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.

Want to stay up to date on all our most exciting free and paid classes?
Sign up for our ATP Mailing List

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.

October Menu: Book Choy and Molasses Pickled Garlic, with Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

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

Free Preregistration Here (required)

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 Chef Scott Jones

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Register Here

Join Chef Scott Jones, Founder and Chef of Jack's Kitchen, for a delectable demonstration using vegetables that are in season and can easibly be grown in your own garden.


UTSW Healthy Eating Series

November 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., .Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Register Free for October 18

Experts from UTSW Medical School discuss the latest research on healthy eating followed with a food sampling. Free of charge to garden guests thanks to the generosity of UTSW Medical school

Nov 1: Kathleen Eustace- “Nutrition for a Happy Gut”

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

Register Now

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 easibly 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 easibly be grown in your own garden.

Cooking Demo from Becky Foulk

November 3, 2018, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Free with Paid Garden Admission

Please Reserve Your Free Spot Here

Stop by A Tasteful Place to watch a 15-minute demo by Chef Becky, author of Cooking Soup to Nuts, prepare three simple cranberry recipes and learn some delicious ideas to use these sauces when entertaining throughout the holiday season.

Pajama Sweets Demonstration and Sweets Sale

November 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Register Free Here

Join Pajama Sweets for a wonderful presentation of their product and have the opportunity to purchase some of their most popular flavors.

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.

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 October 22 - Plum

Plum and Cucumber Pico, Plum and Fig Jam, Plum Kuchen

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

cancel | ×