The SideDish Newsletter Vol 10, 2011

Parties That Cook
Volume 10, 2011
The SideDish Special
Free whisk party favors for your event guests if you book by October 31st
Seasonal Fare
Chocolate Pretzel Cookies with Mexican Hot Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Video Tip of the Month
How to Melt Chocolate
Cooking Classes
Thanksgiving Boot Camp Series
Holiday Cooking Classes
Job Opportunities
Chefs & Culinary Instructors
Professional Servers
Cooking Class Gift Certificates
Read Up On Our Blog
There’s nothing scarier to kids than a house not giving out candy. For an alternative trick-or-treat sweet, click here

For a peek at lunch in the life of a Parties That Cook staff member, check out our September Cookbook Club here.

Check out what may have been our most romantic Date Night Couples Cooking Class ever! True romantics read-on here.

Ever dream of meeting a celebrity chef? See what happens as our event guests are surprised by Chef Michael Chiarello here.

Wonder what a night on the town with our Chicago team would be like? Hang out with new friends at Chicago's Girl & the Goat here.
Meet Our Partner Venues
Fall brings more than a beautiful change in scenery. Throughout the season, see grapes ripen on the vine, harvest crews picking fruit, and winemaking in action. Check out some of our favorite wineries to host events!

SF Bay Area:
Byington Winery
La Honda Winery
Mumm Napa
Thomas Fogarty Winery

Efeste Winery
JM Cellars
Woodhouse Wine Estates

Boedecker Cellars
Montinore Estate
Ponzi Vineyards
Red Ridge Farms
What Clients Are Saying
"Everything was great. I couldn't have asked for a better event. It got everyone engaged and away from normal work activity."
Michelle Smith

"We were all excited to work together in teams, but also having a professional chef to assist us through this adventure was VERY helpful! Our group really got into the competition of this event and we were very entertained watching each spokes person present their dishes!"
Jessica Smith

"I had a great experience with Parties That Cook from the initial email inquiry to the final payment - awesome business to work with! Prompt, professional and great team interactive entertainment!"
Rick Ouhl DDS

"The best part was that it took almost no effort on my part to plan or set up. All I had to do was pick a date, pick out dishes, and pick the music. Parties That Cook took care of everything else! Everyone was so impressed that everything was prepared and ready to go when we got there, and that the staff was very courteous and helpful. Parties That Cook events are always popular and very well received by our group."
Erin Palermo
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Book Early and Save!
The holidays are our busiest season, and many event dates are sure to sell out! Avoid the last minute shuffle and stake your claim by planning this year's holiday party or corporate team building event early. Booking before October 31st will also save you from our special holiday pricing, in effect on certain dates in December.

In other news, Parties That Cook has recently become an official
B Corporation! We are honored to join the ranks of other businesses that meet rigorous and independent standards of social and enviromental performance, accountability, and transparency.

We hope to see you at our Thanksgiving Boot Camp series this November!

Bon Appetit!
The Parties That Cook Team
Twitter: @PartiesThatCook
Facebook: PartiesThat Cook Fan Page
Business Card Contest
Have you recently attended a Parties That Cook event? If you dropped your card in our contest jar, you were automatically entered in a drawing to win a cooking class gift certificate. This month’s winner is Robert Looney from Intel! Congratulations, Robert! Keep your eyes peeled for your prize.
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Receive Free Whisk Party Favors and avoid holiday pricing for your private cooking party or team building event when you book by October 31, 2011.
Not valid with other discounts.

Our stove is filling up fast! To reserve your date:
Call: 1-888-907-COOK

Be sure to mention The SideDish Special

Plan Your Event!
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Chocolate Pretzel CookiesChocolate Pretzel Cookies with Mexican Hot Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Fall in love with these deliciously simple chocolate pretzels. Perfect for your next holiday party, they're scarily delicious.

Click here for the Chocolate Pretzel Cookies with Mexican Hot Chocolate Dipping Sauce Recipe

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
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How to Melt Chocolate How to Melt Chocolate
With the help of this quick video tip, you’ll learn the secret to never burning your precious chocolate again!

View this video here.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest Video Cooking Tips and Tricks.
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San Francisco & Bay Area Cooking Classes
Thanksgiving Appetizers Boot Camp
Date: November 1
Location: Zephyr Showroom
Price: $85 per guest per class; $230 for series
Thanksgiving Entrees Boot Camp
Date: November 8
Location: Zephyr Showroom
Price: $95 per guest per class; $230 for series
Thanksgiving Desserts Boot Camp
Date: November 15
Location: Zephyr Showroom
Price: $75 per guest per class; $230 for series
Chicago Cooking Classes
  Holiday Appetizers Cooking Party with CitySwarm
Date: November 15
Location: Logan Square Kitchen
Price: $65 per guest
Seattle Cooking Classes
  Holiday Appetizers Cooking Class
Date: November 10
Location: Efeste Winery
Price: $85 per guest
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Looking for something new to do for your next corporate team building event? Check out 10 Chicago team building activities for corporate groups here.
A lot can happen in a week. Check out 7x7’s top picks for foodie events here.
These activities are spicing up the corporate meeting world. Wake up your meetings here.
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Parties That Cook is seeking high energy, service-oriented individuals who share our passion for cooking and entertaining. We are currently looking for Lead Chefs and Servers in San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and Portland.

Read more about these job opportunities here.
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Parties That Cook Gift Certificates and Recipe Decks!
Recipe CardsGive the gift of cooking with a Parties That Cook cooking class gift certificate! From the exciting Thanksgiving Boot Camp classes in San Francisco, to the Holiday Appetizers classes in Seattle and Chicago, gift certificates can be redeemed at any time throughout the year. Classes are perfect for beginners or established foodies looking to learn new tips while mingling in the kitchen.

Check out more gift ideas including the Sumptuous Small Plates recipe deck, filled with delicious recipes and beautiful photographs.

Gift of Cooking

Order Gift Certificates by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or
Find us here!