What does a typical OITF event look like?
Our events typically last 4.5-5 hours. Upon arrival you will check in with our host, where your name will be on the guest list (there are no physical tickets to our events). The festivities begin with a reception featuring welcome beverages and an assortment of passed appetizers. Once everyone has arrived, you’ll hear from your hosts. Then, we will take a tour of the property, if applicable.
Following reception, we will invite guests to join us at the table. Dinner is usually served 2 hours after the event begins. There is no assigned seating (unless you are joining us with a group of 5 or more people), and everyone sits down together at the same time to enjoy a four course dinner with wine pairings.
Dinner is served on family-style platters that everyone shares to celebrate the fruit
s of the land and the labors of all involved by breaking bread with each other.
What if I accidentally leave something behind at an event?
If you leave something behind, we will always do our best to get it back to you. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with information about what was left. We will connect with the event host and notify you if your property was recovered.
Please keep in mind that most of our events end after dark, which means our team will not always be able to locate misplaced items during the breakdown process. Please be conscious of what you bring with you to an event, as we are in varied terrain and there are often unforeseen circumstances. We provide a place to store bags, jackets and other belongings during the event for your convenience, but we are not liable for lost or stolen property.
Can Outstanding in the Field accommodate my accessibility needs?
In the adventurous spirit of Outstanding in the Field, many of our event locations have uneven terrain. If you require additional assistance or have medical needs that you’d like to communicate with us, please reach out to us so we can help you enjoy the event to the fullest. Please keep in mind that there is an implied Assumption of Risk of Damage or Injury at our events. We work tirelessly to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, but we do encounter a variety of terrains and climates, and weather can change without warning. If you have questions about the accessibility of a certain event, please email us at email@example.com.
Can I bring my own alcohol/beverages?
No, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited at our events. Our events include a variety of beverages at the welcome reception and wine & non-alcoholic beverage pairings at the dinner table.
Is transportation provided to/from the event?
Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event. Because our events include alcohol service, we suggest that you arrange for a designated driver or plan for a driving service to get you home safely. As events are often off the map, it is not always possible to call an rideshare or taxi from the table. It is best to arrange for transportation in advance.
Is there assigned seating at events?
Where can I find photos from my event?
Per our agreement with Event Photographers, we are unable to provide direct access to event photos for guests. However, if the photos from the event you attended are shared on social media, the respective photographer will be tagged. Should you wish to purchase any event photos, we encourage you to reach out to the photographer directly.
What if an event is postponed?
In the case of an event being postponed due to circumstances beyond Outstanding in the Field’s control, Outstanding in the Field will reschedule said event and all purchases will be honored for the rescheduled future event date. No monetary refunds will be issued. If a guest is unable to attend the rescheduled event, Outstanding in the Field will issue a credit for the original purchase amount, for the guest to use toward another OITF event of their choice.
What should I wear to an OITF event?
We love to see your farm fashion, but we want to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, as well as stylish. Our dinners take place on all sorts of natural terrain – in the fields of working farms and vineyards, alongside rivers and seashores. Additionally, events are held rain or shine. Please dress according to the weather and remember to wear comfortable walking shoes. It often gets chilly in the evening (even after a warm day) so please come prepared with a jacket or blankets to keep you comfortable. We anticipate many beautiful sunsets this coming season and recommend you bring a hat or sunglasses as needed.
Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are not allowed at our events. If you plan to bring a registered service animal for a necessary medical condition, please let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements to accommodate you.
Are children allowed at the events?
Our events include alcohol service and are strictly 21+. Due to the length of the event, the family-style service and out of respect for all guests, we kindly ask that guests not bring children.
What if it rains?
All events are rain or shine, that’s part of the adventure! In the case of precipitation, we will make arrangements for shelter — sometimes this means we find a magical place inside a greenhouse or barn, sometimes we will bring in a tent. We will always do our absolute best to keep you comfortable in all weather conditions, but you will likely still spend some time walking outside. Please be sure to check the weather (and temperature) on event day and dress accordingly. We always recommend dressing in layers. If there’s precipitation in the forecast, we advise bringing along a rain jacket or an umbrella.
Is there alcohol at OITF events?
Your ticket price includes a welcome beverage during reception and wine pairings with a multi-course dinner. We offer non-alcoholic beverages at our events for individuals who prefer to abstain. Due to the remote nature of many of our events, we encourage all guests to make transportation arrangements or assign a designated driver in advance.
Will I be able to see a copy of the menu before I arrive at the dinner?
Our guest chefs design the menu in the days leading up to the event based on the freshest possible ingredients from the farm or location. We like to keep each meal hyper-seasonal, artistic and spontaneous, so we reveal the menu at the table. If you have allergies or concerns about a particular ingredient, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss with our team.
What kind of dietary restrictions or allergies does OITF accommodate?
Due to the family style nature of our meals, we are only able to guarantee accommodation for vegetarian diets, and ask that you notify us in advance.
If you have a food allergy, please note it in your reservation and we will communicate it with the culinary team. Due to the rustic nature of our outdoor kitchen, we are unable to promise that a meal will be free of one particular ingredient, but we will do our best to accommodate. We kindly ask that you also let your server know on the day of the event so they communicate with the culinary team, and point out any dishes that you should avoid.
When will I receive directions to the farm and other important information about the event?
About two weeks prior to your event, you will receive an email with directions to the event location and finalized event details. Once you’ve made a reservation, make sure you allow emails from email@example.com in your spam settings so you don’t miss any further communication.
What is the price per person, and what is included in that price?
Tickets start at $375 USD (plus sales tax), and vary depending on the event. All ticket prices are listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Events include a welcome reception, a tour of the property when appropriate and a multi-course meal at the table. At each event, we collaborate with a celebrated local chef to cook a meal highlighting the provisions of our location – from farm to sea to vineyard to urban garden. Dinner is served family-style with carefully chosen beverage pairings for each course. At the table, you’ll have the chance to dine and mingle with the farmers, winemakers and artisans featured at the event.
How can I apply a gift certificate to my reservation?
If you have a gift certificate from Shopify, simply enter the code sent with your digital gift card in the “gift card of discount code” field at checkout. The value of your gift card will automatically be applied to your purchase.
*If you were gifted or purchased an Outstanding in the Field gift certificate before November 1, 2022, it will not work with the Shopify system. To redeem your gift certificate, please email the redemption code (example: GC-0001) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receiving your gift certificate code, we will send you a new code which can be used at checkout in the “gift card or discount code” field as described above.
Do I need a digital or physical ticket to be admitted to the event?
No, you do not need a physical ticket. If you have received a confirmation email, you are confirmed for the event. Please give your name to the host upon arrival to check in.
When can I make a reservation?
Tickets for our Main Tour go on sale the first day of spring. Tickets for our Winter Tour go on sale in early November. As many dinners sell out in a matter of minutes, it’s best to grab your seats as soon as they’re available. All ticket sales end 24 hours prior to the event.
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What if I have tickets but I can’t attend the event?
Due to the nature of our events, and per our Terms of Purchase, we are unable to offer refunds. However, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else. Please contact us at least 24 hours before the event with the new guest’s name and information. Otherwise, they are welcome to use your name when checking in.
Is there a waitlist for sold-out events?
If an event is sold out and you wish to be notified if more tickets become available, please click the ‘Join Waiting List’ button on that event’s webpage and enter your email address and/or phone number. Once you have submitted this information, you will be automatically notified if more tickets become available for sale.
Still have questions about your ticket order?
If you have questions about a specific event, in order for us to best assist you with your needs, please provide the following information in an email so we can best help you in a timely manner.
Event name: (ie: Temecula Olive Oil Company)
Event date: (Wednesday Sept 7th)
Name and email of the person who made the reservation: (ie John Smith, email@example.com)
What is your merchandise return policy?
Do you host private events?
We do! We host private dinners all over the country and world for a variety of occasions. From a 1,000 seat table in New York City to an intimate dinner in wine country, we’ve done it all. Click here for more information on booking a Custom Event with us.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes, you can purchase gift cards here. Our gift cards never expire and can be applied towards any event or item for sale on our website. Please note that gift cards do not grant priority access to tickets.