A Parties That Cook interactive cooking event is a great way to build communication between teams and increase morale! Our team building events are getting rave reviews from some of the hottest companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicagoland. Check out what our clients and event organizers have to say.
The Lead Chef kept things exciting and fun and made sure everything ran on time. The best part of the party was the chance to collaborate and work with our peers.
The menu was upscale enough to make it extra special, but not so difficult to intimidate the participants. I think the best part for me was hearing “THIS IS GREAT!” All participants were very engaged in the experience and told me on numerous occasions what a great idea this was.
I have scheduled so many parties with you over the years but last evening was actually the first one that I was lucky enough to participate in. Having the hands on experience was appreciated and I couldn’t have asked for a better master chef. He was really great. Being the party planner and not so much an attendee, I count on places such as yours to take care of my bosses and colleagues and to make me look good!
The food was wonderful and the teamwork and fun that ensued was really special. You can't make people socialize at company events but the fun of cooking makes it happen. Thank you for starting your company. I never get tired of your events nor do the employees!
We literally found you on line and have had our expectations blown away with both events that we hosted. Thank you! Can't wait to plan another event!
It’s something our firm had never done before, and it took care of 3 things we needed to cover at once: Team Building, Competition and Dinner! It is a well-organized event and Parties That Cook makes sure that knowledgeable, friendly people will lead the group and are good at making sure everyone is getting the most out of their experience.
The chefs were great at helping us and leading us towards a final product. Everyone learned something new and had a great time doing it! AND – the food turned out amazing! In fact, many people said it was way better than the other restaurants we had tried in San Francisco!
The prompt service of the team that assisted in planning the event was pretty great. I had no time to plan this event & Parties That Cook made it simple and stress-free.
I’ve been meaning to email you ever since last night to tell you how impressed I was with your entire staff last night. They were all incredibly friendly, upbeat and professional and the event was a big success. Congrats on hiring such a great crew! Very impressive!
Many thanks.… it was truly a fun time and experience. Who would ever guess that I can cook??
Everyone at our firm LOVED the event and said it was our best holiday party EVER. We will all recommend PTC.
The best part was the team work and team building of the event and this is why it also made the event so successful because it showed that each station was in charge of one item to cook and everyone came together to meet a common goal, exactly how it is done within a company.
Everyone had a blast. I have shared the stories with many and I see interest all around in doing more events. In fact my other team heard about this one and wants to look into one for themselves.... stay tuned!
This is the second year we’ve worked with Parties that Cook. Everything was great – the food, the staff, the mood, the service, etc. The best thing is that they handle all of the details – signing a contract with the venue, flowers, music, setting you up with wine/beer. I would recommend Parties that Cook to anyone wanting to host a cooking party.
For the pre and post-event planning services, I find your approach to be very effective. From the first engagement with quote generation to the series of follow-ups to hone in the final presentation, the behavior was that of a proactive professional staff. It was the perfect blend of urgency and tact from my perspective.
Everything was taken care of start to finish by the PTC crew which made it a very enjoyable event, and not at all stressful for me. I loved knowing that someone else was taking care of everything. And the menu was terrific.
Please give your staff a special thanks from us. People came in this morning and were still talking about it. I have not had this much fun at a work event in a long time. Thank you all for making our end of year offsite completely fantastic.
I talked to two other companies and your company seemed the most responsive and easiest to work with. I was thrilled that everything went according to plan and I came out looking like a star for putting on such a great event!
The best part was watching everyone really enjoy and get into their cooking roles. It was so fun. So great to see a side of folks you may not have known they had. The chefs gave us great guidance but enough independence to get the job done. The event was successful because you were prepared, the food was very good, the venue was incredible and all the advance planning paid off. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Nothing could have made the evening more enjoyable than it already was. I don’t think we could have asked for a better teambuilding event!
The whole event was seamless and extremely well managed. The staff were friendly and accommodating. It was really excellent.
I hired Parties that Cook for a team building event during my regional sales meeting. The group had so much more fun than a dinner at a restaurant and the price was about the same. I would definitely do this again!
The best part was the interaction of team members cooking together. Everything was fantastic!
I’m not sure there was a “best part”. The food was great, the location was great, the staff was great. Extremely successful. It was pretty darn perfect!
You were very professional and responded like I respond - quickly!
I chose Parties That Cook because my past experience was exceptional and I wanted the best!
I cannot thank you enough! Our group had an absolutely fabulous time! They thought it was a very unique experience and it really got everyone mingling and interacting. My boss was against the idea in the beginning and I was extremely happy to prove him wrong. :)
Everything was great! The preparations, the food, the people... I can't pick just one thing.
Thank you for all of your help in setting up our eventyesterday. I have to say that it was one of the most fun company events I've been to – and I've been to some pretty exorbitant ones. :) Good time had by all. Exceptional staff, amazing food, etc, etc. Just great! Thank you!
We had the best time at our 'cook-off'. We loved all the cooking tricks you showed us! We are so pleased with the entire event, and we received great feedback from our colleagues as well. Thanks to you and your staff for a memorable evening.
It was great! Well done. Our clients had loads of fun and the food was delicious.
I wanted to let you know what a fabulous time our guests had at our event...The menu was DELICIOUS and fun for everyone to cook. The real contributors to the success of this event were your chefs. They were knowledgeable, had a great attitude, and created a fun atmosphere.
The party was great. Everyone had a great time and really felt it was a great teambuilding event. The chefs were wonderful - full of fun and excitement. We all had a wonderful time.
Everyone had a great time! Your team was great! Their personalities, energy and enthusiasm were incredible. You should be very proud of them. It is a great way to bring people together and teach them that they can cook. My guests loved the food and the attention to detail. I will highly recommend Parties that Cook to anyone that is planning an event! Thanks again for everything!
First, let me compliment you and your staff for an absolutely wonderful event. I've done another cooking event, and I've got to say, yours was far more fun, but still a good team activity. I would highly recommend you to anyone interested in these types of team activities.
The best part was the teamwork involved in creating the dishes and cooking together. It was successful because everyone participated.
Score! Before one more minute goes by I want to let you know how utterly phenomenal this evening was. Your crew was positively outstanding. I can't imagine how it could have been better.
Really great event! It's becoming the favorite team building event here at Facebook.
We had such a good time and will recommend your service to anyone, anytime. It was just perfect. I am giving you a big thumbs up on our website. Thanks again.
We're a very competitive team so it was the perfect opportunity to get to know each other better instead of doing it over a stuffy sit down dinner. Everyone was so great at the event and SO patient. We're a rowdy group and kind of hard to keep in check and they handled us beautifully. Loved that they asked beforehand what type of work we do (sales & marketing), so they knew how to handle our group (loud and to the point).
Our party was absolutely fabulous. My customer service staff enjoyed and benefited from every minute of it. The staff was professional and friendly; the food was outstanding; the organizational aspect was perfect; and the fun was abundant! Congratulations to your organization for providing to us an exceptional, outside-of-the-box, event. Worth every penny!
Fantastic staff that all complemented each other. They were fun, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. It was very easy to plan the event. Everything was well organized prior to our guests arriving. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
I'm not sure I could pick one "best" part. The light competition was great. Everyone enjoyed each other's company and had so much fun cooking AND socializing. The Parties That Cook staff were great!
It was a great party! You and your team did a fantastic job. One of the best groups I have ever worked with. You were all fun and professional!
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! We've never seen so much interaction among our clients during an event before this one. The staff was EXCELLENT. It's obvious that the PTC staff really enjoy themselves and it was infectious to the rest of the group! I have already been singing
your praises to friends and colleagues!
I chose Parties That Cook because the food and service are always excellent. I have tried other companies and no one has ever come close to the quality experience you provide.
The personal interactions Parties That Cook had with our team members brought out the FUN in everyone!!
Everyone thought our cooking event was creative and engaging. My group raved about it and had a wonderful time. It was especially nice for those quieter members of our group and partners and spouses as a traditional cocktail party or dinner can be awkward if you don't know anyone. They really appreciated having a "task" and learning something new while getting to know the group! Thanks again, you and your team were terrific!
We had a delightful team event last night and your staff did such an outstanding job. THANK YOU, Tanya & the entire staff for taking good care of us!!! The food & presentation topped any high end restaurant I've ever been to and I have been to many. My team members all share the same sentiment and again, we can't thank you enough for such a great time! You guys are on my recommended list of events NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous job the Parties that Cook team did last night at our party. They both had terrific energy, a sense of humor and really created a festive, energetic environment...Of the parties that we've done over the past few years, this was the best yet. Our guests had a fantastic time and will remember this party for months to come. By the way, the menu you helped select was a total hit! Thank you and I look forward to doing more business with you in the future.
The best part of our party was the camaraderie built among the participating team members. Contrary to a sit down dinner it gave the guests an opportunity to mingle and be much more interactive and even somewhat competitive in spirit.
We did the Kitchen Challenge last year for one of our summer intern events and it was voted the best event of the summer. It was a no-brainer to do it again.
Everyone really got into it. It was a fun, interactive evening, and I have heard nothing but raves about the event! Tanya was the lead chef, and I loved her fabulous energy and enthusiasm for her craft. It was very contagious! I was looking for something different for my group. I am tired of the same old boring dinners at restaurants. I had a hunch that this would not only work for this group, but that it would be a hit...and it was! Bless you for creating PARTIES THAT COOK!!!
The entire staff went above and beyond to make the event a great learning experience. I cannot thank you and your team enough for making our event a huge success!!
I’ve planned several team building events (and 2 cooking themed events in the past) and this was by far the best. My team had a wonderful time! I feel like you and your team went above and beyond to accommodate all of my special requests. I always worry with food events given all the dietary restrictions on my team but your team took all the worry out of it for me. I will definitely be telling all my colleagues to try out Parties That Cook!
We had such a great night, and are thrilled to be able to recreate the fantastic foods that we made with the recipes [they’ve] sent on. We will remember that Friday night as the highlight of our retreat because [their] entire staff made us feel so welcome and relaxed around the beautiful kitchen.
The best part of our event was feeling the heartbeat of the City and the warm, welcoming cooking staff. Our event was successful as a team-builder, of course, but mainly because it was FUN and the food was yummy.
@PartiesThatCook is making our @Eventbrite marketing team offsite so fun!
I really wanted to organize a cooking event for our Summer Interns and Parties that Cook had everything I was looking for. Competition, great food and an overall great opportunity to bond.
Successful event, plenty of great conversation and fun. The wine and appetizers in the beginning were great and the energy was high from beginning to end. I don’t think anyone was disappointed with any part of the experience!
The team collaboration, venue, the tips from the chef, recipes and wine pairing –every part of the event was GREAT!! It was really perfect.
We had the highest attendance at this event than we’ve had for any other events, including our year-end holiday party. Everyone said they thought this was our best event ever. I wouldn’t be surprised if you see us again with a different menu. Kudos to your staff, who were all wonderful and who contributed to the fun.
Everyone told me it was great fun and they loved this activity... The best part was getting the opportunity to work with people on our team that we typically don’t have the chance to interact with on a fun task. I got to know some people better from a different perspective.... Everything the participants wanted or needed was provided. The staff was very responsive and right there when we had questions or needed help — good direction and handy preparation tips.
The best part was seeing everyone work together as a team. I was impressed by all the brainstorming ideas.
It was ALL great. I loved having everything there waiting for us and loved the teamwork of cooking together. Can’t think of a thing that would have made this event better.
My group had an AMAZING time and appreciate all of your staff's enthusiasm and hard work during our event! This event was successful because we were all excited to work together in teams, but also having a professional chef to assist us through this adventure was VERY helpful! The best part of our cooking party was the culmination of the actual cooking and the "presentations" given by each team. Our group really got into the competition of this event and were very entertained to watch each spokes person present their dishes! The food was actually amazing. Parties That Cook gave us wonderful and fresh ingredients that made the food taste delicious!
Everything was great. I couldn’t have asked for a better event. It got everyone engaged and away from normal work activity.
The best part was that it was almost no effort on my part to plan or set up. All I had to do was pick a date, pick out dishes, and pick the music, and Parties that Cook took care of everything else! Everyone was so impressed that everything was prepared and ready to go when we got there, and that the staff was very courteous and helpful. Parties That Cook events are always popular and very well received by our group.
Introduction by the main chef was very fun and instructive, educational, informative. This event got people to interact that usually don't.
The best part of the cooking party was the team bonding while cooking. Everyone got into their roles and as a group created two delicious meals. The event was definitely a success - reasonably priced and very organized.. I even received emails this morning from our employees saying it was the 'Best team-building event'.
Parties That Cook had the best of what I saw both in terms of referrals and online menus. We had a lot of fun, the team was great and the chef was perfect. Our event was very successful.
I had never done a cooking class with a group before this, so I was a little nervous about how it would work – turned out great! It was lots of fun, and the food was great. I’d say it was definitely a success! I can’t think of anything else you could have done. From the venue to the staff, beginning to end, it was a positive experience.
We have done events the past three years with Parties That Cook. They have great customer service and are easy to work with. Our event had a very comfortable atmosphere, and our chef was very friendly.
Thank you for a fabulous event! We had so much fun, everyone really enjoyed it. [The chefs] were phenomenal. The wine tasting was wonderful, and I especially liked it! The food was delicious – I have to say that we really did a great job cooking – there was nothing left! We had some secret chefs residing in our groups, but the Parties That Cook chefs really helped guide us on our choices and our food was just wonderful. This was truly one of our best team building events. Parties That Cook rocks!!
Our group loves to compete in unique areas and it sounded like a fun idea. The chef's were terrific - they were the highlight of the event. Even with a difficult group, they both handled things warmly and encouraged trying new things. They were fun, helpful and kept things on track while teaching and encouraging the interaction. Everyone in our group noted the well planned presentation, even when we knew we were getting off track a bit. The event offered a wonderful interaction and experience, and the knowledge gains were terrific.
We have used [Parties That Cook] twice before for two other parties. The customer service was amazing! A hands-on cooking party is a really great idea for team bonding and bringing everyone together. We are all very competitive people and the competition factor helped make it a memorable and successful night for everyone. This event was also successful because we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the chefs were extremely helpful and were always there to lend a hand when needed. Everyone was able to join in and cook a little bit of each dish, and it was a fun experience. Along with the food and competition, the dining area was nice, as we were all able to sit together and enjoy dinner as a team.
Great event! We knew they did a great job at our partner event so no need to look for another company. Everyone had a good time and it was a wonderful way for people to mingle. Very organized, fun staff, and a good team building event. We didn't leave much on our plates...
Well organized, well run, accommodating and fun. The food was great and working in teams to cook appetizers was a great opportunity to network with people we hadn't met in person.
Every year I get told it's the best company event ever.
You guys totally made me look like a rockstar. Not one single complaint about these events. I, myself, had a great time.
The event was a success because our group had an opportunity to focus on a "non work" project together. The interaction was invaluable. The PTC guidance was fabulous.
Fun to do something where everyone was engaged and creating something.
Everyone loved it! We had a great setup for people who didn’t want to cook but who were just happy to chill out and enjoy the fun!
I like just showing up and not having to prepare and set up everything. I filled out the paperwork and the rest was done by Parties That Cook. Less for me to do. This was great.
Event was a total success. Even the non cooks in the crowd had a good time and our one member who usually can't handle such events made it through the evening.
Very entertaining and educational. Very well organized by PTC. Very good ingredients. Are you sensing a theme here? We loved all of it.
The team loved the event and this was such a memorable experience. The event came off flawlessly, which was impressive given the number of ingredients, competitive cooks, knives and open flames. You are pros!
Food was great, the PTC folks were extremely professional and well organized, and we experienced true team collaboration which will serve us well in the business world going forward.
Fresh and wonderful ingredients, delicious recipes, and… GREAT COOKS! Everybody was engaged, and even our “skeptic” was won over! Our (internal) client said it best: “The evening was perfect! This is exactly what I had hoped for!
I really enjoyed working with Kelle (event planner). She was so helpful in scouting locations for me and getting us everything we envisioned. We had a great time at the actual event – the crew was super helpful and allowed us to be a little silly and have fun.
Parties That Cook offers something new and different from our regular offsite events. People had a great time – they were able to bond in a group setting. I think because we did something interactive, people responded really well.
The best part of the party was cooking new foods in groups and having everyone share their great food with each other. The event was a huge success and everyone involved was very impressed with the results.
The best part of the cooking party was seeing the way the team bonded and was able to really become involved thanks to our Chefs. It was perfect - truly. No complaints at all.
It was perfect from planning to the actual event. Fun and easy. I already recommend you to all my colleagues.
The staff, the networking, the food...responsiveness to inquiries, ability to accommodate large party, ability to do upscale event...literally everything was perfect.
I really didn’t know what to expect of the event to be honest from a cooking perspective, but as someone who has taken cooking classes before, this blew me away!
Being in the 'luxury travel industry', my coworkers and I have big standards and high expectations - we were not disappointed!
Our guests had a great time – no one knew each other to begin with, and this was such a good way to put people at ease and get them talking in a very easy, non-stressful way.
We’ve been using PTC for years now, and have had great experiences every year.
We’ve used Parties that Cook before, and remembered the experience was great. The best part – having fun and making yummy food!
Parties That Cook has a great and well deserved reputation. [The event planner] worked with me to design a perfect vegetarian menu that made everybody incredibly happy! Our event really was perfect!
The event hit during our 2 day teambuilding event, and was stress free! The chefs were well prepared, needed very little direction or instruction, and the food was delicious.
This event created a physical and emotional connection for our group. Our team is made up of people from different countries and various office locations, so face time is limited. Cooking together got us extremely close and gave us the opportunity to cheer each other in the midst of a project. At work, we have to wait to see the results of a project and sit through the details in a presentation.
I've hosted a dozen such events all over the US and Canada, but I have to say, the Parties That Cook event was the best.
After the first phone conversation with Beth, it felt like a good fit. Well planned and executed.
Every detail was considered, making the event manageable and enjoyable.
Everyone loved the farm and being able to cook with and eat such fresh fruit and produce. The chefs and staff were awesome!
The whole event was fantastic. Your crew made it easy for us to do the cooking and have lots of fun along the way.
I don't know that anything could have been done to make it more enjoyable. Everyone embraced the competition!
10+++ We used your company 2.5 years ago and it was an awesome experience, so I wanted to do it again. It was the perfect team building experience.
We had some skeptics going in and very happy participants going out!!! I really can’t thank you enough for helping put together a fun and well-orchestrated evening in such a short time-frame.
How smoothly it all went with the set up my teams were able to just step right in and start cooking! They were delicious! Loved every single recipe that was made! This was our first event with you all and it was wonderful!
Watching the teams in action! And dining al fresco on a warm summer eve. The whole crew was great and I was glad to see they were totally set up when I arrived, 15 mins prior to event starting. Everything was very organized and the staff was incredibly professional and competent. Nicole is amazing! She explained everything well and got people excited. Chef David is wonderful too, as were the rest of the chefs dealing with all types of personalities and keeping things moving. Really great team. You're professional, competent, have a good reputation (I know I can count on you to have everything organized and ready to go), you take care of EVERYTHING from nametags to clean up, we make REAL, amazing food, it's always a good time and everyone comes away happy :)
The overall competition was so fun! I especially liked the ingredient countdown so get things off of the table. Added some suspense to the night! Very fun. The food was delicious and we loved our ingredients. Lots of options and room for creativity.
You guys seriously kick ass! We had to much fun with you guys, it was so light hearted and prompted such good bonding on our team - Thank you so much for facilitating this entire thing and making it such a breeze!!!
We had a great time, and everyone said it was the best team building event they have ever attended. Thank you for providing another great experience. Your team was phenomenal.
The food and the chefs. Awesome evening. The food was excellent. Can't wait to get the recipes and try them on my own. This was the perfect night for our team event. The kitchen was great, the chefs were so helpful. The quality of the ingredients was top notch. A wonderful time. I would highly recommend you guys to anyone.
Parties That Cook staff are terrific. They kept the energy up and my entire team enjoyed the event and are still talking about it. I highly recommend Parties That Cook! I can't believe we cooked it because it was so good. Everyone was happy to receive the recipes after the event.
Interacting with the chefs, they were so fun and happy to teach our team. Great attitudes all around. The staff was honestly so great. Our team was so comfortable and I loved the intro with helpful cooking tips and safety suggestions. Perfect for beginners and people that are also familiar with cooking.
There wasn't just one highlight. The teamwork built into cooking the dishes was awesome, but the food itself was so good - there were clean plates all around! The chefs were incredibly helpful, and the demonstration before we actually started cooking was great! I saw "a-ha" moments happening amongst everyone.
The highlight of the event was the overall team building experience and having fun. You made it very easy to execute such a fun event – thank you! Everyone commented that this event was the best team building event they have ever been to in Pharma. The recipes were terrific!
The energy level and motivation to engage everyone was just awesome. My team can’t stop talking about this event. The food was great. The planning process was delightful. Can't wait to work with you again.