The SideDish Newsletter Vol 7, 2011

Parties That Cook
Volume 7, 2011
The SideDish Newsletter
The SideDish Special
$200 off your event if you book by July 29th
Seasonal Fare
Balsamic-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak
Video Tip of the Month
How to Peel and Mince Garlic
Cooking Classes
Sizzle & Swirl
Indian Summer Tapas
Date Night Couples Cooking
Culinary Boot Camp
Brews & Bites
Mouthwatering Mission
Job Opportunities
SF Event Planner
Chefs & Culinary Instructors
Professional Servers
Cooking Class Gift Certificates
Read Up On Our Blog
Check out this recap of our first-ever Portland event! Get the inside scoop here.

Eager to find new (edible) things to grill? Check out this blog for 20 Unconventional Summer Grilling Ideas! Get inspired here

Take a sneak peak at one dish from this month’s Indian Summer Tapas Cooking Class. Study the lesson plan here.
What Clients are Saying
"Everyone had a terrific time including me as hostess. I loved that I didn't have any preparation to do before the party or clean up afterwards.  This allowed me to mingle with my guests as if I was a guest myself."
Linda Sackett
Private Event

"The best part of our event was feeling the heartbeat of the City and the warm, welcoming cooking staff. Our event was successful as a team-builder, of course, but mainly because it was FUN and the food was yummy."
Linda Wilson-Guptill

“I had a really good time with my husband and in the end the food was delicious!”
Athena Amores
Date Night Class

"@PartiesThatCook is making our @Eventbrite marketing team offsite so fun!"
@BriteSF - Brianna Haag via Twitter
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Introducing Cooking Farm to Table!
Escape the city this summer and enjoy a private Cooking Farm to Table experience for your next corporate team building or private event. Take a guided tour of a local working farm, then cook together to prepare a fresh, seasonal menu featuring ingredients picked that day. Finally, relax at a long farm table and savor the fruits of your labor with coworkers and friends. Contact us for details on events near San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and Portland.

Don’t miss our exciting lineup of public cooking classes this summer as well! Join us for one of two Cooking Farm to Table Classes near San Francisco and later this month, spice up the kitchen at Indian Summer Tapas with Chef Irfan Dama. In Chicago, whip up a delicious gourmet meal while you sample local Revolution Brews at Brews & Bites in the gorgeous Logan Square Kitchen. In Seattle and San Francisco, enjoy an educational wine tasting paired with a hands-on cooking lesson and delicious meal of your creation at Sizzle & Swirl. Too busy to cook this summer? Have fun this fall at Culinary Boot Camp in San Francisco, a 4-part series that will whip you into shape in time for the holidays. See you in the kitchen soon!

Bon Appetit!
The Parties That Cook Team

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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. The winner this round is Mike Scarborough from Yahoo! Congratulations, Mike! Keep your eyes peeled for your prize.
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Receive $200 OFF your private cooking party or team building event when you book by July 29, 2011.

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

Be sure to mention The SideDish Special. Not valid with other discounts.

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Warm Lavender Tea Cake with Homemade Lemon CurdBalsamic-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak
Perfect for any grilling adventure, maybe even on a farm, this recipe for Balsamic-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak with Herbed Bread Crumbs will put your grill to good use!

Click here for the Balsamic-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak Recipe

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
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How to Juice a Lemon How to Peel and Mince Garlic
Get expert advice on how to quickly peel and mince garlic with the help of this video tutorial featuring our newest party favor: the garlic peeler.

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
Sizzle & Swirl: Wine Tasting & Cooking Class
Date: July 14
Location: Cookhouse
Price: $95 per guest
Indian Tapas Cooking Class
Date: July 28
Location: Dacor Kitchen
Price: $85 per guest
Date Night Couples Cooking Class
Date: August 12 & September 23
Location: Dacor Kitchen
Price: $170 per couple
Cooking Farm to Table Classes
Dates: August 13 & September 17
Location: Canvas Ranch
Price: $135 per guest
Culinary Boot Camp Classes
Dates: Sept 13, 20, 27 & Oct 4
Location: Cookhouse
Price: $95 per guest, per class
Mouthwatering Mission Cooking Class
Date: October 8
Location: Starts at Mission Pie
Price: $95 per guest
Chicago Cooking Classes
Brews & Bites: Beer Tasting & Cooking Class
Date: July 21
Location: Logan Square Kitchen
Price: $95 per guest
Date Night Couples Cooking Class
Date: September 23
Location: Charlie Baggs
Price: $170 per couple
Seattle Cooking Classes
Sizzle & Swirl: Wine Tasting & Cooking Class
Date: July 17
Location: Efeste Winery
Price: $95 per guest
Sizzle & Swirl: Wine Tasting & Cooking Class
Date: September 17
Location: Seattle Wine Outlet
Price: $95 per guest
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See how Parties That Cook founder, Bibby Gignilliat, broke the 9-to-5 jail and became an entrepreneur. Read the full article here.
Remember that delicious Breakfast Strata with Spinach and Bacon we promised? It’s here! Watch Bibby’s full segment on Good Cookin’ with Bruce Aidells here.
Find out how Parties That Cook and other small businesses managed to bite the bullet and increase cash flow over time. See the full article here.
Check out this guide featuring the Best Business Deals for bootstrappers everywhere. Read about it here.
Learn the ins and outs of business blogging with the help of small businesses who have reaped the benefits. Get started 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 the next great event planner for our San Francisco office. Lead Chef positions are available in San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and now Portland.

Read more about these job opportunities here.
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Parties That Cook Gift Certificates and Recipe Decks!
Recipe Cards Give the gift of cooking with a Parties That Cook cooking class gift certificate! From San Francisco’s Indian Summer Tapas Cooking Class to the new Brews & Bites cooking class in Chicago and Sizzle & Swirl Wine Tasting & Cooking in Seattle, 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

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888-907-COOK or
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