Josh Even and Joyce Liu, Tosca Cafe, featuring Four Sisters Farm
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Four Sisters Farm.
Josh Even was introduced to the restaurant industry after college, working as a bartender at San Francisco karaoke restaurant Kansai. He returned to his native New York, but after working at the legendary Odeon and French bistro Le Gigot (where he made the transition from server to cook), he enrolled at the French Culinary Institute. He subsequently accepted a line cook position at The Spotted Pig, and was later appointed chef de cuisine of The John Dory shortly after it opened. Now Executive Chef of Tosca Cafe, Even features a classic yet modern Italian menu, minus the red-sauce kitsch, having made the bold move to serve food at one of San Francisco’s most iconic bars.
Robin and Nancy Gammons were both native Californians and enthusiastic home gardeners when they met in 1970. They were married in 1975, and, with the help of Robin’s father, were able to purchase land in Aromas. They started farming in 1977. The farm is named after their four daughters: Lucy, Jill, Dusty, and Prema. The Gammons’ approach to farming has always been organic and ecological, and they have a strong commitment to maintaining a natural, healthy ecosystem on their property. One of their four daughters, Jill, is now following in her parents’ footsteps and has begun a flower-growing project of her own on the farm.
All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.