Chef’s Table

Chef’s Table

Seated Dining Experience

A 3-hour event, the Chef's Table is perfect for more formal gatherings and team celebrations when you want to encourage team bonding over a seated meal.

Head into the kitchen with your co-workers, clients, and friends and partake in an interactive cooking demonstration, filled with fun cooking tips and tricks. Once everyone is excited and ready to cook, we'll divide the group into teams to prepare the recipes from your selected Chef's Table menu. Our professional chefs provide hands-on instruction and support as your team works together to create their elegant four-course meal. At the end of the cooking hour, the group sits down to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

The Chef's Table menus feature themes to reflect current and classic culinary trends, and are inspired by seasonal ingredients. Your only challenge is deciding which Chef's Table menu to choose!

Pricing & Services

Prices for our Chef’s Table experience vary based on guest count and venue rental fees. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 guests. Prices start at about $179 per person, depending on your guest count and venue selection.  Cost is all-inclusive of professionally trained staff, ingredients, venue fee, party rentals, travel fee (if applicable), non-alcoholic beverages, and service fee.

For groups with fewer than 18 guests, we can offer the Chef’s Table Family-Style option, which features a 3-course menu served family-style at the table. The prices for Chef’s Table Family-Style start at about $159 per person.

Our event sales team stands by ready to give you all the details including a customized proposal for your event. Ask us about event enhancements including optional appetizer and protein upgrades, custom logo aprons, wine education sessions, meeting facilities, specialty rentals and more.

Our proposals are all-inclusive except for wine and beer – there are no hidden fees!

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Chef’s Table


What to expect

Inspired by current and classic culinary trends from around the world our Chef's Table Menus are composed with seasonal ingredients and exciting culinary techniques. Our professional chefs provide hands-on instruction and support as your group works together to craft their four-course meal. We'll divide the group into teams where each team will prepare one recipe from your selected Chef's Table menu. At the end of the cooking hour, everyone is seated to enjoy the feast they created while our staff serves them at the table in courses. This is a 3-hour event with seated formal dining service.

SAMPLE Timeline - Chef's Table

*We can start your event at any time!

6:00pm
Guests arrive and enjoy beverages and complimentary antipasto platter
6:30pm
Parties That Cook presents a brief cooking demonstration & reviews the event program
6:45pm
Guests begin to cook at relaxed pace with recipes they follow
7:45pm
Cooking ends and guests are seated for the meal
9:00pm
Event ends and guests depart

Spring 2018 Chef’s Table Menu

The Parties That Cook Spring Menu offers a taste from global markets. Seasonal produce and sustainably sourced local proteins inspire a unique twist on a menu without borders.  Upon arrival, your guests are welcomed with our complimentary antipasto platter of cheese, crackers, olives and salumi. Your team will learn the latest cooking techniques, experiment with exotic ingredients, and prepare unforgettable dishes together. We can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions. 
 

Passed Appetizers (select 2 Items)

Jerk Chicken Skewers with a Spicy-Orange Dipping Sauce
Artichoke Fondue with Garlic, Parmesan and Herbs Baked in Phyllo Cups  
Crispy Wild Mushroom Fries with Sour Cream, Shallots and Dill 
Sweet Pea and Leek Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Topping 
Puff-Pastry and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Aioli 
Chipotle Hummus with Housemade Masa Crisps 
 

First Course (select 1 Item)

Fried Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette
Asparagus Two Ways: Roasted and Shaved, with Walnut Crema and Walnut-Lemon Relish 
Belgian Endive, Green Bean, Pickled Red Onion and Almond Salad with Herbed Mascarpone
Avocado and Strawberry Bruschetta with Spiced Pepitas
 

Main Course (select 1 Item)

Pan-Seared Chicken Piccata with Lemon and Parsley (*Vegetarian sub Cauliflower Steak)
Steaks with Mushroom Pan Sauce and Green Garlic Relish (*Vegetarian sub Roasted Cauliflower Steak)
Creamy Spring Vegetable Risotto with Fried Leeks
Roasted Salmon with Dill Hollandaise (*Vegetarian sub Roasted Tofu)  
 

Side Dish (select 1 Item)

Spring Vegetable Hash with Potatoes, Asparagus, Spring Onion, Radish and Salsa Verde
Ricotta Gnocchi, Brown Butter and Lemon
Spicy Glazed Cauliflower with Jalapenos and Bacon 
Socca – Chickpea Crepe with Roasted Carrots, Yogurt and Mint  
 

Dessert (select 1 Item)

Strawberry Hand Pies with Lemon Glaze and Vanilla Whipped Cream
Torta Regina: A Flourless Chocolate Cake with Hazelnuts 
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Whipped Crème Fraiche
No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust and Blueberry Compote
 

Sample Menu Suggestions

We designed the Chef’s Table Fall Menu to be flexible so you could create a custom menu for your guests. Our Executive Chef has made a few recommendations in case you need help getting started.
 

Sample Menu #1

Passed Appetizers:
Crispy Wild Mushroom Fries with Sour Cream, Shallots and Dill 
Puff-Pastry and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Aioli 
 
First Course:
Belgian Endive, Green Bean, Pickled Red Onion and Almond Salad with Herbed Mascarpone
 
Main Course:
Pan-Seared Chicken Piccata with Lemon and Parsley (*Vegetarian sub Cauliflower Steak)
Spring Vegetable Hash with Potatoes, Asparagus, Spring Onion, Radish and Salsa Verde
 
Dessert:
Strawberry Hand Pies with Lemon Glaze and Vanilla Whipped Cream
 

Sample Menu #2

Passed Appetizers:
Artichoke Fondue with Garlic, Parmesan and Herbs Baked in Phyllo Cups  
Sweet Pea and Leek Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Topping 
 
First Course:
Asparagus Two Ways: Roasted and Shaved, with Walnut Crema and Walnut-Lemon Relish 
 
Main Course:
Roasted Salmon with Dill Hollandaise (*Vegetarian sub Roasted Tofu)  
Ricotta Gnocchi, Brown Butter and Lemon
 
Dessert:
Torta Regina: A Flourless Chocolate Cake with Hazelnuts 
 

Sample Menu #3

Passed Appetizers:
Jerk Chicken Skewers with a Spicy-Orange Dipping Sauce
Chipotle Hummus with Housemade Masa Crisps 
 
First Course:
Avocado and Strawberry Bruschetta with Spiced Pepitas
 
Main Course:
Steaks with Mushroom Pan Sauce and Green Garlic Relish (*Vegetarian sub Roasted Cauliflower Steak)
Spicy Glazed Cauliflower with Jalapenos and Bacon 
 
Dessert:
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Whipped Crème Fraiche
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