One of the cardinal rules of a party is “Always have more than enough food for everyone,” a rule superseded only by “Never mix alcohol with access to a particle accelerator.” Secure sustenance for all revelers with today’s Groupon to Cleveland Chef Custom Catering. Choose from the following options:
- For $120, you get a 2.5-hour family holiday cooking class for four (a $300 value), which includes one small turkey or ham and six side dishes.<p>
- For $69, you get a romantic dinner for two, crafted in your home by a personal chef (a $300 value). The dinner includes:
- Two salads or soups
- Shared appetizer
- Two entrees
- One half-hour chair massage per person<p>
- For $149, you get a girls’-night dinner for four, crafted in your home by a personal chef (a $400 value). The dinner includes:
- Four salads or soups
- Shared appetizer
- Four entrees
- One basic manicure per person
Staff can conduct romantic or girls’-night dinners in homes within up to 35 miles of the 44011 zip code.
Chef Patrick Fetters and the experienced staff at Cleveland Chef Custom Catering train pupils to cook holiday dishes, or craft hearty meals in clients’ homes using local or organic ingredients. During 2.5-hour holiday cooking classes, Fetters or a member of his staff teaches families of four basic cooking techniques and inspirational speeches that motivate kitchen appliances with low self-esteem. After the chef reviews the necessary ingredients, pupils craft mashed potatoes, gravy, a green-bean dish, and two styles of pie. Then, they’ll cap off the class by jointly seasoning a small turkey or ham, which they can take home to bake or display proudly on the living room mantelpiece.
Those with less time in their schedule than a noisemaker manufacturer during New Year’s can inhale the aromas of a three-course meal prepared in their home by a personal chef. During each two and a half-hour romantic or girls’ night dinner, two sweethearts or four friends choose a custom menu starting with soups or salads, such as gourmet redskin potato salad or greek pasta salad. The chef also piques palates’ interest with hot hors d’oeuvres such as bacon-wrapped water chestnuts or sweet-and-sour meatballs before marching out a parade of entrees such as spicy tangerine beef, lemon-dijon chicken, or breaded Alaskan cod. Unlike robo-grapes imported from android-ruled kingdoms on the moon, Cleveland Chef’s organic ingredients hail from farmers’ markets or Cleveland’s Westside Market, among other local purveyors.
At the end of the romantic dinner, half-hour chair massages knead out stress to prepare couples for cramp-free canoodling or après-dinner break-dancing competitions. Alternately, seasoned manicurists cap off girls’ nights by painting nails with OPI polish during a basic manicure, which can be upgraded to a Shellac service or pedicure for an additional fee.