Anonymous Chefs Cooking Up Creativity in Dallas

Conceived out of the lack of representation for chefs behind brand names, the group styles events and dinners according to their own taste.

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A mysterious chef collective is supplying Dallas with unrestricted pop-up dinners in the name of food and creativity. 

Nameless Chefs is comprised of a few of Dallas’ best food creatives, but some claim anonymity. 

Conceived out of the lack of representation for chefs behind brand names, the group styles events and dinners according to their own taste.

“The idea is to be the soap box for creatives to take the stand against monolithic boundaries that we all run in to at one time or another,” Josh Farrell, who helped found Nameless Chefs told D Magazine’s Nancy Nichols.

“It’s not about taking a short cut or not paying dues. It’s about having a fighting chance.”

Farrell jump started his team of super chefs by recruiting coworkers from The Mansion at Turtle Creek, Dallas Observer’s Tim Cox reported. None of them could use their real names as they remained employed, hence, Nameless Chefs was born.

“The idea is to be the soap box for creatives to take the stand against monolithic boundaries that we all run in to at one time or another.”

Josh Farrell

The group’s events function with the help of other creatives from places all around Dallas including Z Gallerie, the Pyramid Room, and the Blackfriar Pub, according to the Dallas Observer.

“I always found it weird to write an entire menu just to see someone else’s name at the bottom,” Farrell told D Magazine. “Then having them go out and incorrectly describe their dish to a table.”

While the Nameless Chefs are likely to stay true to their pop-up nature rather than move on to a restaurant, plans are brewing to move across cities and continue to deliver Texas fun, fine dining, according to the Dallas Observer.

“We want to be recognized for what we can do,” Farrell told D Magazine. “We want to give back to the industry — the hard workers, the night owls, the creatives.”


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