The past few years have seen a new group of stars enter the South by Southwest orbit: chefs. The festival has welcomed David Chang, Roy Choi and others in recent years, and this year will be no different. Famed chef José Andrés will team with Aaron Franklin, Chicon and Contigo executive chef Andrew Wiseheart and the ThinkFoodGroup for a SouthBites collaborative dinner at Chicon.

Aaron Franklin at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. (Credit: Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The March 11 dinner will feature paella from Andrés, barbecue from Franklin and more. Tickets for the dinner cost $200 and are available online.