Upscale executive setting, spacious for many types of gatherings. This is an open-scape floor plan with a kitchen and great room that opens up to the backyard patio. Not only will you have a relaxed setting for your event, you will also have healthy food provided by the host, a professional chef and cooking instructor. All events must include food. The food must be catered by the host. She has several menus to choose from, including a "Chopped" -- Mystery Basket Challenge! See below for menu ideas, and check out the gorgeous food photos! Menus: • Italian (featuring homemade pasta, Chicken Picatta or Pork Mushroom Ragu, and Tiramisu) • Spanish (featuring her Smoky Paella) • Thai (featuring spiralized noodles added to the Pad Thai) • French (can be Coq au Vin or Beef Bourguignon, with French Macarons or Creme Brulee) • Mediterranean (Chef's Braised Chicken w/sage, rosemary, garlic and lemon, with Yotam Ottenlenghi's Baked Rice) • Instant Pot basics • "Chopped" -- Mystery Basket Challenge! BYOB: all events are BYOB (bring your own booze), includes wine, beer, bubbly, and all liquor. Pricing for the cooking parties --or providing food-- at your event: is based on the menu, number of people, length of the event. Message your host and include the number of people in your party, your menu choice, type of event, the date and time. Also include dietary needs (the number of vegans, vegetarians, gluten free, etc). Don't know the total number of people? Don't know which menu to choose? ...but you do know the date? Then contact the host to set up a deposit amount to lock in the date. This home is a perfect setting for: • Birthday cooking parties (see below for info on kid's events) • Anniversary cooking parties • Bachelor / bachelorette cooking parties • House concerts • Dinners • Mixers • Social time with your friends • Date night • Mom's only • Dad's only • Networking events • Charity events • Wine tastings The amount of hands-on participation is up to you. Generally, the attendees cook all dishes from scratch. In most cases when there is more than 7 people, the host will have kitchen assistants to lead each recipe. NOTE: these events are not for people to learn how to read a recipe, but to learn a cooking method, technique/s, and how to think like a chef. Kid's cooking parties: • The host is DOE and kid approved! She's taught many classes for ages 6 and up, with many returning for multiple classes. • 6- to 12-year olds: maximum 5 kids • 13+ year olds: max 10 kids • Having the right fit is very important for the host, so, the client must come for a site visit with the child before booking the event to be sure it's the right fit for everyone. Sitting capacity: • 30 people in the great room • 10+ people on the back patio Standing capacity: • 50 people, mingling throughout the great room and backyard. Amenities include: • Large spacious upscale kitchen (well stocked) • Large spacious executive "great room" • Wet bar, with mini fridge • Keurig (coffee/ tea/ hot chocolate) • Outdoor patio (with table/chairs, grill, kitchen, and space heaters) • Backyard lawn area (fake grass) • Basketball hoop (half-court size area) • Piano • 2 dining tables, 12 people each • 8 bar stools (located at the raised kitchen counter, see image) • 4 (4x2) tables • 4 (6x3) tables • Wall monitor/TV (casting, wifi) Approximately 2,000 sq ft Location: Residential area. We are very close to Hwy 85 at Stevens Creek Blvd (near the Cupertino Post Office). Walking distance to Stevens Creek Trail.
- No smoking on the premises (inside or outside). - No animals. - No loud music after 10pm. - Furniture can only be moved by the host. - All trash to be placed in designated garbage bins (recycle, trash and compost). - Outside vendors must provide additional insurance and valid permits. - Fee includes set up, clean up. Additional fees may apply when special needs are requested. - Staffing fees are based on type of expertise needed.