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Corporate Team Building Event Flashback: Reflections by Parties That Cook Staff

This post is Confessions of a Parties That Cook Dishwasher, Part II. One of our tenured staff members reflects on one of her favorite corporate team building events from way back when…

Holiday Event

The party that I remember with great fondness was the last party in the Glory Month of the Glory Year: December 2007. We had 60 events that month, a phenomenal record. My last event of the month was at Thomas Fogarty Winery. The guests were a corporate group that was disbanding after completing a major project. After 5 years as a team, this Parties That Cook event was the last time they would all be together.

After the meal was made, they sat down to eat, drink and be merry. When the meal ended, each person at the table reflected on what the past five years had meant to them. Finally, as the sun was setting, Dr. Suess’ book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” was passed from person to person. Each one read a passage from the book starting with, “You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” and concluding with,”Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” I teared up as I heard each person read from the perfect book to end a chapter in one’s life before moving on to the next. I felt honored to be part of this last team effort.

Holiday Dinner PartyAs 2013 comes to an end, I have finally achieved what I’ve waited six years to do: break my old record of 17 events in December 2007 with 18 events this December. I feel very grateful to live in the Bay Area. The strong economy from which we derive much of our business is due largely in part to the thriving tech industry, and I look forward to an even more robust 2014 with Parties That Cook.

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.