Parties That Cook Takes over Legendary Tante Marie’s Cooking School Space in San Francisco

Parties That Cook Takes over Legendary Tante Marie’s Cooking School Space in San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif. — September 30, 2014 — Mary Risley Passes Her Keys to Alum Bibby Gignilliat to Offer Permanent Venue for Corporate Team Building Cooking Events, Cooking Parties and Cooking Classes

San Francisco, Calif. — September 30, 2014 — Parties That Cook, the Bay Area based mobile culinary events company, today announced they are moving into the former Tante Marie’s Cooking School space. Local culinary legend Mary Risley has passed her keys on to longtime alum Bibby Gignilliat for a permanent San Francisco venue location of Parties That Cook. Known for their mobile corporate team building and group cooking classes, Parties That Cook will continue to offer events across multiple Bay Area locations, but soon will also have a permanent venue in San Francisco for greater flexibility and broader event offerings.

Tante Marie's Cooking School in North Beach will shut on October 1st for minor remodeling and repairs, and will open later this fall as Parties That Cook. Information on opening timing and to follow the latest construction updates,

Parties That Cook is a mobile culinary events company that for fifteen years has staged corporate team building events, private parties and group cooking classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Portland. Featuring innovative group cooking classes that inspire teamwork, camaraderie and collaboration, more than 100,000 people have participated in events since inception. The move into the Tante Marie’s building will allow Parties That Cook to have a San Francisco permanent location for events and cooking classes, in addition to operating their mobile events throughout the Bay Area.

"My business is a direct offshoot of what I learned in Tante Marie’s professional training and I was also a teacher there for three years," said Bibby Gignilliat, Founder/CEO of Parties That Cook. "Mary is my mentor and when she called and offered me the keys to her space I was thrilled with the chance to take over the venue. The romantic look and feel of the building is filled with great karma from the culinary legends that have walked through her door. I’m very excited and honored for Parties That Cook to carry on the tradition at Tante Marie's."

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About Parties That Cook

Parties That Cook stages deliciously fun, interactive culinary events that inspire connection through the magic of creating a meal together. Founder & CEO, Bibby Gignilliat, pioneered the mobile cooking party concept in 1999 and specializes in corporate team building activities, client entertainment, employee appreciation, recruitment/on-boarding and holiday events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Portland. Parties That Cook is also known for private cooking parties and hands-on cooking classes that are social and engaging. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-907-2665.