Bibby Gignilliat, Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO

Bibby Gignilliat transformed a marketing career at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. into a career in professional cooking. She launched her training at Tante Marie's Cooking School in San Francisco. Training continued at Insalata's and Kokkari before teaching cooking classes at HomeChef®, Tante Marie's, Sur La Table, Ramekins and Draeger's.

In 1999, Bibby pioneered the mobile cooking concept and founded Parties That Cook.

She has appeared on the Today Show, the Food Network and CNBC, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appetit, Southwest Airlines Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. Bibby authored the Sumptuous Small Plates and More Sumptuous Small Plates cookbooks, each offering 30 recipes for deliciously fun entertaining. She was named 2008 Small Business Owner of the Year by San Francisco's Small Business Network (SBN), 2009 NAWBO Rising Star, and Woman-Owned Business of 2009 by the Women's Initiative for Self Employment. Previous speaking engagements include entrepreneurship classes at Stanford and MIT Business Schools, NAWBO and WI award ceremonies, and panel discussions at the International Association for Culinary Professionals annual conference.


4 Cities, 15 Years, 85,000 Guests, A Million Memories