Cooking Demos

Cooking Demos

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James Gaines, Executive Chef of Reata Restaurant will be providing cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

12PMRed Fish Ceviche with Cilantro, Avocado and Tortilla Chips

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Presenter: James Gaines, Executive Chef, Reata Restaurant

James Gaines grew up in Lubbock, TX where he developed his love for cooking while at small food chain restaurant.  After graduating from high school, he tried his hand at other things but always came back to cooking.

James graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Dallas with an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Culinary Arts in 2006. Upon graduation, he relocated to Austin to work for the Four Season Hotel. There he developed a love for catering and large events.

In 2009, he relocated to College Station to team up with the Global Event Group. Through Global, James experienced the world of events and catering and had the opportunity to cook for President George Bush, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Powerman 5000, 3 Days Grace, Austin City Limits, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers Band, The Eagles and many others.

James joined the team at Reata Fort Worth in August of 2014 and became Executive Chef in March of 2016 where he continues to stay true to Reata’s Texas cooking.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 daughters and son while exploring what Fort Worth has to offer.

1PMGrilled Redfish on the Half Shell with Herb and Garlic Butter

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presenter: James Gaines, Executive Chef, Reata Restaurant

James Gaines grew up in Lubbock, TX where he developed his love for cooking while at small food chain restaurant.  After graduating from high school, he tried his hand at other things but always came back to cooking.

James graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Dallas with an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Culinary Arts in 2006. Upon graduation, he relocated to Austin to work for the Four Season Hotel. There he developed a love for catering and large events.

In 2009, he relocated to College Station to team up with the Global Event Group. Through Global, James experienced the world of events and catering and had the opportunity to cook for President George Bush, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Powerman 5000, 3 Days Grace, Austin City Limits, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers Band, The Eagles and many others.

James joined the team at Reata Fort Worth in August of 2014 and became Executive Chef in March of 2016 where he continues to stay true to Reata’s Texas cooking.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 daughters and son while exploring what Fort Worth has to offer.

2PMRed Fish Ceviche with Cilantro, Avocado and Tortilla Chips

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presenter: James Gaines, Executive Chef, Reata Restaurant

James Gaines grew up in Lubbock, TX where he developed his love for cooking while at small food chain restaurant.  After graduating from high school, he tried his hand at other things but always came back to cooking.

James graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Dallas with an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Culinary Arts in 2006. Upon graduation, he relocated to Austin to work for the Four Season Hotel. There he developed a love for catering and large events.

In 2009, he relocated to College Station to team up with the Global Event Group. Through Global, James experienced the world of events and catering and had the opportunity to cook for President George Bush, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Powerman 5000, 3 Days Grace, Austin City Limits, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers Band, The Eagles and many others.

James joined the team at Reata Fort Worth in August of 2014 and became Executive Chef in March of 2016 where he continues to stay true to Reata’s Texas cooking.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 daughters and son while exploring what Fort Worth has to offer.

3PMGrilled Redfish on the Half Shell with Herb and Garlic Butter

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter: James Gaines, Executive Chef, Reata Restaurant

James Gaines grew up in Lubbock, TX where he developed his love for cooking while at small food chain restaurant.  After graduating from high school, he tried his hand at other things but always came back to cooking.

James graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Dallas with an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Culinary Arts in 2006. Upon graduation, he relocated to Austin to work for the Four Season Hotel. There he developed a love for catering and large events.

In 2009, he relocated to College Station to team up with the Global Event Group. Through Global, James experienced the world of events and catering and had the opportunity to cook for President George Bush, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Powerman 5000, 3 Days Grace, Austin City Limits, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers Band, The Eagles and many others.

James joined the team at Reata Fort Worth in August of 2014 and became Executive Chef in March of 2016 where he continues to stay true to Reata’s Texas cooking.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 daughters and son while exploring what Fort Worth has to offer.