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New Season, New Menus. Parties That Cook Prepares for Fall with Recipe Testing.

Fall Recipe Testing Fall Recipe TestingJust like the seasons change throughout the year, things are always evolving here at Parties That Cook. In anticipation of each season, our team of professional chefs bring their imaginations and culinary skills together to whip up a fresh batch of original recipes. As with all great things, there is a bit of trial and error involved in achieving perfection. Our seasonal recipes can’t just be delicious – they have to meet certain criteria specific to our events: easily split into components for team cooking, execution with our mobile equipment, scalability, and most importantly, cook time. Small order, right? Our fabulous chefs consistently do an outstanding job nominating, testing, and selecting the best recipes for PTC events!

Fall Recipe Testing Fall Recipe TestingI had the privilege of being involved in two days of recent experimentation, and all I can say is WOW. The office team got a little preview of all the new Fall Menu recipes, and it was absolutely delicious. I definitely wanted more than just a taste! Our chefs made a variety of mouthwatering dishes, including: Fried Chicken Po-boys with Pickle Remoulade and Kale; Veggie Tagine with Couscous; Caramelized Onion and Potato Knishes; Moroccan Pastries; Sweet Potato Soufflés; Cauliflower Soup;  and Southern Mac and Cheese with Baked Quinoa! It’s safe to say we were completely stuffed. And happy.




A Hands-On Cooking Party with No Guests: Spring Menu Recipe Testing

About a month ago, a select group of PTC staff met for a day of experimenting, trial and error, and delicious taste testing. Our team of chefs spent hours chopping, searing, and baking recipes from our upcoming Spring Menus. The atmosphere was fun, light-hearted and casual.  It was like our own hands-on cooking party, but every guest was a professional chef, and I was lucky enough to tag along. My excuse? Taking photos of the process and finished products. Some of my favorite shots are below. Keep an eye out for these recipes popping up in blogs throughout the Spring season!

As you can see, it was an absurdly good delicious day. Our chefs did a great job testing these recipes [ and our office team did a great job re-testing  at cookbook club ]. A cookbook club recap is coming your way soon!