12 Chefs of Christmas

|| November 14, 2019

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

The Indianapolis City Market is thrilled to announce the return of the culinary celebration, 12 Chefs of Christmas, which is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. On December 14th from 2 – 5 p.m., 12 local chefs and 12 Indiana brewers will come together to provide food dishes created to be enjoyed with specific brewers. Enjoy sample-sized portions of the food and drink, with full pints of the featured beers available for purchase in Tomlinson Tap Room during the event.


This casual event will take place on City Market’s upper mezzanine level, with the first floor of the market remaining open for regular Saturday business hours. DJ Mike Graves will provide live entertainment during the event.

On Monday, Nov. 4, we gathered in Tomlinson Tap Room for the 12 Chefs Pairing Party, pairing up our participating chefs and breweries. Below are the chef and brewery pairings along with what type of dish they'll be preparing for 12 Chefs of Christmas below! Check out the recap video!

Big Lug Canteen & Chefs representing Team Indiana – Protein

Taxman Brewing Co. & A.Rose Hospitality Chef Ashley Brooks – Seafood

Centerpoint Brewing & Circle City Soups – Seafood 

Bare Hands Brewery & Circle City Sweets – Dessert

Saint Josephs Brewery & Public House & Plate It Up’s Felicia Grady – Dessert

Bier Brewery & Poke Guru – Seafood

Sun King Brewing Co. & Owner of Gomez BBQ, Mike Gomez – Protein

Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co. Mambo’s Cheesesteak Grill – Vegetable

Ash & Elm Cider Co. & Liter House Chef Blake Ellis – Vegetable

Upland Brewing Co. & Chef Craig Baker – Protein

Moontown Brewing Co. & Ivy Tech Culinary School’s Chef Jeff Bricker – Protein

Guggman Haus Brewing Co. & Elena Ruz’s Robert Graham – Vegetable


BAKER DOZEN SPECIAL: We have a surprise 13th pairing – Mile Square Coffee & Chef Hattie McDaniel who will create a scrumptious dessert to be shared with a coffee brew!

Tickets are now available for purchase at Standard Price. If the event has not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. 









The Indianapolis 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 fundraiser such as 12 Chefs of Christmas.

Thank you to our sponsors of 12 Chefs of Christmas including Piazza ProduceGershman PartnersIndyHubBose McKinney and Evans LLP, Keystone Corporation, and Indy Yelp

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