Chef Profile: Danielle Leoni

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Hailed as one of the top innovative Chefs of the Valley, Executive Chef Danielle Leoni has lived up to that distinction with an avant-garde approach to blending local farm-fresh ingredients with tropical traditions. Under her stewardship, The Breadfruit and Rum Bar has introduced an entirely new cuisine to the Valley, while redefining perceptions of tropical dining. Chef Leoni and her acclaimed restaurant have received numerous awards including 5 gold medals from the Devoured Culinary Classic and a long standing recognition as a top 10 restaurant in downtown Phoenix. Her work in strengthening and promoting the local dining scene has given her national and local recognition. She is passionate about local, organic and sustainable foods and an ardent supporter of the farming community.

Don’t miss her Cooking Demonstration at the market this Saturday at 10am.

Chef Profile: Michael Babcock

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We are so thrilled to host Michael Babcock, local restaurateurs of Welcome Diner and Welcome Chicken + Donuts this Saturday at the Market for a cooking demo at 10am.  Inspired by soul food and driven to create a place to satisfy comfort food cravings, his team has built more than just a great place to eat.  Babcock has built relationships with everyone from the community who comes to dine to the local purveyors he purchases from for his restaurants.  A frequent farmers market shopper, Babcock’s menus always reflect what’s in season.  Don’t miss his Chef Demo featuring his favorite farmers market finds this weekend at 10am.