It all started with a cupcake... and a big dream!

Working on Wall Street, Jessi was looking for a way to combine her passions for food, family and fun. She hosted her first cupcake making birthday party at her friend's loft in Soho. It was a hit and Taste Buds Kitchen was born.


Hosted our first birthday party in New York City.


Franchised our fun concept.


Kitchens spanning from Coast to Coast.


Celebrating 15 years of culinary entertainment.

Hear our Story

Our Founder, Jessi Walter Brelsford, shares how she took her passion and made it a business. At Taste Buds Kitchen, we make the kitchen exciting for our guests and we create it all from scratch – from pasta to sushi and everyone’s favorite cupcakes!


Our Mission

Taste Buds Kitchen’s mission is to be the top culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults by engaging and delighting our budding chefs in the kitchen. We support kids, families and food and strive to create a lifestyle around connecting, learning and growing in the culinary playground of the kitchen.

Girl sautéing with olive oil at a Taste Buds Kitchen Cooking Camp
Baking class to make American flag sugar cookies at Taste Buds Kitchen

A Look Back...


Our Franchise Partners

Each Taste Buds Kitchen is independently owned and lovingly operated by a hard working family. We are thrilled to have such amazing partners helping to bring Taste Buds Kitchen to a community near you.

Local & National

Rave Reviews

Funds Raised
Happy kids enjoying summer cooking camp at Taste Buds Kitchen

Kids Supporting Kids

We love to give back and are humbled to have donated & raised funds for our partner charity, Cookies for Kids Cancer, through Bake Sales in our cooking camps.

Begin your culinary adventure with us!