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Tai Dempster
Works at Uncooked Enterprises
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Lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Tai Dempster

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While in culinary school, I somehow ended up working at the best french restaurant anyone knew of at the time. I worked there until a little after Chef Richard Ruiz retired and later went on to a better place. 

Years later, going down Palmetto Park Road with someone special, I got the grand idea to pass by the place I learned so much. Unfortunately, as we passed over the bridge and the first couple of buildings, I could see there was nothing there but an empty field. It was like I had the wind knocked out of my chest. I had to stop the car. 

It was gone. 

Just gone. 

Not a trace...

Except, the oak tree that used to be overlooking the koi pond in the middle of the restaurant. That was still there. Hope it still is.

This article sums up how it feels for the neighbors and people that had the chance to experience La Vielle Maison nicely. 

#RiP  Chef.Richard.Ruiz
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Still the best pancakes.
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Those who say it cannot be done should stay out of the way of those who are doing it.
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We Get the Party Poppin!
After working in the South Florida restaurant scene for the past decade, Tai decided it was time for a change. Now, he helps people with special diet needs (ulcerative colitis, crohn’s, diabetes, cancer, celiac, etc.) cook healthy, delicious food for themselves. At your home, in your kitchen, he’ll show you how to cook simple and tasty foods with the equipment you have in your kitchen already. Along with The Party Poppers Birgade, Chef Tai organizes and promotes food truck parties and festivals throughout Broward, Dade and Palm Beach.
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Guest Culinarian at the 2009 Epcot Food & Wine Festival, Party of the Senses and Caterer for the PGA WGC Cadillac Championship
  • Life, Daily.
    Manifestation, 1984 - present
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Cooking, Preparing Raw Food,
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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