Our Team and Chefs

From Sales and Marketing, to Operations and Logistics, our office team is ready to make your event a 5-star success.

Leave the details to us! We'll make sure you look like a hero among your friends and collegues - all you have to do is show up. Contact us today to have one of our all-star event planners whip up an itemized proposal for your event.


San Francisco Team & Chefs

Ilene Morrison
Mariangela Sassi
Susan Robinson
Eliza Martin
Justice Stanley
Nicole Gimmillaro
Dominic Rocchi
Heidi Schlegel
Don Bear
Denyse Hale
Steve McNutty
Lauryn Dakota
Kara Ricciardi
Jordan

Chicago Team

Liz Chaidez
David Avila
Ashley Simone

Founded in 1999, Parties That Cook stages hands-on culinary events and group cooking classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago. We are completely mobile, hosting events in an exciting variety of venue locations that can accommodate group sizes of 15-350. Our events inspire teamwork, camaraderie and collaboration, but most of all, they're FUN. We specialize in corporate team building events, private cooking parties, and San Francisco cooking classes.


Our Values

Excellence
We are the Mercedes of cooking events. We embody excellence in all that we do.

Connect
We value the exchange of ideas and expertise with our team, clients and partners. Our best work is born from collaboration.

Creativity
We celebrate and inspire creativity.

Integrity
We act in the best interest of our clients and team members, demonstrating integrity, honesty and heart.

Fun
We strive to maintain a playful, dynamic and harmonious atmosphere, so that no day or event is the same.

Empower
We empower our clients and each other to succeed.


Our Mission

We believe that the magic of creating a meal together inspires connection. Our interactive cooking events foster relationships, enhance team cohesion and improve productivity. We specialize in fun, corporate activities, that help our clients motivate and reward their employees with entertaining and meaningful mobile cooking events. Our success comes from our clients taking those connections forged at our events and bringing them back to the office.

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