Chefs

It’s Devour time, and Fishers Test Kitchen restaurants are participating! At Lil Dumplings, the global street food-inspired restaurant from chef Carlos Salazar, you’ll find a three-course Devour meal of new items. “I wanted to do something different,” said chef Carlos. “I wanted it to be a special...

By Jolene Ketzenberger If there was one word that kept popping up when talking with the Fishers Test Kitchen chefs about their experience in the Test Kitchen so far, that word would be “fun.” “It’s fun having neighbors,” said Lil Dumplings chef/owner Carlos Salazar about operating his restaurant...

Written by Jolene Ketzenberger We’re so proud! Fishers Test Kitchen congratulates chef Carlos Salazar of Lil Dumplings, a global street food stand in the Test Kitchen, on being named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. [caption id="attachment_485" align="alignright" width="300"] Chef Carlos Salazar accepting official designation...

As anyone who opens a business knows, the first few days after opening can bring the unexpected. Despite working 16-plus hour days while they work to build their teams and fine-tune menus, the Fishers Test Kitchen chefs survived, and dare-we-say-thrived, during their first forty-eight hours...

Several years ago an idea was born: we could stimulate the culinary culture in Fishers by leveraging our community’s strengths in innovation and entrepreneurship. A thriving local food scene would literally (quite literally) feed our innovation economy. After all, the people who make up the...

As work continues at the Fishers Test Kitchen construction site in The Yard at Fishers District, the Test Kitchen team has been busy this fall with community events. Chefs Carlos Salazar of Lil Dumplings, chef Leisha Berg of West Coast Nook and chefs John and...

Look for our Fishers Test Kitchen chefs at the Fishers Farmers' Market in October. Our chefs will be visiting the market, sampling the food, shopping for produce and talking about what they find. You might even spot the Test Kitchen team shooting video of our...

We had a great time announcing the chefs who will be launching their restaurants in the Fishers Test Kitchen. The big reveal took place at the Indiana IoT Lab, and we had more than 150 people register to attend -- so glad you all came...

The chef selection process for The Fishers Test Kitchen restaurant accelerator started months ago. Interested chefs submitted an application at FishersTestKtchen.com that included an explanation of their concept and a sample menu, and we got plenty of great ideas. From there, we progressed to taste tests...