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    1. Our Board Member, Eric Mansavage of Farmhouse Chicago, and Chef BBQ highlighted on NBC Chicago Cafe 5

      Tuesday, July 11, 2017

      We made it on the news! Eric Mansavage demoed his dish for our 17th Annual Chef BBQ on live TV, on NBC Chicago's segment "Dishing with Chicago Chefs". Check out Eric's fruit-based ice pop, made with or without alcohol, for a perfect summer treat. Click …

    2. Elevate Your Winter Salads by Shopping Locally

      Tuesday, January 10, 2017

      By Massimo BoscoShopping locally has been important to me since I was a child. Our Italian family foraged for mushrooms, canned tomatoes from our home garden, and made our own pickles. We also shopped locally, which I still do today. It’s important …

    3. Chatting with a Vendor: Raya Carr

      Sunday, January 1, 2017

      Raya Carr of Mint Creek Farm shares her favorites and tips for shopping the market. At Mint Creek Farm, the Carr family & their team strive for maximum species diversity in both animals and pasture plants. What is your favorite crop/product …

    4. Chatting with a Vendor: René Gelder

      Monday, December 12, 2016

      René Gelder of Ellis Family Farms shares her favorites and tips for shopping the market. René and Bruce Gelder are responsible for the family’s 56-acre farm, but the whole family helps with selecting fruit varieties, …

    5. Chatting with the Chefs: Lorin Adolph & Ben Lustbader & Sarah Rinkavage

      Tuesday, October 18, 2016

      A lifelong Chicagoan, Chef Lorin Adolph has been a Private Chef for the same family for the past 26 years. Learn how to take seasonal Green City Market ingredients and transforms them into an outstanding home cooked meal with Chef Adolph on Wednesday, …

    6. Chatting with the Chef: Stephen Gillanders

      Tuesday, October 11, 2016

      Born and raised in Los Angeles, Chef Stephen Gillanders began his culinary training at the age of 15 when his mother saw an article for a teen cooking class at a local culinary arts school. He never looked back. After a decade cooking in Las …

    7. Chatting with the Chef: Chris Davies

      Friday, October 7, 2016

      The culinary keystone behind the expansion and success of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, Chef Chris Davies serves as the Chef Partner of Homestead, Steadfast at The Gray, West Town Bakery and The Berkshire Room.Joining the growing Chicago-based food …

    8. Chatting with the Chef: Charlie McKenna

      Tuesday, October 4, 2016

      When he opened Lillie’s Q in 2010, Chef Charlie McKenna brought award-winning competition BBQ and timeless Southern cooking to the city of big shoulders. McKenna and Lillie’s Q have garnered critical praise and awards from both local Chicago …

    9. Chatting with the Chefs: Bruce Sherman + Kristen Johnson

      Tuesday, September 27, 2016

      As Chef and Partner at Lincoln Park’s North Pond, Bruce Sherman utilizes influences he picked up in Paris, Southeast Asia and London to produce his award-winning, seasonal French-American cuisine. Sherman was honored by Food & Wine …

    10. Chatting with the Chefs: Chris Teixeira, Cameron Smith, & Shelley Young

      Monday, September 19, 2016

      Coated in flour for as long as he can remember, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group’s Executive Pastry Chef, Chris Teixeira, infuses simplicity with intricacy in his delicious pastry programs at West Town Bakery, Homestead on the Roof, and …

    11. Chatting with the Chefs: Rick Bayless and Zachary Walrath

      Monday, September 5, 2016

      Come visit with two star chefs in one morning as we host two very special Chef Demonstrations on September 10, 2016. Chef Rick Bayless at 9:30am followed by Chef Zachary Walrath at 10:30amChef Rick Bayless is a founder of Green …

    12. Chatting with the Chef: Ajay Popli

      Friday, September 2, 2016

      A native of Oak Brook, Ill., Chef Ajay Popli has worked at Arami since June of 2013. He started as a line cook, was promoted to sous chef and has been the Chef de Cuisine since May of 2015. Prior to joining Arami, he worked at both Sushi …

    13. Chatting with the Chef: Craig Couper

      Tuesday, August 23, 2016

      A Chicago-area native, Chef Craig Couper’s love for the culinary world began at a young age and at just 11-years-old, he was already religiously reading the Chicago Tribune food section and restaurant reviews and anxiously awaiting the …

    14. Travelle Kitchen + Bar Brings the Farm to the Table

      Monday, August 22, 2016

      We are so excited to announce Travelle Kitchen + Bar's new Wednesday Dinner Series Benefitting Green City Market. Chef Ricardo Jarquin will create a special four course menu for $45/person each Wednesday night from August 24 – October …

    15. Chatting with the Chef: Josh Jones

      Thursday, August 11, 2016

      Currently, Chef Josh Jones resides in Logan Square and is co-founder of a Chicago’s premier meal kit delivery service, Madison & Rayne. They deliver cut, washed and ready to cook ingredients to directly to your doorsteps. With Madison & …

    16. Chatting with the Chefs: Scott Green

      Tuesday, August 2, 2016

      Award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Scott Green joined The Langham, Chicago and Travelle Kitchen + Bar from The French Pastry School, where he served as a Pastry Chef Instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute …

    17. Chatting with the Chefs: Thomas Lents + Chris Tong

      Monday, August 1, 2016

      Thomas Lents was appointed executive chef of Sixteen in January 2012, after working in some of the world’s most celebrated fine-dining establishments. In his position at the acclaimed restaurant, Chef Lents presents a personal interpretation …

    18. Chatting with the Chefs: Pablo Madrigal + Paul Caravelli

      Thursday, July 28, 2016

      Combining his academic achievements with his passion for cocktail crafting, Pablo Madrigal mastered the art of spirit infused cooking and is now the Executive chef of The Bar & Table at CH Distillery. Born and raised in Mexico City, Madrigal began …

    19. Chatting with the Chefs: Bill Kim + Kevin Cuddihee + Ricardo Jarquin

      Monday, July 18, 2016

      Award-winning Chef Bill Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States at age 7. His first formal kitchen duty – roasting sesame seeds and grinding them using a mortar and pestle – sparked his interest in pursuing …

    20. Chatting with the Chef: Matt Saccaro

      Thursday, July 7, 2016

      Chef Matt Saccaro is the Chef de Cuisine at Community Tavern, working hand-in-hand with Executive Chef Joey Beato. Matt’s love for butchering and making charcuterie, which began while experimenting with his father growing up, makes him the perfect …

    21. Chatting with the Chef:Cameron Grant

      Thursday, June 30, 2016

      The beginning of Chef Cameron Grant’s culinary adventure started in Scotland, his childhood home, where he grew up on Scottish meals and learned the principles of cooking from his mother, who ran a catering company. After studying Creative Writing at …

    22. Chatting with the Chef: Tim Cottini

      Monday, June 27, 2016

      Chef Timothy Cottini has over 20 years of experience and has worked with some of the best chefs in the industry. Over the years, Timothy has grown to appreciate where food comes from and the importance of using sustainably grown food served in the peak …

    23. Chatting with the Chef: Molly Brewe

      Tuesday, June 21, 2016

      Chef Molly Brewe was lured into the kitchen early on by the intoxicating smells of her Italian grandmother’s perfect gnocchi. Her passion for exquisite fare led her to an extensive education in the culinary arts and sought-after positions in the …

    24. Chatting with the Chef: Lorraine Orbon

      Friday, June 17, 2016

      At Green City Market, Tuscan Hen Foods offers artisan pasta, sauces and prepared noodle bowls and mac & cheese made using the tradition of Italian cuisine; simple preparation with fresh, quality ingredients. Chef Lorraine Orbon cranked her first …

    25. Chatting with the Chef: Johnny Anderes

      Tuesday, June 14, 2016

      Chef Johnny Anderes made a name for himself durring his seven years at Avec. Moving on to Telegraph & Reno, which he started with two partners in 2010, Chef Anderes helped lead the restaurant to various culinary awards including his own …

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