Public Relations Director
Boston, MA – January 2017 – Since opening in August 2015, The Trustees has brought educational and entertaining events and programs to The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market aimed at restoring the craft of seasonal cooking and sharing the stories of Massachusetts farmers and food artisans. This February, The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market will launch a new Signature Chef Series to showcase popular chefs and their relationships with the Massachusetts farmers, fishermen, and food artisans they source from.
The chef series will launch with special guest, Chef Jose Duarte of Taranta in the North End on Tuesday, February 28th from 6PM-9PM. Duarte will present a cooking demonstration and custom six-course menu featuring food and ingredients from the Boston Public Market’s onsite vendor community. The menu will be inspired by his Peruvian heritage and mastery of Italian culinary traditions. Wine and/or spirit tastings will be paired with each course, with New England craft beers from the Market’s Hopsters Alley and wine selections from the Massachusetts Wine Shop available for purchase.
“We are honored to kick off this new chef series with the talented Jose Duarte, and look forward to sharing him and more of Boston’s most renowned chefs with our guests at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market throughout the year,” adds Barbara Erickson, Trustees President and CEO. “Each chef contributes to our regional food system through their creative menus and commitment to sourcing locally, which is in line with our mission as one of the largest owners of farmland in Massachusetts, to connect more people with locally grown, healthy food.”
“I’m thrilled to partner with The Trustees to celebrate the food entrepreneurs at the Boston Public Market and provide this special evening,” said Duarte, “I’m looking forward to teaching our guests some of my favorite winter recipes and introducing them to cooking with fresh, local ingredients.”
Other chefs to be featured in the series include Carl Dooley, Season 13 competitor on Top Chef and Executive Chef of the new restaurant The Table in Cambridge on Thursday, April 20th and Matthew Jennings, award winning, renowned Chef and Owner of Townsman Boston, on Saturday, May 13th. More information on these and upcoming events in the series will be available soon at www.thetrustees.org/KITCHEN.
“The mission of our series is to feature area chefs who care about using the highest quality ingredients in their cooking and the many talented local farmers and food artisans in Massachusetts that they source from, like those at The Boston Public Market,” says The KITCHEN Director Lieza Dagher. “We are excited to offer our guests this unique opportunity to witness these special partnerships and learn about the impact they have in our community.”
Proceeds from the chef series benefit The Trustees, Massachusetts largest conservation and preservation nonprofit, and The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market and help to support its mission to provide free educational programs on seasonal eating, nutrition and wellness, and sustainable, local agriculture. Tickets are $160 for Trustees members and $200 for nonmembers, and include Chef Duarte’s demonstration, a seated six-course menu, and craft spirits and wine tastings with each course. For additional event details including menu and to register, visit http://www.thetrustees.org/chef, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978.578.5867. Become a Trustees member and receive up to 50% discounts on many programs, including those at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, as well as Trustees’ 116 scenic, cultural, and agricultural properties across Massachusetts.
The Boston Public Market, the nation’s first permanent year-round market to feature all local vendors, is located on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station. In addition to running The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, The Trustees are also a founding partner and one of 40 New England-based vendors at the Market. The organization’s Appleton Farms Store, modeled after the farm’s on-site Dairy & Farm Store in Ipswich, features dairy products made from the Farm’s Jersey dairy herd including bottled milk and a selection of aged and semi-soft farmstead cheeses, as well as the largest selections of Massachusetts artisanal cheeses available anywhere. KITCHEN programs operate in conjunction with the Market’s hours of operation, daily, 8AM-8PM.
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A native of Peru, Jose Duarte began his diverse career after school in the hospitality and catering industry before going back to school to earn an MBA in food service operations after which he developed gourmet adventures for families from around the world with ESF Adventures. In July 2000, Duarte settled in Boston, opening Taranta in Boston‘s historic North End. Among other professional honors, Duarte has also been named the 2011 Massachusetts Chef of the Year and one of the Top 100 “Most Influential” Latinos in Massachusetts. Top rated by Zagat, featured in multiple national and regional publications, Taranta is a Sustainable Restaurant, receiving the 2008 City of Boston Green Business Award and the 2011 Massachusetts Recycling Award and named one of the TOP 5 Peruvian Influenced Restaurants in the USA.
An original native of Cambridge where he just opened Table, Carl Dooley was a competitor on last year’s Season 13 of Top Chef and Tony Maws’ Chef de Cuisine at Craigie on Main from 2012-2015, where he earned a “Rising Star Chef” award in 2015. After spending most of senior year of high school working at Formaggio Kitchen, Dooley attended the New England Culinary Institute and upon graduating, worked for seven years under James Beard award winning chefs Tony Maws, Frank Ruta, and Eric Ripert. He moved to Brooklyn in 2012 to work at Battersby—then voted Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant, before returning to Boston to work at Craigie on Main. Dooley’s philosophy is to make delicious food, pairing European technique with a global pantry to create a unique dining experience for his guests.
With four James Beard Foundation Award nominations for Best Chef: Northeast, three Cochon 555 wins, and a spot on Food & Wine's "40 Under 40 Big Thinkers In America" list, chef Matt Jennings is recognized nationally for his bold, lusty cooking and dedication to New England locality through artisan and seasonal ingredients. After a decade of success with his restaurant Farmstead in Providence, he returned to his native city of Boston in February 2015 to open Townsman, a New England brasserie that pays homage to his deep roots in the area, showcasing his commitment to locality and love of the Northeast. Townsman was named one of Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurants in America; USA Today named it one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the country; and Food & Wine included Townsman in their list of ten Restaurants of The Year.
The Trustees preserves and cares for some of Massachusetts’ most treasured natural, scenic, and historic sites for public use and enjoyment. Founded in 1891 and celebrating our 125th Anniversary from May 2016-2017, The Trustees is the first land preservation nonprofit of its kind in the world and the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization. With a passion for protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever, The Trustees is focusing its renewed mission on connecting more people of all ages and interests to outdoor recreation, culture, agriculture, and healthy, active living using its 116 diverse properties, community spaces, and over 5,000 annual programs as a powerful and compelling platform. Located within minutes of every resident and visited by 1.6 million people in 2015, Trustees properties span more than 27,000 acres across the state – from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. The Trustees is also a worldwide model and active leader in land conservation, serving as the largest private holder of conservation restrictions of any entity in the state, overseeing the protection of more than 20,000 acres, and working with community’s partners to protect additional land, totaling over 25,000 acres to date. Also leader in the local, sustainable food movement, The Trustees operates five working farms with CSA programs, holds over 2,000 acres of farmland, and is a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation, where it runs all educational programming at the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN and is one of 40 on-site vendors. Funded by our nearly 125,000 members and supported by many generous donors, partners, and volunteers, The Trustees invites all to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment through a Trustees program or property: www.thetrustees.org.
The Boston Public Market is a 28,000 square foot permanent, year-round, market that provides fresh local food to consumers from all income levels and nourishes our community. It is a civic resource, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. At the market, farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New England offer the public a year-round source of fresh local food and an opportunity to taste, buy, and understand what our region has to offer. The market houses over 35 vendors selling locally produced items such as farm-fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, milk and cheese, fish and shellfish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. The Boston Public Market is the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the United States. For more information visit: www.bostonpublicmarket.org.