Want to plan a fun night in with your friends? Our Private Cooking and Crafting Workshops are just what you have been looking for! These workshops are catered to fit exactly what you and your friends are looking to create and eat.Our Private Cooking and Crafting Workshops are made to fit your group of friends. Workshops can be all cooking, all crafting, or a combination of both. Want to make your own chocolate truffles? Want to learn how to beautify your table setting? Is your mom's group looking to do a little crafting? Or do you just want an excuse to have your friends over and do something a little different? If so, this workshop is for you! We come to you with cooking and crafting supplies and walk you through each recipe and/or craft. Prices vary on chosen crafts and recipes.
Truffles – learn how to make three different kinds of truffles! Enjoy them yourself or give them away as holiday gifts!
Chocolate Covered Pretzels – these are a personal favorite of Stephania's! Learn to make three varieties of white and chocolate covered pretzels.
Pumpkin Pie – Colleen's personal favorite dessert of all time! Learn how to make a mean pumpkin pie that will impress everyone at your dinner party.
Fudge – Who doesn't love fudge?! Learn how to make two different kinds of fudge that will be sure to satisfy the largest sweet tooth of them all!
Red Wine Caramel Apples- Whoever said caramel apples were just for kids, clearly has never tried Shoko's Red Wine Caramel Apples! These guys are a perfect dessert on a crisp, fall day.
Bruschetta – learn how to make traditional bruschetta, plus two other varieties. These make excellent appetizers for any dinner party or even a nice side to a warm soup.
Chunky Monkey Avocado Dip & Siesta Salsa – these dips have become a staple at our dinner parties. They are also great with any Latin inspired meal!
Baked Pumpkin Seeds – we love making pumpkin seeds throughout the fall. We recommend pairing this with pumpkin carving to make it a complete workshop!
Traditional Spanakopita – learn Stephania's favorite family recipe. Spanakopita makes a scrumptious appetizer or it can be served on the side with a main dish (Stephania's yiayia suggests lamb)!
Game Day Sliders – Colleen and Stephania may not be the biggest football fans in the world, but they certainly do love the food part of game days! Learn how to make three different varieties of sliders from lamb to veggie. An all-vegetarian option is available too!
Pick a Private Cooking Course
It's no surprise that we love entertaining. Over the years we have learned some great tricks and delicious recipes to keep our guests happy and our stress levels low. These private cooking sessions focus on a specific course, i.e. appetizer, entrée, or dessert. Each lesson includes plating suggestions that will make your dishes look magazine ready, as well as little hosting tricks that we have picked up along the way. Menu selections change seasonally.
(All cooking sessions can be made to be vegetarian friendly.)
Appetizers - learn a selection of five different appetizers that look and taste simply fabulous
Entrees – Our entrée private cooking workshops are focused on recipes that are quick and easy to make, but taste like they took hours in the kitchen.
Dessert – Learn how to make three different quick and easy dessert recipes that are perfect for any dinner party or use the full workshop to focus on a seasonal dessert that will be sure to wow your guests.
Fancy Feather Hairclip – This is one of our favorite crafts! Make a gorgeous hairclip to compliment any outfit from evening wear to work clothes!
Pumpkin Carving – Pumpkin carving is a long-standing tradition with the TND crew. Stephania will bring in the proper pumpkin carving knives and stencils. Feel free to design one freehand or create a haunted landscape from stencils.
Pumpkin Votive Candles – These little candles are perfect for any fall table setting or for just a little simple fall décor. We suggest pairing this with the pumpkin carving and pumpkin seed workshop to make it complete!
Beginner's Crochet Workshop – Learn how to make your very own scarf, snood, or blanket! We'll walk you through each step so that you'll leave feeling confident in taking on your own cozy little crochet project.
Big Eyed Owl Pillow – Make a cute owl-faced pillow for your bed, chair, or couch! Other animal/bird shapes available upon request!
Dip Dye – Learn how to dip dye your towels, sheets, tote bags, shirts etc!
Christmas Ornament Extravaganza– Sip on eggnog while making a variety of Christmas ornaments from metallic painted glass ornaments to elegant snowflakes and trendy birds.
Want to do a little crafting with your kids at a playgroup? We'll come to you and teach a kid-friendly craft that is fun for the grownups and the kids!
- Homemade Non-toxic Playdough
- Fruit Block Printing
- Paper crowns and tiaras
- Colorful Kazoos