Customers at our many fine local restaurants place their orders and waiters magically produce delicious food, but most know little about what happens in the kitchen or who is preparing the dishes. Likewise, the chefs working in the kitchen rarely have a chance to meet their guests beyond an occasionally brief hello.
August 4th to 7th is Local Foods Week, an appropriate time for restaurant goers and chefs to get acquainted. On August 7th, The Boalsburg Farmers Market is sponsoring an event that provides an excellent opportunity to do so. Chefs from at seven local establishments will compete for the Market’s Golden Basket Award, using fresh ingredients from market vendors and preparing it right at the market in front of our guests. This will be the largest gathering ever of local chefs preparing dishes in public in the State College area. Each chef will present a plate featuring a main dish and two sides to a panel of five judges, and many will offer samples of their work for the public to taste.
The participating chefs include: