VIRTUAL What's Cooking? Series - A COOKING EVENT with Chef Michel Nischan and Berkshires Direct

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Program Type:

Meeting, Lecture, Special Event

Age Group:

All Ages , Teens
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description


What's Cooking Series - A series featuring local chefs. Guest chefs share the back stories behind their cooking lives, the challenges of running a restaurant/food market and talk about a favorite cookbook or recipe. 

You asked for it, you got it! A very special cooking event with Chef Michel Nischan. Think Food Network's "Mystery Basket"... Celebrity Chef Michel will coach us using the contents of a specially curated Fairfield Public Library basket of produce and goodies ordered from Berkshires Direct. To cook along, the basket will be available in early September for attendees in Connecticut and NYC to purchase for delivery in advance of the event, so stay tuned to get yours! 

Wondering how to cook with the season's best when you want to lead a farm to table lifestyle? The recipes we plan to prepare will serve 4-6 and be provided ahead of time for those wanting to follow along from far away. Be sure to register to receive all updates and information.

Nischan is a Chef, Author, Food Equity Advocate and a familiar face around town as the former owner of The Dressing Room in Westport and founder of Wholesome Wave and the Westport Farmers Market. 

Check out Berkshires Direct's page for our event by ***clicking here***!




For those living in Connecticut or New York City:


1) Go to Berkshires Direct's website, here 

2) Browse around and make your way to the shop 

Note: the prices online don't reflect our special discounts!

3) Select a Farm Basket - Any basket will work for the event!

*You'll be getting a week's worth of farm goodies. Chef Nischan will walk through the whole basket and cook with various items. 

*Sizing: Standard for serving ~1-2 people and Deluxe for ~3+ people

4) Checkout by clicking the shopping cart icon on the top right corner

*You'll need to create an account to complete the checkout process

*On the first checkout screen after logging in, you'll be able to enter our special discount code 

- For One-time orders, use FPLSS15

- For Subscription orders, use FPLCOMP

5) Order by 10am EST on Tuesday, September 14th for delivery by Monday, September 20th 


Questions about the Farm Baskets, other products in the shop, on-demand vs. subscription, promo codes, etc.? Contact


For those living outside of Connecticut or New York City:

Berkshires Direct is currently only delivering to CT and NYC but rest assured, you can still participate! A list of ingredients will be provided ahead of time for our followers from outside of the delivery radius who want to follow along.


*For those cooking from afar or not able to get a basket, we will be emailing you a list of ingredients by Friday, September 17th, so you can be a full participant!


Berkshires Direct is a farm-to-home delivery service that offers weekly chef-curated baskets of local produce and products from farms in the northeast. In addition, there is the option to add dairy products and pantry items like artisanal sea salts, jams, hot sauces, and more! They currently deliver weekly to Connecticut and New York City. 

Berkshires Direct is committed to promoting local food systems and enhancing the home cooking experience through educational resources and tools like weekly recipes, produce facts, farm features, and Berkshires Direct's exclusive on-demand service, 1-800-Dial-a-Chef, for any and all culinary-related questions.