Chef for a Night at EVOO

Camila Chapparo will be Chef for a Night at EVOO in Cambridge on Monday, May 9.

Here’s your chance to taste the culinary future. Peter McCarthy, chef/owner of EVOO, in Cambridge, is paying his experience and knowledge forward each month as he welcomes a student from The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (The CSCA) to feel the heat in EVOO’s open kitchen. McCarthy works with each student to conceptualize, prepare and serve a three-course dining option during this Chef for a Night experience.

On Monday, May 9, Camila Chapparo, a student in her second semester of The CSCA’s Professional Chef’s Program, will serve an entree of rosemary pork tenderloin with parmesan polenta and a fig and balsamic gastrique, and for dessert a walnut tart with thyme and honey ice cream. Chapparo and McCarthy are still working together to finalize the starter course.

“Camila is a very talented student and is sure to impress guests with her original three-course menu for the evening,” a spokesperson for The CSCA posted on the school’s Instagram page.

Last month, student Delasie Dela-Seshie Jr. stepped behind the line and served an Arctic char tartare with radish, celery, shallots, dill, radish sprouts, smoked avocado cream, and taro chips to start; A main dish of sesame-citrus marinated grilled skirt steak with gingered parsnip puree and spicy fried Brussels sprouts, and a vanilla waffle with cream cheese ice cream, maple-ed walnuts and bitter orange sauce for dessert.

If you can’t make it on May 9th, keep an eye out for future Chef for a Night events on The CSCA’s Facebook or Twitter feed.

EVOO’s full, daily-changing menu, comprised of organic, local, and sustainable ingredients, is also available during this Chef for a Night dinner service. EVOO is located at 350 3rd Street, in Kendall Square, Cambridge. For reservations and for more information, visit or call 617-661-3866.