Chef at Market Program

Chef Demos

We celebrate the pleasures of local and seasonal harvests through our Chef at Market program. Events include demonstrations, tastings, market tours, farm tours and book signings. A variety of local chefs will prepare their recipes for market audiences to sample. Chef Demos begin at 11:30am and last about 45 minutes.

We recently had the pleasure of Nagadi Coffee Roasters of Silver Spring demonstrate Coffee Cupping.  Have you ever experienced a coffee cupping?  My first time too!  Felix Tansil and Patricia Carvalho of Silver Spring’s familiarized us with the best most connoisseur approaches to extracting coffee so we can receive its maximum anti-oxidant benefits.  Wow, it was so exciting.

The market opened Saturday, May 14 with two Chefs, both Silas and Janice Exeter of Saladmaster Cookware, who made a stove top Veggie Cake and shared samples with the audience. Wow, ever heard of a Veggie Cake?  It was great! To keep up with our Chef at Market events join our email list in the comment box below.

Chef at Market Program
See Calendar of Events to find out who is coming to market this week. To be notified of upcoming Chef at Market events via email, join our mailing list below.

Our Chef at Market program provides our market shoppers with examples of how to use local, seasonal market items at home.  It exposes local chefs to our market produce and farmers; and it promotes chefs’ talents, supports local restaurants, and showcases cookbooks and their authors.


We are always looking for chefs who are interested in participating at our market.  If you would like to participate, please click here to register and apply using our online Market Application.

The Chef at Market program is an educational program, and the goal of your demo is to teach home cooks to use seasonal, local ingredients preferably from our market that day.  Please make those the main ingredients of your recipe. We encourage you to focus on simple recipes that the home cook can easily complete when you are not around.  You may also demonstrate canning and preserving techniques instead of cooking a dish.


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