Chefs at Market

In partnership with EatDenver, each Saturday at the Union Station Market local chefs demo unique recipes with in-season ingredients. This program is currently on hold for the 2020 season.

The farmers market is the perfect place for chefs to get an overview of what is in season each week, engage with local food growers, sample artisanal products, and purchase fresh ingredients for their restaurants. We love seeing and hearing about how farmers market ingredients are prepared on local menus. While we normally host weekly chef demos this year we’re going virtual once a month.

In collaboration with the 2020 Union Station Market Chef Council, the market is hosting a Council Chef once per month to hand-select a weekly “Chef Box” at the Union Station Farmers Market, then to cook a meal that people can cook themselves using vendor’s products – a kind of virtual chef demo. The upcoming ChefBox schedule is as follows:

Week of July 21: Matt Vawter of Mercantile Dining & Provision 

Week of August: Jen Janinski of Crafted Concepts 

Week of September: Sheila Lucero of Jax Fish House LoDo


These limited boxes will be available to order on through our Curbside Pickup.

We encourage chefs to sign up for our weekly newsletter, which is sent out every Wednesday morning. This email includes a list of what is in season each week, special events at the market, vendor profiles, and recipes from local restaurants.
If you are interested in doing future chef demos with us, please email: [email protected]