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Michael Schafer & Dave Brownlee, Downtown Torrance Marketplace

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Our guests this morning are Chef Michael Schafer of The Depot and Certified Antique Appraiser Dave Brownlee and this morning they’re going to tell us about the Downtown Torrance Marketplace which takes place every Thursday afternoon in Downtown Torrance from 3 to 8 p.m.

Chef Michael Schafer grew up in Buffalo, New York and at an early age recognized food as a creative medium and social binder. 

As a child, he'd cook for his family and as a teenager for his friends. He attended Art School at Buffalo State College and put himself through school working in restaurants. 

Under Roth’s tutelage, Shafer completed the three year Culinary Apprenticeship Program and never looked back. He went on to work in the kitchens of several luxury hotels throughout Europe before returning to the U.S. and Century Plaza as Executive Sous Chef. 

A dinner with restaurateur Robert Bell led to the opening of The Depot in 1991.

Dave Brownlee is a certified and accredited antiques appraiser and can be found every fourth Sunday on the corner of Sartori Avenue and El Prado Street at the Torrance Antique Street Faire. Dave holds Appraisal Clinics and live video streaming on Google+ where viewers can ask questions while he examines items at his clinics. 

He is a Former President of the ANA and has been featured on national television. So if you want to know what that family heirloom is worth, go see Dave.


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