The 2014 Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year is ready to let you in on some kitchen secrets, using the freshest summer produce that’s now in season.

Summer is here and it’s time to turn the heat up in the kitchen.

Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets are hosting a special cooking demonstration on Saturday 29 November with 2014 Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year and ex-Esquire man Ben Devlin. The chef will be cooking up a festive feast with some of the freshest summer produce that’s now in season.

Market-goers will be treated to the summer cooking demonstration from 8am to 9am, with Ben Devlin hand-picking some farm-fresh summer produce from some of the local Queensland markets beforehand.

Summer at Carseldine Markets means beautiful farm-fresh mangoes, cherries, peaches, tomatoes and avocados.Devlin will be giving tips on picking the best produce and how to cook with it.

It’s perfect timing for the summer entertaining season and you can learn how to prepare some of the fresh produce available at the markets including local seafood and beef and summer stone fruit like mangos, peaches and cherries.

Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets co-coordinator Mark Power said that Queensland produce is at its best this season, and it’s even better when you know where it comes from.

“Nothing beats farm fresh produce, bursting with flavour. Avocados, mangoes, seafood – they’re in abundance and they’re all perfect for summer entertaining,” he says. “We all know how to eat fresh summer fruit, but some of us don’t necessarily know how to choose an avocado, peach or mango, or even how to cook with it in interesting ways – Ben will show us how to pop it in salads and a simple dessert to try at home,” he said.

Following the event, foodies can fill their fridges with the same produce used in the demonstration, wander around the 180 stalls, and enjoy some refreshing summer treats including freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, yoghurt and pro-biotic ginger beer.

For more information, check out our event guide.