Chef Hero Matt Jennings at the Boston Public Market

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The Boston Public Market sits at the heart of the city’s culinary program both geographically and ideologically, and they’re on a new mission to highlight some of the city’s best chefs. The Chef Hero program is a yearlong program dedicated to the hands, hearts, and minds behind Boston’s restaurant scene, where every month a local chef will collaborate with the BPM, selling cookbooks and restaurant swag, taking over the @BostonPublicMarket Instagram page for a day, and hosting a free cooking demo in the Market’s kitchen.

The fun starts this month with hometown hero Matt Jennings, chef and owner of Townsman. His new cookbook, Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots, was nominated for a James Beard Award, and will be on sale at the market all month. And on Monday, April 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00pm, head to the Market for Chef Jennings’ tasting event, where he’ll be whipping up Smoked Bluefish Paté with Celery-Rhubarb Relish and Whipped Honey on Brown Bread in the BPM’s central HUB space, using only ingredients found within the market. Check out the Market’s website for more details and the full Chef Hero lineup below.

Future Chef Hero participants will include:

April: Matt Jennings
Chef/Owner at Townsman
Sampling event: Monday, April 23rd from 5-7pm

May: Jody Adams
Chef/Owner at Trade, Porto and Saloniki
Sampling event: Thursday, May 17th from 12-2pm

June: Nicco Muratore
Chef de Cuisine at Commonwealth
Sampling event: Monday, June 25th from 5-7pm

July: Jeremy Sewall
Chef/Partner at Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, and Les Sablons
Sampling event: Monday, July 23rd from 5-7pm

August: Jamie Bissonnette
Chef/Partner at Toro, Coppa, and Little Donkey
Sampling event: Monday, August 27th from 5-7pm

September: Tony Messina
Chef/Partner at UNI
Sampling event: Monday, September 24th from 5-7pm

October: Tony Maws
Chef/Owner at Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter
Sampling event: Monday, October 22nd from 5-7pm

November: Karen Akunowicz
Chef/Partner at Myers & Chang
Sampling event: Tuesday, November 27th from 5-7pm

December: Irene Li
Chef/Partner at Mei Mei
Sampling event: Monday, December 17th from 5-7pm

March 2019: Michael Scelfo
Chef/Owner at Alden & Harlow, Waypoint, and the forthcoming Longfellow Bar at Alden & Harlow
Sampling event: Monday, March 25th 2019 from 5-7pm

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