2024 Annual Bits & Bites

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Dallas College’s annual Bits & Bites event celebrates Dallas Culinary Culture! This year's Bits & Bites is set for Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum’s A Tasteful Place.

*VIP experience begins at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring some of Dallas’ best chefs working together with our students, Bits & Bites exemplifies the work Dallas College does to connect our students to their careers in the exciting culinary and hospitality industry. Bits & Bites also celebrates the strength and resiliency of our valued hospitality industry workforce!

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2024 Annual Bits & Bites Tickets

When you purchase your tickets today, or if you decide to enjoy our famous VIP experience by becoming a Friend, Patron, or Partner of the Culinary Arts in Dallas, you are SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS and the entire hospitality community as we all work together to make Dallas the BEST city in the U.S. to build a hospitality industry career!

Please join us for this afternoon of fun at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum’s A Tasteful Place!


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Jazz singer, Sierra Leona from Bits & Bites

Enjoy the cool jazz of Sierraleone!

The line-up for Bits & Bites 2024 will include some of the top alumni and employer partner chefs in the city who work with and employ our students!

See 2023's list of presenting Chefs, Partners, Patrons, Friends and Sponsors below:

  • Fernando Lezama
    3F Premier Catering
  • Fernando Cardona-Heredia 
    Asador at Renaissance Hotel Dallas
  • Nikky Phinyawatana
    Asian Mint
  • Chris Patrick 
    Bright Box Foods
  • Meaders Ozarow
    Empire Baking Co
  • Paula Lambert
    Dallas Mozzarella Company
  • Hugh Stewart
    Fork and Glass Catering
  • Luke Rogers
    Beckley 1115
  • Andrew Ramsey
    Profound Farms
  • Chef Segundo Romero
    Dallas College
  • Jeana Johnson
  • Sean Jett
    Humble: Simply Good Pies
  • John Tesar 
    Knife Dallas
  • Dunia Terselich-Borga 
    La Duni Baking Studio
  • Adam West
    Local Yocal BBQ & Grill
  • Misti Norris
    Petra & the Beast
  • Abraham Salum 
    Salum Restaurant
  • Justin Box
  • Sandra Sepulveda
    Mesquite High School
  • Mike Douresseaux
    The! Dallas Culinary Company
  • Marcus Moehler
    MRM Food Services
  • Mike Mathis
    Fearing's Restaurant
  • Jimmy Contreras
    Taco y Vino
  • Robert Hale 
    Texas Beef Council
  • Jordan Swim 
    Vestals Catering
  • Preston Nguyen
    World Food Champion and Next Level Chef competitor
  • Josh Healy 
    Zolis/Cane Rosso/Thunderbird Pies
  • Jason Blackwell ​
    Chef's Knife Catering
  • Jacob Burden
    Omni Dallas Hotel
  • Jim Knifong
    Dallas College
  • Diana Zamora
    Nena Postreria
  • Aubrey Murphy
    SER Steak + Spirits
Makeready logo
Les Dames d’Escoffier International logo
World Food Championships logo
  • Killian & Hargrave Family
  • Norman and Chela Abdallah
  • Virginia and Bruce DeBrow
Corgan logo
  • Michael D. Walker
  • Tim Thobe and Wade Hyde
  • David Bower
  • Glenda and Dennis Whiting
  • Stephen and Shauna King
  • Michael Helfand
  • Sharon Van Meter
  • Tracy and Robert Hinton
  • Nancy Bernardino
  • Bethany Whetsone
  • David Curry
  • Ellen and Bob Dill
  • Scott Chase
  • Sarah Helfand
  • Nikki DeShazo
  • Agustin Bernardino
  • Lira and Steve DeShazo
  • Greg Morris and Miguel Garcia
  • Lisa Leffingwell and Rex Gunter
  • Debra Witter
  • Big Hit Creative
  • Thomas Snyder and Stephanie Snyder
  • Texas Restaurant Association Dallas Chapter
  • Michelle and John Redding
  • Nancy and Augustin Bernardino
  • Donna Hill
  • Justin Lonon
  • Carmen Pace
  • Jasper Wolf
  • Tetsuya Umebayashi
  • Marianne Howells
  • Tonya Lonon
  • Sander Wolf
  • Matthew Mabel
  • Paula Joy Kindred
  • Karen Vickery
  • Karissa Lonon
  • Annette Wolf
  • Brooke Ball
  • Helena Banks
  • Anonymous in the name of Vicki Briley-White
  • Mary Batzel
  • Judy Ward
  • Mary Blake Beeler Meadows
  • Patrick L. Esquerre
  • George Mason
  • Faith Commons
  • Melanie O. Christina
  • Gary E. Griffith
  • Hunter Blair
  • Joel Chusid
  • Lira and Steve DeShazo
  • Kevin Kalley
  • Everett Williams
  • Paula S. Lambert
  • Sinelli Concepts International
  • Melanie B. Sundeen
  • The Baddish Group
  • Rezdora LLC
  • Stanley Levenson
  • Kathy Kramer
  • Veletta Forsythe Lill
  • Sonja Kim & Michael Lee Dickenson
  • Troy Dungan
  • Stephen Brookshire
  • Stephen E. Melton
  • Pat Paul
  • Merrill Bonarrigo
  • Benjamin H. Holly
  • Nikolai A. Brounoff
  • Linda DeHoff
  • Sylvia S. Stinson
  • Paul Sacco
  • Meri-Kay Star
Bull Loving Chefs logo
Duckworth Distillery logo
Fresh Point logo
Full City Rooster logo
Keurig DrPepper logo
Maple Leaf Farms logo
Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits logo
Spec's logo
Texas Ale Project logo
The Staffing logo
Turn logo
Verlasso logo

A Workforce Development Machine

For more than 50 years, Dallas College has trained an expert and passionate workforce serving the North Texas culinary and hospitality industry. Through Bits & Bites and other community efforts, the Culinary, Pastry and Hospitality (CPH) program demonstrates its commitment to the local culinary community and its status as a nationally recognized culinary arts and pastry training program.

Student Success – A Partnership That Works

Thanks to the overwhelming support of you, the local industry and the greater Dallas community, our over 10,000 program alumni now count among some of the most successful operators and leaders in town!

We can look to examples like Maricsa Trejo, whose La Casita Bakeshop is nominated as a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Bakery. Or Terance Jenkins, executive chef at Restaurant Beatrice, also nominated this year for Best New Restaurant in those vaunted awards! Or look to Michelle Tribble, now serving as executive R&D chef for Gordon Ramsay North America after appearing on and winning "Hell’s Kitchen All-Stars." And also look to new digital economy stand-outs like World Food Championship winner Preston Nguyen and social media influencer Tye Sule, who came from our dual-credit partner Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie and has over 761K followers on TikTok, 291K YouTube subscribers and 119K on Instagram.

These few examples represent all of our hardworking students and alumni who are among the most well-trained and dependable professionals in town and exemplify the fine work of the Dallas College faculty and staff team in creating student success!