Taste Buds Kitchen Grand Opening Expected for February-March
Jan 22, 2015 03:00PM ● Published by Kevin
"We wanted to make our Kitchen accessible to as many families in the metroplex as possible," said Eden Bullock, owner and executive chef at Taste Buds Kitchen of Southlake. "Having been a part of the community for the better part of the past decade, Southlake was an obvious choice. The Southlake community is very welcoming and supportive of small business success.
"We are bringing a service to Southlake which cannot be found anywhere else in the heart of the metroplex. There is a need for more family friendly culinary activities which can help grow the imagination, empowerment and creativity for participants of all ages. We want to be a part of this amazing community and grow with Southlake in the years to come."
"We will be giving away workshops, classes and other goodies all weekend long to the first few to register for each event," Bullock said. "All of our Grand Opening Events will be free and full of fun! It will be a great time to get to know Taste Buds Kitchen, sample some excellent cuisine and try your hand at creating something of your own."
"The food culture locally is represented well with excellent dining and shopping choices," she said. "We love having the opportunity to supplement the foodie movement in Southlake with offering cooking events for literally all ages, 2-99. We've had a great time meeting and getting to know many families in the area, all who are excited to come and cook with us whether they've been cooking for years or it will be their first time. We have something for everyone!"
There are also holiday-themed workshops for all to enjoy.
"Gingerbread decorating is above all a favorite for all ages!" Bullock explained. "In December, we decorate traditional holiday gingerbread houses. In February we turn our creativity and share our sweetness with lots of pink, red and white candy while we decorate Love Shacks. October kicks off gingerbread season when we decorate Haunted Houses, making Halloween sweet and spooky."
In April, they host a Summer Camp Expo during which they demonstrate everything from Baking 101 to culinary competition, Iron Chef style. In May, Taste Buds hosts a workshop for those with special needs. In August, professionals are invited to participate in a corporate workshop, chock full of networking opportunities. In September, Cooking is a big part of education. Taste Buds will host an event for homeschool kids and families to come and have some fun in the kitchen together.
The overall vision, Bullock said, is to create the opportunity to learn life-skills, the love of creating and enjoying food with others while taking pride and building confidence in a fun and entertaining environment.
"I love to learn!" she said. "I have worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years and am very passionate about spreading my love of cooking to people of all ages. I am blessed to be joined by my long-time colleague, Tita Escobar, who also lives in the area and has shared her love of cooking professionally for 30 years."
Originally from El Salvador, Escobar has a B.A. in Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has grown children are following in her footsteps and will be familiar faces in the kitchen as well.
"We are excited to teach your entire family the skill of cooking while having fun and enjoying time together in the kitchen," Bullock said.