A few of Birmingham's top chefs will face off against each other on Sunday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Birmingham Farmers Market to see who can earn the title 2018 Birmingham Farmers Market Master Chef Champion.
At the annual Chef Clash, a popular attraction at the farmers market, Chef Chris Gadulka from Toast took the title of MasterChef the last two years in a row. This year, Chef Adam Kraska from Vinotecca and Chef Devon Follbaum from Fleming's Steakhouse will go head-to-head with Gadulka and try to take his title.
Each chef will need to complete their dishes using mystery ingredients from the farmers market's vendors. Local celebrities and community leaders will score each dish and announce the champion.
The public is invited to watch this display of friendly competition, as well as taste samples from each chef's restaurant. The Chef Clash sponsor is Primi Piatti Market.
Other upcoming special events at the market include the Corn Festival on August 12, featuring all things corn, with special crafts, games and old-fashioned corn shelling; the Harvest Festival on September 16, celebrating the bounty of the Michigan harvest with a petting farm; and the End of Season Celebration on October 28, where visitors are invited come in costume and trick-or-treat among the vendors, plus enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations..
The Birmingham Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through October 28 and features exclusively Michigan-grown produce subject to Michigan growing patterns. The market offers a hometown experience that’s fun for all ages, with fresh prepared foods, live music, a children’s craft area and more. Throughout the season more than 70 booths feature a diverse array of locally and regionally grown produce, vegetables, fruits, flowers, garden plants, eggs, honey, jams, fresh meat, poultry, soaps, dog treats, breads, baked goods and hand-crafted items.