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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, event format and venue rental fees. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 guests. We create a customized proposal(s) for your group. 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, a 2 1/2 hour experience which features a 3-course menu served family-style at the table. It is less expensive than the standard Chef's Table.

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

Chef’s Table Menu, Fall 2018

Our Fall Chef’s Table Menu highlights dishes from various international cuisines, made with the best local products. Please consider the dietary restrictions of guests when selecting menu items.

 

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Passed Appetizers (Select 2 Items)

  • Sweet Potato Pancakes with Spiced Cranberry Compote vegetariannut free
  • Oatmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken Skewers with Buttermilk Dressing nut free
  • Lentil-Cashew Hummus with Handmade Seeded Crackers dairy freevegetarianvegan
  • Cornmeal Crusted Pizzettas with Pancetta, Pears and Creamy Blue Cheese nut free
  • Petites Pissaladieres: Miniature Onion and Black Olive Tartlets nut free
  • Crostini of Smashed Cannellini Beans and Salsa Verde dairy freevegetarianvegannut free

 

First Course (Select 1 Item)

  • Goat Cheese Soufflé with Fall Vegetable and Persimmon Salad vegetariannut free
  • Roasted Squash and Arugula Salad with Pepitas and Labneh Vinaigrette gluten freevegetariannut free 
  • Roman-Style Gnocchi with Fontina and Thyme vegetariannut free
  • Escarole and Endive Salad with Candied Pecans and Pomegranate Seeds gluten freedairy freevegetarianvegan

 

Main Course (Select 1 Item)

  • Roasted Chicken with Grapes, Olives and Rosemary *Vegetarian sub Roasted Sweet Potato
    gluten freenut freedairy free 
  • Parmesan-Crusted Teres Major Steak with Whole-Grain Mustard Sauce *Vegetarian Tofu nut free
  • Molasses-Brined Pork Loin Chops with Sautéed Apples and Brandy *Vegetarian sub Portobello
    gluten freenut free
  • Pumpkin “Steak” Piccata with Capers, Lemon and Parsley dairy freevegetariannut freevegan

 

Side Dish (Select 1 Item)

  • Whipped Duchess Potatoes with Roasted Garlic gluten freevegetariannut free 
  • Crispy, Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Hazelnuts and Lemon gluten freedairy freevegetarianvegan
  • Roasted Green Beans with Mint-Tahini Dressing gluten freedairy freevegetarianvegannut free
  • Sautéed Delicata Squash with Pine Nut Crumble vegandairy freevegetarian

 

Dessert (Select 1 Item)

  • Chocolate Soufflés with Mocha Crème Anglaise vegetariannut free
  • Gingerbread Gâteau with Salted Caramel Sauce and Cinnamon Whipped Cream^ vegetariannut free
  • Lemon Budino with Raspberry Sauce vegetariannut free
  • Cinnamon Apple Potpies with Bourbon Caramel Cream Sauce vegetariannut free
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