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Mark Tarbell, Tracy Dempsey, and Matt Taylor Help Kick Off Winter Chef Series at Phoenix Public Market

Welcoming in the winter season, a new line-up of Valley chefs and taste makers has been set to host Phoenix Public Market's Winter Chef Series, two-hour demonstrations and cooking classes featuring a variety of memorable meals and culinary personalities.

Mark Tarbell, chef and owner of Tarbell's, the award-winning neighborhood restaurant in Central Phoenix, celebrated sweet-treat queen Tracy Dempsey, and new Noca chef Matt Tayor make up a portion of the Series, where attendees can enjoy two hours of tasty three-course menus, Arizona wines or beers, and take-home recipes -- not to mention some face time with some of the Valley's finest local culinary talents.

The Orange Table's chef Elizabeth Meinz kicks the off the Series with a breakfast for dinner menu. Keep reading for the full schedule and registration details.

The Winter Chef Series at the Phoenix Public Market is $55 for each two-hour demonstration and includes three courses paired with Arizona wines or beers and take-home recipes. Proceeds go to Devour, an initiative of Local First Arizona and to Phoenix Public Market. For more details or to make your reservation, go here.

Winter Series Schedule:

Chef Elizabeth Meinz of Orange Table Tuesday, January 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The menu for this event will feature Breakfast for Dinner: Pancakes with a Savory Pan Syrup, Prosciutto Benedict, Ravioli with a Fresh Herbed Ricotta, Crispy Prosciutto, Eggs & Bacon Foam.

Chef Jared Porter of Parlor Pizzeria Tuesday, January 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event will feature an Italiano Rustico menu. Primi: Crow's Dairy Goat Cheese Ravioli, Organic Beet Brodo and Local Pecans paired with Page Springs La Flor Rosa. Secondi: Grass Fed Beef Stufato (Stew), Root Vegetable Ragu and Rosemary Oil paired with Nimbus Oatmeal Stout. Dolci: Sweet Potato Bread Pudding, Brown Butter Mascarpone and Pistachio paired with Royal Coffee Affogato.

Chef Matt Taylor of Noca Tuesday, January 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit Saturday, January 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Chef Mark Tarbell Saturday, February 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Chef Tracy Dempsey Tuesday, February 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Jennifer Woods Saturday, February 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Class led by Jennifer Woods, Chow Bella Contributor, Crooked Sky Farms Marketer and Food Blogger for Croissants and Root Beer. Sponsored by Crooked Sky Farms.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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