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Corporate Team Building

From the Kitchen to the Office – the camaraderie and teamwork experienced at a Parties that Cook event will have lasting impact on employee creativity, communication and cooperation. Whether you want to stir up some innovative thinking or celebrate your team's accomplishments, food is the universal language and nothing brings people together better than cooking! Facebook, Intuit, Pottery Barn and Deloitte among others can attest to the influence a Parties that Cook event will have on morale and team spirit. Choose one of our classic cooking parties or our ultimate team building party, Kitchen Challenge, for your next corporate event.

Kitchen Challenge Party

It's the Ultimate Team Building event! Our Kitchen Challenge party is the hottest culinary concept on the market today. During this Iron-chef style event guests/colleagues are divided into teams and compete in a timed culinary competition. With a basic reference book to guide them, groups have one hour to develop and prepare an entrée consisting of a protein, vegetable and starch to present to a panel of judges. Coached by top-notch professional chefs, the winning team will be awarded its prize based on presentation, teamwork and taste. Are you up to the Challenge? The thrill of victory never tasted so good!

Political Fundraisers

We put the fun back in fundraising! A Parties that Cook event is the perfect way to bring supporters together in a team atmosphere. A recent event for State Senator Jackie Speier (D-CA) raised more than $20,000 and was hailed as the most exciting fundraiser she had ever attended. With Parties that Cook, candidates and supporters alike can finally put their "money where their mouth is..." and how delicious it is!

Singles Mingle

It's fun and pheromones in the kitchen with a Parties that Cook event! Delicious food, great wine and hip music set the mood for some "lovin round the oven" at our singles parties. Whether it's a Valentines Day gathering or a singles mixer, Parties that Cook is unrivaled in making delicious pairings!

Wedding Showers

The bride and groom have an empty kitchen! A Parties That Cook event is a delightful way for friends to shower them with culinary gifts and a deliciously fun and memorable celebration. When the groom whisks his bride over the threshold make sure there's a party in the kitchen!

Baby Showers

Fun and love abound when you plan a cooking party to celebrate a friend's growing family! Our delicious seasonal recipes are sure to satisfy any pregnant mother's unique cravings. We'll even provide the chocolate ice cream and pickles!

Gourmet Rx

Unlock the healing power of food! Parties that Cook has teamed up with Dr. Marc Lawrence (Stanford trained emergency physician and founder of to promote a healthier lifestyle at home and in the workplace. With a focus on nutrition in the kitchen – what you cook and how you cook it – GourmetRx is a fun, innovative way to team up with friends and colleagues to make delicious food with an emphasis on "cooking for life." Parties that Cook founder and head chef Bibby Gignilliat and Dr. Lawrence will team up to lead this exciting new class for private parties and corporate events.

Take this Job and Love it!

Parties that Cook founder and head chef Bibby Gignilliat left the corporate world and found success in the kitchen – other people's kitchens that is! After a successful career in marketing for Williams Sonoma, Inc. Gignilliat decided to follow her culinary dream and founded her first hands-on cooking party company Gourmet Gatherings in 1999. Gignilliat and Gourmet Gatherings appeared on Food Network's "Recipe for Success", NBC's Today Show, ABC News in Chicago, among other broadcast and print media.

With the company's portfolio of Fortune 500 clients growing in leaps and bounds, Gignilliat decided to refine her initial in-home cooking-class concept. In 2006 Gignilliat created her new company Parties that Cook to better serve her expanding base of corporate companies.

Founded on the concept that nothing brings people together better than cooking, Parties that Cook offers classic hands on cooking parties for private celebrations as well as specialized events designed for corporate team building. CNBC's "On the Money," Business 2.0, San Francisco's 7x7 Magazine, Daily Candy and KGO-AM 810 radio are among the press outlets that have featured stories on this dynamic culinary entertainment company.