Okrapalooza 2016

cooking for good

September 11, 2016


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What is Okrapalooza?

In its 7th year, Okrapalooza is home to Dallas' one and only okra cook off competition. Founded by the Promise of Peace Community Gardens, local celebrity chefs compete to showcase their skills in a two hour cooking and tasting event open to the public.

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All proceeds benefit the Promise of Peace Community Gardens


What's Included:

DISH TASTINGS

Each Chef will provide an exquisite Okra dish for tasting. We ask each attendee to take their time and slowly enjoy the delectable dishes prepared by each chef.

REFRESHING BEER

Enjoy some local beer from our friends at Lakewood Brewing Co. Serving refreshing high quality craft beer since 2011.

ACTIVITY TENTS

NEW This year we will have a Children's Nature Play Tent, Artist Tent, and Health Education Tent with local produce and recipes! Children's Tent is sponsored by Texas Discovery Gardens.

SILENT AUCTION

Silent Auction items will be available for bidding on. Items included are but not limited to artwork, gift certificates, jewelry, kids camps, and more!

LIVE MUSIC

Featured Artists:
Mack Price Sr.
Mack Price Jr.
Joel Pipkin
Jackson Eli
The Ackermans

Okrapalooza Gallery

2014 in photos

CHEFS

 

Graham Dodds

Graham Dodds

Wayward Sons
Thomas Archer

Thomas Archer

3015 Trinity Groves | 2014 Okrapalooza Champion
Mark Wootton

Mark Wootton

Garden Cafe
Uno Immanivong

Uno Immanivong

Chino Chinatown | 2014 Okrapalooza People's Choice Award Champion
Justin Box

Justin Box

The Cedars Social
Daniel Pittman

Daniel Pittman

Luck Dallas
Peja Krstic

Peja Krstic

Môt Hai Ba Dallas
Marshall Cole

Marshall Cole

Sundown at Granada
Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

Flora Street Cafe
Alex Astranti

Alex Astranti

Top Knot
Anastacia Quinones

Anastacia Quinones

Oddfellows
Nick Amoriello

Nick Amoriello

Chef
Aaron Fuzz Collins

Aaron "Fuzz" Collins

Cafe Momentum
Matt Pikar

Matt Pikar

Nora
Alex Astrante

Shane Beck

Good Food Catered
Alex Astrante

D.J. Quintanilla

Resto Gastro Bistro
Olivia Genthe

Olivia Genthe

Native Family

JUDGES

Bev Garvin

Bev Garvin

Food Writer @Foodable
Nanci Taylor

Nanci Taylor

Publisher of Edible DFW
Nanci Taylor

Gregory Brown

Three Times Okrapalooza Home Cook Champion
Steve DeShazo

Steve DeShazo

Director of Food and Hospitality, El Centro College
Krista Brown

Krista Brown

Whole Foods Market

A lovely community table of tasty side dishes will be
provided by chefs April Barney, Jennifer Bajsel, and Rebecca Allinson

SPONSORS

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!