the Chefs” VIP Tasting Event! Only 300 tickets are available and discerning diners will enjoy a themed Great Gatsby Bash in Fredericksburg, Texas on the grounds of the historic Pioneer Museum!

The Best of Texas Chefs and Bartenders will engage in a friendly competition throughout the night, and guests can come outfitted in the fashion of the Roaring Twenties (period cowhand, flapper dresses, silk gloves, tuxedos,and even top hats)! Alongside discerning Food Critics, VIP Tasting guests will pick their favorite tasting station and vote for ‘The Best Chef & Bartender in Texas!’ As many as 10 select Chefs and 6 hand picked Bartenders will each take part in a friendly competition for approximately 300 diners at the Pioneer Museum.

Featuring a live jazz band, guests will dance the night away to vintage hot jazz, Gypsy Swing, and prohibition-era entertainment. The awesome products of local farmers, ranchers, vineyards, distilleries and breweries will be on full display! The evening is sure to be a celebration of all the senses, with champagne flowing, spirits well-stocked, and an assortment of local products! So get ready for a night of decadence and hit Fredericksburg by storm with us.

Each Chef will be asked to focus on Texas Grown produce, proteins and game, but Chefs are given full ‘artistic’ license. Bartenders are also invited to attend and compete for “The Best Mixologist in Texas” and have the same flexibility to WOW the crowd!

The “winning” Chef will be awarded a package valued at over $1,000 and given a $500 check for a charity of their choosing. Chefs and Bartenders will be chosen in advance but interested Chefs, Bartenders and Restaurants can apply to participate.

John Tomlin
Rich Parente

Bryan Gillenwater
Brad Sorenson

Adrian Cruz
Grady Spears

Gail Huesmann
Juanita Barrientos

Vita Jarrin
David Santos

Juan Cardona


William Matlock
Skyler and Dylan

Bryan Floyd
Brian McCullough

Jeramy Campbell
Jamie Valleau

● PLEASE NOTE, in order to be included in the full promotion, payment must be received and processed by 01/15/17.

What is better than an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country? Not much. How about an entire weekend? Now you’re talking! We have packages for the individual, couple or group looking for one day or even an entire weekend of events! Whatever your pleasure, budget and timeframe, we have you covered.