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Chef Phelps Chosen as Featured Chef at Farmer Appreciation Dinner

Chef Steve Phelps 1 683x1024Niman Ranch will celebrate its more than 550 U.S. family hog farmers September 26, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa, at its 17th Annual Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner. Five renowned chefs will share their passion for humanely and sustainably raised pork at this event by honoring the farmers who raise the animals at the annual celebration.


“Each of these chefs has shown a commitment to using humanely and sustainably raised pork in their restaurants,” said Paul Willis, Niman Ranch Pork Company founder and manager. “Our farmers take pride in raising hogs traditionally but often do not get to see how chefs use the pork on their menus, so we bring the restaurants to them.”


Chef Steve Phelps, owner and executive chef at Indigenous, has been given the honor of being named one of the 5 2015 Featured Chefs of Niman Ranch and will be collaborating with the four other chefs on a multi-course dinner highlighting Niman Ranch pork while showcasing their culinary perspective in each dish. You can read his feature here.


To read more about the other 4 chefs invited to the Farmer Appreciation Dinner that Chef Phelps will be collaborating with, click here!


Because Chef Phelps will be out of town for this event, Indigenous will be closed September 24th-26th, 2015.