One of the cardinal rules of a party is “Always have more than enough food for everyone,” a rule superseded only by “Never mix alcohol with access to a particle accelerator.”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: for $249, you get an in-home cooking class for up to 10 from Fresh Chef Detroit, valid within 35 miles of Ferndale (up to a $550 value). The class includes:
- Complimentary pre-event consultation
- Cooking demonstration and class for up to 10 (a $450 value)
- Up to $100 worth of ingredients and groceries<p>
Fresh Chef Detroit’s owner Chef Kirsten fills homes with custom-tailored plates made using fresh, local ingredients during at-home evenings. A wide-ranging culinary artist with special expertise in vegetarian and global cuisines, Chef Kirsten meets with hosts for a consultation or consults over then phone when guests call to book. During the consultation, she gleans her audience’s desired menu, discusses the cost of ingredients needed, and measures tolerance for aprons with funny sayings on them. She then harvests necessary ingredients from grocery stores as well as local produce stands and farmers’ markets before returning to the host’s kitchen. $100 of groceries are covered in this offer, and the host pays anything over that amount to Chef Kirsten upon arrival. Once guests arrive, Chef Kirsten demonstrates a procession of cooking techniques before guests’ hungry eyes and teaches them how to dispatch the night’s menu to their hungry stomachs for approximately three hours.
The chef supplies all cooking tools, cleans up her cooking space, and gently shoos away any stowaway busboys before leaving for the night. She also may be able to tote along bulk pantry items such as rice, flour, and spices at no additional cost.