Owned by Don and Leslie Jones, Savory Chef delivers innovative cooking in a warm and casual atmosphere. First opened as a kitchen accessories store and cooking school, Savory Chef's café features an open-style kitchen that showcases head chef Scott VanTuyl and his team of ingredient crafters as they prepare homemade breads, pastas, and desserts. A cheese and sundry fruit plate ($6.99) begins dinners with a choose-your-own-adventure of four cheeses, pairing each with deviously delicious partners in crime: fruit, nuts, and quince. A hearty chunk of toasted foccacia accompanies the grilled spinach salad, which comes drizzled with a truffled red wine vinaigrette ($5.99). The wooden dinner tables ably hold the heft of the grilled center-cut pork chop plate ($14.99) with sweet potato puree, honeycrisp apples, shaved fennel, and creamed swiss chard. Smoked duck breast ($19.99) travels with a carryon bag of blue cheese mashed potatoes, caramelized beets, and an ergonomically conscious pomegranate reduction.
What makes The Food Theater stand out?
We provide fun, hands-on, interactive cooking classes with a focus on great food and cooking skills. Our corporate team-building events and private group events provide the perfect setting to say thank you to your company team and valued clients.
What’s the vibe at The Food Theater like?
We have a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen. It’s open and bright to welcome guests into the kitchen and make them feel at home.
What inspired you to start this business?
A love of good food and a desire to bring techniques and information to others who desire to learn and be fed in a social atmosphere. A passion to connect great local chefs in a teaching environment with people who want to do more than just occupy a seat.
Describe your average customer.
Most of our clients love to cook or want to have an above-average knowledge of food and cooking.
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