The SideDish Newsletter Vol 7, 2012

Parties That Cook
Volume 7, 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. This months winner is Karen Duffy-Simons from Visa! Congratulations, Karen!
Read Up On Our Blog

6.22.12 – Want to know what happens when PTC challenges Microsoft with a Sumptuous Small Plates cooking competition? Get pumped here.

6.19.12 – Make summer a little sweeter with a round-up of chef-tested Chicago creameries. Satisfy your sweet tooth here.

6.14.12 – Need to spice up your summer recipe box? We’ve got a series of Top 10 Seasonal Recipes, starting with appetizers. Become the life of the party here.

6.12.12 –Haven’t made it to the SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco yet? Not to worry, we’re here to smuggle you some great food…photos. Keep your eyes on the prize here.

6.07.12 – Our tasty Salmon Tartare meets Pacific Community Venture’s annual luncheon. Get yourself in the mix here.
What Clients Are Saying
"The staff, the networking, the food...responsiveness to inquiries, ability to accommodate large party, ability to do upscale event...literally everything was perfect."
Cynthia Lestingi, IBM Global Processing Services

"I really didn’t know what to expect of the event to be honest from a cooking perspective, but as someone who has taken cooking classes before, this blew me away!"
Brett Kashanitz, CareerBuilder

"Being in the 'luxury travel industry', my coworkers and I have big standards and high expectations - we were not disappointed!"
Kari Edwards, Virtuoso

"Our guests had a great time – no one knew each other to begin with, and this was such a good way to put people at ease and get them talking in a very easy, non-stressful way."
Margaret Rutter, Towers Watson
Job Opportunities
Now Hiring: Chefs in Seattle, San Francisco and Portland.
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Summer Never Tasted So Sweet
With all the nice weather we've been having this summer, why not take your cooking party outdoors and bask in the sunlight? Fun classes like our Amazing Kitchen Race and Mouthwatering Mission to help you do just that.

Would you rather unwind while sipping on a cold one? Check out our upcoming Brews & Bites beer tasting and cooking class in Chicago, and keep an eye out for this class coming to San Francisco, Seattle and Portland soon!

Bon Appetit!
The Parties That Cook Team
New Summer Photo Contest! back to the top
Attention July event hosts and guests! This month, we'll be collecting the best event photos and selecting one to represent each July event. On August 1st, we'll open voting to the public for just 3 days. Attendees of the party with the most votes wins the ultimate treat (a secret, for now). Check out this page for details.
Best of luck to everyone!
Recipe of the Month back to the top
Blueberry, Raspberry and Peach Dulce De Leche CrispBlueberry, Raspberry and Peach Dulce De Leche Crisp

Celebrate the sweetest flavors of summer with a seasonal fresh fruit crisp, and make your long summer days extra sweet with a dollop of Dulce de Leche. We recommend using blueberries, raspberries and peaches, but you can try other combinations of your favorite fruits. Seasonality tip: You know the satisfaction of biting into a perfectly ripe peach, so make the effort to buy fresh summer fruit at your local farmer’s market – it’s definitely worth it!

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
Video Tip of the Month back to the top
Recipe Video How to Make Dulce de Leche

Want to know the quickest trick for a sweet summer treat? This short video tip will show you the how to make Dulce de Leche in just about 2 steps! Pair it with the dessert above or whip up a creation all your own.

Check out 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 CookingSold Out!
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, September 15
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
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 Pricing!
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 – Space is Limited!
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
Date Night Couples Cooking
When: September 14
Where: Bargreen Ellingson
What: Heat up the kitchen as you and your date create a delicious meal of international small plates. At this hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn new culinary skills while you mingle with other fun couples. You can even recreate your favorite dishes together at home – photos and recipes are emailed to guests after the event.

Cooking With Cocktails – Coming Soon!
What: Sample seasonal cocktails, learn new cooking techniques, and create a perfectly paired 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 got nothing but love for organizations that create jobs and economic opportunity in low-income areas. Check out this video for highlights from PCV’s annual luncheon. See more here.
Looking for a laugh? Get a taste of Cooking Farm-to-Table as one event guest writes her own witty event recap. Read more here.
The SideDish Special back to the top
$200 Off your event when you mention The SideDish Special. Only valid for new bookings of 16+ guests with deposits paid by July 31st. 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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Give the Gift of Cooking or Reward Your Staff!
Recipe CardsParties That Cook cooking class gift certificates make great gifts or employee rewards. Classes are perfect for beginners and established foodies looking to learn new tips while mingling in the kitchen. The best part is, gift certificates can be redeemed at any time throughout the year!

From Brews & Bites in Chicago, to the Amazing Kitchen Race in Seattle, and Mouthwatering Mission in San Francisco, we’ve got plenty of cooking class options for you to cook up some summer fun!

Check out more gift ideas, including 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:
888-907-COOK or

Gift of Cooking
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