An opportunity to learn and sample food from top local chefs is coming around again.
Devour Phoenix and Phoenix Public Market are bringing back their “chef series,” a lineup of intimate, two-hour cooking demonstrations with chefs working in some of the Valley’s most popular kitchens.
The Winter Chef Series kicks off Jan. 10. It’s a follow up to the nonprofit food groups’ standing-room-only Summer Chef Series.
Guests will be served three courses, each paired with an Arizona wine or beer. Chefs, such as Jared Porter of The Parlor Pizzeria in Phoenix, will share techniques and stories as they cook. The Parlor’s wood-fired Salsiccia pie was dubbed the best slice in Arizona by Food Network Magazine.
The rest of the lineup:
7 p.m. Jan. 10: Elizabeth Meinz, Orange Table (Scottsdale)
7 p.m. Jan. 17: Jared Porter, The Parlor Pizzeria (Phoenix)
7 p.m. Jan. 24: Matt Taylor, Noca (Phoenix)
2 p.m. Jan. 28: Danielle Leoni, The Breadfruit (Phoenix)
2 p.m. Feb. 4: Mark Tarbell, Tarbell’s (Phoenix)
7 p.m. Feb. 7: Tracy Dempsey, Tracy Dempsey Originals (Scottsdale)
2 p.m. Feb. 18: Jennifer Woods, Chow Bella food blog and Crooked Sky Farms (Phoenix and Glendale) Saturday classes are preceeded by the Phoenix Public Market, a farmers market anchored by produce and specialty food vendors 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the same location.
Tickets are available online.
DETAILS >> Select Tuesdays and Saturdays at Phoenix Public Market, 14 E. Pierce St. $55 per person, includes three dishes and three drinks. (602) 254-1799 or http://foodconnect.org/phxmarket/?page_id=8765