The Austin chapter of the Les Dames de Escoffier hosts its fourth annual En Garde! Food Fight Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom (10463 Sprinkle Road).

Franklin Barbecue in Austin. (Laura Skelding/2014 American-Statesman)

The night, which benefits programs for the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of women working in the culinary, beverage and hospitality industries, will feature eight female chefs battling it out in contests like the Macaron Smackdown, Biscuit Battle and Paella Pair Off.

Franklin Barbecue, Foreign & Domestic, Sway and others will provide small bites and wine will be provided by Virtuoso Wine and Spirits and Fall Creek Vineyards and Winery. Guests will also have the opportunity to challenge a sommelier in a blind wine tasting.

Tickets cost $65 online and $75 at the door. More details at