The SideDish Newsletter Vol 9, 2011

Parties That Cook
Volume 9, 2011
The SideDish Newsletter
The SideDish Special
$200 off your event if you book by September 30th
Seasonal Fare
Mini Gyros Pita Pockets with Grilled Lamb and Tatziki Sauce
VideoTip of the Month
Working With Herbs
Cooking Classes
Cooking Farm to Table
Date Night Couples Cooking
Mouthwatering Mission
Job Opportunities
Chefs & Culinary Instructors
Professional Servers
Cooking Class Gift Certificates
Read Up On Our Blog
Check out the team building event that inspired our latest expansion endeavor! Take a peek at our first-ever Portland event here.

Get the inside scoop on our first Cooking Farm-to-Table Class and connect with the land here.

What do Genentech and BMRN have in common? They both love to party with Parties That Cook! See proof here.

Step out of the box with John Deere and ShareThis as they host an Amazing Kitchen Race and Cupcake Wars! Live on the edge here.

Two days, two wineries, and two very different events. Intuit and show us how they have fun in the kitchen. Check it out here
Meet Our Partner Venues
Looking to get some fresh air at your next cooking event? Check out some of our favorite venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Seattle and Portland with outdoor patios, decks and yards!

SF Bay Area:
1045 Divisadero
La Casa Verde
Canvas Ranch
Ferry Building
Dolce Hayes Mansion

Heritage Prairie Farm
Prarie Productions
Resolutions Digital Studios
Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom

Center for Wooden Boats
Mercer Island Community Center
Mountaineers Club Tacoma
Seattle Wine Outlet
Willie Green’s Organic Farm

Boedecker Cellars
The Little Church
Red Ridge Farms
Laurelhurst Club
Kruger’s Farm
What Clients Are Saying
"It was just overall fun, with a great atmosphere."
Paul Fitzpatrick

"Everyone told me it was great fun and they loved this activity... The best part was getting the opportunity to work with people on our team that we typically don’t have the chance to interact with on a fun task. I got to know some people better from a different perspective.... Everything the participants wanted or needed was provided. The staff was very responsive and right there when we had questions or needed help — good direction and handy preparation tips."
Linda Boyer

"The best part was seeing everyone work together as a team. I was impressed by all the brainstorming ideas."
Olivia Trieu

"It was ALL great. I loved having everything there waiting for us and loved the teamwork of cooking together. I can’t think of a thing that would have made this event better."
Fay Harmon
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Portland, Here We Come!
You’ve heard the rumors, and we think it’s time to come clean. Parties That Cook is officially in Portland, Oregon!

Your corporate team or group of friends can now compete in Kitchen Challenges, mingle at Sumptuous Small Plates events, sit down to four-course Chef’s Table meals and more at a Portland venue near you. 

Help spread the word and win $100!  
We’re busy organizing an amazing Farm-to-Table Launch Party and we need your help to make it spectacular. Forward this email to 3 friends or colleagues in Portland, copy and you will be entered in a drawing for a $100 American Express gift card.

The Farm-to-Table craze is sweeping the nation, but cooking on the farm is a whole new ball game. See what the buzz is all about and join us for Cooking Farm-to-Table at Canvas Ranch near San Francisco on September 17 or check out our first Seattle Cooking Farm-to-Table class on October 2 at Willie Green’s 100% Organic Farm.

Bon Appetit!
The Parties That Cook Team
Twitter: @PartiesThatCook
Facebook: PartiesThat Cook Fan Page
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. This month’s winner is Patrick Wong from Electronic Arts! Congratulations, Patrick! Keep your eyes peeled for your prize.
The SideDish Special back to the top
Receive $200 OFF your private cooking party or team building event when you book by September 30, 2011. Offer valid for parties of 16 or more guests. Not valid with other discounts.

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

Be sure to mention The SideDish Special.

Plan Your Event!
Seasonal Fare back to the top
Mini Gyro Pita PocketsMini Gyros Pita Pockets with Grilled Lamb and Tatziki Sauce
While an outdoor grill is optional, this simple recipe for Mini Gyros Pita Pockets with Grilled Lamb and Tatziki Sauce will keep you in the mind set of summer long into the new school year!

Click here for the Mini Gyros Pita Pockets with Grilled Lamb and Tatziki Sauce Recipe

Click here for more Seasonal Recipes
Video Tip of the Month back to the top
How to Juice a Lemon Working with Herbs
Throwing away wilted herbs is never fun. Learn how to preserve your precious herbs for up to two weeks!

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
Cooking Farm to Table
Date: September 17
Location: Canvas Ranch
Price: $135 per guest
Date Night Couples Cooking Class
Date: September 23
Location: Dacor Kitchen
Price: $85 per guest
Mouthwatering Mission Cooking Class
Date: October 8
Location: Starts at Mission Pie
Price: $95 per guest
Chicago Cooking Classes
  Date Night Couples Cooking Class
Date: September 23
Location: Charlie Baggs
Price: $85 per guest
Seattle Cooking Classes
  Cooking Farm to Table
Date: October 2
Location: Willie Green’s Organic Farm
Price: $125 per guest
Media back to the top
We knew Parties That Cook was stirring up corporate events, but thanks to the San Francisco Business Times, plenty of others know it too! Read up on us here.
No matter what kind of business you run, these 12 tips will help you succeed. Learn the Recipe for Business Success here.
Looking to spice up your next dinner party? Check out this Studio6 segment featuring Bibby Gignilliat and her entertaining tips here.
Why learn from your mistakes when you can learn from others’? Find out what the most important lesson was of Bibby Gignilliat’s first year of business here.
Monitoring your brand on social media can prove a challenge, but we’ve got sound advice from several business owners to help you out. Read the full article here.
Job Opportunities back to the top
Parties That Cook is seeking high energy, service-oriented individuals who share our passion for cooking and entertaining. We are currently looking for Lead Chefs and Servers in San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and Portland.

Read more about these job opportunities here.
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Parties That Cook Gift Certificates and Recipe Decks!
Recipe CardsGive the gift of cooking with a Parties That Cook cooking class gift certificate! From the exciting Mouthwatering Mission in San Francisco and the new Cooking Farm to Table classes near San Francisco and Seattle to the classic Date Night in Chicago, 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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