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Stop in our stores this month to enter to win a Le Creuset Doufeu, the world's first self-basting cookware.
Here's how it works:
Le Creuset will donate $1 per entry through 12/17/13 up to $25,000 to Share our Strength, a non-profit organization which works to end child hunger.
December is here, and the calendar is full of social engagements. If your company is like ours, we're so busy this month, we can't even think about celebrating the holidays until they are over. So, we always plan our annual company holiday party in January. As our Event Team shares, there are lots of reasons to delay the celebration.
"The beauty of planning any event in January - and particularly a belated holiday party - is that it's a bit of excitement for people at a time that can otherwise feel wintery and not as festive. December is such a busy month for everyone between work functions and family events that sometimes postponing a holiday party or other gathering until January will allow you and your guests to more fully enjoy the event!" ~Claire DePalma
"The only thing that's disappointing about the holidays is that they are over so quickly. We love planning January events because it extends the season we love so much and gives us something to look forward to after that month-long indulgence sadly ends." ~Megan Fassnacht
"Time is a valuable resource around the holidays so hosting your event in January alleviates the challenge of trying to squeeze the celebration into everyone's busy schedules." ~Mike Lintal
Still have a holiday party to plan? Contact Claire, Megan or Mike today.
A private cooking party can achieve many goals, from letting loose to building bonds. A new report from Chicago Business Journal lists the top five corporate entertainment trends for 2014.
Here's how The Chopping Block is on trend:
Great hosts know the party always starts in the kitchen!
The holidays are a time to fire up the oven, plug in the Crock Pot, dust off that bakeware and get creative with your cooking. We have a long list of fun, new classes to help you get ready for the season of cooking.
If you fancy sweets (and who doesn't?), you'll learn how to make crowd-pleasing desserts like Gingerbread Pear Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce in Festive Baking.
No holiday is complete without Holiday Pies and Tarts such as Sweet Potato Pie with Praline.
Sugar cookies are nice, but you'll get new ideas on traditional cookies like Cranberry Pistachio Bars with Apricot Glaze in Fun n' Fancy Holiday Cookies.
Thinking of trying your hand at candy making this year? Learn how to make Peanut Brittle and Chocolate Truffles in our FREE Candy Making Demo. Can't make it to this class? Check out our online video library for recipes for both candies.
Tis the season of dinner parties, so we've done the menu planning for you. You'll also get lots of shortcuts for elaborate but easy dishes such as Roasted Prime Rib with Blue Cheese Popovers in Deck the Halls: Holiday Entertaining.
Embrace the season of winter squash with Roasted Chicken Breasts with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Caramelized Squash in Eat, Drink and Be Merry.
Make your holiday cocktail party the talk of the town with Holly Jolly Appetizers such as Risotto Fritters with Tomato Basil Sauce.
¡Feliz Navidad! offers a traditional Mexican holiday menu with dishes like Pozole Rojo (Braised Pork Soup with Red Chilies and Hominy).
Just because you don't eat gluten doesn't mean you have to miss out on the holiday fun. Our menu for A Gluten-Free Holiday includes sophisticated, seasonal dishes like Roasted Cornish Hens with Thyme Mushroom Gravy and Cornbread Stuffing with
Chorizo and Sage.
Check out all of our just-released December cooking classes as well as what's on the schedule for November.
The highlighted classes without links are offered on multiple days at both of our locations, so please search our class calendar for the best fit for your schedule.
From sauces to sushi, grilling to baking, vegetarian fare to braising basics, we are constantly beefing up our Boot Camp curriculum to meet the needs of home cooks who want to take their skills to the next level. From single day classes to week-long commitments, our intensive Boot Camps delve deeper into fundamentals so that you walk away a confident cook.
Want it all?
Culinary Boot Camp 1 is a five-day experience that give you a taste of a professional culinary school program without the lengthy time or hefty financial commitment.
Take your education a step further with Culinary Boot Camp 2, which builds upon the foundations you've already learned.
See all of our Boot Camps coming up this fall.