Outstanding in the Field is a traveling culinary circus which has been rolling into towns around the world for the over fifteen years. It started in 1999 when chef Jim Denevan had a vision. His idea was to match a local farmer and chef and create an open-air dining experience. The common thread for each location is that guests sit together at one long table and eat family-style. Tables have been set in the center of farms, ranches, beaches, rooftops, and urban gardens.

On this Labor Day weekend in the Berkshires, the Outstanding in the Field crew fed nearly 200 people on Lila Berle’s sheep farm with food prepared by chef Brian Alberg of the Red Lion Inn. But cooking outside and serving on a hilltop means that Mother Nature may not cooperate.

Below is a video and a slide show showing how the day unfolded.


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