(Saturday Grand Cru Dinner)
In 1994, George and Barb Tate left behind the hectic big city Portland life for a calmer existence in Redmond. Natives to Central Oregon, and high school sweethearts, it didn’t take long for George and Barb to re-establish their roots.
George’s passion for food has followed him throughout his life. From his first taste as a restauranteur at Redmond’s old 86 Corral, to days spent sharpening his skills at the Culinary Institute of America, to achieving stature as Executive Chef at Portland’s esteemed Heathman Hotel, George simply loves to cook.
Not one to sit idle, George played in the couple’s home kitchen preparing small care packages of freshly made soups and breads for friends and family. Before long, what started as a fun way to pass the time, sprouted into Tate and Tate Catering. Word quickly spread of George and Barb’s fine attention to detail and delicious food. Now the catering business is considered one of the finest Central Oregon has to offer.
George and Barbara are heartfelt supporters of their Central Oregon community and are thrilled to support KIDS Center through Cork & Barrel.