The CSCA Hosts Cooking Demo to Benefit The Boston Public Market Association
[February 23, 2012] The Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) will be partnering with The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA) on Thursday, March 8, 2012, for a spring-inspired tapas cooking demonstration by Chef Marcos Sanchez of Tres Gatos restaurant in Jamaica Plain.
The event will be a preview for an upcoming CSCA series of seasonal cooking demos from local chefs, using many ingredients from BPMA’s farmers market vendors. The series will consist of five-to-six classes, on reoccurring nights, July through August 2012. Proceeds from the series will benefit the BPMA and the effort to open a year-round public market in Boston featuring locally produced foods.
In this first event, Chef Marcos will recreate a selection of tapas featured on his menu at Tres Gatos. Dishes include All i Pebre (Head on Prawns with Pine Nut Picada), Spanish Tortilla with Asparagus, Spring Market Salad with Farm Fresh Eggs, and Churros with Spiced Chocolate Sauce. All attendees will be able to sample each dish.
The Boston Public Market Association is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) whose mission is to foster a thriving, permanent year-round market in Boston providing consumers with fresh and healthy food directly from local food growers and producers.
The Boston area has more than 20 seasonal farmers markets. But the city still lacks a central, enclosed marketplace that serves as a low-cost outlet for Massachusetts farmers and supports local food entrepreneurs. In 2001, a group of food producers, business people, and public officials gathered to form what would become the Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) to create a year-round permanent marketplace in Boston. William T. Dowling, co-owner of The CSCA, is a BPMA board member.
Chef Marcos Sanchez graduated from The CSCA’s Professional Chef’s Program in 2005. He has worked at Dante restaurant in Cambridge and has been the Executive Chef at Tres Gatos since 2011.
The CSCA BPMA Celebrity Chef Series — Marcos Sanchez
Cooking Demonstration to Benefit the Boston Public Market Association
The CSCA, 2020 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Thursday, March 8, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $100.00 (Proceeds from the event will be donated to BPMA)
RSVP: Registration Required through The CSCA Recreational Class Calendar, class 2148 or by calling 617.354.2020.