CUESA's Summer Celebration

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40 Top Restaurants + 20 Bars & Wineries =
Endless Fun in Support of Local Food and Farmers

Join CUESA in kicking off the summer harvest with a night of feasting on impeccable bites from the Bay Area’s best restaurants. Since launching the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 22 years ago, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers, food makers, and urban dwellers together to create a healthy food system: a world where fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is a viable for generations to come.

At Summer Celebration, these local farmers, chefs, bartenders, and wine makers are the stars of the night. Because we love peak-season produce as much as you do, all culinary creations will feature one of five summer plant families, including berries, leaves and flowers, cucurbits (cucumbers and melons), alliums (onion and garlic), and of course, stone fruits. Each artfully crafted bite and cocktail will showcase one of these groups using the best produce the farmers market has to offer.

Stroll the halls of the gorgeous Ferry Building Marketplace while you enjoy unlimited food and drink. Enjoy great music, go on a culinary treasure hunt to win fantastic prizes, and feast to your heart’s content.

Proceeds from the night provide much-needed support for CUESA’s ongoing education initiatives, including free cooking demos, kitchen skills classes, the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program, and sustainability scholarships for farmers.

Tickets are $125, $85 of which is a tax deductible donation.

Summer Celebration Raffle

Win a year of dining out at the Bay Area’s best restaurants! Purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Celebration Raffle at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Info Booth or on the night of the event. Winners will be announced at Summer Celebration, but you need not be present to win.

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

Carl Foronda, 1760
Ryan Pollnow, Aaxte
Jen Musty, Batter Bakery
Miguel Peffer, Barbacco
Heather Terhune, BDK
Mario Tolentino, Betelnut
Van Dao, Biscuit Bender
Sean Thomas, The Blue Plate
Chris Cosentino, Boccalone & Cockscomb
Amaryll Schwertner, boulibar
Joey Elenterio, Cadence
Sue Conley, Cowgirl Creamery
Yasuhiro Iwata, delica rf1
Dandelion Chocolate
Joseph Ahearne, El Porteño
Chris Jones, Gaspar Brasserie
Tony Ferrari + Jonathan Sutton, Hillside Supper Club
Jake Godby, Humphry Slocombe
Tim Archuleta, ICHI Sushi
Shauna Des Voignes, Knead Patisserie
Damon Barham, LinkedIn
Jacob Des Voignes, Local Mission Eatery
Mellisa Root, Madera
Patti Furey Crane, Mariposa Baking Company
Adam Becker, The Market
Vincent Russo, MarketBar
Meg Ray, Miette
Traci Des Jardins, Mijita
Dennis Lee, Namu Gaji, Namu Noodle & Smokestack
Daniel Capra, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering
Jesse Koide, Pink Zebra SF
Conner Hackett, Prather Ranch Meat Co.
Chris Seyersdahl, Precita Park Cafe
Ryan Shelton, Reverb
Sophina Uong, Revival Bar + Kitchen
Steve Walker, Rose Pistola
Larry Finn, Scala’s Bistro
Taira Kater, The Slanted Door
Nate Keller, Sprig
Matthew Dolan, Twenty Five Lusk
Evan Bloom & Leo Beckerman, Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Participating Spirit Companies, Bars & Wineries

Almanac Beer Co.
Anchor Distilling Company
Blue Bottle Coffee
Campo de Encanto Pisco
Charbay Winery & Distillery
The Daniel Patterson Group
Distillery No. 209
Drinkwell Softers
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Golden State Cider
Hog & Rocks
Little Apple Shrubs
Kivelstadt Cellars
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Pressed Juicery
Rye on the Road
Scribe Winery
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
SōW Juice
Spirit Works Distillery
St. George Spirits
Square One Organic Spirits
Two Mile Wines
Wait Cellars
White Rock Vineyards

Participating Farms

County Line Harvest
Star Route Farms
Knoll Farms
Tory Farms
Lucero Organic Farms
Yerena Farms

Tickets are nonrefundable but may be transferable by contacting

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography and Amanda Harris.