Pop-Up Supper Club
A group of young local chefs have put their creative minds together to start a Pop-Up Supper Club named "Local." The group hosted a 5-course tasting menu on December 10, showcasing Island ingredients and supporting Island non-profit organizations. The chefs have teamed up with the PEI Farm Centre in Charlottetown to host the dinners.
Growing in popularity worldwide, pop-up restaurants are temporary restaurants hosted in a variety of different places.
With busy work schedules, people in the restaurant industry don’t typically have time to “mingle” with others from their trade. The group thought it would be interesting to find a way for chefs from different restaurants, with common ideas and values to get together and cook good food.
While supporting local chefs and local food producers, the group thought that Local. should also support the community. All of the profits from each “pop-up” will be donated to non-profits in the community. The December 10th profits were donated to the Food Bank in Charlottetown.
Chefs Lucy Morrow, Hunter Guindon, Logan Rafuse, and Cobey Adams are looking forward to showcasing how easy it is to support local. They intend on showing it is still feasible to cook with local ingredients whether it be August or December.
The group was happy that Phil Ferraro of the PEI Farm Centre was more than happy to host the pop-up. “This is something I have been hoping to get going for quite some time” Ferraro said. Both Ferraro and the chefs couldn’t agree more that the Farm Centre was the perfect home for the pop-up.
The group is looking forward to getting other local chefs involved in the project and donating to other non-profits.
Details/tickets: @Local.Supperclub on Instagram