Frequently Asked Questions


What will be on the menu?

Each of the dinners will feature a different prix-fixe menu put together by the chefs cooking that night. On the preliminary dinner nights, Thursday and Friday, 12 different chefs will each present one dish in a multi-course menu. At the Sunday night Grand Finale, all 24 chefs will be paired up and collaborate on a blow out, final tasting menu.

While the menus for each night will not be finalized until each of the chefs has a chance to meet in person and collaborate the week of the event, we can promise you they will feature a wide range of styles, talents, as well as the highest quality produce, fish, and meats. We will post menus as we get closer to the event.

Important note: With the number of chefs working in a small kitchen space to produce so many dishes, the dinner event will not be able to offer any substitutions or changes for dietary restrictions. Thank you in advance for understanding.

What is included in my ticket price?

In addition to one seat for the multi-course meal, you will receive a glass of sparkling wine and canapes at arrival. For the ticket price, you also get 4+ glasses of wines paired with our food from amazing new and old world producers, 12 courses of food from 12 different incredibly talented chefs and an evening hearing about the chefs and their restaurants from all over North America.

Please note that the service charge and tax is not included in the ticket price and will be added at checkout.

We appreciate your ticket purchase! The money gathered from ticket sales is used to fund every visiting chef’s travel, ingredients, and accommodations during the event. Many of these chefs are leading small restaurants, and we try to make it as easy as possible for them to come collaborate in Houston.

Can I bring my own wine?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow off premise wine.

What is the dress code?

There is no dress code for Indie Chefs Week – come as you’d like!

What happens if I have tickets and now I can't make it to the event?

Tickets are nonrefundable, but they are transferrable. If you can no longer make it to the dinner you purchased tickets for, please contact us at if you’d like to transfer your tickets to another guest. Please note that we cannot transfer tickets past 24 hours in advance of the dinner.

Where will I be sitting?

For normal tickets: Guests who purchase any of the normal seats will be seated at a communal table in the main dining room and will have an opportunity to hear from the chefs themselves as they describe their background, restaurant, and the dish they prepared for you. Premium VIP tickets are literally 2 feet away overlooking the chefs as they prepare, plate, communicate, and serve the guests. VIP tickets also allow early entry to the site to witness lineup and take part in a meet & greet with photos for an unforgettable experience.
Chefs and beverage partners will be mingling and discussing their dishes throughout the entire space, and there will not be a bad seat in the house!

Will my contact information be used for anything else?

Nope! The email address gathered by Tock during ticket payment will only be used for Indie Chefs Week. We’ll send out a reminder email before the event, as well as updates on future Indie Chefs Week events. You can opt out of those at any time.

How can I get involved in Indie Chefs Week?

We’re always looking for more ways to collaborate! If you’re a chef who’d like to be considered for the next Indie Chefs Week, a local who’d like to volunteer for the event, a business owner who is interested in sponsorship, or any other lovely supporter, feel free to contact us at