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El Centro College’s Bits and Bites 2019: Keeping Dallas Tasty!

Bits & Bites 2019, presented by El Centro’s Food and Hospitality Institute, will offer more than 30 prominent top chefs hosted at the Dallas Arboretum’s A Tasteful Place, April 14 from 5-8 p.m.

This annual foodie event offers food lovers from across the metroplex an opportunity to experience innovative, chef-curated bites and wine pairings. Proceeds from the event contribute to a fund established to enhance and expand El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute, a culinary program that trains and educates Dallas-Fort Worth’s food and hospitality workforce (and has been for more than 40 years!). This year’s event will honor Doug Brooks, former Chairman and CEO of Brinker International.

General admission tickets are $65 and can be purchased in advance online at

Consider upgrading your support as a Culinary Patron of Dallas with a Patron level sponsorship of the Food & Hospitality Institute!

As a Culinary Patron you will gain access to our exclusive VIP curated celebrity chef food and wine experience!

1. Begin with a delicious Old-Fashioned cocktail from the Grapevine, Texas-based Tahwahkaro Distilling Company serving their Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey.

2. Enjoy elevated small plates created by Chef Junior Borges, Chef Alex Astranti of Uchi and Pastry Chef Casey Nicole paired with fantastic wines from 4R Winery from Muenster, TX. 4R recently received numerous awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and we are proud to offer these fine Texas wines in this exclusive area.

3. Finish off the experience with a delicious custom-roasted pour over coffee from Full City Rooster.

More than 150 accomplished chefs in the Dallas area received their formal training at the Food and Hospitality Institute at El Centro College, including Richard Chamberlain of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill; Nathan Tate of Boulevardier and Rapscallion; Dunia Borga of LaDuni Restaurants; Marc Cassel of 20 Feet Seafood Joint; and Chad Houser of Café Momentum.

For ticket information, contact Cindy Bozzelli-Duke at 214-860-2213 or email for complete details regarding Bits & Bites 2019.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adrienne Thompson, Senior Director of Strategic Partnership Development, at 214-378-1571 or email

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