Private Cooking Parties

Private Cooking Parties

Finally the party is in the kitchen! Treat your friends and family to a private cooking class party designed just for you. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, fundraisers or any event you'd like to make deliciously fun!

We are ready to host your special occasion or catered event at the Parties That Cook kitchen in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, or at any of our rental venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our hands-on private cooking events or catered events are perfect for milestone birthdays and anniversaries, surprise parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, family reunions, school and cause-related fundraisers or any event you'd like to make interactive and delicious. You pick the event format and menu and we handle the rest!

We have a Hands-on Cooking Party Experience for Every Occasion!

Select from our private event formats, ranging from reception-style appetizer parties to Iron Chef-style cooking competitions. Whether you want a casual event or formal dining experience, we'll customize the event to fit your needs. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.

Small Plates

Reception-style Cooking Party

Small Plates

Your team will mix and mingle while cooking up spectacular international appetizers, cocktail-style!

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Chef's Table

Seated Dining Experience

Chef's Table

Guests work in teams to prepare a delicious 3 or 4 course menu culminating in a seated meal.

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Cupcake Challenge

Spectacular In-Office or Offsite Event

Cupcake Challenge

Guests will compete in teams for a timed event in creativity to prepare spectacular cupcakes

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Kitchen Challenge

An Iron Chef-style Group Cooking Competition

Kitchen Challenge

Armed with three basic ingredients and a pantry, teams face off in a timed competition to create the winning dish!

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Sushi Showdown

The Ultimate Sushi Making Competition

Sushi Showdown

In this technique-driven Chopped-like team building activity, guests are divided into small teams and face off in a timed sushi battle.

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Pasta Wars

Homemade Pasta Cooking Competition Event

Pasta Wars

Teams are challenged to create pasta masterpieces including a delicious sauce made from scratch.

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Are you ready for a memorable private cooking party?

With over 16 years of experience, Parties That Cook has mastered the recipe for unforgettable corporate team building activities and group cooking classes.


San Francisco Bay Area Cooking Venues

Home to Parties That Cook headquarters, the San Francisco Bay Area offers a wide variety of wonderful venue options for your event. Locations include our cooking school in San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood, a renovated firehouse, urban wineries, galleries, kitchen showrooms, historic landmarks, private clubs, and wine country destinations just to mention a few.

Destination Art SF

Destination Art SF

2125 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Culinary Artistas

Culinary Artistas

851 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Eristavi Winery

Eristavi Winery

1300 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

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