Event Details



Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden's A Tasteful Place
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218.

Use Gate 1 entrance, located at Garland Rd. and Whittier Ave.

Please dress comfortably for the outdoor weather and wear comfortable shoes. The dress code is garden party.


All tickets include free parking. General admission ticket holders should park to the immediate left and will enter the Arboretum through its main entrance. VIP ticket holders (Sponsors, Friends, Patron and Partner level) will use VIP parking spots at the southwest end to enter through the A Tasteful Place entrance.

Tickets and Events

General Admission guests will check-in atthe main entrance to get a wristband. The gate will open at 6 p.m.

VIP guests will proceed to the Southwest end of the parking lot for check-in and to receive an event wristband. VIP entry begins at 5:15 p.m.

You can find an event map here.

All the tastings are included with your ticket purchase. Wander through the garden and indulge in the delectable plates expertly crafted and served by over 30 of Dallas' finest chefs. Additionally, savor a variety of wines, beers, and spirits to complement your culinary journey.

VIPs are invited to attend a brief champagne reception honoring this year’s special guest, Dr. Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association. The VIP program from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. will take place in the A Tasteful Place Pavilion. Here, you'll be treated to an exclusive showcase of passed hors d'oeuvres and crafted cocktails served by Dallas College culinary students.

During the main event you are invited to enter the designated VIP area to enjoy a curated selection of composed small plates by exclusive VIP area chefs. Before you depart, be sure to visit the VIP entrance tables to collect a token of appreciation—a small gesture of our gratitude for your presence and support.

Additional Questions?

Students in Uniform

Look for Dallas College culinary students proudly wearing Bits & Bites chef coats.

Feel free to say hello and offer words of encouragement, supporting them on their educational journey toward careers culinary and hospitality industry.

If they inspire you, please consider making a gift to Dallas College Foundation’s Culinary & Hospitality Program Support Fund.