Fresh: Celebrating The Table

Cooking at the Arboretum

Executive Chef Steven Mary

February 8, 2017
Wednesday, 3-5pm
$50 Arboretum members / $60 non-members
Reservations required; To register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

Chef Mary was drawn into the culinary arts while staging at Bistro 45 in Pasadena and subsequently attended Le Cordon Blue. His early experiences at Parkway Grill offered an opportunity to cook from the garden, literally, as he paired with local a horticulturist and composed daily specials while standing among the fresh herbs and vegetables growing on the property.

His relationship with this garden curator spawned a passion that has grown into a partnership with the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Gardens for more than a decade, teaching various classes on cooking from the garden to children and adults alike.

In between all of his Arboretum volunteering, he has also been a chef at the Ritz Carlton/Langham Hotel, Executive Chef of Pinot Bistro in the valley, Executive Chef of CATAL in Downtown Disney and True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach and Pasadena.

Currently, Chef Mary is catering and cooking for the local community, keeping a garden at home and enjoying the opportunity to pick fresh vegetables and herbs with his wife and two young children.

Kale and Roasted Beet Salad, with Dates, Mint, Pepitas, and Horseradish Vinaigrette

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mushroom-Farro, Parsnip Puree, and Natural Jus

Butterscotch-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Wine provided by Gale Kohl of Gale’s Restaurant in Pasadena.

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