Rolling PIn

“It’s great to know that our customers support shopping locally,” said Rolling Pin Operations Manager Kelly Bock. “And that they believe enough in us to take the extra time to vote for us [as Shop Local Business of the Month].”

It promotes itself as a Shop Local business by having Shop Local postcards available to its customers at the cash registers and displaying a Shop Local flyer, poster and window cling in the front window.

“We put our sticker on the back of the Shop Local postcard so people knew where they got it from,” Bock said. “We also put the Shop Local icon in our weekly e-mails, which goes out to roughly 6,000 people and takes them directly to the Shop Local page where they can vote for us.”

Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium offers cooking classes and cooking series. Cooking series offered include a cooking fundamentals series, cake decorating, its lunch and learn series, knife skills and more.

Cooking classes, which can be hands-on or demonstration-style classes, include some upcoming classes like its “Taco Bus” class with new chef Rene Valenzuela, “Sensational Sushi Made Simple,” “It’s Brisket Time” with chef John Verville a.k.a. RibDog and Sunday Brunch presented by chef West.

A full calendar of all the classes offered is available on its Website, where you can also register for those classes. You can also hold a private party at Rolling Pin for a girl’s night out, a birthday party or any other occasion.

Rolling Pin also hosts kids and tweens summer camps Mondays-Thursdays, July 13-16, 20-23 and August 3-6.

It’s next major event, Bock said, will be on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17 when chef Tre Wilcox, a competitor on Top Chef and Iron Chef will be doing a demo. The price for this presentation is $90 per person and will include an eight-inch Chantal cookware piece. A few spots remain for the October 17 event.

Rolling Pin is located at 2080 Badlands Dr. in Brandon. For more information or to register for one of the cooking classes, please call 653-2418 or visit

For  information on the Osprey Observer’s “Shop Local” campaign, visit

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Jennifer Silverstein
Jennifer is the Assistant Editor at the Osprey Observer, having climbed the corporate ladder from intern in 2007. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She lives in Channing Park with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.