Port City Pop-Ups | Chef Jeffrey Porter

Chef Driven, Patron Fueled, and Locally Inspired

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Saturday, August 26 2017 | Port City Pop-Ups is hosting the SummerFest 17 International StreetFood Challenge at Battleship Memorial Park. Tickets for "People's Choice Award" judges on sale now.

RESCHEDULED | A small plate extravaganza featuring Chef Porter and special guest chefs, at one of our favorite venues, The  Penthouse, in Wilmington. Tickets are $100 per couple/$55 single.  If you have already purchased tickets, you can 1. hold them for the new date, or 2. email for a refund.



Chef Jeffrey Porter is making his mark as a bold and creative chef. His culinary creations leverage local products with a modern twist. Originally from New Hampshire, he completed his training at New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. He did stints throughout New England and in New Orleans, at Highlands Country Club in Asheville, NC, and at Wilmington's Bluewater Grill, 1900, and currently at Dixie Grill. Chef Porter is the founder and owner of Port City Pop-Ups.

Private Chef Extraordinaire.

Contact Chef Porter to make your next special occasion or event a Port City experience.

Buy tickets for SummerFest 17 | International StreetFood Challenge

Port City Pop-ups delivers a different and unique dining experience. The vision is to showcase area chefs, while offering them the opportunity to express themselves creatively, uninhibited by their full-time kitchens - at prix fixe events, private functions, or in your home.

Pop-up restaurant (wikipedia.org) Pop-up restaurants, also called supper clubs, are temporary restaurants. These restaurants often operate from a private home, former factory or similar space, and during festivals. Diners typically make use of social media, such as the blogosphere andTwitter, to follow the movement of these restaurants and make online reservations.

Pop-up restaurants, like food trucks, are an effective way for young professionals to gain exposure of their skills in the field of hospitality.

Chef Jeffrey Porter and Port City Pop-Ups have been featured in numerous local publications and food blogs. Read what they're saying in News & Reviews.

Want more temptation? Check out the gallery of past Pop-Up events. To get the latest on upcoming events, follow Port City Pop-Ups on Facebook.

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