12 Chefs of Christmas 2018

|| October 8, 2018

12 Local Chefs. 12 Indiana Craft Breweries. 12 Delicious Food & Beer Pairings. One Great Cause!

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The Indianapolis City Market is excited to announce the return of 12 Chefs of Christmas, a food and beer pairing event held in past years to serve as the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2-5 p.m.

The fundraiser will feature 12 local chefs and 12 Indiana craft breweries working together to provide food dishes created to be enjoyed with specific brews. Attendees will be able to enjoy sample-sized portions of the food and drink, and will be encouraged to enjoy full pints of the featured beers available for purchase in Tomlinson Tap Room during the event.

This will be a casual event taking place in the afternoon on the City Market’s upper mezzanine level, with the first floor of the Market remaining open for regular Saturday business hours. Local DJ Rusty Redenbacher will provide live entertainment at the event.

On Monday, Nov. 5, we gathered in Tomlinson Tap Room for the 12 Chefs Pairing Party, pairing up our participating chefs and breweries. Check out the chef and brewery pairings for 12 Chefs of Christmas, along with what sort of dish they'll be preparing:

Flat12 Bierwerks & Twenty Tap Chef Shannon Baugher Seafood
Black Circle Brewing Co. & Txuleta Basque Cider House Chef Ryan Smith (aka Smitty)Protein
Taxman Brewing Co. & Ivy Tech Culinary Program's Chef Jeff BrickerVegetable
Upland Brewing Co. & Circle City Sweets' Chef Cindy HawkinsDessert
18th Street Brewery & Three Carrots Chef Ian Phillips*Vegan Seafood
Big Lug Canteen & Rize Chef Natalie Wall - Protein
Sun King Brewing & Liter House Chef Blake EllisVegetable
Black Acre Brewing Co. & Elena Ruz Cuban Cuisine Chef Bob Graham - Dessert
Centerpoint Brewing Co. & Mauricio's Pizzeria Chef Percy RomoSeafood
MashCraft Brewing Co. & Circle City Soups' Chef Steve TuttleProtein
Central State Brewing Co. & Gomez BBQ Chef Mike GomezVegetable
New Day Craft Meadery & A.Rose Hospitality Chef Ashley BrooksDessert

AND we have a special 13th pairing - Ash & Elm Cider Co. Poke Guru will craft a poke bowl meant to be specially paired with cider! 


Early Bird tickets were available for purchase beginning Monday, Oct. 8, and Standard ticket prices took effect on Monday, Nov. 5. Tickets will be available for purchase online up to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. If the event does not sell out, tickets will be available at the door. 














Tickets are available for purchase online here:

12 Chefs of Christmas will be a 21-and-up event, so please remember to bring ID!

The Indy City Market’s goal is to provide an exceptional dining, gathering, recreational, and event location in Indianapolis and, as a non-profit corporation, it would be impossible to work toward this goal without incredible community support and fundraisers such as 12 Chefs of Christmas.

Current sponsors of 12 Chefs of Christmas include Piazza Produce, the Brewers of Indiana Guild, OurHealthAmerican StructurepointBose Public Affairs GroupThe Indy Eleven Professional Soccer Club, Caldwell VanRiperShort Strategy GroupCity Securities InsuranceThe Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Girls Pint Out, and Ice Miller LLP.

Sponsorship opportunities are available with funding levels including Market Patron ($10,000), Head Chef ($5,000), Brew Master ($2,500), and Benefactor ($1,000).

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Stevi Stoesz | Executive Director

For more information regarding PR and marketing please contact:
Joe Perin | PR & Events Manager

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