Thursday, June 21

Come discover the unexpected at BITE’s signature night. Reserve a seat at the chef’s table or savor top restaurants and brands at this world-class celebration of the creativity found right here in Northwest Arkansas. More details to come . . .

Chefs Table Experience

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Enjoy a series of interactive cooking demonstrations with featured local and national chefs at BITE’s Chef Table Experience, created in partnership with the James Beard Foundation Impact Programs team.

Demonstrations will take place inside Brightwater Culinary School, with students and faculty on hand to prepare each featured chef’s dish to allow attendees of the Chef’s Table Experience the opportunity to taste what is being prepared on stage.

BITE ticketholders will be given the opportunity to sign up to attend the cooking demonstrations for free. Reservations will open in May and all BITE ticketholders will be notified on how to sign up. Seating will be limited to encourage an intimate atmosphere, so guests are encouraged the reserve their seats early.

2017 Chef's Table Featured Chefs

Chef Dean Fearing

Creator of Fearing’s Restaurant and author of The Texas Food Bible

Chef Mario Valdovino

Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Innovations at Tyson Foods, Inc. and Owner of MOD (Bentonville)

Chef Matthew McClure

Executive Chef, The Hive (Bentonville) and James Beard Award Semi-Finalist

Chef Rob Nelson

Executive Chef of Tusk & Trotter

Chef Jamilka Borges

Executive Chef, Spoon (Pitsburgh) and James Beard Rising Star Semi-Finalist

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