HOMETOWN HEROS: BIG BEN’S BODACIOUS BAKED GOODS is hosted by 12-year old Ben Watkins. Ben’s is youth entrepreneur with his family’s restaurant Big Ben’s Bodacious Barbeque & Deli in the Gary Miller neighborhood. Attendees will learn how Ben started his business and the benefits and effects of entrepreneurship from a kid’s perspective. A cooking demo of Ben’s signature cooking, oatmeal chocolate chip raisinet cookies with caramel icing.
ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen HOMETOWN HEROS is a series of culinary exploration programs hosted by native Gary residents and current business owners.
This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.
Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.