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

Fall 2017 Chef’s Table Menu

The Parties That Cook Fall 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)

Lamb “Crispy Pita” Pizzettes with Feta, Mint and Pine Nuts 
Tostones with Jalapeno Marmalade and Queso Fresco  
Salt Cod Croquettes with Malted Aioli 
Tortilla Espanola with Potato, Chorizo and Romesco
Spicy Gochujang Korean Beef Roulade Skewers filled with Pickled Vegetables  
Pumpkin Hummus Crostini with Blistered Broccolini, Raisins and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds   
 

First Course (select 1 Item)

Black Bean and Brown Rice Cakes with Chipotle Crema and Cilantro  
Goat Cheese Soufflé with Shaved Fall Vegetable Salad  
Chopped Salad with Pears, Walnuts, Dried Apricots and Blue Cheese  
Roasted Squash and Arugula Salad with Pepitas and Labneh Vinaigrette
 

Main Course (select 1 Item)

Crispy Chicken Schnitzel, Sautéed Apples and Whole Grain Mustard Sauce  
Pan Roasted Beef with Sauce “Bourguignon” made with Red Wine, Mushrooms and Onion  
Mexican-Spice Rubbed Pork Loin with Poblano Pesto  
Pumpkin “Steak” Piccata with Parsley, Lemon, Capers and Breadcrumbs
 

Side Dish (select 1 Item)

Pan Seared Herbed Spätzle with Brown Butter-Lemon Sauce 
Braised Swiss Chard with Spicy Pecans and Raisins  
Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Buttermilk, Roasted Garlic and Chives 
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Quick-Pickled Shallots 
 

Dessert (select 1 Item)

Warm Apple Hand Pies with Cinnamon Glaze and Vanilla Whipped Cream 
Double Chocolate Tart with Chocolate Crust and Mint Topping 
Gingerbread Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce and Chantilly Cream 
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Warm Nutmeg Cream 
 

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:
Tostones with Jalapeno Marmalade and Queso Fresco  
Tortilla Espanola with Potato, Chorizo and Romesco
First Course:
Black Bean and Brown Rice Cakes with Chipotle Crema and Cilantro  
Main Course:
Mexican-Spice Rubbed Pork Loin with Poblano Pesto  
Braised Swiss Chard with Spicy Pecans and Raisins  
Dessert:
Warm Apple Hand Pies with Cinnamon Glaze and Vanilla Whipped Cream 
 

Sample Menu #2

Passed Appetizers:
Lamb “Crispy Pita” Pizzettes with Feta, Mint and Pine Nuts 
Pumpkin Hummus Crostini with Blistered Broccolini, Raisins and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds   
First Course:
Chopped Salad with Pears, Walnuts, Dried Apricots and Blue Cheese  
Main Course:
Crispy Chicken Schnitzel, Sautéed Apples and Whole Grain Mustard Sauce  
Pan Seared Herbed Spätzle with Brown Butter-Lemon Sauce 
Dessert:
Gingerbread Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce and Chantilly Cream 
 

Sample Menu #3

Passed Appetizers:
Salt Cod Croquettes with Malted Aioli 
Spicy Gochujang Korean Beef Roulade Skewers filled with Pickled Vegetables  
First Course:
Roasted Squash and Arugula Salad with Pepitas and Labneh Vinaigrette
Main Course:
Pan Roasted Beef with Sauce “Bourguignon” made with Red Wine, Mushrooms and Onion  
Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Buttermilk, Roasted Garlic and Chives 
Dessert:
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Warm Nutmeg Cream 
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