What does the run-down of 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. The festivities begin with a reception which offers wine and/or other beverages along with an assortment of passed appetizers. Here you’ll hear words from your hosts, and then go on a farm tour. If the table isn’t set at a farm (i.e. on a beach), the tour portion of the event will be omitted, but you will still hear words from your hosts.
Following reception we invite guests to join us at our long, beautiful 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 family style, with large dishes in the center of the table that everyone shares while we celebrate the fruits of the land and the labors of all involved, breaking bread with each other.
What if I accidentally leave something behind at an event?
We are not liable for lost or stolen property. If you misplace an item, we will do our best to get it back to you. However, we ask that you be mindful of what you bring with you to an event, as there are unforeseen circumstances. Common items that are misplaced include sunglasses, wallets, jackets, and plates. Since most of our events conclude after dark, we suggest doing a final visual sweep of your area before leaving the table.
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 wine & non-alcoholic beverage pairings at reception and at the dinner table.
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?
Our dinners take place on all sorts of natural terrain – in the fields of working farms and vineyards, alongside rivers and seas. Please dress accordingly and remember to wear comfortable 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.
Are children allowed at the events?
We kindly ask that guests not bring children to our events. Due to the length of the event, the family-style service, and out of respect for all guests, our dinners are suited for adults ages 18 and older.
What if it rains?
All events are rain or shine. In the case of rain, we will find shelter for the table – sometimes this means we find a magical place in a greenhouse or barn. Guests still receive a tour of the farm, so be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately.
Is there alcohol at OITF events?
Yes. The ticket price includes a welcome beverage during reception and wine pairings with our multi-course dinner. We also offer non-alcoholic beverages at all events. For your safety, 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’s best to arrange for transportation in advance.
Will I be able to see a copy of the menu before I arrive at the dinner?
The menu is revealed at the table. Our guest chefs design the menu in the weeks or days leading up to the event, based on the freshest possible ingredients from the farm or locale. We like to keep the meal hyper-seasonal, artistic, and spontaneous!
What kind of dietary restrictions or allergies does OITF accommodate?
Due to the family style nature of our meals and in order to uphold the highest quality standards possible, we only accommodate vegetarian restrictions. The meals at our events are meant to be enjoyed family style and are for adventurous eaters, and, while we do our best to make accommodations for guests, we are not able to promise that a meal will be free of one particular ingredient.
When you inform us of your dietary restriction, we note it on your reservation, and we kindly ask that you let your server know on the day of the event so they can point out any dishes that might be a problem for you so you can avoid them.
If your allergy is deadly or poses serious health risks (especially if it pertains to a common ingredient such as onions or garlic), we would encourage you to refrain from attending the event, as we feel more comfortable knowing that you will be safe given our rustic outdoor kitchen.
When will I receive directions to the farm and other important information about the event?
You will receive an email from us about two weeks prior to your event with directions to the event location, finalized event details, and helpful hints on what to wear and what to bring. Once you’ve made a reservation, make sure you allow emails from firstname.lastname@example.org 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 $365 USD (plus sales tax), and vary depending on the event. Tickets include a reception with welcome beverages and passed appetizers, a tour of the farm or event site, and a four-course family-style seated dinner with wine pairings and/or a non-alcoholic beverage option. All ticket prices are listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Events include a cocktail reception, a tour of the farm or event site, and a multi-course meal at the table. 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 wine pairings for each course. We occasionally host Beer Dinners with beer pairings in lieu of wine, which will be noted in the event description. 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?
We recently switched our ticketing system to Shopify which makes it easier than ever to purchase, send, and redeem a gift certificate! To help us with this transition, if you were gifted or purchased an Outstanding in the Field gift certificate before November 1, 2022 and you would like to redeem your gift certificate, please email us with the gift certificate or redemption code listed on your gift certificate (example: GC-0001) at email@example.com. 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 and then click “Apply” to apply the gift certificate balance towards your order.
If you have purchased a gift certificate after November 1, 2022, please enter the code that was emailed to you along with your digital gift card in the “gift card or discount code” field at checkout.
Do I need a digital or physical ticket to be admitted into the event?
No, you do not need a physical ticket. If you have received a confirmation email from us after completing your purchase then you are confirmed for an event. Upon arrival at your event, our host will have your name listed on the guest list.
When can I make a reservation?
Tickets for our regular Summer/Fall Tour go on sale on the first day of Spring. Tickets for our Winter Tour go on sale in early November. Many of our dinners sell out in a matter of minutes, so 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 or 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.
We also invite guests to use our Facebook page to resell their tickets. In order to make a post to our Facebook page, make sure you are logged into your Facebook account, then click “create a post” on our Facebook homepage. If you reach an agreement with an interested party to sell your tickets, we ask that the original ticket purchaser reaches out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the ticket transfer. In your email, please include the name, email, and phone number of the new ticket holder and we will transfer your seats. Please keep in mind that transferring funds is your responsibility.
Is there a waitlist for sold-out events?
Because tickets are non-refundable, it is unlikely that tickets will become available for sold-out events. However, you may contact us within one month of the event to see if any spots have opened up.
We also invite guests to use our Facebook page to resell their tickets. If you are looking to purchase tickets, visit our Facebook page and click on the “community” tab. In order to make a post to our Facebook page, first make sure you are logged into your Facebook account, then click “create a post.” If you reach an agreement with an interested party to sell your tickets, we ask that the original ticket purchaser reaches out to us at email@example.com to confirm the ticket transfer. In your email, please include the name, email, and phone number of the new ticket holder and we will transfer your seats.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Do you donate any portion of the tickets to charity?
We donate a portion of all our ticket proceeds to our foundation which we use to give as financial gifts and donations to organizations focused on food and farming education for youth. You can learn more about our 2022 partner FoodWhat?! here.
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 private event with us.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes, you can purchase gift certificates here. Gift certificates can be applied towards any public event. Please note that gift certificates do not grant priority access to tickets.