Chef’s Table

Chef’s Table

Seated Dining Experience

A 3-hour event, the Chef's Table is perfect for more formal gatherings and team celebrations when you want to encourage team bonding over a seated meal.

Head into the kitchen with your co-workers, clients, and friends and partake in an interactive cooking demonstration, filled with fun cooking tips and tricks. Once everyone is excited and ready to cook, we'll divide the group into teams to prepare the recipes from your selected Chef's Table menu. Our professional chefs provide hands-on instruction and support as your team works together to create their elegant four-course meal. At the end of the cooking hour, the group sits down to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

The Chef's Table menus feature themes to reflect current and classic culinary trends, and are inspired by seasonal ingredients. Your only challenge is deciding which Chef's Table menu to choose!

Pricing & Services

Prices for our Chef’s Table experience vary based on guest count, event format and venue rental fees. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 guests. We create a customized proposal(s) for your group. Cost is all-inclusive of professionally trained staff, ingredients, venue fee, party rentals, travel fee (if applicable), non-alcoholic beverages, and service fee.

For groups with fewer than 18 guests, we can offer the Chef’s Table Family-Style option, a 2 1/2 hour experience which features a 3-course menu served family-style at the table. It is less expensive than the standard Chef's Table.

Our event sales team stands by ready to give you all the details including a customized proposal for your event. Ask us about event enhancements including optional appetizer and protein upgrades, custom logo aprons, wine education sessions, meeting facilities, specialty rentals and more.

Our proposals are all-inclusive except for wine and beer – there are no hidden fees!

Plan Your Chef's Table Event

Chef’s Table

What to expect

Inspired by current and classic culinary trends from around the world our Chef's Table Menus are composed with seasonal ingredients and exciting culinary techniques. Our professional chefs provide hands-on instruction and support as your group works together to craft their four-course meal. We'll divide the group into teams where each team will prepare one recipe from your selected Chef's Table menu. At the end of the cooking hour, everyone is seated to enjoy the feast they created while our staff serves them at the table in courses. This is a 3-hour event with seated formal dining service.

SAMPLE Timeline - Chef's Table

*We can start your event at any time!

Guests arrive and enjoy beverages and complimentary antipasto platter
Parties That Cook presents a brief cooking demonstration & reviews the event program
Guests begin to cook at relaxed pace with recipes they follow
Cooking ends and guests are seated for the meal
Event ends and guests depart

Chef’s Table Spring Menu

Our Chef’s Table Menu highlights dishes from various international cuisines, made with the best local products. Please consider the dietary restrictions of guests when selecting menu items.


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Passed Appetizers (Select 2 Items)

  • Spring Vegetable Pakoras with Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Cilantro Chutney gluten freedairy freevegetarianvegannut free 
  • Artichoke Fondue with Parmesan, Garlic, and Herbed Baked Phyllo Cups vegetariannut free
  • Chive Blini with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche nut free
  • Crostini of Homemade Ricotta and Fresh Tomato Marmalade vegetariannut free
  • Pork and Scallion Dumplings with Chili-Oil Dipping Sauce dairy freenut free
  • Grilled Beef Brochettes with Peaches, Red Onion, and Tomatillo Salsa gluten freedairy freenut free


First Course (Select 1 Item)

  • Fattoush Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Fried Chickpeas and Lemon Vinaigrette gluten freevegetariannut free
  • Parsnip Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Cherries, Arugula vegetariannut free
  • Zucchini Pancakes with Feta, Capers, and Arugula Salad vegetariannut free
  • Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleons with Bitter Greens and Champagne Vinaigrette gluten freevegetariannut free


Main Course (Select 1 Item)

  • Arugula-Pesto Chicken Breast in Meyer Lemon Shallot Sauce *Vegetarian sub Roasted Portobello gluten free
  • Fennel and Orange Crusted Salmon with Fresh Herb Salad *Vegetarian sub Tofu gluten freedairy freenut free
  • Espresso and Spice-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Kahlua-Thyme Sauce *Vegetarian sub Tofu gluten freedairy freenut free
  • Spring Vegetable Shakshuka with Zucchini, Spring Peas, and Garlic Crostini dairy freevegetariannut free


Side Dish (Select 1 Item)

  • Cauliflower “Risotto” with Sautéed Mushrooms and Parmesan gluten freevegetariannut free
  • Smokey Corn Pudding with Melted Monterey Jack dairy freevegetarian
  • Fluffy Stone Fruit and Cashew Couscous gluten freedairy freevegetarianvegan
  • Ragout of Fava Beans, Peas and Asparagus with Pecorino and Crispy Prosciutto nut free


Dessert (Select 1 Item)

  • Angel Biscuit Donuts with Chocolate Ganache and Almond Crunch Topping vegetarian
  • Coconut Butter Cake with Strawberry-Ginger Compote vegetariannut free
  • Warm Lavender Tea Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce vegetariannut free
  • Chocolate Avocado Mousse Parfaits with Maple Cream and Almond Brittle gluten freevegetarian

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