Private Cooking Parties

Private Cooking Parties

Finally the party is in the kitchen! Treat your friends and family to a private cooking class party designed just for you. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, fundraisers or any event you'd like to make deliciously fun!

We are ready to host your special occasion at the Parties That Cook kitchen in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, or at any of our rental venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area or Chicagoland. Our hands-on private cooking events are perfect for milestone birthdays and anniversaries, surprise parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, family reunions, school and cause-related fundraisers or any event you'd like to make interactive and delicious. You pick the event format and menu and we handle the rest!

We have a Hands-on Cooking Party Experience for Every Occasion!

Select from our private event formats, ranging from reception-style appetizer parties to Iron Chef-style cooking competitions. Whether you want a casual event or formal dining experience, we'll customize the event to fit your needs. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.

Small Plates

Reception-Style Cooking Party


Your team will mix and mingle while cooking up spectacular international appetizers, cocktail-style!

See our Small Plates Event

Chef’s Table

Seated Dining Experience


Guests work in teams to prepare a delicious, four-course menu culminating in a seated meal with formal dining service.

See our Chef’s Table Event

Kitchen Challenge

Iron Chef-style Cooking Competition


Armed with three basic ingredients and a pantry, teams face off in a timed competition to create the winning dish! May the best team win.

See our Kitchen Challenge Event

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago Markets

With over 16 years of experience staging mobile culinary team building events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicagoland, Parties That Cook has established strong relationships with a variety of venues suited to every event format group size, and budget. From renovated firehouses to urban wineries to historic mansions, our event sales team stands ready to recommend venue options based on your preferences.

San Francisco Bay Area Cooking Venues

Home to Parties That Cook headquarters, the San Francisco Bay Area offers a wide variety of wonderful venue options for your event. Locations include our cooking school in San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood, a renovated firehouse, urban wineries, galleries, kitchen showrooms, historic landmarks, private clubs, and wine country destinations just to mention a few.

Chicago Metropolitan Area Cooking Venues

With roots in the “Windy City”, Parties That Cook Founder/CEO Bibby Gignilliat has always has a strong foothold in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Chicagoland offers a great selection of venue options for your event. Locations include hotels, suburban wineries, kitchen showrooms, community centers, and banquet spaces, just to name a few.


Are you ready for a memorable private cooking party?

With over 16 years of experience, Parties That Cook has mastered the recipe for unforgettable corporate team building activities and group cooking classes.