Market Restaurant + Bar To Celebrate 10 Years

Celebrated Chef, Owner Carl Schroeder to Commemorate Anniversary with 10-Course Dinner and Pairing

Shrimp Crusted Alaskan Halibut (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana From the Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook)

Since opening 10 years ago, MARKET Restaurant + Bar, located at 3702 Via De La Valle in Del Mar, has remained one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Southern California with owner and executive chef, Carl Schroeder, at the helm.

In celebration of the milestone, Schroeder will host two commemorative 10-course dinner and wine pairings that will honor some of the most popular dishes since MARKET’s opening in 2006. Held Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11, the dinners will begin at 6 p.m. Featured dishes include Cabernet braised prime beef short ribs, miso-marinated cod “hot pot,” blue cheese soufflé and the smoked prime rib eye cap, among others. 

Since opening MARKET, Schroeder has been selected as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for “Top Chef – Pacific” three times: in 2008, 2011 and 2013; as well as has been lauded by Bon Appétit, Gourmet, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Diego Magazine, Coastal Living, Hotel Bel Air Magazine, Art Culinaire and more. MARKET is consistently ranked one of the top restaurants in Southern California by Open Table, Yelp, Trip Advisor, Zagat and more.

Cabernet Braised Prime Short Ribs
Cabernet Braised Prime Short Ribs (Photo By Maria Desiderata Montana from the Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook)

The foundation for MARKET’s menu comes from fresh, locally-sourced and hand-selected ingredients by Schroeder, who is a La Jolla, Calif. native. The dishes represent flavors found in the San Diego area, with produce, seafood and meat all sourced from local, independently-owned farms and markets. The cocktail menu is a reflection of local ingredients, as well, with new cocktails continually introduced to showcase new fruits as they are in season. The award-winning wine list has a worldwide selection of boutique wineries, with each wine reflecting the highest level of quality. 

After graduating from the esteemed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, in 1996, Schroeder spent much of his early career in the Bay Area, working with legendary chefs Michael Mina at Aqua in San Francisco and Bradley Ogden at Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur. He returned to his hometown of San Diego in 2002 to rejoin Ogden as executive chef of Arterra Restaurant in Del Mar, where he received numerous accolades including “Best Hotel Chef Series” by the James Beard Foundation and “California Chef of the Year” by the California Travel Industry Association, both in 2004. Schroeder went on to open MARKET with his business partner, celebrated restaurateur, Terryl Gavre, in 2006.

The dinners are priced at $325 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Seating is limited, and reservations are available by calling the restaurant at 858-523-0007. More information about the anniversary dinner and MARKET’s full menu are available at

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Autographed copies of Schroeder’s cookbook, “MARKET Restaurant + Bar,” will be available for purchase at the dinner. The cookbook debuted in late 2015 and features recipes for dozens of MARKET’s most popular dishes, including a few that will be served at the anniversary dinner.  


Proprietor and Chef Carl Schroeder’s passion for product-driven cuisine is on display daily at MARKET Restaurant + Bar, located at 3702 Via De La Valle in Del Mar, Calif. In addition to time-honored favorites, new dishes are created daily that are inspired by the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients available. MARKET is owned and operated by Schroeder, a three-time James Beard Award nominee, and restaurateur Terryl Gavre. The restaurant is open daily from 5 p.m. to close. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 858-523-0007 or visiting More information may be found by following MARKET on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MarketDelMar.

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Chef Carl Schroeder is a three-time James Beard Award nominee and has worked at a number of notable restaurants across the country, teaming up with famed chefs such as Michael Mina at Aqua in San Francisco and Bradley Ogden at Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, Calif., among others. The La Jolla, Calif., native opened Arterra Restaurant in Del Mar, Calif., with Ogden in 2002 and earned ‘Best Hotel Chef’ by the James Beard Foundation, ‘California Chef of the Year’ by the California Travel Industry Association and a rating of 29 out of 30 from the Guide. Schroeder ventured out on his own in 2006 to open MARKET Restaurant + Bar and later teamed up with restaurateur, Terryl Gavre, to launch BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant in San Diego in 2010. He has consulted for restaurants around the world and has been featured in national publications such as Bon Appétit, Gourmet Magazine and others.


Established in 1977, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is a critical component to the welfare of San Diego County, providing food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues. Through a combination of government programs and partnerships with more than 400 San Diego County nonprofit charities, the Food Bank acts as a central repository and distribution point for government and donated food. The Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food in the Financial Year 2014-2015 to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout the county. Visit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank at

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