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:
October: Tony Maws
Chef/Owner at Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter
Sampling event: Monday, October 22nd from 5-7pm
December: Irene Li
Chef/Partner at Mei Mei
Sampling event: Monday, December 17th from 5-7pm