Foodies Flock to The Farmer & the Chef


Last night foodies were flocking to the riverfront with the Polish Festival and The Farmer & The Chef going on right next to each other.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Farmer & The Chef it is time to get educated! This incredible event feature’s Delaware’s finest restaurant’s teamed up with local farmers to show off their talents. There are tables and tables of delectable farm-to-table samplings for guests to try and some delicious beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to wash them down with!

Yesterday’s 7th annual Farmer & The Chef event was a profound success that included excellent live musical entertainment, a wall of wine and four tables of fantastic silent auction items. This event screams “Delaware Pride” with the combination of local restaurants, local farmers and local businesses teaming up to support a great cause, The March of Dimes.

Everyone that attended was encouraged to vote for their favorite dishes. It is a difficult task as each dish is extremely unique yet tasty!

Drumroll please….. This year’s winners were the following:

1st Place- Chefs Kip Poole, Matt Vaughan, Briana Lyons and students from William Penn High School Penn Bistro with Penn Farms and Obis One LLC

2nd Place- Chef Robert Lhulier, University Whist Club with SIW Vegetables

3rd Place (it’s a tie!!!)- Chef Michael Mullen and students from Delcastle High School Cooks and Bakers with Kalmar Farm and Perdue Farms AND
Jim Mitchell’s Woodside Farm Creamery

Rookie of the Year- Chef Christopher Meyer, Two Stones Pub

Best Decorated Booth- To-Jo Mushrooms, 2 Fat Guys and Milburn Orchards with Ulysses American Gastropub and Catherine Rooney’s

If you didn’t attend this year, be sure to keep a look out for next year’s event date by following The Farmer & The Chef on Facebook.