Zero-Waste Bites and Sips: Hands-on Class with Maker's Mark

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

All taste, no waste!

CUESA and Maker’s Mark invite you to the CUESA Kitchen for an afternoon of farm-fresh cocktails and bites in the heart of San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This hands-on class will showcase zero-waste techniques you can use to enhance your cooking and cocktail making.

Savor the bounty of the summer-fall cusp and make the most of your market haul with tips and tricks from the experts. The team from Hard Water will guide you through creating “root to stem” recipes that upcycle overlooked ingredients to a restaurant-quality meal. Did you know Americans throw away about 20 pounds of food per person per month? Use a bunch of radishes to create three different elements of a refined tartine and turn bruised fruit into an unforgettable fig and bourbon cocktail.

Join us!

  • Become a bourbon expert and learn about what distinguishes Maker’s Mark’s bourbon whiskey with a guided tasting

  • Learn how to use farm-fresh produce from root to stem to create delicious and impressive recipes with no waste left behind!

  • Learn to craft an artisan cocktail with a secret — it’s made from “ugly” produce!

  • Get an insider’s tour of the farmers market and meet your local farmers for to discover how to select the most flavorful and delicious summer produce for your libations

  • Sip and snack on your creations throughout the class!


For more than a quarter century, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers and urban dwellers of all ages together to create a world where fresh, sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is viable for generations to come. Proceeds from the class provide vital funds for CUESA’s education programs like Foodwise Kids and Foodwise Teens, which empower the next generation of healthy eaters.

About Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark is made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a one-of-a-kind, full-flavored bourbon that’s easy to drink. To ensure consistency, we rotate every barrel by hand and age our bourbon to taste, not time. Each and every bottle of Maker’s is still hand-dipped in our signature red wax at our distillery in Loretto, Ky.

About Hard Water

Located at Pier 3 – The Embarcadero, Hard Water is an American Whiskey Bar but with a new modern twist. With a collection of whiskies spanning 15 years of collecting, Hard Water’s experienced staff is here to help guests make their selections and answer any questions they may have about American Whiskey. American whiskey is being rediscovered – a younger, more diverse crowd is discovering it, and Hard Water is the perfect bar for them.