Aaron Staudenmaier started humbly in the restaurant business as a graveyard shift dishwasher at a truck stop in Fargo, North Dakota at age 14. He moved on to an apprenticeship at age 15 and began to learn about cooking and life on the line.
His path has led him through some of the finest restaurants in the country including sous chef positions at The Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Inn at Little Washington. Staudenmaier opened Abacus with Kent Rathbun in 1999, creating an iconic Dallas restaurant. Continuing the success of Abacus, Staudenmaier moved on to another Rathbun Concept, Jasper’s, opening multiple locations in Texas. Continue reading
Two of the Dallas area’s most popular chefs are teaming up on Saturday, December 9th at the Granada Theater on Lower Greenville for a really fun 3 hours of teaching some of their favorite dishes for the holidays. Both Graham Dodds and Chad Houser will be working together at this special cooking class.
Expect some surprise guests, holiday music, and superb holiday cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. Everyone who attends the class will enjoy the dishes created by the chefs and will leave with the recipes that day all with a lovely holiday theme.
Grab your tickets below for this class which starts at 11am December 9th.
by Melissa Sheffeld
One of Dallas’ most prolific chefs, John Tesar, will be appearing at the Granada Theater this Saturday performing a cooking class that includes a marvelous spread prepared by the Top Chef.
Tesar has been busy appearing on not one but two seasons of Top Chef and numerous other cooking programs, is owner of Knife one pretty fantastic steakhouse in Dallas, soon to open in San Francisco and in Plano. He also has a burger concept about to open in Plano which will most likely kill your desire for any other burger in Dallas. He also recently released his best selling book also called Knife. Busy chef, and Dallas is fortunate to have him. Continue reading
This will be a unique experience for everyone who attends. Chef Tiffany Derry is known through out the country for her amazing food and for her work on Top Chef, Bar Rescue, & Hungry Investors. On Saturday, August 19th she will be teaching a cooking class highlighting some of her favorite dishes at the beautiful new The Brixton at the Shops at Legacy in Plano. From 12p-3p.
Tiffany will teach everyone in attendance her dishes and fielding questions from the audience. While you enjoy the food she is preparing everyone will also enjoy a trio of signature cocktails created by her friends at Western Son Vodka and Red River Whiskey during the class. Don’t miss out on this awesome foodie experience at this beautiful venue.
Click HERE to reserve your seats
by Steven Doyle
Last evening pitmaster Doug Pickering invited a group of guests into his Highland Park home for his very first bbq class. You recall Pickering from his stint at WORK. He appeared to be an overnight sensation, but has worked years at his craft perfecting his delicious take on ‘cue. Last evening Doug was joined by his long time friend and chef Scott Townend, formerly at Village Kitchen, but has a glorious resume working with some of the best chefs this country has to offer. What a delight to work hands on with these two talents. The pair have been collaborating on catering as of late, and have been invited into some pretty amazing homes recently to perform their duties in a big way. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Something you will most likely never see again. A chance to participate in Chef Kent Rathbun’s Dirty Dozen Cooking Class THIS Sunday at Abacus. This is the most coveted class in Dallas and sell out immediately. There are but a few scarce spots left and you get to hear about them first.
Each guest receives a personalized chef’s jacket, instruction from one of our Chefs; and will gain lots of hands-on practical knowledge. Afterward, students invite a guest for dinner, wine, and a great time! We start cooking at 2pm, your guest arrives at 5pm and the cost is $400. Interested? Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Steven Doyle
Fort Worth’s Central Market Cooking School will host a special demonstration and dinner prepared by, the chef/owners of L.U.C.K. (Local Urban Craft Kitchen), a craft beer inspired kitchen & bar, that is soon to open in Dallas’ Trinity Groves. The chefs from L.U.C.K. will share with you a selection of items to be included on the their craft beer inspired menu while the brew masters from Fort Worth brewery Martin House will be on hand to expertly pair their beers with the evening’s menu.
To purchase tickets check out the Central Market web site. We have the menu and pairings below. Continue reading