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Chef In Your Garden


For 17 years Growing Gardens has collaborated with Portland’s top chefs, restaurants, wineries, and generous community members to host extraordinary, multi-course dinners in stunning home gardens. These “Chef In My Garden” dinners have brought together our community to enjoy food, share meaningful conversation, and benefit the mission of Growing Gardens. 

The current pandemic has laid bare the gaps in our health system, food system, and economic system. The work of Growing Gardens is more critical than ever and we are determined to overcome the unique challenges presented by this crisis. 

This year, Chef in My Garden will be transformed into Chef in Your Garden – an opportunity to experience the same unparalleled and one-of-a-kind meal, developed and prepared by top Portland chefs exclusively for this event, delivered to your door to be enjoyed in the magic of your own garden. 

Tickets to Chef In Your Garden will include a multi-course meal for 2 people, dessert and wine. Each date will feature a different chef, with limited number of tickets available.

Event dates

There will be (5) Chef In Your Garden events taking place in August, September, October – exact dates to be announced.

Featured Chefs

Date TBD | Fatou Ouattara | Akadi

Fatou Ouattara is the chef and owner of Akadi. Fatou moved from the Ivory Coast to attend Portland State University at age 23, and learned to cook Ivorian traditional food at age 7. Akadi serves dishes from countries throughout West Africa, with a focus on the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Fatou was featured in PDX Monthly’s Best New Restaurants 2018 and brings her passion for not only creating recipes, but executing recipes that were passed down to her from her elders to her cooking.

Akadi – A Taste of West Africa in Portland

Stay tuned for the rest of the chefs, restaurants, and wineries that are participating in this exciting new iteration of our longstanding Chef in My Garden event series.