Collaborative dinners around the state bring together chefs, culinary students and local food fans

Jul 13, 2023 | Blog, News

Here at Culinary Crossroads, we’re committed to shining a spotlight on our local food community. That includes everyone from chefs and restaurateurs to farmers and food artisans to devoted foodies and culinary students.

Our annual Spring Dinner Series brings together a dozen chefs each year who collaborate on multi-course meals, and we’ve replicated those events around the state with our On the Road dinners. We’ve been “on the road” in Evansville, the New Albany area and Fort Wayne, and we’ll be heading to Terre Haute and Lafayette this fall. These dinners bring together local food supporters to not only experience a one-of-a-kind meal, but also to share conversation and create the connections that help grow communities.

In creating these dinners, we’re pleased to work with a variety of sponsors who help make the magic happen. One of our key partners is Ivy Tech Community College, which has 19 campuses around the state. We’ve been especially happy to have Ivy Tech culinary students participate in our Culinary Crossroads dinners, and they have been tremendously helpful in assisting the chefs in preparing and plating some of the beautiful dishes served at our dinners. Those students will become the rockstar chefs of tomorrow!

We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming On the Road dinners or at our four-week Spring Dinner Series next year at Highland Golf & Country Club in Indianapolis. Our 2024 Spring Dinner Series will be April 8, April 15, April 22 and April 29. Put those dates on your calendar and plan to join us. And say hello to the chefs!