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Budding Chef Cooking Studio

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt welcomes new cooking studio

Budding Chef is a fun, hands-on cooking studio offering interactive classes for all ages, creative camps for kids, and curated culinary events made from scratch. Located in North Naples, this 1750 square foot state-of-the-art teaching kitchen is a place for everyone to have fun and learn about great food…together!

Owner Cindy Riddle brings her love of cooking to this new concept that offers fun, education, entertainment, and more. Nestled at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, Budding Chef allows you to learn and cook, not just watch a demonstration—it’s a culinary experience.

“I wanted to fill a niche in Naples and offer expert-level, interactive experiences for chefs of all ages,” says owner Cindy Riddle. “A place to bring your kids, have a date night, book a party, enjoy a fun night with friends, and more—we’re a cooking destination!”

Budding Chef offers it all—for adults, options include Daily Cooking Classes, Date Nights & Friends’ Night Out, Private Parties, Corporate, and Team-Building Events. For kids, teens, and families, Budding Chef offers School’s Out Kids & Teens Camps, Single Session or Semester Kids & Teens Classes, Birthday Parties, Family Workshops, Mommy & Me Classes, and School & Group Classes.

Prices start at $40 per class for kids and can accommodate ages two and up, with Mommy & Me classes catering to children under four years old. For adults, classes start at $85 with beer and wine options available for purchase. Full class schedules will be posted online and updated each month.

Budding Chef Cooking Studio is located at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd Suite 182, Naples, FL 34109. Open seven days a week, available 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., classes will vary in date and time each month. To view schedules, sign up for classes, or inquire about private events, please visit, email or call 239.631.8168.


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