On April 14, 2019, EnjoyMint’s Chef Nikky Phinyawatana joined more than 30 of Dallas’ top chefs at this year’s Bits and Bites. The event took place at A Tasteful Place, a potager garden and pavilion at Dallas Arboretum.
Aside from presenting a few of her signature eats at Bits and Bites, Chef Nikky also contributed as a patron-level sponsor through her new Nikky Feeding Souls brand.
Bits and Bites is an annual event hosted by El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute. Now on its 11th year, Bits and Bites is designed to showcase the best of the Dallas food scene. The event does this by presenting innovative bites curated by chefs and paired with excellent wines to the city’s discerning foodies.
While Bits and Bites has built up a reputation over the years as a foodie party, it’s a foodie party with a cause. One of the primary goals of the shindig is to raise funds for the Food and Hospitality Institute’s numerous community initiatives. The Institute has been providing education and training for the workforce powering the Dallas-Forth Worth food and hospitality industry for more than 40 years. Chef Nikky herself has attended this El Centro College school.
The Food and Hospitality Institute also uses Bits and Bites as an opportunity to honor people who have made a significant contribution to the food and hospitality industry of the DFW area. The Bits and Bites 2019 honoree is Doug Brooks, the former chairman and CEO of Brinker International.