The SideDish Newsletter Vol 3, 2012

Parties That Cook
Volume 3, 2012
The SideDish Newsletter
Recipe of the Month
Video Tip of the Month
Cooking Classes
The SideDish Special
Business Card Contest
Have you recently attended a Parties That Cook event?
If you dropped your card in our contest jar, you were entered in a drawing to win a cooking class gift certificate. Our March winner is Carla Gonzales from pointb! Congratulations, Carla!
Read Up On Our Blog
3.11.12 – Need help adjusting to daylight savings? This seasonal salad is the answer. Wake up your taste buds here.

3.09.12 – Never heard of Momofuku? Get lucky, and learn something new here.

2.29.12 – We may have said goodbye (for now) to one of our own, but not without a good party! Visit Portlandia here.

2.24.12 – You laughed. You cried. And that was before the guests arrived! Check out our nominees for Best Picture-inspired dishes here.
What Clients Are Saying
"The level of competition was high enough to keep our competitors engaged, and there was something for everyone to do."
Carrie Whisler, RINA

"Well organized, well run, accommodating and fun!"
Paula Finkbeiner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

"Every year I get told it was the best company event ever."
Rene Lacerte,

"I loved learning new techniques and being able to put them into practice right away."
Matt Pecevich, Date Night Class
Job Opportunities
Now Hiring: Chefs in Seattle and Portland.
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Cook Up Success in the Community
Kaiser cookingWe’re excited to announce the 3rd Annual Cooking Up Success for Women’s Initiative benefit dinner! Join Parties That Cook chefs at San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building on April 18th, and help create jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area – not to mention a delicious gourmet meal!

Bon Appetit!
The Parties That Cook Team
New Caption Contest! back to the top
Today we posted this photo on our Facebook page. You’ve got until 5pm this Friday, March 16th, to write your wittiest caption in the comments section. The best caption wins a ticket to one of our cooking classes – and don't forget ultimate fame and glory. Enter now!
Recipe of the Month back to the top
Salad of Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Marcona Almonds and Pecorino RomanoSalad of Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Marcona Almonds and Pecorino Romano

Looking for a dish that will bring you into Spring mentality? We’ve got you covered! This Winter salad is so crisp and light, you’re sure to spring forward into sunnier days. Seasonality tip: Take advantage of delicious little Brussels Sprouts while they’re still in season! Sure, they may be on menus now, but Brussels Sprouts only remain at the peak of seasonality through the end of March!

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
Video Tip of the Month back to the top
How to Section an Orange How to Section an Orange

A juicy orange never goes out of style. Check out this short video tip for the secret to perfectly sectioned bites. Then, use them in salads, or apply the tip to Grapefruits and Pomelos!

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest Video Cooking Tips and Tricks.
Cooking Classes back to the top
San Francisco & Bay Area Cooking Classes
Date Night Couples Cooking – South Bay
When: March 30
Where: Standards of Excellence San Jose
What: Our classic Date Night Couples Cooking Classes are coming to the South Bay! Why should San Franciscans have all the fun? Get a taste of romance as you heat up the kitchen, prepare a gourmet meal, and make new friends while sipping wine and listening to upbeat music.

Cooking Up Success for Women's Initiative
When: April 18
Where: Ferry Building
What: Join Parties That Cook and Women's Initiative for a lively evening of cooking and wine, as you help low income women launch their own businesses and create jobs in our Bay Area communities!

Mouthwatering Mission
When: May 5
Where: Cooking at La Cocina
What: Get a taste of the Mission this Cinco de Mayo as you embark on an informational tasting tour, stopping into various local businesses for samples, bites, and tasty treats. Then, head to La Cocina for a Parties That Cook hands-on cooking class featuring a latin-themed menu!

Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class
When: May 13
Where: Ferry Building
What: This Mother's Day, treat your mom to a special day of delicious food and sparkling wine as you whip up a gourmet brunch together. Then, sit down and enjoy the meal with new friends.

Date Night Couples Cooking
When: June 8
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Spend quality time with your sweetie, learn new culinary skills, and meeting other fun couples while you cook! There’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious gourmet meal of your own creation. With recipes and photos emailed to attendees after the event, you can reminisce and recreate your favorite dishes together at home.
Chicago Cooking Classes
Date Night Couples Cooking
When: April 20
Where: Charlie Baggs in the Belden Stratford
What: Grab a date, and join our fun chefs at this hands-on cooking class! Heat up the kitchen as you learn new culinary skills and meeting other fun couples! With recipes and photos emailed to attendees after the event, you can practice your new skills and recreate your favorite dishes whenever you like!
Seattle Cooking Classes
Date Night Couples Cooking with Wine
When: April 21
Where: Efeste WInery
What: Escape to Woodinville for a romantic evening of hands-on cooking and sipping wine. Mingle with other couples as you create a gourmet meal of sumptuous small plates. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can reminisce and recreate all the dishes from class together at home.
Portland Cooking Classes
Cooking with Cocktails
When: May 18
Where: Bull Run Distilling Co.
What: Sample seasonal cocktails, learn new cooking techniques, and create a delicious meal of international small plates at this mixology and cooking class. This class is great for singles and couples!
Media back to the top
Few folks have what it takes to follow their dreams, and trade in the corporate suit for a chef toque. Successful corporate converts include some of our very own chefs! Read more here.
Just because Valentine's Day has passed, doesn't mean the romance has to end. Cooking classes are a great way to keep the spark alive. Read more here.
The SideDish Special back to the top
$200 Off your event when you Book by March 31st and mention The SideDish Special. Only valid on new bookings of 16+ guests. Not valid with other discounts.

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

Plan Your Event!
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Parties That Cook Gift Certificates and Recipe Decks!
Recipe CardsGive the gift of cooking with a cooking class gift certificate. From Date Night classes in the Bay Area, Chicago and Seattle, to Cooking with Cocktails in Portland and Mother’s Day Brunch in San Francisco, we’ve got plenty of options for you to cook up some fun! Classes are perfect for beginners and established foodies looking to learn new tips while mingling in the kitchen. Even better, gift certificates can be redeemed at any time throughout the year!

Check out more gift ideas, including the new recipe card deck, More Sumptuous Small Plates, filled with 30 delicious recipes, party tips and mouthwatering photographs. Take advantage of our Recipe Deck Gift Set.

Get the Sumptuous Small Plates deck along with More Sumptuous Small Plates for just $29.95!

Order Gift Certificates and the Recipe Deck Gift Set by phone or email:
1-888-907-COOK or

Gift of Cooking
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