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Ready, Set, Go...COOK! at University District Farmers Market

Aug 08, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
University District Farmers Market
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Our extremely popular annual cook-off between two local chefs - held every year during National Farmers Market Week.

This year we have two well-known Seattle pastry chefs who will compete to create the best sweet AND savory pastry dishes - featuring what's fresh on the market tables: Stacy Fortner from Tom Douglas Restaurants and Will Fausser of TASTE.

These chefs will  go head to head in front of local celebrity judges and a large crowd of enthusiastic and happy on-lookers!  

The rules of the “Ready, Set, Go…Cook!” are simple, but challenging.  All ingredients must come from the farmers market for under $20, and there are three secret ingredients from the U-District Food Bank thrown in to challenge the chefs!  The two chefs have 15 minutes to shop the farm tables and 45 minutes to concoct a recipe on site using items purchased from farmers and from the Food Bank. 

Judges will assess the chefs’ dishes based on creativity, eye appeal and taste.  Chefs are allowed two small secret weapons: they may bring in one secret spice or herb to enhance their dish, and they are allowed to see our “Ripe and Ready” weekly e-mail which lists the produce we expect to be available at the market on the week of the competition.  

Don't miss this very fun event!

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