The team behind TRUE BEEF, a forthcoming documentary set to premiere in 2014 that explores the beef industry through the eyes of culinary/agricultural students, professional chefs and Texans, just released its teaser trailer for the project.
Other than Texas beef, the true stars of the film will be the students of the Connally High School Culinary Arts program, who are completing a two-year curriculum to earn their MBAs. No, not that kind of MBA – a Masters of Beef Advocacy.
With Texas being the top beef-producing state in America, the documentary will offer a behind the scenes take on "Texas beef from pasture to plate." Expected cameos also include Aaron Franklin, Chef Andrew Curren of Easy Tiger and Arro, and Bryan Butler of Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria.
Eater checked in with Filmmaker David Barrow (also co-founder of Home Grown Revival and producer of Farm City State) this morning. Citing "the students and especially the teacher behind this project, Chef Mike Erickson," as the major motivation to create this film, he described them as "inspiring, thoughtful, and intelligent."
"They are doing something that no other Texas high school is currently doing. Plus, the kids are going to state, regional and national competitions for cooking," said Barrow. "Whether or not they pursue a culinary career after high school, they are learning a lot and developing skills that can pay the bills until they receive another job. Simply inspiring."