Old Town Farmers' Market
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Culinary Demonstrations

Culinary Demonstrations

How would you like to be THE special event at the Market?

Reach your target audience and support your Farmers' Market. 

The purchasing decisions that chefs make serve as role models to the community. Prioritizing sustainable, locally produced fresh ingredients in their menus enables chefs to create delicious, real food, while directly supporting area farmers.

Demonstrations take place in the Chef Demo tent from 9-10.  

For $200.00 you will receive: 

  • Logo placed on Old Town Farmers’ Market’s website throughout the year, which will link to your website or social channel.

  • A minimum of one social media post, thanking you for your support. Post will tag your social channel.

  • Logo will be displayed on the Market’s sponsorship banner, which is prominently placed at the Market throughout the season.

  • A complimentary article written by you in FarmShop’s ICT Foodshed Blog that will introduce you and link to the recipe(s) demonstrated.

  • Chef/business will be included on OTFM’s Facebook and Instagram event for that Market day.

  • Chef/business will have the opportunity to share their menus, flyers, brochures, etc. with market goers.

  • Opportunity to hang promotional banner at Chef Demo tent (provided by chef/restaurant) the day of demonstration.


  • Use in-season market ingredients (as many as possible)

  • Other ingredients should be minimally processed

  • Recipes should be easy to prepare, affordable, healthy and, of course, taste great!

  • Include practical tips when possible.

  • Demonstration should be fun and engaging.

The Market will provide:

  • One 10'x10' shade canopy

  • One 12'x20' shade canopy and chairs for observers

  • Three 6' tables

  • A handwashing station

  • Two gas burners

  • A standard-size propane grill

  • A sound system with microphones

  • Promotions as described above

The chef will provide:

  • Additional cooking equipment and utensils

  • Chefs are expected to purchase as many Market ingredients as possible for their demonstration.

  • 2 hours: Chef demonstrations take place Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00.

  • Tastings should be about 2 Tbsp to ¼ cup in size and servings for 20-25 people, which is subject to change.

To check availability for this opportunity, please submit the following form. A representative will respond to your inquiry within 7-10 business days.

Name *
Phone *
NOTE: OTFM's outdoor Market season operates on Saturday mornings from April 21st through October. - Requested dates are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact Market Management for current information about seasonal ingredient availability.
Participant Agreement *
Upon approval of this Culinary Demonstration application, as a condition of being an approved Market Demonstration Chef, I and my restaurant's representatives, release and hold Old Town Farmers' Market, FarmShop LLC, their members, agents and employees harmless from all claims related to or arising from my attendance at the Market. The above organizations are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred by me or my organization. I confirm that I am of legal age and able to act on my own behalf. This agreement is subject to the laws, of the State of Kansas, the City of Wichita, and the rules and regulations of the Market.