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Get a Taste of Taste & Technique – The perfect corporate event for large groups!

No Pressure! Taste & TechnqueThey came. They cooked. They left with a much clearer idea of what Parties That Cook does. What am I referring to? Each year, Parties That Cook offers complimentary events for potential clients. We essentially stage a full-blown hands-on cooking party just for event planners interested in our event services.

This season, we opted to provide our guests with a taste of “Taste & Technique”. Over 100 guests arrived to experience our newest event type specifically designed for large corporate groups. And we were ready…

Welcome Table

Ready at the welcome table. Hi Kelle!

Wine Works
Dogpatch WineWorks was an excellent venue to accommodate our large group.

Aprons
The aprons were set.

Cheese Platter
The antipasti platters were ready.

Glasses
Even the wine glasses eagerly anticipated the arrival of guests.

Blind Taste Test
Our Exploration Stations were prepped and looking particularly inviting. These activities included a “blind” taste test, an interactive herbs and spices station, and tricky trivia!

HerbsSpicesCrepe Station
And now, on to the Cooking Stations…

Pizza Station
The evening’s menu included a variety of savory small plates. At each station, guests were encourage to help make spring rolls (with new-found knife skills), fill, form, and fry dumplings, grill pizza, and roll sushi. For dessert, guests made and enjoyed sweet crepes filled with dulce de leche. Yum!

Sushi SidesSpring RollsCrowd
Before we knew it, the place was packed! To our delight, guests were just as eager to sample each recipe and participate in the cooking as we were to teach them.

Dumplings
Crepes in the makingPizza Lesson
Of course, our chefs rocked it under pressure.

Sushi
Guests were pleased to have learned new skills.

Damon_Sushi
And equally entertained by chef shenanigans.

Pizza Station

The chefs clearly had a ton of fun, too!

Pizzas
The food was absolutely delicious! Our 100+ guest chefs did a fantastic job, and many would not stop raving about their favorite recipes. Overall, the event was an incredible success. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible, from our partners, to our staff, and even our lovely guest chefs.

If you’re planning for a large group, or have any questions about Taste & Technique, feel free to contact us with questions! Start Party Planning Now

Confessions of a Parties That Cook Staff Member

For this round of Parties That Cook “Confessions” we bring you thoughts from one of our event servers. She reflects on the her first impression of PTC, as well as what she’s noticed since joining our team.

Proud Guests

When I first saw the posting that PTC was hiring event servers, I was intrigued. I immediately clicked through to the PTC website and found myself impressed by the concept. Guests work together, sharing ideas and contributing to one goal: making a fantastic meal.

It’s also impressive to see how a woman-owned business has grown into what it is today. PTC is now a private and corporate event powerhouse, well established in 4 major US cities. It’s easy to understand how this happened…
- PTC Founder and CEO, Bibby Gignilliat, is very involved in the company’s operations and direction.
- The hard work and dedication of each member in the PTC family is apparent in the office and at every event.
- Wonderful testimonials from the clients after events means we must be doing something right!

Corporate Team BondingI have loved being a server for Parties That Cook since October, 2013. With my corporate background, I especially love the idea of bringing colleagues together. Our guests may hold positions at different levels within an organization, and they may or may not work together on a daily basis, but coming to a Parties That Cook event, they will bond.  Hands-on cooking is an excellent corporate team building activity for any organization. Connections made, bonds strengthened, and communication improved at a Parties That Cook event will carry over into the office.