Portland Farmers Market’s celebrated Chef in the Market series kicked off the 2016 season June 4 with a demonstration by Leena Ezekiel of Thali Supper Club and will continue throughout the season with a well-rounded lineup of Portland’s food experts, top chefs, market vendors and cookbook authors. These cooking demonstrations celebrate height-of-the-season market ingredients as they educate and inspire home cooks. Market-goers can watch these pros turn the market’s seasonal produce into simple, delectable dishes (and taste them) at 10:00 am on the center stage at the Portland State University Market on Saturdays June through October.
There are some new faces in this year’s line-up including market vendor Matt Choi of Choi’s Kimchi and Heidi Liebowitz of Souper Natural. Plus, Olympia Provision’s butcher/plant manager Josh Graves is returning on Saturday, October 22, for the last Chef in the Market event of the season to do a pig deconstruction demonstration. Each demonstration will be hosted by an emcee. Market devotee Allison Jones is returning to host several dates, former DOC chef Jobie Bailey picked up several dates, and executive director Trudy Toliver will host once a month.
Here is this year’s lineup:
June 4 – Leena Ezekiel, Thali Supper Club
June 11 – Todd Koebke, Sabin-Schellenberg Center
June 18 – Paige Common, Eatin’ Alive
June 25 – Lydia Spanswick, Pure Simple Juice
July 2 – Dax Erickson, Multnomah Athletic Club
July 9 – Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw
July 16 – No Chef in the Market Today
July 23 – Sarah Marshall, Marshall’s Haute Sauce
August 6 – Carlo Lamagna, Clyde Common
August 20 – Eric Joppie, Bar Avignon
September 3 – Kat LeSueur, Cocotte
September 10 – Matt Choi, Choi’s Kimchi
September 17 – Chef Kenny Giambalvo, Pazzo Ristorante
September 24 – Chef Cory Chunn, Punch Bowl Social
October 1 – Sarah Curtis-Fawley, Pacific Pie Co.
October 8 – Emily Ketterman, Crown Paella
October 15 – Heidi Liebowitz, Souper Natural
October 22 – Josh Graves, Olympia Provisions