Since 1999 artist and chef Jim Denevan has been wowing people with his outdoor pop-up restaurant on beaches and in fields around the world. Founded as a radical alternative to the conventional dining experience, his Outstanding in the Field aims to connect diners to the origins of their food while celebrating the hardworking hands that feed it: chefs, farmers, fisherpeople, cheesemakers, vintners, brewers and many more. Rather than source ingredients for a restaurant, they bring their restaurant to the source.
Beginning with a humble dinner on his brother’s farm, Jim’s culinary caravan has now reached all fifty U.S. states and sixteen countries around the globe – with tables set in vineyards, beaches, meadows, fishing docks, and city streets in addition to a long list of organic and sustainable farms.
“Our roving restaurant without walls is rebuilt every morning and disappears every night. It is a momentary experience and a joyful celebration of human connection. Together we gather at one long table to share the most fundamental and universal human conversation: a meal.”