Cooking Demos & Tastings - A Tasteful Place

Cooking Demos at A Tasteful Place will demonstrate how the pros do it and serve you with a taste.

Daily and Weekly Activities for A Tasteful Place:

Chef-Tastic! Tasting Series

See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor as well! Renowned chefs, such as P. Allen Smith, take center stage in the demo kitchen at A Tasteful Place, creating special dishes featuring seasonal vegetables from the garden. Registration is required for these free events.


Chef David Gauthier, Smoky Rose

December 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Free to Garden Guests but Registration Is Required
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Chef Daniele Puleo, CiboDivino
December 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free to Garden Guests but Registration Is Required
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Chef Ryan Olmos, CiboDivino
January 10, 2018 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free to Garden Guests but Registration Is Required
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El Centro College Cooking Connection

Presented by El Centro College

Every Monday in November & December, 10 –11 a.m., The Test Pavilion

Free to Garden Guests - Preregistration required: Click Here

Taught by instructors from a nationally recognized culinary school, participate in a cooking demonstration designed to refine kitchen skills showcasing seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place. Free to garden guests, thanks to El Centro College, a part of Dallas County Community College District. Check the website regularly for weekly topics.

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November Menu: Roasted Fennel and Cauliflower Soup | Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad
December Menu: Warm Leeks served with chunky red wine vinaigrette | Winter Fruit & Kale Salad ‐ oranges, apples, walnuts, cilantro‐lime‐champagne vinaigrette

Irish Holiday Baking with Rachel Gaffney

Saturday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Test Pavilion

$65, $60 Members

Inspired by Irish Christmas traditions, Ireland native Rachel Gaffney shares her recipes for unique holiday treats.

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Seasonal, Daily Tastings

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ruthie Pack’s Tasting Plaza

Guests can try a sample of something fresh that's currently growing in in the garden such as pak choi, cilantro, onion, garlic, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, celery and lettuce.

Visit our recipes page to make these tastings at home.

Week of November 20

Celery Soup, Braised Celery, Pumpkin Bread

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