chef services
Cooking parties are a unique way to gather your friends and family together.  We'll plan the menu together and you can choose a specific cuisine, whether you'd like to create a full meal or Small Plates or Tapas. You and your guests may participate in the preparation and cooking or just observe.  At the end of the lesson you will all enjoy the fruits of your labor. Each guest will leave with printed copies of the recipes we cooked.
So explore the possibilities and then, let's put together a party!

Tapas aka Small Plates

   (These make a great party!  Just put these recipes together and then serve them on a platter with a stack of small plates on the side.  Or serve each item on an individual plate.  You get the gist:  it's a party full of appetizers!)  Recommended:  3 to 5 items per party.

A Bit of New Orleans
​New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp with Toasted Baguette
Duck Crepes with Cumberland Sauce
Mini Crab Cakes with Remoulade
Seafood Pie

Latin American
Empanadas with Lime Crema
Open-Faced Shrimp Tamales
Seafood Veracruzana with Mexican Rice (Served on a Spoon)
Yucatan Skewers with Cilantro Sauce

Pulled Pork Sliders with Zingy Cole Slaw and Dill Pickles
4 Cheese Mac and Cheese
Mini Twice-Baked Potato Bites
Deviled Eggs

​Asian Fusion
Steamed Pork Buns with Pork Belly or Duck Confit 
    Garnishes: Carrot, Cucumber, Cilantro, Hoisin and Sriracha
Pulled Pork Potstickers with cabbage, Green Onion, Hoisin and 
    Housemade Asian BBQ Sauce 
Gyoza with Dipping Sauce

Shrimp a la Plancha with Garlic and Lemon 
    served with Toasted Baguette
Gazpacho, Red or White
Stuff Mushrooms with Tomato, Feta, Bacon and Basil
Meatball Slider with Smoky Spanish Red Sauce

Want more ideas?  Just ask!

Dinner Party Menu Suggestions

The Ramen Experience

Homemade Ramen Noodles
Quick, but tasty Ramen Broth
Cooking Pork Belly for your Ramen
Making the perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 
Preparing garnishes, traditional and non-traditional
​  During this lesson you'll learn to make ramen.  You will learn how to make the noodles from scratch.  The broth is a quick and easier version of the broth you'll find at your local ramen shop.   


Below are suggestions for a full dinner experience.  If you don't see find what you would like, please ask for more options.

Butternut Soup Shot 
Mushroom and Leek Strudel
Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Pear Compote
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Tomato Vinaigrette
Mini Pecan Pies or Apple Hand Pies

White Bean and Rosemary Crostini
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Shot
Chicken Milanese with Lemon
Roasted Garlic Polenta with Mascarpone Cheese
Arugula and Greens with Pear, Walnuts and Roasted Pear Dressing
Tiramisu Updated  or Lemon Mousse with Berries

Roasted Dates and Goat Cheese
2 Variations on Risotto 
Braised Mixed Greens with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

Tortilla Espanola
Cauliflower Gratin
Ensalada Mixta
Crema Catalana or Pears Poached in Red Wine