Top Chef tours the market

Top Chef Season Five chef’testant Radhika Desai and Season Four’s Richard Blais appeared at our Crescent City Farmers Market this Tuesday with three live interactive demo shows.

Top Chef DemoThe visit was a great success with a busy market and clear blue skies. Shoppers were able to pick up their groceries and stop by the Top Chef tent for live demos and interactive games. One demo show featured a foie gras ice cream and a black sesame seed sponge cake with a rootbeer reduction sauce - safe to try at home but results may vary!

Bravo’s “Top Chef: The Tour 2,” a nationwide 21-city promotional tour featuring a brand new state-of-the-art customized traveling 18-wheeler semi-truck, with an expansive space to accommodate fans for each on-site demonstration, visited New Orleans April 14 on its fourth city-stop. Bravo, Cox Communications and the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience brought “Top Chef” passionate fans the ultimate culinary experience, complete with cooking demos and food tastings hosted by former winners and chef’testants.

Top Chef TentThe “Top Chef” truck is an impressive 44-foot self-sufficient moving vehicle equipped with power and water, and includes a state-of-the-art kitchen. The truck expands outwards with its kitchen, stage, demonstration area and 60 seats, all under an enclosed canopy. Additional guests could view demonstrations from outside of the seating area or from a 50” plasma television in the activity area. Click here to learn more about "Top Chef: The Tour 2".

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Market Umbrella


Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers Market


The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.