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.

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El Centro College Cooking Connection

Presented by the Food & Hospitality Institute at El Centro College

Mondays, 11am-12pm, Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Participate in a demonstration cooking class, taught by Chef Jordan. 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.

November Menu: Grilled Broccolini with Cotija Cheese and Lemon, Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Garlic

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

Free Preregistration Here (required)

Just Encased Locally Crafted Sausages Culinary Demo

November 24 & 25, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Watch an interesting demo of how to create sausages. Guests will be able to purchase sausages after the demo.


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-Tastic with Jon Thompson

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

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Join Chef Jon Thompson is the Executive Chef at Zaytinya in Frisco, Texas for a delectable demonstration using vegetables that are in season and can easily be grown in your own garden.

Chef-Tastic with Giuliano Matarese

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Register for Chef Tastic with Chef Matarese

Join Giuliano Matarese, Chef/Partner at Mille Lire. For a delectable demonstration using vegetables that are in season and can easily be grown in your own garden.

Chef-Tastic with Jared Estes, Water Grill

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

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Le Madeleine Cooking Demo

December 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

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Join La Madeleine for a demonstration using vegetables that are in season and can be grown easily in your own garden.

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 November 11 - White Beans

White Bean Artichoke Hummus, White Bean Strawberry Ice Cream

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

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