Each season we invite chefs and other culinary enthusiasts to demonstrate recipes featuring ingredients grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation's largest edible landscape.
Demos, which are included with Garden admission, are held twice a month on Sundays at 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) from late May through early October in the Missouri Barn. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Samples, if provided, are limited.
The 2014 Participants
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Garden Chef Series! We will post the 2015 schedule in April.
Friday, May 2, 11 a.m.-noon: Lisa Burgess and Culinary Arts Students from the Career and Technology Center at Fort Osage
Sunday, May 11: No demo (Join us for Mother’s Day brunch and concert by Brookside Brass.)
Sunday, May 18: Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine at Lidia's
Sunday, May 25: Karen Breshears, CCC, RD, Chef/Instructor of Food and Nutrition at the University of Central Missouri
Sunday, June 1: John Smith, Executive Chef at Pig & Finch
Sunday, June 15: No demo (Join us for a Father's Day performance by Paul Mesner Puppets at 1:30 p.m.)
Sunday, June 22: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Joe Shirley, Chef/Owner at Uberdine)
Wednesday, June 25: Carmen Cabia Garcia, Chef/Owner at El Tenedor (2 p.m.)
Sunday, June 29: No demo (Live-Fire Dinner with Food Network's Grill Mayor Craig Jones)
Sunday, July 6: Chris Graham, Executive Chef at Taste, Kansas City's Special Event & Catering Company
Sunday, July 13: Ian Denney, Sous Chef at The Raphael Hotel
After Chef Ian's demo, stay for a concert by David and Jimmy Nace (sponsored by Darn Good Food, LLC).
Sunday, July 20: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Craig Howard, Chef/Owner at Howard's Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch)
Sunday, July 27: Julie Kendall, Chef/Owner at Café Blackadder
Following Julie's demo, longtime Kansas City musician Jeff Porter will perform in the Missouri Barn (sponsored by Darn Good Food, LLC).
Sunday, August 3: Jasper Mirabile, Chef/Owner at Jasper's Restaurant
Sunday, August 10: Charles d'Ablaing, Executive Chef at The Raphael Hotel
Sunday, August 17: No demo
Sunday, August 24: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Ian Denney, Sous Chef at The Raphael Hotel)
Sunday, August 31: No demo
Sunday, September 7: Richard W. McPeake, Chef/Culinary Instructor, and Students from the Kansas City, Kansas, Community College Culinary Arts Program
Sunday, September 14: Mindy Lindeman Riley, Owner of Olive Tree Fine Oils + Vinegars, and Duane Daugherty, Owner of Mr. Doggity's Foods
Sunday, September 21: No demo (Join us for Under a Harvest Moon with Chefs Linda Duerr and Leon Bahlmann)
Saturday, September 27: Nationally acclaimed sculptor Dan Ostermiller, who created the bronzes featured in Gardens Gone Wild, and Richard Matteucci
Sunday, September 28: Michele Coakley, Personal Chef/Owner at Exquisite Eats Personal Chef Service
Sunday, October 5: Beth Bader, Co-author of The Cleaner Plate Club, at 12:30 p.m. and Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine at Lidia's, at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 12: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Chefs Mickey Priolo and Rick Mullins from Gram & Dun)
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