Planes, Trains, and Traveling Chefs!
Matt's in the Market brought one of the first culinary series of its kind to Seattle in the Spring of 2012. The series featured six critically acclaimed chefs from the West Coast - from California to Canada, working alongside Matt's Head Chef Chester Gerl.
Each dinner consisted of six courses, with our guest chef and Chester alternating courses throughout the meal. Each guest chef toured the Pike Place Market with Chester before each dinner to collaborate on their "Market-influenced" dishes. The series kicked off with Gabriel Rucker, Chef/Owner of LePigeon and Little Bird in Portland.
The dinners were held on select Monday nights that began on April 16th, 2012. Our intent was to raise awareness of the remarkable bounty that Pike Place Market has to offer and the importance an open Market has to the people of a city, its restaurants, and the greater culinary world. Owner Dan Bugge and Head Chef Chester Gerl understand this as well as anyone in the Seattle culinary scene, having made their home in the Pike Place Market for a combined total of 27 years.
We are thrilled to have provided you with the unique opportunity to have renowned chefs cook for you in your hometown, with one of the leading chefs and restaurants in Seattle. We want to thank all who attended what was undoubtedly some of the year's absolute finest and most unforgettable culinary experiences in not just Seattle, but in the entire country as well.