VIP Cooking Class Experience

Get ready for an exceptional evening of Spanish-inspired tapas! We invite you to join us for an interactive virtual cooking class on Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00PM EST, benefiting The Underground Kitchen (UGK) and led by one of their renowned chefs. Buy your ticket now

TAPAS MENU

  • Gambas al Ajillo 
    (Spanish Shrimp* with Garlic)
    **substitute chicken, mushroom or eggplant in place of shrimp

  • Pipirrana 
    (Traditional Andalusian Summer Salad)

  • Patatas Bravas
    (Potatoes and Salsa Brava)

    (Four servings)

WHAT TO EXPECT

The VIP Cooking Class Experience is a virtual 2-hour event featuring chef-inspired Spanish tapas. Tickets are $50 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The price includes access to the Kitchen Studio via Zoom and interactive and instructional demonstration of each course. Once you buy your ticket, you will receive an email with the full menu, a list of ingredients to purchase and instructions on how to prepare before the event. 

Proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to Community First, Underground Kitchen’s official 501c3 foundation.

ABOUT THE CHEF, NATASCHA "TAZ" BOWLES

Chef Natascha "Taz" Bowles is very proud of her multi-racial and cultural background having a German Jewish mother and a Caribbean father. Being raised by a single parent, home life was wherever her mother could get a job, as homelessness became second nature to the mother-daughter duo. Fortunately for Taz and her mother, a community of diverse friends along the way embraced the pair as family into their households.

It was within these many walks of life (Korean, Hispanic, Anglo & African American) that Chef Taz found her comfort and her love for family and food. Chef Taz graduated from the Culinary program at J. Sgt. Reynolds in Richmond, VA and has taken advanced professional studies courses at the Culinary Institute of America. To further enhance her culinary training, Taz cooked in multiple kitchens all over Europe, including Spain, Germany, and France. She has worked at the historical Jefferson Hotel alongside some of Richmond’s most talented chefs, including Chef Walter Bundy at Lemaire and Chef Chris McCandless at TJ’s.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND KITCHEN & COMMUNITY FIRST

Since its founding in 2013, Underground Kitchen has established itself as one of the most lauded dining experiences in Richmond and across the Mid-Atlantic, known for pushing culinary and event-driven boundaries.  Community First was founded by the leaders of UGK when the pandemic hit, as a way to use their skills and resources to help feed those that needed it. To date, Community First has delivered more than 130,000 meals.


THE MISSION OF THE CADD FOUNDATION:

To connect people with volunteer and educational opportunities that allow them to positively impact their communities. We do this by inspiring them to find their passions, connecting them with resources, and facilitating engagement with charitable organizations and causes.

 

THE VISION OF THE CADD FOUNDATION:

To inspire everyone to find their passion for volunteerism.