Frequently Asked Questions


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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 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, 9+ chefs will each present one dish in a multi-course menu. On Saturday night, all 27 chefs will collaborate on a 15+ course menu – it’ll be a blow-out night.

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 at arrival. We will have an optional wine pairing available for $35 per person, as well as bottles of wine for sale during the dinner. For the Wednesday event at Apis, we will also have a full cocktail menu.

Please note that gratuity is not included in the ticket price. You’ll be able to add gratuity in cash or credit at the end of the meal.

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 Austin.


Can I bring my own wine?


Definitely! If you prefer to bring your own wine to any night at Foreign & Domestic, you are welcome to do so. The corkage fee for Indie Chefs Week is equal to the least expensive bottle on our list, or $36 per bottle. Please keep in mind that our wine producer sponsors are some of the best in the industry and the bottles we pair and offer for sale are incredible wines, most of which are not available to non-restaurant consumers.
Unfortunately, the TABC license at Apis does not allow for bottles to be brought in from off site.

What is the dress code?

There is no dress code for Indie Chefs Week or Foreign & Domestic – 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 info@fndaustin.com if you’d like to transfer your tickets to another guest.

Where will I be sitting?

For Foreign and Domestic: Guests who purchase any of the “counter” seats will be seated at Foreign & Domestic’s counter facing the open kitchen. Dining room ticket guests will be seated in the dining room. The patio tables are outside under a tent top with a little more space and privacy.
For Apis, the dining room tickets are in the main dining room. Bar area seats are in a smaller room off the bar. Bar counter seats are at the bar in taller stools. The kithen VIP tickets are literally in the kitchens as the chefs prepare the dishes.
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 PayPal 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 info@fndaustin.com.