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 Ellise Pierce, The Cowgirl Chef - "Texas Cooking with a French Accent"

March 7, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place

Chef Ellise Pierce, author of the cookbook Cowgirl Chef: French Cooking with a Texas Accent and the Cowgirl Chef Blog, will be here to do a cooking demonstration in ATP.

Free, Required Registration Coming Soon

Chef Jolie Oree-Bailey Cooking Demonstration

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place

Join the Executive Chef of Low Country Cuisine, Jolie Oree-Bailey, known to always create a show stopping bite. She will be using seasonal vegetables to create a couple of dishes using seasonal vegetables growing in the garden.


Chef Chris Patrick, Abacus

March 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place

Join Chris Patrick, executive chef at Abacus, for a demonstration showing off his contemporary global cuisine with Pacific Rim influences. Come samples a few bites of his dishes using seasonal vegetables growing in the garden.

Register Free Here


Chef Matt McCallister, FT33

April 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place

Learn about the antioxidant power of cauliflower and demystifying winter produce. Delicious on its own, cauliflower's anassuming flavor adapts to many culinary profiles. Come check out its bountiful nutritional benefits and explore this veggie's versatility with fun twists on the the ordinary.

Register Free Here


Chef Ana Quinones, Oddfellows

May 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place

Register Free Here


El Centro College Cooking Connection

Presented by the Food & Hospitality Institute at El Centro College

Mondays in February, 11am-12pm, The Test Pavilion

Participate in a demonstration cooking class, taught by Chef instructors with assistance from students who attend El Centro College’s nationally–recognized culinary institute. This session is designed to refine your kitchen skills and 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.

February Menu: Onion Jam Open Faced Grilled Cheese & Kale and Fruit Salad

Find El Centro Recipes on the A Tasteful Place Recipes Page.

Free Preregistration Here (required)


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.

Week of February 12 - Cilantro

Cilantro Lime Soup, Cilantro Pesto and Lime Iced Cilantro Shortbread

Visit our recipes page to make these and all our tastings at home.

Week of February 19 - Collard Greens

Collard Greens Cornbread, Collard Greens and Kidney Bean Soup,Collard Greens and Sweet Potato

A Tasteful Place Events in 2018 are supported by Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.

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