This year, El Centro College's Food and Hospitality Institute will celebrate 11 years of hosting Bits & Bites, an annual event for food lovers from across the metroplex who want to experience innovative, chef-curated bites and wine pairings. Bits & Bites 2019 will offer more than 30 top chefs and will be hosted at the
Arboretum's beautiful food and sustainability-focused event space, A Tasteful Place,
April 14 from 5-8 p.m.
The Food and Hospitality Institute has trained and educated the Dallas-Forth Worth food and hospitality workforce for more than 40 years. Through Bits & Bites and other community efforts, the Institute demonstrates its commitment to the local culinary community and its status as a premier culinary training program.
Be sure to check out
our video of last year's Bits and Bites event.
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Many Dallasites like the idea of eating local. Buying local food keeps local farms healthy and creates jobs.
The same is true of Bits & Bites. Proceeds from the event contribute to a fund established to enhance and expand
El Centro College's Food and Hospitality Institute, a culinary program that trains and educates Dallas-Fort Worth’s food and hospitality workforce (and has been for more than 40 years!).
Once again we would like to extend the biggest thank you to our growing Bits & Bites family!
This year the Food and Hospitality Institute is proud to recognize Mr. Doug Brooks, former Chairman and CEO of Brinker International, as the Bits and Bites 2019 Honoree.
From his early days at the University of Houston, to his first job as a manager trainee at the second Chili’s location, to his days leading the Brinker International family of restaurants, Doug’s influence as an innovator of the casual dining industry in the United States speaks for itself. Doug has been on the leading edge of our industry for many years and has touched scores of lives in a meaningful and impactful way. Doug is well respected beyond measure not only in the restaurant industry but across many communities for the work he continues to do with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Doug Brooks has created a legacy for his name and his demeanor and humble spirit make his accomplishments even more inspirational.
We hope you will join us to honor Mr. Doug Brooks at Bits and Bites 2019