COOKING PARTIES are a unique way to gather your friends and family together.  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 and your guests will 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!  Choose one cuisine or mix and match!  You 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
​During this experience you'll learn to make ramen from scratch,  and a broth that's quick and easy, but that will remind you of the broth at your local ramen shop.   
​And you'll also discover how to:Cook Pork Belly for your RamenMakie the perfect Soft-Boiled Egg Prepare garnishes, traditional and non-traditional
Cook Pork Belly for your Ramen
Makie the perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 
Prepare garnishes, traditional and non-traditional

Dinner Experience

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

Your experience will begin with a nosh while we get acquainted and discuss what you will be making during your lesson.  

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