CUESA's Summer Celebration

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

For one night only, the Ferry Building is transformed for a fabulous summer soirée. This year CUESA celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and this special evening will pay homage to the various “families” that have made the market a success over the years. At CUESA’s third annual Summer Celebration, star chefs and bartenders focus their palates and talents on six culinary families—berries, nightshades, grains and legumes, alliums, leaves and flowers, and of course stone fruits—creating original tastes that celebrate the height of the summer harvest.  

Guests will feast on unlimited food and drink at the themed tasting areas, where chefs and bartenders have been challenged to create dishes that highlight each grouping. Imagine an eggplant baklava with tomato honey (nightshades) or pork confit with a blackberry-habanero salsa (berries) or a sip of an aperitif made with California poppies (leaves and flowers).  And what CUESA event would be complete without the presence of farmers, displaying their bounty and offering farm-fresh tastes, as well as hands-on educational activities and fun?

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

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

Eventbrite - CUESA's 3rd Annual Summer Celebration

Win a year of dining out at the Bay Area’s best restaurants! Purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Celebration Raffle at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market or on the night of the event. Need not be present to win.

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

Ryan Farr
4505 Meats

Adam Dulye
Abbot’s Cellar

Kory Stewart
Americano Restaurant & Bar

Staffan Terje
barbacco eno trattoria

Jen Musty
Batter Bakery

Ruggero Gadaldi
Beretta & Delarosa & Pesce

Alexander Ong & Mario Tolentino
Betelnut Restaurant

Gilliam Shaw
Black Jet Baking Company

Francis Hogan
Bluestem Brasserie

Ryan Pollnow
Central Kitchen

Brett Emerson

Joseph Ahearne
El Porteño Empanadas

Michael Bilger

Alicia Jenish
Grand Café

Robin Song 
Hog & Rocks

Tim Archuleta
ICHI Sushi

Lauren Kiino
Il Cane Rosso

Mike Ransom
Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen

David Barzelay
Lazy Bear

Jake Des Voignes
Local Mission Eatery & Local’s Corner

Alejandro Morgan

Ben DeVries

Vincent Russo
MarketBar Restaurant

Isaac Miller

Meg Ray

Michelle Pusateri
Nana Joes Granola

Dennis Lee
Namu Gaji

Michael Rotondo
Parallel 37

Daniel Capra
Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

Tu David Phu
Precita Park Cafe

Jay Abrams
Presidio Social Club

Pressed Juicery
Pressed Juicery

Thomas Odermatt
Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie

Pablo Estrada
Rose Pistola

Deepak Kaul

Larry Finn
Scala’s Bistro

Charles Phan
Slanted Door Group

Matt Paul
Slow Club

Alison Mountford
Square Meals

Adam Timney

Telmo Faria

Sean Thomas
The Blue Plate

Chad Blunston
The Fairmont San Francisco

Matthew Dolan
Twenty Five Lusk

Evan Bloom & Leo Beckerman
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Participating Spirit Companies, Wineries, Breweries & Other Beverage Companies

209 Gin

Almanac Beer Co.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Bourbon & Branch

Campo de Encanto Pisco

Charbay Winery & Distillery

Drake’s Brewing

Drinkwell Softers

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

GRAND POPPY Organic Aperitive

Kivelstadt Cellars

Leaf and Vine

Magnolia Brewery

Parador Cellars

PEJU Province Winery

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Rye & Rye on the Road


Square One Organic Spirits

St. George Spirits

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Wait Cellars

White Rock Vineyards

 Table Sponsors




In-Kind Sponsors

paula leduc

classic party rentals


rye on the road



Media Sponsors






 Photos by Drew Altizer Photography


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »