He’s a Chef, I’m a writer, and we love food. Whether we are making culinary magic in our kitchen or exploring food ventures around OKC. We want to share it with you!




My name is Ashley Gallaher and I am the creator of Your Other Taste bud. I have always had a passion for food and writing ever since I was young. I may have been called ‘chippy girl’ because I could eat a full bag of chip by myself or with my cousin Sam. And that hasn’t change at all. I Graduated from Eastern Michigan University and received my Bachelors degree in Creative Writing. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do and this blog idea popped up. I held onto it tight for fear that the idea would float away, as they often do. Sharing this idea to Chef Ryan Lopez. He was trilled, and his excitement fueled the fires to my own excitement. We decided to team up and intermingle my witty words with his culinary genius. Your Other Taste Bud was born.


About Chef Ryan Lopez, he grew up in Michigan, where he learned at an early age that quality food was an essential ingredient to good living. He went to culinary school at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. He trained under some of the best chefs in the country. After a two years culinary program he then set off working for some of the top restaurants in Michigan. He learned the passion for food and the quality for each dish at a high level. It wasn't until 2 years after school he sought out to do what he has always wanted to, which is begin his private chef career. In 2011 he moved to OKC to work for NBA star Kevin Durant. Chef Ryan has work for a number of charities in Oklahoma including March of dimes, Oklahoma regional food bank and YSOC. He has always believed in preparing fresh, nutritious meals to assist his clients in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If your interested in Catering or private  dinning in the comforts of your own home, Chef Ryan's your guy.


Your Other Taste Bud BLOG, The science behind our madness. Food is complex and so are we. In the act of eating we use all of senses, a chemical reactions takes place in our mouth as we begin to break down the food.  All this information is calculated in our perception which tells us what we like, what we love, and what we think is gross and will never eat again. Never say never, as a matter of fact your taste buds are always changing; so everyday is a new opportunity to see food in a new way. As Your Other Taste Bud we are here to help, teach, guide and expand your knowledge of food. We want you to get out there and experience food for yourself.


Making OKC our new home presents great opportunities to explore the food culture that is thriving in this little Big CITY. We hope you come along with us on our journey together. Sit back, relax and let us be Your Other Taste Bud!