Small Kitchen Big Taste

Small Kitchen Big Taste is a prepared meals and small events catering company founded by Karen (on the right) 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 small events, and lots and lots of foodie inspiration right here through the website and blog, we want you to fall in love with food!


SKBT 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. No, literally. I’ll wait while you check out the pic below. I know right?!?! Yes, I had a teeeeeenny little kitchen, but I somehow managed to make normal-sized (sometimes way bigger than normal-sized) meals, and in the process, realized how much I was in love with cooking, eating, and feeding people! A year or two in, I decided to turn my passion into my profession – and here we are today! My hope is that you come to this site and leave inspired to cook and eat real, whole, delicious foods and to enjoy yourself while doing it!


Starting in September, Carly will be our storefront and retail queen, customer service guru, and assistant events coordinator.  She is the smiling face that will often greet you at the counter in the afternoons at the store, the one you'll email about events, catering and other assorted SKBT info. Carly is currently getting her MBA from Quinnipiac University in  Marketing... and she's BOMB.  


Lauren works behind the scenes on our email, marketing and social media efforts. She lends her communications prowess to help grow our business from the inside out by supporting me with writing and strategy planning, assisting with the narrative piece of the SKBT story and brand. You may see her tie an apron on to help out at an event from time to time, too.

Lauren works full time at Medtronic as a Senior Communications Specialist, is a lover of all things food and wine and a self-proclaimed cat lady.