In February 2010 we launched the market kitchen to show people how to make the most of the produce that you'll find at the market.
The Kitchen at the Market
Every week vendor's donate the best of their seasonal products for our market chefs to transform into tasty, delicious dishes right in front of you. You can get their recipes here or pick up a printout at the kitchen each week, along with tasting samples and helpful cooking tips.
If you're looking for ideas and want to know where to find the products you need, make sure to visit the market kitchen. You’ll find it in the lower market between Harbour Fish and Waitaki Bacon and Ham.
The Saturday morning cooking demonstrations are shared by our chefs on a rotational basis.
Sandra is a chef at a local eatery. As a highly experienced hospitality professional with over 20 years experience in the industry, Sam has built up an extensive body of knowledge through hands on learning, trade and academic study.
Naturally gregarious and with a warm and open manner Sam makes taste buds sing and plates pop! Well known locally for her Red Rocket Catering Co and co-ownership of the iconic Inch Bar she embraces local, seasonal food and the relationship she has built up with the vendors at the market.
From time to time vendors from the market will use the market kitchen to showcase their own products. There are many qualified chefs who trade at the market, so watch out for the occasional demonstration from your favourite vendor bringing their brand of panache and flair to the kitchen.
Think you might be interested in giving it a go?
If you love to cook and are passionate about the market and local food perhaps you would like to be part of the team in the kitchen. This is an ideal opportunity for an aspiring, passionate, creative, local, food advocate with flair in the cooking department. We don’t need a qualified chef, a good home cook would fit the bill. If you know someone like this or think it might be time to try something different yourself please contact us.