Local Chefs Show Off Dishes With Home-Grown Goods

I’d like to direct your attention to a story in today’s paper about a local food, local chef cooking event next week. Chefs from our Great Peninsula will use local ingredients — from greens grown in Silverdale to pork grown in Port Orchard and more — to create dishes. From the story, “Highlights from the menu, which is still being finalized, include Jamaican goat curry, Korean vegetable soup, an Italian vegetable lasagna, French cassoulet, pork chili Verde and salads with homemade dressings.”

My major criticism of this event is that it’s being held when I’ll be out of town (though they did schedule it on my birthday), and I really want to go. So I’m going to have to count on my friends and blog readers to let me know how it is. If you’re interested, here are some of the basic details or you can go to www.localfoodchefshowoff.org and read Brynn’s story:

Peninsula Local Food Chef Show-Off

What: An event featuring local food prepared by local chefs

Where: The President’s Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds

When: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 4 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $25 prepaid; $30 at the door; $40 for couples


Monica Downen of Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe sent Brynn (and share here) this list of chefs and cooks and menu items for the event:

  • Kay Lee Jung, Port Orchard
  • Cheryl Chiddick, Island Jamz, Keyport
  • Thad Lyman, Brix 25, Gig Harbor
  • Shelly Lewis, Cosmo’s Deli, Port Orchard
  • Chris Plemmons, Olympic College and Two Snooty Chefs
  • Lowell & Heidi Yoxsimer, Hi-Lo’s 15th Street Cafe, Bremerton
  • Jeff McLelland, Harbour Pub & Pegasus Coffee House, BI
  • Richard Kost & Cynthia Jeffries-Cyr, CJ’s Evergreen General Store, Bremerton
  • Monica Downen, Mark Downen & Leslie Chamberlain, Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe, Silverdale
  • Marty Bracken & Stacy Grega, Agate Pass Cafe, Suquamish

The menu so far:

  • Jamaican Goat Curry
  • Korean vegetable soup
  • Pulled goat, Mediterrean style
  • Zucchini Gratin
  • Italian style layered tomato/vegetable dish
  • Farro salad with fresh vegetables and herbs
  • Salad greens and freshly made salad dressings
  • Cassoulet
  • Pork Chili Verde
  • freshly baked bread rolls