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Indy's Best Chefs to Collaborate during Culinary Crossroads Spring Dinner Series


Dinner series celebrates Great Food, Great Talent, Great Causes with high-caliber chefs


Culinary Crossroads in conjunction with local chefs


2023 Spring Dinner Series presented by Culinary Crossroads and Ivy Tech


Highland Golf and Country Club

1050 52nd St.

Indianapolis, Ind. 46228


Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 1 at 6 p.m.


In its third year, Culinary Crossroads will host its annual Spring Dinner Series to continue spotlighting local chef ambassadors preparing great food in Indianapolis. The Spring Dinner Series returns for four evenings from Monday, April 10 through Monday, May 1 at Highland Golf and Country Club. Highlighting the theme of “around town,” each dinner will feature chefs from around the Indianapolis area. Every week, three chefs will collaborate on a multi-course menu that will include appetizers, served with sparkling wine, beer and a signature cocktail and a three-course wine-paired meal.

Featured chefs include:

· Monday, April 10

o Chef Tracey Couillard of Ash & Elm Cider Co.

o Chef Kathy Jones of Big Woods Restaurant Group

· Monday, April 17

o Chef Esteban Rosas of Milktooth and Julieta Taco Shop

o Chef Ricky Hatfield of The Prewitt

o Chef Allen Smith of Meridian Restaurant & Bar

· Monday, April 24

o Chef Carlos Salazar of Lil Dumplings Noodle Bar and Mash House

o Chef Abbi Merriss of Bluebeard and The Brasserie at Kan-Kan

o Chef Dean Sample of Foxgardin

· Monday, May 1

o Chef Jonathan Brooks of Beholder and Milktooth

o Chef Conor Shepherd of Beholder

o Chef Glenn Brown of The Flatiron @ The Point on Penn

Tickets start at $195 and can be purchased online. In addition to reflecting Culinary Crossroads’ theme, “Great food, great talent, great causes,” the initiative highlights Indiana food products. Chefs are compensated for their time and talent in addition to a $500 donation made on each chef’s behalf to the Greg Hardesty Culinary Scholarship at Ivy Tech, a scholarship created to honor the legacy of the late Chef Greg Hardesty. For more information about Culinary Crossroads or Spring Dinner Series, visit

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