The Austin Food and Wine Alliance is hosting Live Fire, a meat-centric, live-fire cooking event, Thursday, April 9 at the Salt Lick BBQ’s Pecan Grove Pavilion.

“Live fire is an evening out in the Hill Country where we have 23 chefs cooking beef dishes from all over,” Mariam Parker with the Austin Food and Wine Alliance said. “And then we have wonderful wines from all over the globe, craft beer, cocktails and music from Walker Lukens.”

Chefs are coming from all over Texas to cook at the event.         

“As a chef, it’s really nice sometimes to get outside the normal confines of the kitchen,” Chris Wilson, The Carillon Restaurant’s chef de cuisine, said. “Get out there, basically in the woods, the raw elements, some fire and some friends, good food, good people for a great cause.”

All the proceeds from the event benefit the Austin Food and Wine Alliance’s culinary grant program.

Tickets for the event are $85 in advance and $100 at the door. For more information, visit