Travelle at The Langham partners with Green City Market — Chicago’s first year-round, sustainable farmers market and nonprofit — for a virtual event on Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m. CST. Travelle Chef de Cuisine Jeff Vucko joins Green City Market Chef Educator Lisa Kalabokis for an informative online conversation about seasonality, sustainability, and zero waste practices via Instagram Live. Vucko is a long-time supporter of Green City Market. In addition to shopping the sustainable farmers market regularly and building strong partnerships with the farmers and purveyors, he has spearheaded many partnerships and collaborations with the nonprofit, including Green City Market’s Come to the Table dinner series.
Chef Educator Lisa Kalabokis loves to cook with local, sustainable foods. Her passion for cooking began at a young age spending time in the kitchen with her grandparents, who taught her techniques they brought with them from Sicily. Prior to her accomplishments with Green City Market, her career was full of amazing feats including her time as a butcher at the highly successful Butcher & Larder to educating children at the Chopping Block. Her passion for sustainable, ethically-sourced food has rewarded her with close relationships with several local farmers and purveyors — ones that she’s carried with her throughout her various roles.
Over the course of the seasonality-focused conversation, Chef Vucko will discuss Travelle’s new fall menu and showcase ways to use seasonal produce currently available. Kalabokis will share information on GCM Delivered, Green City Market’s innovative new online ordering platform offering home delivery, convenient curbside pick-up, and grab-and-go pick-up at their markets.
Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. CST
About Green City Market: Green City Market is a not-for-profit organization celebrating its twenty-first anniversary. Chicago’s largest and first year-round sustainable farmers market, Green City Market provides a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and connecting farmers and local producers directly to chefs and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market compliments the market with robust educational programs through their Edible Gardens, Club Sprouts, and Chef Demos. Striving to make the market a place where all Chicagoans have access to great healthy food, GCM welcomes Link (formerly known food stamps) and matches what shoppers spend on their Link cards dollar-for-dollar up to $15 to double the purchasing power of those who need it most. For more information visit www.greencitymarket.org.