Message from the Founder




With the season's change comes the urge to sing. We are so happy with what we've put together for 2017!


It all begins with a conversation. Where do we want to go? Where do you want to go? How much time do we have? After that it's a zillion emails and phone calls. From there it's writing the 87 event descriptions. Then we stock up on charcoal and the innumerable other items for the tour, and then we hire the new crew members. With each season we get better at all this, or at least we try to.


We love what we do and we want to do it in the very best way possible. There is one central thing that motivates all of us at OITF: Celebrating the people whose hard work brings good food to the table. AKA, all the people that are Outstanding in the Field.


Jim Denevan 

* In the garden of Eden