we are excited to announce our upcoming events. we have five events to tell you about, so stay with us.

our next event will be september 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at the farmers market at farmers park as we compete in the 5th annual springfield iron chef competition. we will be competing against two other teams and will be sampling an appetizer, entrée, and main course throughout the event. there is no admission fee. however, there is an opportunity to vote for your favorite dish (hopefully ours!) by a monetary donation, which will benefit the farmers market. we hope to see you there to enjoy some tasty food from area chefs, as well as shop for some amazing local produce. check out the farmers market of the ozarks on facebook for inquiries and info.

our next event will take place on september 25 at 5:00 p.m. at highland springs country club as a part of the harvest moon fundraiser. we will be sampling appetizers and entrees alongside other, talented area chefs, as well as creating craft cocktails and mocktails for your enjoyment. there will also be live and silent auctions throughout the night. as this is a charity event, tickets are $500 per couple, and will benefit the price cutter charity championship. more details, tickets, and information are available on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/942318859224307/. further, tickets to our october 22 dinner will be up for auction at this event.

our following event/s are twofold. on october 1, we will be hosting a small, chef’s-table dinner, as well as a murder mystery cocktail party.

the chef’s table will be four courses, as well as wine and cocktail pairings, featuring local, seasonal produce, as well as global flavors and influences. this will be a small, intimate event with only 10 tickets available for $80.00. if you have been to a progress event before, these plates will be more substantial and detailed than anything you have previously enjoyed through progress. this event will take place in the beautiful photo studio of starboard & port, in downtown springfield, from 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m.

on the same evening of october 1, we will be hosting a 1920’s themed murder mystery cocktail party from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., again, at starboard & port in downtown springfield. if you have been to any previous progress events, you will know we have a heavy, creative focus on food. however, with this event, we want to display our creativity with beverage. this event will be a five course cocktail tasting menu, with hors d’oeuvres paired with each beverage course. we would like to emphasize that this event is not a dinner, and we encourage you to eat before you arrive. while you enjoy your cocktails, you will also participate in unique 1920’s themed murder mystery, in which you will play a part to determine who-dunnit throughout the night. the murder mystery will act as a mixer and conversation starter for guests to interact with one another while they enjoy their drinks and small bites. this will be a fun, casual, creative, and interactive event, perfect for cocktail enthusiasts and socialites alike. for this event, there will only be 20 tickets for $80.00 each. the cost of the ticket not only covers food and drink, but also the unique experience of the murder mystery, written specifically for this event.

you are more than welcome to purchase tickets for both events on october 1. tickets are first come, first serve.

the final announcement we have (although by no means will this be our final event) is for our dinner on october 22 at city butcher and barbecue. this event will be six courses with wine and cocktail pairings, and will feature flavors and dishes rooted in American barbecue while prepared and influenced by traditional Asian flavors and dishes. although we aren’t necessarily fans of the word “fusion,” this dinner will be a mashup of the two styles of cuisine. for this event, we will offer 28 tickets, (as two tickets will be auctioned off at the harvest moon fundraiser) for $95.00 each.

we’re ramping things up at progress to offer a wider range of food, beverage, and experience, to a winder ranger of people. we are so excited about these events and can’t wait to see and serve each and every one of you.

tickets are available for the october events at www.progresspopups.bigcartel.com