Tag seasonal recipes

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.




Get Pumped for a Scarily Delicious Halloween: 5 Recipes Inspired by Scary Movies

Chocolate SoufflesWith Halloween falling in the middle of the week, you have TWO weekends of parties to look forward to! Whether you’re hoping to be the life undead of the party, or just looking to spend a scream-filled night at home, we’ve got you covered with what to eat. This isn’t your average list of seasonal recipes – pairings of awesomely scary movies for each dish will make your nights all the more spooktacular!

Want to see these recipes in action at a hands-on cooking event? Almost all of them can be found on our current seasonal menus!

5 Halloween Recipes to Pair with Scary Movies!

The Purge – Consider this recipe for Peanut and Gingered Noodle Cabbage Cups with Hoisin Glazed Duck a much more rewarding “purge” than the movie offers. With all the ingredients that come together in the spicy peanut noodle sauce, the results are sure to keep you happy ’til the next urge to purge.

Silence of the Lambs – There’s nothing scary about this recipe. Conquer your nightmares and silence those lambs with these Lamb Skewers with Mint Pesto!

Fried OlivesRosemary’s Baby – It’s time to associate rosemary with something much more positive than impending doom. This recipe for Fried Castelvetrano Olives Stuffed with Sweet Italian Sausage and Herbs is the only thing that can turn rosemary’s rep – and your weekend – around.

The Birds – Show angry birds who’s boss with our Oatmeal Crusted Fried Chicken Skewers. Soaked in a homemade buttermilk dressing, these wings are sure to be frighteningly delicious.

Fatal Attraction – Fall crazy in love with each of our Mini Chocolate Souffle Cakes with Chocolate Whipped Cream. Just be sure not to get too attached – these devastatingly delicious chocolate bites won’t last forever.