The SideDish Newsletter Vol 6, 2012

Parties That Cook
Volume 6, 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. June's winner is Cynthia Loman from Genomic Health! Congratulations, Cynthia!
Read Up On Our Blog

6.07.12 – Do you love to network as much as we do? Check out this recap of the annual PCV luncheon, and meet your new favorite salmon recipe here.

6.05.12 – Need a new go-to tailgate dish? Check out this roundup of a recent PTC Giant’s game tailgate, and jump on the bandwagon here.

5.25.12 –This Greek Salad will be a hit at any summer barbecue. Say hello to a different grilled cheese here.

5.18.12 – We’ve seen the future –and it’s delicious. Can you say, “Edible Excursions NEW Japantown tasting tour”? Become cultured here.
What Clients Are Saying
"The food was great, the PTC folks were extremely professional and well organized. We experienced true team collaboration which will serve us well in the business world."
Mark McKenzie, Cisco

"The lead chef was perfect for the event. She kept things exciting and fun and made sure everything ran on time. The best part of the party was the chance to collaborate and work with our peers."
Lauren Walker, Concur

"Fresh and wonderful ingredients, delicious recipes, and…GREAT COOKS! Everybody was engaged, and even our ‘skeptic’ was won over! He was amazed and said he had a great time!"
Randall Hall, Transamerica Retirement Services

“It was perfect from planning to the actual event. Fun and easy. I already recommend you to all my colleagues."
Alicia Jacinto, NetApp
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Get Your Grill In Gear for Father's Day
Take your Father's Day to the next level. Ditch the generic gift (drop that tie), and get Dad something he can really use: Cooking Lessons. With upcoming classes like the romantic Date Night, the sudsy Brews & Bites, and the extreme Amazing Kitchen Race competition, we've got Dad covered.

Happy Father's Day!
The Parties That Cook Team
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Mini Gyros Pita Pockets with Grilled Lamb and Tatziki SauceMini Gyros Pita Pockets with Grilled Lamb and Tatziki Sauce

This June, let Dad be the barbecue “hero” with this delicious summer recipe. These tasty Mini Gyros are at their best served hot off the grill, so let Dad handle the lamb and make this the best Father’s Day yet! Extra Credit: For more adventurous grilling ideas, check out this blog post on Unconventional Grilling Ideas!

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
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Recipe Video How to Peel and Mince Garlic

Garlic adds so much to would-be plain stir-frys, French fries, breads, and more! But nobody loves garlic enough to want to smell like it all day. This quick video tip will teach you the trick to peeling and mincing garlic – while keeping your hands clean!

Check out our YouTube Channel for more Video Cooking Tips and Tricks
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San Francisco & Bay Area Cooking Classes
Date Night Couples Cooking – Space is Limited!
When : July 20
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Spend quality time with your sweetie, learn new culinary skills, and meet 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. 

Mouthwatering Mission
When : July 28
Where: Cooking at La Cocina
What: Get a taste of the Mission 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!

Date Night Couples Cooking – Early Bird!
When : August 17
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!

Date Night Couples Cooking – Early Bird!
When : September 28
Where: Dacor Kitchen
What: Whip up a romantic evening for you and your date at this hands-on cooking class. Learn new culinary skills and mingle with other fun couples while you create a delicious gourmet meal together. Recipes and photos are emailed to attendees after the event, so you can hone your skills and impress your date again and again!
Chicago Cooking Classes
Brews and Bites
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 – NEW Group Rate!
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 – Coming Soon!
When : September XX
Where: TBD
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
We’ve been saying it all along: Cooking parties make great first dates (or proposals). Finally, someone agrees! Watch more here.
Ever wonder what kind of people you’ll find in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood? Now’s your chance at an up close and personal look at one, Bibby Gignilliat. Read more here.
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$200 Off your event when you Book by June 30th 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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Find the Right Gift for Dad
Recipe CardsGive Dad the gift of cooking with a Parties That Cook cooking class gift certificate. We’ve got plenty of options for you to cook up some fun with Dad! 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 Father’s Day Recipe Deck Gift Set and get the Sumptuous Small Plates deck along with More Sumptuous Small Plates for just $29.95!

Order Gift Certificates by phone or email:
888-907-COOK or

Gift of Cooking
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