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CELEB MART: Cool Food People Curating Markets

MARCH 28, APRIL 4, APRIL 11, APRIL 18 \ NOON - 4:00PM

Able Seedhouse Brewery & Taproom \ 1121 Quincy St NE, Mpls


It's always good to have friends. Friends with taste (buds) are even better. This spring F&E is teaming up with a cadre of local food critics, nationally-recognized James Beard Award winners and cult food makers for a series of celeb curated marketplaces. Our featured influencers have personally selected those vendors that speak most loudly to their renowned careers in food. This series is ideal for vendors looking to identify and associate their brands with local tastemakers and food influencers. 


This is an exclusive invite-only registration. All vendors must become a 2020 F&E Member. Stall fees are discounted at $45. Load in begins at 10AM. 


Each market is 100% curated by our guest curators: 

Saturday, March 28, Noon to 4PM  \ Craig Kaiser (Cry Baby Craig Hot Sauce) << REGISTRATION SOLD OUT >>

Saturday, April 4, Noon to 4PM \ Beth Dooley (Star Tribune) & Lynne Rossetto Kasper (The Splendid Table)  << REGISTRATION SOLD OUT >>

Saturday, April 11, Noon to 4PM \ Stephanie Hansen (My Talk 105, the Jason Show) << REGISTRATION SOLD OUT >>

Saturday, April 18, Noon to 4PM \ Mecca Bos (City Pages, MN Public Radio) << REGISTRATION SOLD OUT >>

Beth Dooley, has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for thirty years: she writes for the Taste section of the Star Tribune , and appears regularly on KARE 11 (NBC) and MPR Appetites with Tom Crann. She co-authored The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen with Sean Sherman, winner of the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook. Other titles include: Savory Sweet: Preserves from a Northern Kitchen, In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland, Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, the Northern Heartland Kitchen and coauthored Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland with Lucia Watson, among other books.

Mecca Bos is a Twin Cities food scene fixture. In the past 20-years, she's cooked at Lucia's, the Birchwood Cafe, the old Grand Cafe and is a caterer. Mecca was the food editor at the now-defunct Metro Magazine, where she spent six years; after that, she spent nearly three years as food blogger and dining critic for City Pages, and has freelanced for Vice, Paste Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Chefs Feed, Taste and others. Currently, Mecca is the chef of Eat for Equity, a unique benefit corp catering company that uses food as a tool to support nonprofit causes. She continues to freelance, specializing in championing the voices of people of color - especially women of color - in the food industry. She is a regular contributor to Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Live on KSTP. She is also Meal Magazine's editor-at-large; another in a long line of passionate projects the pays dividends to the coolest people and the best French fries. 

Lynne Rossetto Kasper is an American food writer and radio journalist. She was the host of the American Public Media program, The Splendid Table, whose target audience is "people who love to eat." The weekly program features a series of interviews with chefs, restauranteurs and wine experts. Lynne announced her retirement in 2017, and has been replaced by former New York Times Magazine food columnist, Francis Lam. In 1993, she won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award for her book, The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food. Her radio show has won the prestigious James Beard Award on two occasions: in 1998 for Best National Radio Show and 2008 for Best Radio Food Show. 

Stephanie Hansen for over 12 years, the Stephanie's (Stephanie Hansen and Stephanie March) have kept us up to date about the latest restaurant, food, and spirit happenings in the Twin Cities on Radio's MyTalk 105 Weekly Dish. Hansen does sponsorship sales and social media consulting, and writes a food and lifestyle blog She hosts a weekly podcast on Hubbard Broadcasting's PodcastOne called Weekly Dish, as well as produces her own podcast MakersofMN, about local makers. 

Craig Kaiser is the man, the myth, the legend behind, national cult food favorite, Cry Baby Craig's Hot Sauce. Available in more than 500 Twin Cities area restaurants and retail outlets, the award-winning, all-natural condiment first took shape in 2012 when a twist of fate put unexpected ingredients in Kaiser’s creative hands. His advice to food makers just starting out; "Ignore politics that say it's not possible - no one else is doing this, therefore neither can you. Yes, you can. Do a lot of self-reflection and be ready to fight. Take the time to advance your education and go to bat for your idea."


Each of the partners (curators, Able and F&E) will take an active role in promoting markets to their audiences, with dedicated marketing dollars via Eventbrite and via the respective partner sites. F&E encourages vendors to promote their participation often and much. 



Should pandemic health related concerns curtail or cancel our markets, all attempts will be made to reschedule dates to later in 2020. Stall fees will be honored at the time of rescheduling.

Vendors provide their own: 

  • Tables

  • Merchandising items

  • Sign clearly listing your business name

  • Compostable beverage and food wares are required by the City of Mpls for sampling and serving

  • Packaging materials and bags for sales

  • Seating

  • Cart for load in/load out

  • Checkout items (change float, card reader, receipt paper, etc)

  • Should electricity be required, at least 100ft of commercial quality extension cords (electricity is limited)

  • If you sample foods, a MN state approved hand washing set up is required. No exceptions. 

  • Hot water must be brought from home, and has limited availability on site. 


+ All stalls are 6'x4'.

+ Upon submission of this registration form, your registration dates will be reviewed and should we have any questions or conflicts we will reach out to you. 

If you do not hear from us - all your dates have been accepted. Please note this date on your calendar. 

+ Vendor stall fees are not reimbursable nor transferable. Please consider this before registering. 

+ Payment of stall fees is required at the time of registration. Registrations submitted without the payment of fees will be cancelled immediately. 



Logistical details will be made available and emailed a few days before the market.


If you have questions about this event, please email Please kindly refrain from contacting the host site with questions about logistics or event details. All should be directed to F&E.