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Cooking Classes


Lori Baker

One of the owners Tastebuds, New Britain’s smoothie and food business, located at Walnut Hill Park’s gazebo, where it serves healthy food and drinks to park visitors.


Owned by wife and husband Lori Baker and Matthew George, who have lived in the city for 

15 years, Tastebuds serves smoothies, juices, wraps, salads, burgers and kids’ meals. Customers can grab food and a drink and sit at the benches next to the gazebo to enjoy the park environment.

Coming Soon

Kashia Diaz

Kashia is the Owner of KD Gastronomy Consulting LLC, which supports food pantries and food hubs by creating simple, healthy, and delicious meals to feed underserved populations.

She is the Founder of My City Kitchen a 501(c)(3) Public Charity Organization established in 2009, after graduating from Lincoln Culinary Institute and Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Costigliole d'Asti, Italy.

Currently, Kashia serves as Manager at Bridgeport Rescue Mission while running her own business. Previous work included Food Service Manager for the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport

overseeing the Center for Food Equity + Economic Development program (FEED).

Kashia sees the world through a food lens. Everything she does has food culture at its core.

Coming Soon

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