– Celebrated local chefs and authors conduct cooking demos using their favorite market finds. –
Portland, Ore., June 5, 2015 – Portland Farmers Market’s celebrated Chef in the Market series is kicking off the 2015 season with a well-rounded lineup of food experts, chefs, market vendors and cookbook authors. The weekly series takes place at the Saturday PSU Market on the center stage, at 10:00 a.m. every week from June through October.
Market patrons can follow the enticing aromas and sounds to the Chef in the Market booth, where some of the area’s most celebrated food authorities are conducing cooking demos while dishing up sage culinary advice. Observers will pick up creative tips and inspiration for preparing their own market finds, and learn what’s hot right now in the Portland food scene, straight from the tastemakers’ mouths.
New this year, Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen will be leading a “Shop Like a Chef” tour on June 13, to illuminate market-goers about how Portland’s top chefs select their market bounty and how to make the most of ingredient-driven cooking. Tour attendees will be selected via social media the week of June 8. Follow Portland Farmers Market on Facebook to learn more.
Market vendor Dirk Marshall of Marshall’s Haute Sauce serves as emcee for this year’s series, hosting more than two dozen culinary trendsetters from Portland and beyond.
The full 2015 Chef in the Market schedule is as follows:
June 20 Leena Ezekiel of Taste of India
July 11 Anna Vocaturo of Doi Dua
July 18 Gabriel & Curtis Madlang Bayan, Kids Cook at the Market alumni
July 25 Tony Wilkie, John Pickett & Doug Weiler of Crossroads Collaborative
August 1 Lydia Reissmueller of Pure Simple Juice
August 8 Sarah Marshall of Marshall Haute Sauce
August 15 Earl Ninsom of PaaDee
August 22 Eric Joppie of Bar Avignon
August 29 Kat LeSueur of Cocotte
September 5 Brian Scibetta of DOC
September 19 Paul Folkestad of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
September 26 Jake Sheffield of Grüner
October 3 Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw
October 10 Kathryn Yeomans of Farmers Feast
October 17 Joshua McFadden of Ava Genes
October 24 Paige Coleman of Eatin’ Alive
October 31 Ryan Mead of The Bent Brick
“Thanks to Portland’s thriving, supportive network of food professionals, the Chef in the Market series just gets better each year,” says Trudy Toliver, Executive Director of Portland Farmers Market. “This series provides a great opportunity to showcase chefs and market vendors who are sourcing peak-of-the-season produce from our farmers to highlight the bounty of the season.”
About Portland Farmers Market
Founded in 1992, Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. The independently-run local 501(c)6 nonprofit, a business association supporting farmers and food artisans, employs seven full-time and six part-time employees who manage seven weekly farmers markets in the Portland area year-round. More than 700,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating more than $8 million in sales in 2014. In addition to operating markets, Portland Farmers Market also serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader of the local food movement, a source of education, a culinary focal point in the community, a cultural destination complete with musical entertainment, and a beacon for Portland’s sustainability movement. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter follower, Facebook fan, blog reader and visit www.portlandfarmersmarket.org.