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Parties That Cook’s Chicago Team Mixes Things Up with Wrigley

A couple of weeks ago, Parties That Cook knocked out 11 events in 3 days… Last week was no different! Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were filled nearly to the brim with corporate team building events, public cooking classes and recipe testing! Sneaking in right before the madness began was a Monday evening corporate event hosted by Wrigley. The company opted to entertain all 24 guests in a private home in Chicago.

Guests arrived from Mexico, Canada and all over the U.S. for this Chef’s Table event. Brandy, our Chicago Operations Manager and Chef Instructor, led the guests through a quick cooking demonstration outdoors before splitting the group into teams. Don B., the Wrigley host, worked with Beth, one of our great event planners, to create a custom menu. The result was a complete success! Guests enjoyed the Italian options like the Savory Plum and Thyme Bruschetta with Shaved Pecorino Romano Cheese , Flash Fried Cornmeal Calamari with Sauce Arrabbiata and a Warm Chocolate Budino with Raspberry Sauce. They also liked dishes from our Taste of Napa Menu, including Chilled Vegetable Gazpacho with Spice Watermelon Relish, Grilled Filet Mignon with Ricotta Salata Salsa Verde and a Savory Garlic and Cherry Tomato Strata. All great choices!

In the end, Brandy reported that the guests loved the event! They were really invested in their recipes, and after the meal, many guests made a point to let Brandy know what a great time they had – we love that! Don reported that the best part was “seeing what my coworkers created, then eating it. This was successful because the team definitely worked together and enjoyed the evening… It was fantastic.” What great feedback!

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Food Games for Holiday Gifts








With only a week left to shop for the perfect holiday present, what better gift to give than food games! It’s a foolproof gift idea for any party host, foodie or gourmet connoisseur.

Food games can also serve as inexpensive party entertainment for your holiday gathering or New Year’s dinner party. Break the ice and get the conversation started with these games. Here are some of our favorites:

Foodie Fight: A Trivia Game for Serious Food Lovers
Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes

Cork jester’s Wine Teasers Wine Game  
Winerd Wine Trivia and Blind Tasting Board Game
Reveal Entertainment Food Lovers Trivia Game
Eat It! Snacks & Sweets Trivia Game
Table Topics Conversation Cards – Gourmet Edition
Table Topics Conversation Cards – Dinner Party Edition
Celebrity Chef! The Game
What’s Cookin?

For more hands-on fun with food or wine, try:

Fusebox Blending Kits– For any wine enthusiast, these kits are the first step in creating your own wine blend. Gather some friends and create your own unique blend!

At-Home Cooking Party with a Sumptuous Small Plates Recipe Deck– Use our recipe deck to supply your guests with a recipe card and have then whip up a delicious appetizer.

Still not sure which gift to give this holiday season? Purchase a Parties That Cook gift certificate for any of our cooking classes