Recreational Cooking Classes for Parties



A party is not a party without the food. Recreational cooking classes use party food fun to draw the masses into the kitchen and get them involved by putting the ‘creation’ into Recreation!


“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” - Samuel Pepys



Cooking Party

Tell me, how many times have you hosted a party and set up decorations around the whole house, cleaned up the back yard, spruced up the family area and game room, just to find that all 48 guests have miraculously convened in a 6' radius around the space featuring a wonderful array of party food and fun finger snacks?!


It’s an undeniable truth that unless you make a real mean PowerPoint presentation, can twist a menagerie of balloon animals that would make Jeff Corwin proud, or belt out the best darn karaoke rendition of Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” this side of the Rio Grande...

...the party food will undoubtedly find it’s way to center stage.

Don’t fight it, just use it. :D

Each recreational cooking class found here takes common and not so common party recipes and enhances their interactivity, “user friendliness”, and overall style. For example, have you ever seen a shrimp cocktail spread that featured a half dozen dipping sauces?! I think not...

...And while on the topic of seafood, we come to one of my personal favorite recreational cooking classes - Cioppino. If you've never had the expressed privilege of eating this wonderfully simple, yet out-of-this-world delicious seafood stew, you're in for a treat!

You betta' break out the crusty french bread, bibs, white wine and crab crackers now, 'cause this is one shell of a good time LOL

By the way, I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation for the masterful artistry that is Foreigner. But I digress…


“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” - Confucius




These recreational cooking classes not only give you concise and invaluable instruction on their specific party recipes, but more importantly provide you with a strong working knowledge and foundation of the principles, or "How's" and "Why's" of cooking.

Follow along as it show you the reasons behind the beauty of bruschetta, and keep your eyes peeled for ways you can introduce your very own variations! Or take a simple party food lesson on shish kabobs , find out how I prepped, cooked and presented them, and then just tailor to your own tastes! It's as simple as that!

Suddenly, you'll find that you're monthly fondue parties are the talk of the town and the inaugural tamale rolling competition you've got in the works is all wrapped up!

Go ahead, give 'em what they want...


Deliver fun, innovative, and interactive food at any/all of your gatherings and you'll be sure to impress your guests every single time! Even if you're not going all out and throwing the Big Kahlua Pig Luau, Crazy Boston Clam Bake, or Tasty Tamale Wrapping Showdown (Hey, don't knock it 'till you try it!)...

...these recreational cooking classes can have even just you and your whole family "doin' it up real big", as my good friend Howard would put it.

Oh, and if you ever get the chance, ask him about the tamale party I threw at his house, he'll tell ya! ;)





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