Sustainable Food Center Fall Chef Series

The Sustainable Food Center (SFC),  is an Austin based non profit that is focused on creating opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices through events, content, and education. Originally founded in 1993 as Austin Community Gardens, the mission of the Sustainable Food Center is to  help Austinites get involved in every stage of the local food system.


I recently attended one of their events called the SFC Chef Series. This even is held multiple times during the year. They partner with chefs from local Austin restaurants, sourcing locally produced vegetables, fruit, and proteins.

The dinner was held at La Condesa, a Modern Mexican restaurant. They are a part of the New Waterloo Hospitality Management Group, who partner with SFC to put on the Chef Series throughout the year.

The event was for profit and tickets started at $150+ with all proceeds going towards the Sustainable Food Center.  The  intention was to create awareness not only about SFC but also about the local Austin restaurants, their chefs, and what they can create using locally sourced products.

And “oh boy” was the food delicious. Local Austin Chefs partnered to create bold powerful dishes sure to pique our interests and ignite a conversation about ways in which we can have a more sustainable food resource.

Items like candied grapes from Lonesome Dove Chef Tim Love were the perfect touch to his Texas Venison. And Chef Amanda Rockman from South Congress Hotel did an amazing twist on her fabulous basque cake using flavors from pumpkin and plum.

Sustainable Food Center envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.

(community service, non-profit)

Sustainable Food CenterSustainable Food Center –
East Austin: 2921 E 17th St #C, Austin, TX 78702
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