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Chef Sarah and Chef Vince at Brightwater: Center for the Study of Food
Northwest Arkansas is steeped in tradition when it comes to the local sourcing of food and that is well reflected in our culinary scene. Our chefs have wonderful relationships with local farmers and growers and buy, prepare, and serve what is available during each season. This makes all of our culinary events top notch.
In 2013, our 'High South Cuisine' drew the attention of the James Beard Foundation when a group of four Bentonville chefs performed to a sold-out crowd at New York's famed Beard house. Since then, Bentonville has had the honor of hosting the Beard Boot Camp on Policy and Change and several Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinners.