The bird was the word this past Wednesday when over 50 Cleveland Elites and their lucky guests came together to go Cluckin' Cray with Fresh Fork!
Fresh Fork Market, a local CSA/ Farm delivery service, got us all bock-bock-bocked out in the basement of Market Garden Brewery for their Chicken 101 class, lead by Cleveland chef legend, Parker Bosley. First, Elites and guests were immersed hands-first into the culinary and economical rewards of purchasing and breaking down a whole chicken!
During the presentation by Chef Bosley, Elites also got to sample the multiple chicken and side dishes he was demonstrating, made from scratch right there at Market Garden. Of course thirsts didn't go un-quenched, thanks to the special, complimentary Yelp Lager on draft for the evening, also made right in-house.
After the Chicken 101 course, Fresh Fork provided each Elite and guest with a chicken, gloves, a knife and cutting board. Then, they walked around and provided everyone guidance on quartering, deboning and cook prep. But the greatness didn't end there! All the participants got bags to take home their dismantled birds for busting out their own newly perfected chef skills later.
A seed and seedling swap kept our urban gardeners happy. And no Yelp Cleveland party would be complete without a fun photo opp and Elites went cluck nuts with beaks and other chicken-tastic props. Thanks to Fernando Lopez for snapping these amazing shots of our cluckin' fabulous evening.
Prizes were a plenty in a fun raffle and winners received bags stuffed with summer goodies, like grilling supplies, gardening items, a kite and season passes to Yoga Rocks The Park.
Thanks to Chef Parker, Trevor C and the Fresh Fork Market team, Market Garden Brewery, Fernando Lopez, Yoga Rocks The Park, Yelp Brand Ambassadors Kirsten B and Sarah F, and the most fabulous Elites in the land!
- Check all the cray pics HERE
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- See what Fresh Fork Market CSA/Farm delivery service is all about HERE
Until the next one, keep on cluckin!
Yelp Cleveland Community Manager