Taste of the City Cooking Show

Tulsa’s premier live cooking show is back and more fun than ever!

This year we have 6 local celebrity chefs participating in our live cooking demonstration.


4:00 p.m. Doors open

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Shopping at vendor stands

5:30-9:00 p.m. Live cooking show

9:00 p.m. Doors close

Enjoy appetizers, desserts and beverages at local restaurants and shop some of your favorite Tulsa brands!

Participate in one of our many prizes!

Meet our cooks!

Nico Albert-Duo, Executive Chef

Chef Nico Albert is a self-taught veteran of many of Tulsa’s favorite cuisines, including the Brasserie and Lucky’s on Cherry Street.

After leaving the professional kitchen for a two-year foray into craft cocktail bartending, Chef Nico returned to the kitchen as Executive Chef at MixCo Bar, providing unconventional interpretations of classic pub fare.

Now leading the culinary team as executive chef at downtown Tulsa’s restaurant and jazz club, Duet, Chef Nico draws heavily from her Acadian and Native American heritage, as well as her affinity for indigenous Mexican and New Orleans culture and cuisine.

Duet’s menu is designed to mimic the interwoven and ever-changing nature of jazz by using classic southern and indigenous flavors and techniques as the bases of its dishes, amplifying them with new and sometimes exotic flavors.

Zach Curren – Trenchers Delicatessen, Owner-Chef

Chef Zach is the owner, executive chef and baker of Trenchers Delicatessen, a lively restaurant on Harvard Avenue where the sandwich is king.

Trenchers roasts and smokes its deli meats and makes its breads, pastries, desserts, condiments, and deli case selections. He previously told Tulsa World that he likes to build all the pieces of the sandwiches – from the meat to the bread – from scratch.

Chef Zach was raised in a family of restaurants, and his parents Tuck and Kate Curren have their own longtime favorite, Biga, and the recently opened Duet, a jazz club and restaurant where Nico Albert is the executive chef.

He and his wife, Melinda, own Trenchers and Shades of Brown cafes in Brookside.

Brian Green – Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., Head Chef

Hailing from the Midwest through and through, Chef Brian Green was born and raised in St. Louis and found his love for cooking alongside his grandmother, peeling potatoes and watching her prepare family-influenced recipes. by their Czech heritage.

After earning a culinary arts degree, Chef Brian began working under his mentor, Chef Cary McDowell, at Wolfgang Puck in St. Louis. Dreaming of working in a renowned New York kitchen, he spent a year at Chef Kevin Nashan’s Sidney Street Cafe honing his culinary skills before heading North. Armed with his experience, he moved to New York to work at Café Boulud as a chef de partie and later as a savory pastry chef at Dominique Ansel. After a cross-country move to Napa to open the kitchen at B Cellars Vineyard and Cellars, St. Louis called Green home.

Returning to work under Nashan, Chef Brian served as Sous Chef at the Peacemaker Lobster & Crab for the past two years. With Peacemaker’s expansion to Tulsa, he has moved to the Sooner State and will work alongside Nashan to bring Acadian coastal cuisine to thriving downtown Tulsa. Chef Brian is passionate about sourcing ingredients sustainably and helped create the Sidney Street Cafe’s on-site urban garden.

Miranda Kaiser – Cosmo Cafe and Laffa, Chef-Owner

Chef Miranda Kaiser went to culinary school in the UK and worked in the culinary world for years.

In 1988 she went to Israel for what was supposed to be three months. There she met her husband, Philip Kaiser, who is from Tulsa. Just to make sure she really loved him, she backpacked through Europe, ran a kitchen for an English company in France over the summer, worked shitty jobs in England, then came to the conclusion that she did, in fact, love him. !

Chef Miranda therefore returned to Israel where she worked several culinary jobs, got married and opened the first Internet bar in Israel in downtown Jerusalem and had a few boys.

In 2002 they came to live in Tulsa where they had another boy, then opened Cosmo Cafe & Bar in 2004 in South Tulsa. Cosmo then moved to Brookside.

Because three boys and a restaurant weren’t stimulating enough, in 2012 they opened the Laffa Medi-Eastern Bar & Restaurant in downtown Tulsa.

They are happy, exhausted and never open another restaurant but really enjoy what they do.

Alfredo Zuniga – Gathering Place, Head Chef

Gathering Place, Executive Chef Chef Alfredo Zuniga leads the culinary team as Executive Chef for Vista at Gathering Place, the elevated casual restaurant in the park at ONEOK Boathouse. Hailing from CD Juarez, Mexico, Chef Alfredo finds inspiration in bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together around food.

Trevor Tack – McNellie Group, Executive Chef

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Chef Trevor began his culinary endeavors while attending Oklahoma State University.

Before becoming the Executive Chef of the McNellie’s Restaurant Group, which includes restaurants such as The Tavern, Yokozuna, Dilly Deli and, of course, the group’s namesake, McNellie’s, he was the Executive Chef of the iconic Bodean Seafood Restaurant. .

He has also worked as Executive Chef at SoChey Jazz Café, Main Street Tavern in Broken Arrow and R Bar & Grill in Brookside. Tack began his career in Tulsa at Chalkboard, where he worked under the late Paul Caplinger. He also worked at Stonehorse Café and Dalesandro’s.

His cuisine can be described as emphasizing seasonality, sustainability and blending regional and international dishes with classic technique.