What is Participatory Dining?
The Kitchen created the concept of Participatory Dining built around the notion of cooking as a bonding activity. These events are designed to involve guests in the actual preparation of the meal that is served. Each recipe on the menu is prepared by the guests to create a dinner party fit for every food enthusiast.
The flow of the evening is structured so that a portion early on is devoted to cooking then everyone comes together communally to dine once the meal is finished, plated, and served. The best parties always end up in the kitchen. Come and hang out in ours!
PARTICIPATORY DINING EVENTS:
Run 3-4 hours in length
Accommodate 10-50 guests
Customizable themes & menus
Perfect for Celebrationists
CREATE A PARTICIPATORY DINING EXPERIENCE OF YOUR OWN
Elevate any occasion to the extraordinary with a private Participatory Dining event at The Kitchen.
Choose from existing themes and menus or collaborate with The Kitchen to develop one that suits your needs. Pricing, available dates, booking information, and general questions can be answered by phone or email.
READY TO CELEBRATE?
The Kitchen blurs the line between patron and chef, elevating the culinary experience by hosting unique collaborative dining parties. Here is a complete listing of the services and events we offer.
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Types of Events
A night at the Kitchen puts you in a commercial cooking environment with professional tools and the finest seasonal ingredients. We will guide you through every step of creating your meal. Whether you come to a traditional cooking event where we explore ethnic cuisine or you attend one of our more whimsical themed nights, you are sure to laugh a lot, make some delicious food, and learn something along the way. Events are priced individually based on ingredients, number of courses and theme. Check our calendar for specific details and pricing for each event. Interested in more information on what a night of participatory dining entails? Click here to view our Participatory Dining Guide. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Our primary goal is to help you and your guests reclaim dining as a celebration of each day, and even more so on that special occasion. Whether you want to explore basic cooking techniques or wade into more adventurous culinary waters, The Kitchen is the perfect place to host your private cooking party. Contact us for pricing.
The Kitchen offers catering with a focus on seasonal ingredients and sophisticated flavors. Our chef will prepare a menu tailored to complement your birthday, shower, or other private event. Our space is conveniently located on the north edge of German Village and provides a refined, eclectic atmosphere perfectly suited for celebrations and special events.
Participatory and collaborative dining, where your team is guided through the preparation and execution of a complete menu, is a refreshing alternative to the tired corporate team-building activities you may have experienced in the past. We can accommodate groups up to 45 and provide a fun and unexpected experience designed to strengthen camaraderie, teamwork, and leadership.
Every Tuesday evening (5pm-9pm) we host our own pop-up restaurant, so you can come without a reservation and experience The Kitchen without having to cook for yourself. The menu is al a carte and typical price range for dinner is $12-15 per person.