DOWNTOWN — If you’ve ever wanted to shop at one of Santa Monica’s Farmers’ Markets but are intimidated by the vast selection of produce, have no fear — the chefs are here.

The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories at Santa Monica Place invites you to sign up for the Follow That Chef series, which features a delectable lineup of recognized chefs and authors who will tour the markets to help you create gourmet meals at home.

These foodie events are partnerships between City Hall and The Gourmandise School. The events are free to the public and will require registration at www.thegourmandiseschool.com. The series involves a revolving set of chefs on select Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

The Follow That Chef series begins promptly at 9 a.m. with a meet and greet at the Farmers’ Market on the corner of Third Street and Arizona Avenue. Participants will then walk down to The Gourmandise School for a food demonstration and light tasting of ingredients chosen from the market that day.

There will be a question and answer period along with cookbook signings when applicable.

Food demonstrations and chef appearances will take place on the following dates:

• Wednesday, March 14 with chef and author Linda Civitello.

• Wednesday, March 28 with chef and restaurateur of Clementine Annie Miller.

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