Small Kitchen Big Taste is a boutique catering company formed by Karen in 2009. In November 2013, she opened SKBT in North Haven, CT. Through healthy, delicious, made-with-love prepared foods at the store, soup-to-nuts catering for events and lots and lots of foodie inspiration right here through the website and recipes, we want you to fall in love with food!


I've always been passionate about food.  SKBT grew out of that love, and started out as a blog about food… and the adventures that go along with cooking in a teeeeny tiny kitchen! It followed my baking and cooking adventures that all began in a kitchen the size of a postage stamp in New Haven, CT. Yes, I had a tiny kitchen, but I somehow managed to make normal-sized (sometimes way bigger than normal-sized) meals, and in the process, realized that I should turn my passion for cooking, eating, and feeding people into a little something more...  and here we are today! My hope is that you come to this site and get inspired to cook and eat real, whole, delicious foods, and to enjoy yourself while doing it! There is nothing that gives me more joy than creating inspired menus, beautiful events, and lasting memories ... and that is our goal here at SKBT!


Gabriel is our head chef. She is a professional pastry chef and cook who is inspired by bright flavors, colors and textures. Thai and Indian are some of her favorite cuisines. Her hobbies include a love of black cats, movies and burgers! We are so excited to have her on board, so be sure to come stop by and say hi! Ummmm and taste her delicious food!

Ali DeMatteo

Events Manager

Yazmin Fuentes

Prep Chef, Assistant Catering Chef