Become a Chef At Market

Are you a local chef looking to share your love of local food with the Loudoun County area?

Do you have a business you would like to promote?

If so then the Chef at Market opportunity might be right for you!

We are looking for simple demonstrations that will use market product to create interest in those items that are available at the market. We want more people to try the amazing products our vendors bring. We also want more people to make time to cook. Cooking at home, together as a family, is one cure to our nation’s health concerns.

Please note:

All vendors and guests that wish to cook, serve, or sample foods at the market must have a permit from the Loudoun County Health Department. Application for the permit can take as much as 2 weeks so please plan ahead.

For more information you may see the County’s Health Department Temporary Food Guidelines and Information Packet HERE.

Chef at Market Rules

The demonstration must be arranged in advance.

Chef and staff will work with LVHMC staff to arrange arrival, setup, and breakdown. Ideally this would be before the open of the market.

The aim is to utilize local and seasonal prod- ucts and to make those the focus of your recipe.

While we appreciate all you do in your personal/professional kitchens, this is a time to focus on simple recipes using market ingredients that a market shopper/ home cook can replicate at home.

Tents, tables and chairs are not provided. Chefs are asked to provide their own tents, weights, chairs, tables, signage, and display materials for the 10’x10’ stall space. Cooking utensils and all needed equipment should be supplied by chef as well. The market will work with you to provide serving ware as well as other needs by prearrange- ment.

Businesses/Chefs must abide by the weights and tent policies of LVHMC.

There is no electricity available at the market site.

No products of any kind may be sold at Chef tables—all items available at a chef’s table must be available free of charge. You are more than welcome to offer promotional material about your business, restaurant, or school.

We are a rain-or-shine market; see the LVHMC Rules of Operation for weather regulations. Please plan to attend regardless of the weather.

Participants must clean up their stall area at the end of the market.

All Chef at Market activities must be con- ducted at the Chef stall. Any special re- quests should be communicated to the Mar- ket Outreach Coordinator at outreach@loudounfarmersmarkets.org.

All banners and signage visible to passersby must be family friendly.

Liability insurance is strongly recommended.

LVHMC is happy to offer a place where local chefs can teach, via a cooking demonstration, using product(s) from our market. We are glad to share our markets with local businesses and schools who demonstrate an interest in promoting local foods and eating healthy.

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