Announcing 2 Local Chefs New to PFTP's 2017 Orchard Banquet Series

Meet the "Newcomers" to the 2017 Orchard Banquet Series

This time of year, we're all abuzz about the upcoming Orchard Banquet Series. And, this year we are excited to announce two new amazing chefs to the series.  

Melinda and Nick may be "newbies" to PFTP, but there is nothing new about their celebrity and experience in Portland.

Don't miss out!

Meet these chefs below (and, then CLICK HERE to get your tickets!)


August 13: Melinda Sandifer - Miss'ipi Chef

Melinda Sandifer is an Oregon native with a southern background rooted in Mississippi.

The heart and soul of her love for cooking and food comes directly from her mother, at whose side she learned all the intricacies and nuances of preparing flavorful dishes from a very young age.

She transferred that passion and love for food into a long career in the food business from personal chef to restaurant head chef.

Melinda Sandifer of Miss'ipi Chef


August 27: Nick Zukin - Mi Mero Mole

Nick focuses on creating dishes that are common in Mexico that you rarely see in the states, and interesting dishes that you would really only find in Mexico—dishes that are primarily vegetarian and vegan. 

Nick also nurtures his own backyard orchard filled with peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, figs, pluots, and quince. 

A chef for all fruits!

Nick Zukin of Mi Mero Mole

Celebrate 10 years of work, fun, friendships and food – come share an Orchard Banquet meal with us!