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.

January 2019 Menu: Vegetarian French Onion Soup, Quick Collard Greens

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

Free Preregistration Here (required)


Weekly Tasting Demonstration

Wednesdays, January 9 to February 29, 1:00-2:00pm, Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Free Registration Requested

Free Preregistration Here (required)

Chef Isabel demonstrates how to prepare the delicious daily tastings that are prepared and served free every week.

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.

Macaron Preparation Demo

January 23, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm, , Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

Free Preregistration Here (required)

The Macaron is a delicate French pastry, join us as we have Isabel Mota demonstrate how to make this iconic and stylish treat.

Cook with Heart

February 1, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm, , Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion, A Tasteful Place

February is dedicated to heart month. Want to learn how to make heart smart choices without feeling deprived? Get all the secrets of a heart healthy diet that follow the American Heart Association guidelines. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Cindy Kleckner will demonstrate how fresh ingredients and bold flavors can make a delicious difference. Heart smart substitutions to reduce fat, saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories will be emphasized. Learn what foods and cooking methods are powerful allies in the defense against heart disease. You will be convinced that healthy cooking and taste can co-exist!

Seasonal, Daily Tastings

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

Free Preregistration Free Here

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.

Daily Tasting Recipes

Week of January 14 - Lettuce

Chicken Caesar Soup, Honey Garlic Pak Choi, Lemon Pak Choi


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

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