Learn The Art of Small Plates at the Chef Series

Small plate are a big trend in the culinary world. Find out why this Saturday, August 3, at the Holland Farmers Market Chef Series! Executive Chef Chris Gibble from CityFlatsHotel will demonstrate how to create restaurant-style small plates by using fresh local produce in new and exciting ways! The Chef Series demonstration begins at 10:00 am and is proudly sponsored by Higher Health Chiropractic with in-kind support from Visser Farms.

A native of Pittsburgh, Gibble experienced his culinary calling while working in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Initially Gibble experimented at home with traditional comfort foods and delectable desserts. After moving to the Grand Rapids area, he started his culinary career working for TSO Catering where he developed the art of garde manger. Today, Gibble runs the kitchen at CityFlatsHotel in Downtown Holland as their Executive Chef.

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 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!