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:

Viva! Cinco de Mayo- Fresh Flavors of Mexico- Culinary Demo

May 4, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place Pavillion

Explore Mexican food culture through vibrant flavors of lime, chilies and cilantro that create fabulous, faultless flavor. Enjoy a culinary salute to Mexico with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Cindy Kleckner and sample some of her Fiesta favorites like Boudro's Famous Tableside Guacamole.

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 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, 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.

April Menu: Braised Radishes Served with Crusty Bread

Sesame Soybean 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.

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

Week of April 23 - Tomatoes

Garlic Herbed Tomatoes, Green Tomato Cake and Tomato Basil Bread

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

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