Learn How to Create Tantalizing Lettuce Wraps Using Produce from the Holland Farmers Market at the Chef Series

Need a summer meal to be the heat? Then don’t miss the Chef Series at the Holland Farmers Market this Saturday, July 27! Beginning at 10:00 am, Executive Chef Anthony Tenhoor from Alpenrose Restaurant will be teaching audiences how to use fresh seasonal produce
from the Market to make delicious lettuce wraps…perfect for the nights when it’s too hot to turn on your oven. The Chef Series is proudly sponsored by Higher Health Chiropractic with in-kind support from Visser Farms. Please note that the Chef Series location has now been moved to the northwest Civic Center parking lot.

Tenhoor began his culinary career at Grand Rapids Community College, where he earned an AA in Culinary Arts. Upon graduation, he worked as a pantry cook at Thousand Oaks Golf Club and within two years he was promoted to Sous Chef and then Executive Chef. After Thousand Oaks, he worked in the Tampa Bay area for 8 years at a private golf club before moving to Maui, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, he ran a marine operation that catered 150,000 guests annually. He then returned to West Michigan and worked as a Chef de Cuisine at GP Sports Bar in Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. He joined the Alpenrose team as their Executive Chef in December of 2018.

Each week during the Chef Series at the Holland Farmers Market, a talented local chef, caterer or Market vendor demonstrates how to prepare an easy, healthy and delicious meal using fresh Market ingredients. The Chef Series is held at 10:00 am every Saturday through August 31 and is free to attend. Recipes are available at the demonstration and will also be posted online at the week following the demonstration.

Upcoming Chef Series Demonstrations

August 3
Small Plates
Chris Gibble, CityFlatsHotel’s executive chef, will demonstrate how to make restaurant-style small plates at home incorporating fresh produce in unexpected, but delicious ways!

August 10
Greek Cooking

Greek to Go
Greek To Go’s Esther Koukios, a Holland Farmers Market vendor, will use fresh, seasonal vegetables like eggplant, green beans and tomatoes, and teach attendees how to turn them into traditional Greek dishes.

August 17
Raw, Grilled and Charred Salads
The Farmhouse Deli Christine Ferris, owner and executive chef at The Farmhouse Deli, will demonstrate three mouth-watering summer salads that utilize the best of Michigan’s summer produce, including a watermelon salad, grilled peaches and charred green beans.

August 24
Spanish Style
Seventy-Six Executive Chef Shelly Rash will prepare a variety of Spanish-inspired dishes in anticipation of their sister tapas restaurant, Poquito, opening in Downtown Holland this year!

August 31
Cooking with Watermelon
Chef Jen LLC
Cold watermelon is the fruit of choice for Jen Plaggemars, owner and chef behind Chef Jen LLC. Join her as she demonstrates how versatile this popular summer fruit can be as she uses it to prepare both savory and sweet dishes.

About Higher Health Chiropractic:
Led by Dr. Andrew White, the team at Higher Health Chiropractic is driven by faith, proven by results and dedicated to creating an extraordinary experience for their youngest chiropractic patients. Higher Health Chiropractic is a neurologically based practice utilizing state of the art technology and FDA approved adjusting tools to help patients of all ages achieve their health goals. Visit them online at or call 616.294.8376 to make an appointment today.

About the Holland Farmers Market:
The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. The Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm from May 15 through December 21, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers Market brings together over 100 local farmers and vendors, food trucks, street performers and special events. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an ATM onsite. Visit Market staff inside the front lobby of the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH and
Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home!