Scene & Heard: The Farmer and the Chef

Andy Berman and Michelle Newman attended the The Farmer and the Chef gala. The Maryland Science Center proved a perfect venue for The Farmer and the Chef. The party centered on a culinary competition that was all about exploring what Maryland farms and chefs could create together. Co-chairs Celeste Corsaro and Laura Alima had paired 20 local chefs with 15 different local farms. Each chef was given a main ingredient from one of the farms and had to create a recipe around it. "This event is 100 percent Maryland, from the chefs to the farmers to the wine, the beer and the vodka. It's all Maryland," Alima said. Not only was it good eating, but the event also supported the Days of Taste, a program which brings chefs and farmers into elementary schools to teach students about how their food gets from the farm to table. "We love to support the farm-to-table movement," said Mike Fishman, Quarry Wine & Spirits wine buyer, who was making his way around the food stations with his wife, Diana Fishman, Jay Walter Thompson media planner. Guest John Shields, Gertrude's chef/co-owner, was thoroughly enjoying being on the other side of the stove. "Everything is really innovative. The chefs really stepped out of the box here. I'm also finding some more local farms to add to our [restaurant's] roster." -- Sloane Brown
Photo by Colby Ware, Special to The Baltimore Sun
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