Foodways Texas currently holds three annual events: an educational symposium held sometime in late winter to early spring at different locations throughout Texas and two barbecue cookery and science seminars that are held in College Station in January and June. We also stage smaller events in communities throughout the state, so watch for announcements in your area.
Our annual symposium is an event where we look deeply at specific themes in Texas food cultures and histories. The event typically begins with a Thursday evening welcome dinner and culminates with a final meal on Saturday night. Throughout the event speakers, chefs, and artisans add their own interpretations, stories, and creations to the discussion in the form of lectures, panels, multimedia, and food & drink. Guests join in the discussion and then gather around a common table to enjoy seven meals prepared with the year’s theme in mind.
We’ve tackled subjects ranging from agriculture to barbecue since we held our first event in 2011. Each year presents a new and interesting Texas foodways discussion. We hope you will take a seat at the table and join in some of these future conversations with us.
Details about our current annual symposium can be found here: Current Symposium Information.
Our Annual Barbecue Camps are held in conjunction with the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Camp Brisket is held annually in January while Barbecue Summer Camp takes place in early June, both in College Station.