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Indy City Market pairs chefs and brewers for annual 12 Chefs of Christmas

Posted by: Indianapolis City Market
Posted: November 22, 2019
Categories: Food & Drink, Community Partners

Our premiere winter fundraiser, 12 Chefs of Christmas, is back to kick off another holiday season! On Saturday, December 14th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Indianapolis City Market’s upper mezzanine will be filled with the enticing smells from the food samples from 12 local chefs who specifically create their food items meant to be shared with beer samples from 12 Indiana breweries. This casual event is the non-profit organization’s premier fundraiser that helps us continue our program efforts and serve the Indianapolis community.

This year we are thrilled to introduce a V.I.P lounge brought to you by FLUX. This V.I.P exclusive lounge will be located on the ground floor of the City Market where guests can separate from the festive crowds and enjoy their paired samples on the lavish furniture sponsored by FLUX, a vintage mid-century modern furniture and decorative arts company who serves the Indianapolis and central Indiana area.

We didn’t stop there, this year we are excited to announce a surprise Baker’s Dozen Pairing! This DD friendly pairing will feature Croute Baking Company’s pastry chef, Hattie McDaniel who will create a pastry to be shared with a delicious brew from Mile Square Coffee who serves morning and mid-afternoon jolts on the upper mezzanine of the Indianapolis City Market.

On November 4th, Tomlinson Taproom located on the upper mezzanine of the City Market hosted our Pairing Party where we found out what type of food the chef will be preparing and what brewery they would be paired with for the event! Check out our recap video from our pairing party! All pairings can be found listed below!

Event Pairings

Chefs Brewers
Ashley Brooks Taxman Brewing Co.
Team Indiana represented by Chef Roger Hawkins Big Lug Canteen
Steve Tuttle from Circle City Soups Centerpoint Brewing Co.
Cindy Hawkins from Circle City Sweets Barehands Brewing Co.
Chef Felicia Grady from Plate It Up! Saint Joseph’s Brewing Co.
Poke Guru Bier Brewery
Mike Gomez from Gomez BBQ Sun King Brewing Co.
Mambo’s Cheesesteak Grill The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.
Chef Blake Ellis Ash & Elm Cider Co.
Chef Craig Baker Upland Brewing Co
Chef Jeff Bricker representing Ivy Tech Culinary School Moontown Brewing Co.
Chef Robert Graham from Elena Ruz Guggman Haus Brewing Co.
Chef Hattie McDaniel Mile Square Coffee

Check out this video from the pairing party!

Tickets are now available and can be found on our website or at the 12 Chefs of Christmas website! All tickets include entry to the event where guests will enjoy live music provided by DJ Mike Graves and the delicious food and beverage pairings. Find out the difference between tickets using the chart below! 

Ticket Tiers

V.I.P Standard Ticket DD Ticket
Entry to the event a half-hour early (1:30 p.m.) Exclusive access to the V.I.P lounge Event branded glass to use during the event   Event branded cup to use during the event   Access to all food samples and the DD friendly coffee/dessert sample

Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, December 14th from 2 -5 p.m. at the City Market for this fun-filled culinary celebration that you won’t want to miss!   

Event Contact:
Josie Taylor
josie@indycm.com | 317.968.9169
PR, Events & Sustainability Manager
Indianapolis City Market

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