Food in Fashion

Food in Fashion

Please join us for Food in Fashion, on Weds., Feb. 15, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., at 3015 at Trinity Groves.

Ten emerging fashion designers will partner with ten restaurants to create fashions for ten models in a Project Runway-like show. Ten percent or more of each fashion must come out of the restaurant ... whether edible or not.

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees will team with Dallas ISD high school culinary career students and prepare appetizers in a friendly little Chopped-like competition.

Offering appetizers, drinks, a silent auction, DJ, and a delicious fashion show, proceeds from this reception benefit the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation and its Texas ProStart culinary career program (where we are cultivating the next generation of restaurateurs) which is offered in Dallas ISD high schools.

Cocktail attire ... but go ahead and garnish your look with something from the kitchen.

Food in Fashion is presented by Neiman Marcus, Elettore, Trinity Groves, Save the Patio, and 3015 at Trinity Groves.

Organized by volunteers and staff of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, additional sponsors include Madison Partners, LLC, Twisted Root Burger Co., HG Sply Co., Andres Properties, Sysco, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, FreshPoint, Ben E. Keith Beverages, Dallas Light and Sound, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Durty Laundry, Dugg Burger, Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Katy Trail Ice House, Blackfriar Pub, Mac's Southside, Crystal Chatmon Photography, Best of Guide, Christian Davis Photography, Cheesecake Royale, The Asian Mint, The LAB Photo Booth, Turn the Tables Hospitality, The Original Pancake House, i Fratelli Pizza, Jack in the Box, Royal Cup Coffee and Tea, The Island Spot, Paul Martin's American Grill, Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel, and Hey Suga!

Our fashion designers are Kymberly Achuba, Ivette Alvarez, Angel Burrell, Nausheen Daniel, Parker, Aneesah Perkins, Roxanna and Luisa Santana, Anthony Weaver, Baqash Wilson, and Sharon Yik.

The Food in Fashion fashion show will be emceed by WFAA-TV's Ron Corning.

Our guest appetizer chefs are students in Dallas ISD's ProStart programs at Bryan Adams, Skyline, Wilmer-Hutchins, Molina, Lincoln, and Jefferson high schools. Working with them will be all nine members of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees: Dan Micciche, Edwin Flores, Audrey Pinkerton, Jaime Resendez, Dustin Marshall, Lew Blackburn, Joyce Foreman, Miguel Solis, and Bernadette Nutall.

Purchase your tickets now!

And ... attend Food in Fashion where you will enjoy a great party, witness some delicious fashions, and help feed the future with talented restaurant professionals.

Donate an Item

We seek silent auction donations. 100% of proceeds will go to the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation and its ProStart program in schools across the state, including Dallas ISD. We also seek donations of 100 items for our patron gift bags!


Become a Volunteer

Volunteer for Food in Fashion as either a planning volunteer (such as coordinating one of ten silent auction packages) or volunteer for the night of the event (such as checking in guests).


Purchase Tickets

As of 8 a.m. on Weds., Feb 15, only five tickets remain for Food in Fashion.


Dallas ISD Trustee chefs

Guest Chefs: Dallas ISD Trustees

In 2015, the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association hosted an election-night watch party for supporters of the Dallas ISD school bond campaign. As part of that evening, trustees teamed with Dallas ISD ProStart students for a friendly cook-off "competition."

The cook-off, judged by professional chefs, also helped produce appetizers for guests and got a great deal of media attention.

For Food in Fashion, Dallas ISD trustees and culinary students will again team up to whip up appetizers in a friendly competition. All nine Dallas ISD trustees have accepted the challenge and will participate. Support Dallas ISD and our culinary career education programs in Dallas ISD schools.

Meet the Trustees

Texas ProStart students

Texas ProStart

The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on providing the necessary resources to help restaurateurs confront educational and labor challenges with the latest innovations in education, technology, and training.

The Foundation's mission is to provide opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas. The organization's flagship program is Texas ProStart, an industry-based, two-year high school culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum. Texas ProStart is currently offered in many Dallas ISD high schools and more than 200 other high schools across Texas.

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Become a Fashion Industry Partner

We seek fashion designers, retail apparel stores, fashion design schools, costume designers for theater, professional stylists, clothing manufacturers, wholesale apparel businesses, or fashion publications.

These fashion industry professionals will dress a model in our Food in Fashion show. At least ten per cent of the attire each model wears must contain edible or non-edible items provided by a restaurant partner.


Become a Restaurant Industry Partner

We seek restaurants, bars, caterers, independent chefs, food stylists, restaurant supply companies, food or beverage distribution companies, breweries, or distilleries.

These culinary professionals will work with a Fashion Industry Partner to create one of ten entries in our Food in Fashion show.



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Food and Fashion Event Tickets

Tickets for our Food in Fashion reception are now on sale. Use EATTHIS as a promotion code before midnight Feb. 1 and save 10%.

About the GDRA

The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association is a chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association.

We manage educational programs, public awareness campaigns, and grassroots government affairs initiatives for our member restaurants and businesses in 12 counties of North Texas.