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The SideDish Newsletter Vol 9, 2009

 
Parties That Cook - the 
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Volume 09 - 2009


     
whisk bullet What’s Cookin’ People are partying again!
whisk bullet Seasonal Fair
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
With Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
whisk bullet Cooking Classes Julie & Julia, Date Night for Couples,
Gourmet Dating for Singles
whisk bullet The SideDish Special $200 off events booked by October 31st
whisk bullet Video Tip of the Month Cooking Tip: How to Dice an Onion Without a Tear
whisk bullet Shop Cooking Class Gift Certificates, plus Recipe Deck
whisk bullet In the Media Parties That Cook selected as Women-Owned Business of 2009 in San Francisco
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every guest a chef
What’s Cookin’
 

People are partying again!People are partying again!

The days are getting shorter and summer's bounty is just beginning to wane at the market. The good news? The holidays are coming and people are partying again! It’s been a tough year for businesses, but at Parties That Cook, we’re encouraged to see more and more companies boosting morale, team building and rewarding employees for a job well done. That is, more companies are taking advantage of our special offers and flexibility and they’re finding the budget for team building events and hands-on cooking parties. So, join us this Q4 and let’s party like it’s 2007!

Our fall and holiday menus are in full swing with new gourmet holiday recipes, featuring seasonal favorites like Sweet Potato Galettes with Bacon and Sour Cream and Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting. We’ve also officially launched our sweetest event yet: Delectable Desserts. Perfect for the budget-conscious, this light-hearted event makes for a great company party, sure to end the year on a high note made of more than sugar.

Inspired by our interactive cooking demos at events, Parties That Cook has launched an exciting video series of quick cooking tips that will get you slicing and dicing like a pro. Check out the Sidedish each month for the next new tip! First up, learn everyone’s favorite trick at events – How to Dice an Onion Without a Tear.

We hope to see you in the kitchen soon!

Cheers,
The Parties That Cook Team

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Seasonal Fair
 
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with
 Cream Cheese Buttercream FrostingPumpkin Spice Cupcakes
with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting


These pumpkin spice cupcakes will have you dreaming about your favorite fall treats the moment you smell them rising in the oven. Dress them up for the kids on Halloween and garnish with candy corns! Perfect for any fall holiday baking occasion.

Click here for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes

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Cooking Classes & Events
 

Julie & Julia: 
Mastering the Art of French CookingSan Francisco: Julie & Julia: Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Friday, October 9, @ Dacor Kitchen
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Join us for this technique-driven, hands-on cooking class featuring recipes from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The class will showcase recipes and techniques from the hit movie Julie & Julia and will begin with a demo by a Parties That Cook lead chef, featuring techniques like how to make a mayonnaise, hollandaise, and the perfect pastry crust. $95 per guest.

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“Sumptuous Small Plates” 
Date Nights for CouplesSan Francisco: “Sumptuous Small Plates” Date Nights for Couples
Friday, October 16 and November 13 @ Dacor Kitchen
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Looking for a romantic idea for Friday night? Join us for a series of couples cooking classes in Dacor’s dreamy kitchen. You and your partner will heat up the kitchen as you learn cooking techniques, prepare a variety of gourmet appetizer dishes with hands-on instruction. Relax and enjoy the meal with your date. BYOB allowed. $150 per couple.

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San Francisco: Gourmet 
Dating for SinglesSan Francisco: Gourmet Dating for Singles
Thursday, November 12 @ Dacor Kitchen
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Parties That Cook turns up the heat with Gourmet Dating, an upscale culinary event where singles learn cooking techniques, eat delectable food, and meet other fun singles. Each team works on a recipe from the evening's international tapas menu, all while sipping wine and listening to upbeat music. Menu includes crowd-pleasing appetizers like Bacon-Wrapped Persimmon with Blue Cheese and Balsamic-Honey Glaze.
$75 per guest.

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Chicago: “Sumptuous Small
 Plates” Date Nights for CouplesChicago: “Sumptuous Small Plates” Date Nights for Couples
Friday, October 23 @ Lakeview Appliance and Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Grab a date and join us for this upscale culinary event where you and your partner will heat up the kitchen as you learn cooking techniques, all while preparing an array of international gourmet appetizer dishes with hands-on instruction. $150 per couple.

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Chicago: Gourmet 
Dating for SinglesChicago: Gourmet Dating for Singles
Sunday, November 15 @ Aloft Hotel
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Parties That Cook turns up the heat with Gourmet Dating, an upscale culinary event where singles learn cooking techniques, eat delectable food, and meet other fun singles. Each team works on a recipe from the evening's international tapas menu, all while sipping wine and listening to upbeat music. $75 per guest.

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The SideDish Special
 

$200 
OffReceive $200 OFF your cooking party when you book your team building or holiday party by October 31, 2009. Our stove is filling up fast – to reserve your date, call 1-888-907-COOK or email info@partiesthatcook.com. Be sure to mention The Holiday Special. Not valid with other discounts.

Click here to start planning your cooking party

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Video Tip of the Month
 
How to cut an 
onion Click on the link to view this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdu5QYNLPcs

Ever wanted to learn how to dice an onion like the pros without shedding a tear?

Check out Parties That Cook’s NEW Video Tips and Tricks.

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Gift CertificatesParties That Cook Gift Certificates

Our cooking class gift certificates are perfect for holiday gifts, birthdays, anniversaries and employee appreciation. If you know someone who enjoys cooking and likes to meet new people, this is a simple and fun way to get them in the kitchen to learn new cooking techniques.
Gift certificates may be purchased for a specific class date or dollar amount. Popular classes to gift include the Julie & Julia Class, Gourmet Dating, and Date Night cooking classes held monthly in San Francisco and Chicago.

Order Gift Certificates by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or info@partiesthatcook.com

Sumptuous Small Plates 
Recipe CardsSumptuous Small Plates Recipe Cards

A collection of our clients 30 favorite recipes from over the years, this Sumptuous Small Plates Recipe Deck makes a perfect birthday gift, party favor or stocking stuffer!

Order Recipe Card Deck by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or info@partiesthatcook.com

Click here for more gift ideas!

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In the Media
 

Women’s Initiative

Parties That Cook has been selected as a winner of Women-Owned Businesses of 2009 in San Francisco by the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment. The Women's Initiative for Self Employment is a Bay Area non-profit which provides high-potential, lower-income women the training, resources and on-going support to start and grow their business.

Join us at the Awards Celebration.

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