Phoenix Chef Rebecca Tillman to join summer chef series at farmers market

Executive Chef Rebecca Tillman will join the Summer Chef Series currently being assembled at Uptown Farmers Market in Phoenix.

Rebecca Tillman

Rebecca Tillman

With an approach to food that is simple, back-to-basics and focused on seasonal ingredients, Chef Tillman will offer tips for summer cooking at the market on Wednesday, June 10; Wednesday, June 17; and Saturday, June 27.

On June 10, Chef Tillman will be debuting her signature summer chopped salad, using fresh summer bounty from McClendon’s Select Organic Farm, including a rare, sweet non-GMO and organic variety of sweet corn which Bob McClendon has grown locally for years, according to a press release.

Chef Tillman has recently been appointed as executive chef at the all-suite Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix.

An Arizona native who was born and raised in Phoenix, Ms. Tillman brings 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including positions at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Destination Kohler – The American Club in Kohler, and The Inn on Biltmore Estate, according to the release.

A graduate of the School of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Phoenix, Ms. Tillman has also devoted countless hours to food-related philanthropic causes, and looks forward to continuing those efforts in Phoenix.

“Heading into a new season, like summer, is always fun as you get to experiment and create new recipes based on what’s really thriving and flourishing for that particular season,” stated Ms. Tillman in the release. “I look forward to sharing new ways to prepare the best produce of the season.”

Uptown Farmers Market is a food-based farmers market and gathering place dedicated to inspiring and educating home cooks through Arizona local produce, handmade foods and handcrafted goods, according to the release. Uptown Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. year-round and Wednesdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. October through June. The market is located on Central and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix.

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