NEW for 2019

Whiskies of the World

Whiskies of the World gathers some of the most fascinating distilled spirits from around the globe, along with their makers and ambassadors, to give attendees an unforgettable experience. This attraction benefits Helping A Hero and allows attendees to discover The Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky ambassadors.


  • Hundreds of Whiskies to sample (Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Grains, World, Blends)
  • Scottish, Irish, American, Texan, Canadian, Indian, Australian, Japanese
  • Meet Distillers and Brand Ambassadors
  • Whisky Masterclasses: A guided tasting and educational experience. Sign-up for the classes here
  • Whisky and Food Pairings; Whisky and Cigar Pairings
  • Special Premium Whiskies featured in the DFW Acura Dealers VIP Lounge

El Centro Mentor

Cooking Competitions

Taste of Dallas is a proud supporter of the community through its Chefs of Tomorrow Scholarships in conjunction with the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. Adding to this for 2019 is the El Centro College Mentor Cooking Competitions presented by Mission Restaurant Supply which promote careers in the culinary arts.

On Saturday and Sunday, the competitions will pit two teams against each other comprised of a well-known chef, who will serve as a mentor, and a high school or college student. At the time of each competition, the teams will receive ‘mystery baskets’ containing four ingredients from which only the student may cook the dish.

  • Janice Provost vs Abraham Salum
  • Nick Walker vs Josh Sutcliff
  • Jeana Johnson vs Anastacia Quinones
  • John Tesar vs Brian Luscher
  • Peter Barlow vs Josh Harmon
  • Matt McCallister vs Joel Orsini

One winner in each competition will be awarded a medal of recognition. All participating students will be treated to a VIP Dining Experience with one guest at their mentor chef’s restaurant. The judges will be a representative from CW33, Mission Restaurant Supply, and DFW Acura Dealers.

The DFW Acura Dealers exclusive VIP lounge is where guests can indulge in distinctive VIP Perks including Whisky pairings and samples created by notable area chefs.

VIP Table Schedule

6:30pm to 10:00pm

Chef Peter Barlow • Nightshade Collaborative
Chef Josh Harmon • Butlers Cabinet
Chef Austin Simmons • TRIS
Kate Weiser • Kate Weiser Chocolate

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Chef Anastacia Quinones • Jose
Chef Peja Krstic • Mot Hai Ba
Chef Austin Simmons • TRIS
Nichole Kinchion • The Lush Dessert Bar

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Chef Joel Orsini • Izkina
Chef Matt McCallister • Homewood
Chef Janice Provost • Parigi
Nichole Kinchion • The Lush Dessert Bar

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chef Wade Burch • Perle on Maple
Chef Simon Webster • Sabor a Pasion
Chef Abraham Salum • Salum
Nichole Kinchion • The Lush Dessert Bar

11:00am to 1:00pm

Chef Brian Luscher • The Grape
Chef John Tesar • Knife Dallas
Fireman Coffee Roasters • The Dapper Doughnut
John Doumas • Pop Star

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Chef Wade Burch • Perle on Maple
Chef John Doumas • Pop Star
Chef Andrew Wilt • Steel Sushi

Taste Beer Garden

Presented by Texas Beer Bus

The Taste Beer Garden Presented by Texas Beer Bus features over a dozen delicious craft beers from great local breweries.

12:30pm to 2:00pm
3:30pm to 5:00pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm

11:00am to 12:30pm
2:00pm to 3:30pm


Wine Garden

Enjoy the Taste Wine Garden located next to The Gallery which features a variety of delicious wines:

  • Austerity Wines
  • Day Owl Wines
  • Frescobaldi
  • Harken Wines
  • Line 39
  • Mouton Cadet

1:00pm to 2:30pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
7:00pm to 8:30pm

12:00pm to 1:30pm
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Artist Enclave

The Gallery

The Gallery at Taste of Dallas showcases a variety of extraordinary artistry from local, amazingly talented artists.


  • Scott Dykema
  • Todd Gutmann
  • Steve Lawrence
  • Toni Martin
  • Daniel Padilla
  • Manuel Padilla
  • Scarlet Reagan Gallery & Events
  • Darius Thompson

Artisan Market

Taste Marketplace

This incredibly popular attraction year after year features dozens of local and national businesses showcasing their brands, products and services to event attendees.

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JUNE   5th   •  6th  • 7th  2020    DALLAS MARKET HALL   •  DALLAS, TEXAS