21 June 2016

Portland Chefs Take Stage for 2016 Chef in the Market

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 EzekielThali Supper Club

June 11 – Todd KoebkeSabin-Schellenberg Center

June 18 – Paige CommonEatin’ Alive

June 25 – Lydia SpanswickPure Simple Juice

July 2 – Dax EricksonMultnomah Athletic Club

July 9 – Tyler MalekSalt & Straw

July 16 – No Chef in the Market Today

July 23 – Sarah MarshallMarshall’s Haute Sauce

July 30 – Britt GallowayHarlow / Prasad

August 6 – Carlo LamagnaClyde Common

August 13 – Jenn LouisLincoln Restaurant / Sunshine Tavern

August 20 – Eric JoppieBar Avignon

August 27 – Gabe RosenBiwa / Noraneko

September 3 – Kat LeSueurCocotte

September 10 – Matt ChoiChoi’s Kimchi

September 17 – Chef Kenny GiambalvoPazzo Ristorante

September 24 – Chef Cory ChunnPunch Bowl Social

October 1 – Sarah Curtis-FawleyPacific Pie Co.

October 8 – Emily KettermanCrown Paella

October 15 – Heidi LiebowitzSouper Natural

October 22 – Josh GravesOlympia Provisions