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Grand Bo Ssam

Foster's Craft Cooking

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Bo Ssam Gathering


The Grand Bo Ssam presented by Foster’s Craft Cooking is an epic communal feast starring bo ssam (Korean for “wrapped”), which includes succulent, slow-roasted pork shoulder, kimchi, rice and condiments to be wrapped in lettuce leaves and devoured. The contrast of textures and flavors, the interplay between tender, savory pork, crunchy, spicy kimchi, fluffy, mild rice and crisp, fresh lettuce and herbs is truly a revelation. 

Join us for an unforgettable evening of delicious food grown and crafted by local farmers and producers and expertly prepared by Jaret Foster—chef, farmers market director and bo ssam enthusiast.  The meal, served family style and eaten with your hands, is meant to be tactile, fun, indulgent, and a little bit messy.  It is a shared experience that engages your senses, invites conversation and celebrates community.  Here’s what you can expect:

Welcome Cocktail

Oysters on the half shell

Grand Bo Ssam, served with all the trimmings

Cookies, chocolates, citrus, spirits

Beer, lots of beer 

Featuring oysters from Linda Brand, kimchi from Choi’s Kimchi, chocolates from Alma Chocolate, beer from Upright Brewing, cocktails from New Deal Distillery, and produce from Portland Farmers Market. Tickets inclusive of all food and drink.

Oysters. Pork. Beer. Chocolate. What more could you ask for?

Shared citrus peels


Jaret Foster knows good food.

If you shop at Portland Farmers Market, you already know that as Operations Director, Jaret puts on world-class markets every week, but did you know that he is also a world-class cook?  As a classically trained chef, he honed his skills cooking in kitchens on both coasts for over ten years, all the while researching nutrition and working on small farms.

Jaret’s love of food from farm to table and direct access to the region’s best growers, ranchers and producers inspired him to create Foster’s Craft Cooking, a boutique catering and event company, where his dedication to the craft of good cooking and using stellar ingredients is evident in each special event, cooking class and small gathering he creates.


This evening is hosted by Good Keuken, a cooking school and event space nested within the collaborative culinary fold of Old Salt Marketplace, located at 5027 NE 42nd Ave in Portland, Oregon.  Good Keuken offers hands-on culinary classes and training focused on local and sustainable practices for professionals and enthusiasts, and leads local and international culinary tours.

Have questions about Grand Bo Ssam? Contact Foster's Craft Cooking

When & Where

Good Keuken
(Enter through the red door behind Old Salt Marketplace)
5031 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Foster's Craft Cooking

Foster’s Craft Cooking is a boutique catering and event company in Portland, Oregon, operated by Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson.


A classically trained chef, Jaret honed his craft by cooking in professional kitchens on both coasts for over ten years, all the while researching nutrition and working on small farms. Mona's culinary career began in New York, where she cooked in a Michelin-starred kitchen and planned farm-to-table events.


Their deep appreciation of food and farming eventually led them both to Portland Farmers Market where Jaret served as operations director for nearly a decade and Mona as communications manager. Their long-standing relationships with the region’s growers, ranchers, fishermen and producers provide them with direct access to the finest and freshest ingredients and a strong connection to Portland's vibrant food community.


With Foster’s Craft Cooking, Jaret and Mona bring together their love of food from farm to table and dedication to the craft of good cooking to create memorable moments around the table.


Foster’s Craft Cooking specializes in:


Community culinary events
Oyster Social mobile raw bar catering
Pop-up dinners
Catering smaller family-style gatherings

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Grand Bo Ssam
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