Seattle chefs test their skills at the local farmer’s market.
Marking its 15th year, the University District Farmer’s Market will hold a competition between local celebrity chefs. Much like the popular television show “Iron Chef,” these prestigious chefs will compete against the clock — and each other — to create innovative and tasty dishes.
The catch? The two culinary masters must artfully plate their creations using fresh Farmer’s Market ingredients, supplemented with only what is available at the University District Food Bank.
The contestants will be Chefs Dustin Ronspies and Seth Caswell. Ronspies is chef and owner of Art at the Table. He uses fresh ingredients and local foods to create artfully-made meals for the many guests that dine at his table. He also hosts “Weekend Supper Club,” a dinner party experience featuring a prix-fixe menu that only uses fresh farmer’s market items.
Caswell is chef and owner of Emmer & Rye. Originally Executive Chef at the Stumbling Goat Bistro, he is a regular at local farmer’s markets searching for the perfect ingredients in his dishes. Housed in a restored Victorian house on Queen Anne, Emmer & Rye provides locally derived and seasonally inspired cuisine.
This two-hour contest begins at 10 a.m on Saturday, Aug. 13 and will be open to all who want to see what’s cooking in the U District.
University District Farmer’s Market | 5031 University Way NE, Seattle | (206) 632-5234