An adventure, a destination, an experience.


Founded in 1999 by artist and chef Jim Denevan, Outstanding in the Field was intended as a radical intervention to stale dining conventions. Rather than source ingredients and bring them to the restaurant, we would create a restaurant at the source. Guests would dine at one long table set between earth and sky, where the farmer’s story would be recognized and celebrated.

The world's first pop-up restaurant - in a farm field.


Inspired by this original idea, the Outstanding in the Field culinary caravan has visited all 50 states in the U.S. and 15 countries around the globe. Hundreds of the world's most honored chefs have cooked in our field kitchen.


OITF's roving restaurant without walls may be located wherever good food comes from. There are no boundaries.


And the journey continues...