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Local Designers Serve Up Foodie Fashions at 6th Annual Food in Fashion

Local designers and restaurants join together on Fat Tuesday to raise money for Texas Restaurant Foundation programs

Dallas, TX (February 10, 2023) –
The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association (GDTRA) will present the 2023 FOOD IN FASHION event, February 21, 2023 at On the Levee, 1108 Quaker St, Dallas TX. More than a dozen models will be adorned in fashions created by local fashion designers consisting of a collection of food products and restaurant supplies from participating North Texas restaurants.

Now in its 6th year, Food in Fashion has become a local must-see event. The fashion designs dazzle visitors with creative uses of restaurant supplies and food while attendees enjoy tasty bites prepared by the participating restaurants, drinks, a silent auction plus a VIP after party reception! 

Food in Fashion is a fun-filled night that benefits the career education mission of the Texas Restaurant Foundation.  At the start of the event is a showcase of local high school student culinary teams. During a friendly competition, three-person student teams will prepare appetizers for Food in Fashion and will be judged by a panel of professionals. The Ben E. Keith Culinary Cup trophy will be awarded to the first-place team. Judges include Emily Williams Knight, President & CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association, Russell Woodward of the Texas Beef Council & Texas Restaurant Foundation Chair, and Ron Ruggless of Nation’s Restaurant News. 

Attendees are encouraged to join in on the fun and wear a Mardi Gras mask. Tickets are available through Eventbrite here(click link)

Ben Barber Innovation Academy  
Ranchview High School  
Jack E Singley Academy  
Bill R Johnson CTE  
Cedar Hill High School  
Allen High School 

Asian Mint - Beauty Entourage
Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ - Ivette Alvarez
CT Provisions - Modish & Swank Clothing Co.
Dallas Culinary Company - Audrie Austin LLC
Fletcher's Original Corny Dogs - Boujee Bee Luxee
Freebirds World Burrito - Haus of Homage
Hawaiian Bros Island Grill - Tru'anjl Gift Co.
Henry's Homemade Ice Cream - Cutuful Designs LLC
iFratelli Pizza - Dallas College Design Students
La Madeleine - Kishme
Nena Posteria - Sarah Jones
St. Rocco's New York Italian - Dallas Chamber of Fashion Designers/Dream Fashion Magazine
Weinberger's Deli - Dallas College Design Students

Media Contact:
Corey Mobley
Greater Dallas Chapter - Texas Restaurant Association 
[email protected] 

The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association (GDTRA) works diligently to grow the health and strength of the restaurant industry in Dallas and beyond through education, public awareness, and governmental affairs. The GDTRA serves as a vital foundation, ally, and point of contact for restaurants. For more information regarding membership with the GDTRA or its parent organization, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), visit Greater Dallas Chapter or  

Established in 1994 by the Texas Restaurant Association, the Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining a strong professional foodservice workforce in Texas. Leveraging the latest skills, tools, and certifications, the TRF creates pathways of opportunity for one of the state’s largest and most diverse industries. The organization’s flagship program is Texas ProStart, an industry-based, two-year high school culinary arts and restaurant management program that reaches more than 25,000 students across 215 high schools in Texas. The TRF also supports restaurants in times of crisis; for example, in 2020, the TRF established the TX Restaurant Relief Fund to raise and distribute more than $3.5 million to support over 800 independent restaurants and their employees through the COVID-19 pandemic.