Outstanding in the Field will once again set up its long table at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this spring. Situated in the Rose Garden, the popular four-course farm-to-table dinners prepared by new and returning local and international guest chefs will once again celebrate the agricultural landscape of the Coachella Valley and other Southern California farmers.

The one-of-a-kind dining experience founded by artist Jim Denevan in 1999 returns to the festival for the seventh year after a two-year hiatus, with family-style dinners taking place on each of the six nights over the two weekends of the festival (April 15-17 and April 22-24). 


Outstanding in the Field (Michele Stueven)

Chefs who will be featuring produce from County Line Harvest in Thermal, Coleman Farms in Carpinteria, Sage Mountain Farm in Anza, Weiser Family Farm in Tehachapi, Flying Disc Ranch in Thermal, Aziz Farms in Coachella, and Temalpakh Farm in Coachella include: 

Diego Hernandez and Donnie Masterson from Mexico, Gaggan Anand from Bangkok, Texas BBQ maestro Burt Bakman, L.A. culinary legend Eric Greenspan, vegan food activist Ayinde Howell, Seattle’s Makini Howell, Michelin starred PHENAKITE’s Minh Phan, Teresa Montaño from DTLA’s Otoño, Lijo George and Max Boonthanakit from L.A.’s newest hotspot Camphor as well as Liz Johnson and Will Aghajanian from Horses on Sunset.

Of the more than 50 food and beverage vendors on the polo field, there will be more plant-based options than ever before, hidden tiki bars, a speakeasy omakase sushi restaurant and a full-service restaurant pop-up experience from Broad Street Oyster Co.


Here’s the complete list: 

Backyard Bowls

Broad Street Oyster Co.

El Chino Grande


Irv’s Burgers

Lettuce Feast 




Sunny Blue

Tacos 1986

Vibe Organic Kitchen


Craig’s Vegan

Trill Burgers

Prince Street Pizza Shrimp Daddy / Junbi Todo Bien

Umami Burger (w/Alvin Cailan)


Courtesy El Chino Grande

Sumo Dog

All Dat Dim Sum


Cena Vegan


LA Pizzeria Co

Milk Box 

Ramen Hood 

Slutty Vegan 

Sus Arepas 

Dayglow Coffee


Van Leeuwen

Sushi By Scratch

Xiao Chi Jie


Love Hour


White Sparrow Coffee 

Woodfire Wings

Post & Beam (Weekend 1 Only) 

Bridgetown Roti (Weekend 2 Only)

Monty’s Good Burger

Salt & Straw

Hawkin’s House of Burgers 

Hattie B’s



Bar Flores

JAI Cocktails 

Dead or Alive (DOA) Wine Bar

Block Party

PDT Tropicale

The Cabin

Sonny’s by Attaboy

Best Friend 

For locations visit www.coachella.com/eat-drink


LA Weekly