Chef Led Farmer’s Market Tour


3 Hours | Saturdays | Learn how to choose the finest ingredients and make a gourmet meal!

This is an exclusive chef-led tour of the Farmer’s Market in lively downtown Sarasota where you personally learn how to select the finest and freshest produce, cheeses, fish, herbs, spices, olive oils, and other savory ingredients. As you stroll through the market visiting various culinary vendor tents, your executive chef teaches you what to look for when buying organic, what colors to look for in ripened fruits and vegetables, and other nuggets of knowledge that you can take back to your own kitchen! After gathering the finest ingredients along the way, your food tour group proceeds to a nearby restaurant for your own private, chef-led cooking demonstration where you then enjoy a delectable lunch made from the very ingredients you selected, along with a glass of wine!

Time: 9 a.m. on Saturdays
Duration: Three hours
Attire: Comfortable walking shoes
Includes: Your personal tour of the Sarasota Farmer’s Market with your chef tour guide and then a prepared lunch with the fresh ingredients you selected and a glass of wine
Weather: Rain or shine, so please dress for the weather
Parking: Parking is available in the State Street parking garage on State Street. Please be aware that the City of Sarasota is now charging for parking after three hours. The fourth hour is $3 and it it $1 per hour after that.
Where to meet: The Fat Chef Statue on corner of Main and Lemon outside Mattison’s Grill & Restaurant in downtown Sarasota.

Please note that all Sarasota tours require a minimum of five people. This does not mean one party must book five individuals, but that our total headcount achieves the minimum. We will notify you if we have not reached this capacity and will always strive to accommodate our valued guests!