Page Content 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! 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! Buy Tickets Now! 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 Lezama3F Premier Catering Fernando Cardona-Heredia Asador at Renaissance Hotel Dallas Nikky PhinyawatanaAsian Mint Chris Patrick Bright Box Foods Meaders OzarowEmpire Baking Co Paula LambertDallas Mozzarella Company Hugh StewartFork and Glass Catering Luke RogersBeckley 1115 Andrew RamseyProfound Farms Chef Segundo RomeroDallas College Jeana JohnsonSelf Sean JettHumble: Simply Good Pies John Tesar Knife Dallas Dunia Terselich-Borga La Duni Baking Studio Adam WestLocal Yocal BBQ & Grill Misti NorrisPetra & the Beast Abraham Salum Salum Restaurant Justin BoxSelf Sandra SepulvedaMesquite High School Mike DouresseauxThe! Dallas Culinary Company Marcus MoehlerMRM Food Services Mike MathisFearing's Restaurant Jimmy ContrerasTaco y Vino Robert Hale Texas Beef Council Jordan Swim Vestals Catering Preston NguyenWorld Food Champion and Next Level Chef competitor Josh Healy Zolis/Cane Rosso/Thunderbird Pies Jason Blackwell Chef's Knife Catering Jacob BurdenOmni Dallas Hotel Jim KnifongDallas College Diana ZamoraNena Postreria Aubrey MurphySER Steak + Spirits Sponsors Hospitality Sponsors Feature Sponsors VIP Table Sponsors Killian & Hargrave Family Norman and Chela Abdallah Virginia and Bruce DeBrow Partners of the Culinary Arts Michael D. Walker Patrons of the Culinary Arts 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 Friends of the Culinary Arts 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 Jim White and Vicki Briley-White Scholarship Donors 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 Contribute Now In-Kind Sponsors Buy Tickets Now! 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!