Bite Week

2014 Bite Week, June 22-29


Back for its second year, Bite Week sets a delicious stage leading up to the Bite of Bend with eight days of tasting and education including chefs’ dinners, demonstrations, classes and cocktail experiences hosted at Cascade Culinary Institute and restaurants throughout Bend.

Classes, chefs’ dinners and demonstrations will follow four main themes:

  • Out of the Box & Beyond: Learn how to utilize your CSA box to its full potential and think beyond the box to discover other seasonally available resources in the region.
  • NW Global “Raining Spices”: Lend a nod to the exotic, spiced up flavors of the subcontinent within the context of Northwest cuisine.
  • Grillin’: Step up your backyard barbecue repertoire with new techniques, menu ideas and ingredients you never dreamed could hit the grill.
  • On the Wild Side: Get schooled on the availability and preparations of local meats and poultry and be inspired to add a little “wild” to your next menu.

Unlike any other culinary offering in Central Oregon, Bite Week is an opportunity for home cooks and food enthusiasts to learn from some of the region’s best chefs and purveyors in more than two dozen events. As a kick-off to and celebration of Central Oregon’s summer growing season, this year’s Bite Week will pay special homage to local resources, ingredients and expert producers.

Stay tuned for the full Bite Week schedule and ticket sales!