Fashion Sponsor: La Madeleine. Designer: Ivette Alvarez Custom Design. Model: Aneida Gonzalez. Photograph: Christian Davis.
Help build our future restaurant and hospitality workforce

Call for (volunteer) models


×  Sorry. Model applications have closed for Food in Fashion 2019

You are a woman, man or child with experience as a model.

You also appreciate our charitable goal of raising funds to advance career training in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

With Food in Fashion, designers create fashion entries that will wow the crowd with their creativity. A restaurant donates to Food in Fashion for the opportunity to sponsor a design. At least ten percent of the design must then come out of the restaurant. You never know what this might be. It takes the right person to carry off the look and the culinary-infused creation on a runway ... but it's great fun and the gets grand attention.

Unlike traditional fashion shows where models race down the runway, this very theatrical presentation is slower, savored, and pumped-up by music.

Some of the designers will have their own models. Others will want to choose from those who have volunteered through Food in Fashion. That is why we are giving you this opportunity. In early February, we will present a portfolio of potential models for our designers to choose from. We'll keep you posted along the way.

If selected, you can plan on one or two fittings after Feb. 18, 2019, and you will want to set aside most of the day, Monday, March 18, 2019, for the event. There will be a walk-through in the afternoon prior to the event. A room at The Joule will be set aside for you to dress for the evening show.

During the show each fashion (and model) will be judged by a panel in the audience. Our website, printed program, and audio-visual presentation will include information about you and your designer.

Like our designers and almost all those who work on this event, modeling for Food in Fashion is a volunteer commitment.

New for 2019:

    Food in Fashion moves to The Joule, the luxury hotel in downtown Dallas.
    Prizes will be awarded to the Food in Fashion models wearing the winning designs.
    You, your designer, and your restaurant sponsor will be whisked to a post-fashion show VIP reception with where you will be guests of honor.

We will not be able to accept all models who apply.




Food in Fashion will be presented by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, Monday, Mar. 18, 2019, at The Joule, Dallas.

Proceeds benefit career-development programs in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

Our primary beneficiary is the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation. A 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit [Tax ID: 74-2732907], TRAEF sponsors ProStart, a restaurant workforce-development program in public schools.

A portion of proceeds will also be donated to El Centro College's Food and Hospitality Institute and CitySquare's WorkPaths Hospitality Training Program.



Contact Us


Greater Dallas Restaurant Association
14785 Preston Rd., Suite 455
Dallas, TX 75254 USA
Debora Russell
(972) 671-4372
drussell@gdra.org