Local Expert: Budding Chef
Instead of going out to dinner, enjoy a hands-on cooking experience at Budding Chef. This 1,800 square feet of space opened up in the Fall of 2022 and features a giant kitchen that accommodates between 12-18 students during a class. Each class is led by experienced chefs and has themes that vary from Italian to Asian and more.
Owner Cindy Riddle started this concept in memory of her late mother, who made every experience in the kitchen a memorable one. From molding the meatballs to breading the chicken, food was the love language of their family, and sharing that with others is exactly what Cindy plans to do.
The classes are designed for all ages, abilities, and occasions and they are located at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 182, in the middle of Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt shopping center. We highly recommend adding them to your list, simply head over to their Instagram and pick out which class you’d like to experience. https://www.instagram.com/buddingchefnaples/