The SideDish Newsletter Vol 5, 2012

Parties That Cook
Volume 5, 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. May's winner is Lisa Cooper! Congratulations, Lisa!
Read Up On Our Blog

5.08.12 – Who knew the Seattle food scene could be so fun? Read on as Carolyn discovers two crave-worthy foodie events. Start your cravings here.

5.05.12 – Need a delicate but absolutely delicious recipe for Mother’s Day Brunch? Find your new favorite recipe here.

5.03.12 – Cooking Up Success was our most successful fundraiser to date! Feel good about society and feel like you were there, here.

4.26.12 – Did you enjoy your Cinco de Mayo? Thanks to these recipes, we had quite the fiesta! Check out two Mouthwatering Mexican recipes here.
What Clients Are Saying
"Everyone loved it! We had a great setup for people who didn’t want to cook but who were just happy to hang out and enjoy the fun."
Jaime Halteman, McGraw-Hill/Irwin

"I like just showing up and not having to set up everything. I filled out the paperwork and the rest was done by Parties That Cook."
Paula Thomas, Allscripts

"The event was a total success. Even the non cooks in the crowd had a good time."
Margo Seltzer, Usenix

"Very entertaining and educational. Very well organized. Very good ingredients. Are you sensing a theme here? We loved all of it."
Chris Meredith, Intuit Inc.
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Show Mom Some Love!
Kaiser cookingOur Mother's Day Brunch cooking class might be sold out, but there's more than one way to show Mom you care! Maybe she's more of a Date Night kind of gal? Get her a gift certificate for any of our fun hands-on cooking classes! Or send her (and her kitchen) some love with this Mother's Day offer: Purchase the Small Plates Box Set, and we'll throw in a complimentary Parties That Cook apron. This deal is a no-brainer!

The Parties That Cook Team
Recipe of the Month back to the top
Sweet Pea and Mint Galettes with Proscuitto and Sour CreamSweet Pea and Mint Galettes with Proscuitto and Sour Cream

The switch to spring menus has brought a few new recipes to the table. These Sweet Pea and Mint Galettes were put to the test, and have earned a spot on the menus for Mother’s Day Brunch and  Cooking with Cocktails – talk about versatile! Seasonality tip: You can use frozen peas in this recipe, but spring is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh peas at your local farmer’s market!

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
Video Tip of the Month back to the top
How to Get Crisp Bacon How to get Crisp Bacon
(and Prosciutto!)

It’s not hard to get crisp bacon, but there are things you should do that might go against your instincts. This short video tip will teach you new tricks for no-mess, crispy bacon.

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San Francisco & Bay Area Cooking Classes
Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class – Sold Out!
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 – Space is Limited!
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. 

Date Night Couples Cooking – Early Bird!
When: July 20
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Grab a date, and join our lively chefs at this hands-on cooking class. Heat up the kitchen as you learn new culinary skills and meet 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!
Chicago Cooking Classes
Brews and Bites – Early Bird!
When: July 26
Where: Centered Chef
What: Round up some friends, and join our fun chefs at this hands-on cooking class! Sip on some brews while you learn new culinary skills and meet other fun beer fanatics! With recipes and photos emailed to attendees after the event, you can reminisce and recreate your favorite dishes at home.
Seattle Cooking Classes
Amazing Kitchen Race
When: July 21
Where: Seattle Wine Outlet
What: Looking for a little adventure? Join Parties That Cook and Geoteaming as we host a high-energy race against the clock using GPS receivers to gather hidden clues planted throughout Seattle. When the hunt is over, return to the kitchen for a heated cooking competition!
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
Cooking parties make great fundraisers! Don’t believe us? This Travel Examiner makes a great case out of Cooking Up Success. Read more here.
The SideDish Special back to the top
$200 Off your event when you Book by May 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 by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or

Plan Your Event!
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Mother's Day Madness!
Recipe CardsWith Mother's Day on the horizon, you've got to act fast! Give the gift of cooking with a cooking class gift certificate, typically emailed to you within hours of purchase. From Date Night classes, to Cooking with Cocktails and Brews & Bites, 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.

Check out more Mother's Day gift ideas, including the latest recipe card deck, More Sumptuous Small Plates, filled with 30 delicious recipes, party tips and mouthwatering photographs.

Take advantage of our Mother’s Day Small Plates Box Set Deal. That's Sumptuous Small Plates, More Sumptuous Small Plates, and an apron for just $29.95! (+tax, shipping & handling)
Order your Small Plates Box Set by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or

Gift of Cooking
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