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The SideDish Newsletter Vol 11, 2012

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Volume 11, 2012
The SideDish Newsletter
Photo Contest
Shop
The SideDish Special
Recipe of the Month
Video Tip of the Month
Cooking Classes
Media
Read Our Blog
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11.6.12 – Sometimes you need to take a step back and really think about where your food comes from. Find out why here.

11.1.12 – It's officially time to start practicing your holiday turkey. Become a Thanksgiving professional here.

10.23.12 – Our Chicago team is at it again! Get the scoop on the latest cookbook club, featuring My Last Supper, here.

10.18.12 – We sure love our pumpkin this time of year. Check out some of our favorite pumpkin recipes here.
Client Testimonials
What Clients Are Saying

"The best part of the party was that is was really fun with zero effort."
Sheri Frankel, Private Event

"The whole event was fantastic. Your crew made it easy for us to do the cooking and have lots of fun along the way."
Mara Radich, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

"I don't know that anything could have been done to make it more enjoyable. Everyone embraced the competition!"
Nicole Bailey, Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals

“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."
Beverly Zweigle, Logitech
Job Opportunities
Now Hiring: Chefs in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.
Now Interviewing: Marketing Interns in San Francisco!
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Inspiring Holiday Cheer Since 1999
Holiday PartyThe holidays are upon us! Time to break out the tinsel (if you haven't yet), and start planning your holiday party (if you haven't yet).

Thinking of hosting a Sunday or Monday event? Discount Days are in effect through December - contact us for more information today!

Feeling philanthropic? Try Cooking With Kindness, our newest event option that combines a fun cooking experience with giving back to the community. 

Happy Holidays!
The Parties That Cook Team
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NEW Photo Contest: Your Best Pumpkin Dish
Put your thinking caps on and show us your most mouthwatering pumpkin dish. It can be savory or sweet, but it has to make us drool. You might just win $100!
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Your One-Stop Shop for Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
Gift of Cooking
Recipe CardsWith a slew of new cooking classes to choose from, it's the best time of year to purchase a gift certificate! From fun Holiday Cookie Exchanges, to romantic Valentine's Cooking Classes, cooking classes make unique and thoughtful holiday gifts!

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Or, a small gift that packs a punch? More Sumptuous Small Plates "card deck" cookbook is brimming with mouthwatering recipes and entertaining tips. Take advantage of our BOGO Deal, and get half off your second recipe deck! Check out more gift ideas here.
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Receive a complimentary case of sparkling wine when you Book by November 30th and mention The SideDish Special. Bring it to your event, or keep it for yourself. The choice is yours. Only valid on new bookings of 16+ guests. Not valid with other discounts.

Our stove is filling up fast!
To reserve your date by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or info@partiesthatcook.com

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Thanksgiving FeastThanksgiving Recipe: Brined and Roasted Turkey

Are you in charge of this year's Thanksgiving dinner? This classic roasted turkey recipe will have your guests thankful to be seated around your delicious centerpiece.

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
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3 StepTurkey How to Make a 3-Step Turkey

Whether you're intimidated by the whole bird, expecting a small group, or just looking for a new turkey recipe, this 3-step video will help you create an easy Thanksgiving meal!

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest Video Cooking Tips and Tricks.
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San Francisco & Bay Area Cooking Classes
Date Night Couples Cooking
When: November 9
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Grab a date, and join our lively chefs at this hands-on cooking class. Heat up the kitchen as you learn new culinary skills and meet other fun couples. With recipes and photos emailed to attendees after the event, you can practice your new skills and recreate your favorite dishes whenever you like!

Holiday Entertaining Couples Cooking
When: November 16
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Just in time for the holiday entertaining season! Grab a date, learn new culinary skills, and try your hand at delicious holiday recipes. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and recreate your favorite dishes for your next holiday party.

Holiday Cookie Exchange Baking Class
When: December 2
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Satisfy your sweet tooth while you learn new culinary skills and bake your way through the holidays. Mingle with new friends as you discuss your favorite recipes and trade tasty cookies. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and "wow" friends and family at your next cookie exchange!

Date Night Couples Cooking
When: January 11
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Whip up a romantic evening for you and your date at this hands-on cooking class. Learn new culinary skills and mingle with other fun couples while creating a delicious gourmet meal together. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and impress your date again and again!
Chicago Cooking Classes
Date Night Couples Cooking
When: November 9
Where: Charlie Baggs Kitchen
What: Whip up a romantic evening for you and your date at this hands-on cooking class. Learn new culinary skills and mingle with other fun couples while you create a delicious gourmet meal together. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and impress your date again and again!

Gourmet Dating: Singles Cooking Class - NEW!
When: November 29
Where: Charlie Baggs Kitchen
What: Mix and mingle with other fun singles as you whip up a delicious gourmet meal together. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can remake your favorites and reminisce - hopefully with a new romance!

Holiday Cookie Exchange Baking Class
When: December 2
Where: Charlie Baggs Kitchen
What: Satisfy your sweet tooth while you learn new culinary skills and bake your way through the holidays. Mingle with new friends as you discuss your favorite recipes and trade tasty cookies. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and "wow" friends and family at your next cookie exchange!

Valentine's Date Night Couples Class
When: February 14
Where: Centered Chef
What: Perfect for Valentine's Day! Grab a date, and join our fun chefs at this hands-on cooking class. Learn new culinary skills and meet other fun couples while creating a delicious gourmet meal. With recipes and photos emailed to attendees after the event, you can recreate your favorite dishes whenever you like!
Seattle Cooking Classes
Holiday Cookie Exchange Baking Class
When: December 2
Where: Woodhouse Winery
What: Satisfy your sweet tooth while you learn new culinary skills and bake your way through the holidays. Mingle with new friends as you discuss your favorite recipes and trade tasty cookies. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and "wow" friends and family at your next cookie exchange!

Valentine's Day Winery Couples Cooking
When: February 14
Where: Efeste Winery
What: Escape to Woodinville and enjoy a romantic evening at Efeste Winery. This picturesque venue sets the mood as you whip up some romance - and a gourmet meal - with your valentine. With recipes emailed to attendees after the event, you can recreate your favorite dishes for your date at home.
Portland Cooking Classes
Holiday Cookie Exchange Baking Class
When: December 2
Where: Bargreen Ellingson
What: Satisfy your sweet tooth while you learn new culinary skills and bake your way through the holidays. Mingle with new friends as you discuss your favorite recipes and trade tasty cookies. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and "wow" friends and family at your next cookie exchange!

Valentine's Date Night Couples Cooking
When: February 14
Where: Bargreen Ellingson
What: Perfect for Valentine's Day! Spend quality time with your sweetie, learn new culinary skills, and make foodie friends while you cook. With recipes and photos emailed to attendees after the event, you can reminisce and recreate your favorite dishes together at home.
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WBENC We're proud to announce that we have been certified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)! Learn more here.
   
B-Corp It's been over a year since we were certified as a B Corporation, joining the ranks of just 650 companies in 18 countries. Find out how we attempt to solve social and environmental problems here.
   
 Bank of America Small Business  Mixing business with pleasure. Entrepreneurs, including our own Bibby Gignilliat, share how to keep friendship alive while running a business. Wise up here.
   
Its Your Business Book Thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs contributed to JJ Ramberg's book, It's Your Business. See what Bibby Gignilliat had to say here.
 
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