The Stocked Pot Cooking School Adult Birthday Parties – Celebrate With Us!

Celebrate your loved one’s birthday in the most delicious way by hosting a Birthday Cooking Party at The Stocked Pot and Company! Our hands-on, private classes are taught by a very talented and well respected certified Executive Chef, Chef Donald McMillan C.E.C. A.A.C. who will create a unique culinary experience for everyone. You will go home with full bellies, happy mouths, and dirty aprons. There’s no planning to worry about or mess to clean up! We provide the ingredients, beverages, take care of set-up, and clean-up! Free takeaways: Cloth aprons and cloth chef hats.

Traditionally birthday parties were occasions where family, friends and relatives gathered together at someone’s house to celebrate. The basic idea remains intact, but today there are new ways to enjoy birthday parties—like a culinary cooking party at The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School! There are plenty of awesome reasons to throw a birthday cooking party. Besides being fun and tasty, they serve a purpose–cooking together is truly a bonding experience.  Beverages that are include: red and white wines, sweet iced tea, lemonade and chilled water.

Our Birthday Party Packages are inspiring, and you and your guests will love this wonderful culinary experience. Packages are designed for groups of 10 and more. If you have less than 10, the price is still based on having 10 in attendance. Most events will last two hours, and may go over to allow all guests to enjoy their wonderful creations.

Here are some of the exciting adult birthday parties we offer:

Hands-On Dessert Party and T.V. Food Show Style Competitions

Hands-On Cupcake Wars

You and your guests will compete in a cupcake decorating competition. We split your group into two teams, and each team decorates already baked cupcakes in each of three rounds. Competitors take part in three challenges over the course of the 2 hours.

In round one, each person in each team must decorate one cupcake that is judged on theme alone.

In the second round each person in each team decorates two cupcakes and is judged on both taste and presentation.

The final round, each person in each team decorates three cupcakes. The team whom the judges determine created the best cupcakes presentation in all three rounds takes home the winning gold medal for everyone in the winning team. Everyone in second place is given beautiful red, white and blue State Fair style ribbons with a culinary emblem in the center.

Hands-On Nailed It! Competition

Two teams will compete in the “Nailed It!” challenge and will prepare two style of cakes.

Nailed It! was inspired by the craze of people trying and failing to make elaborate cakes they found on the internet. Two teams of amateur bakers will attempt to re-create edible masterpieces for the Gold Medal prize. Competitors take part in two challenges over the course of the 2 hours.

The first challenge is called “Baker’s Choice,” where the contestants pick one of three existing confectionery treats and try to recreate it. They have 30 minutes to create the baked cupcake.

The winners of this challenge get a special prize and is allowed to use edible gold spray paint to spray their white cloth chef’s hats gold.

In the second challenge, “Nail It or Fail It,” contestants only have 45 minutes to recreate a showstopping cake. Each team will decorate one two-layer ten-inch prebaked cake as a team.

Each team receives a “Panic Button” which allows them to get three minutes of assistance from one of the judges. The worst performing team from the first challenge gets a second button called “Freezer Burn” which forces opponents to freeze in place for three minutes.

Cake Sculpting Challenge

Cake Sculpting is a delicious and creative birthday party activity for your entire group of friends. We split your group into two teams. Each team uses already baked sheet cakes to create their masterpieces. Competitors take part in this exciting challenge over the course of one and a half hours.  Creativity is the key to success as the two teams work to build a confectionary multi-layer themed masterpiece. The teams get warmed up with a fun icebreaker to help get their creative juices flowing. Each team will come up with their very own theme and they will design a three-dimensional theme on paper before sculpting the cake. They start with a variety of flavored sheet cakes and start cutting the cakes and the decorating begins! There are no rules here; it’s a no holds barred competition. Different colored icings, different colored gels, edible spray paints, an assortment of candy and cookies, rice crispy treats, sprinkles, popsicle sticks, and much more are provided to enhance their creativity.

When the masterpieces are complete, each team will take a Cake Tour and see all the wonderful cake creations. This birthday cake decorating challenge event is both delicious and fun. Cake sculpting is the perfect event for making lots of wonderful memories with friends.

The team whom the judges determine created the best cake sculpture presentation takes home the winning gold medal for everyone in the winning team. Everyone in second place is given beautiful red, white and blue State Fair style ribbons with a culinary emblem in the center.

November / December Birthday Parties – Hands-On Gingerbread House Decorating

The tradition returns each year to The Stocked Pot Cooking School with our beloved Chef Don McMillan recreating a time honored and generation sharing holiday experience. The sweet and spicy blend of ginger and molasses is home for the holidays. Bond more than just walls of gingerbread when you and your guests spend time together building winter wonderland houses drizzled with sugar icing and lots of candy and sweets are all included. You and your guests get their very own Gingerbread house to decorate. This special seasonal event takes one and a half hours from start to finish. Like the Nutcracker, holiday traditions abound in the Piedmont Triad. Beverages provided:  Hot Milk Chocolate, Sweet Iced Tea, and chilled water.

Hands- On Birthday Cooking Parties

Birthday cooking parties at The Stocked Pot & Company Cooking School are a great way to have lots of fun with friends, and learn new cooking techniques.  We will be sautéing chicken, making tacos, making pizzas from scratch, making your favorite Sushi rolls and our customers favorite dessert, Flaming Bananas Foster served over Vanilla ice cream.

Have fun as you learn tasty new recipes and indulge in one of your favorite meals. Our hands-on parties get everyone involved in every step of the process so they can learn how to recreate the meals at home. Birthday cooking parties will make your party memorable, one you will never forget! Beverages are included: Sweet Iced Tea, Lemonade and chilled water. Events last approximately two hours.

Italian Dinner Party

We will create one of Italy’s famous dishes and pair it with delectable rice pilaf and a flaming dessert for our finale. Italy has never tasted so good! Everyone will prepare an Italian meal together. Our Executive Chef Donald McMillan C.E.C. A.A.C. will guide everyone as they cook their wonderful creations.

First Course: Citrus dressing made from scratch served with a mixed green salad

Second Course: Italian Breast of Chicken Florentine with A delicate cream sauce

creamy spinach and beautiful rice pilaf.

Third Course – flaming dessert, please choose one; Flaming Bananas Foster or Flaming Cherries Jubilee – Served over Vanilla Ice Cream

Tasty Taqueria Street Taco Party

Mexico is known for using its local ingredients to create the ultimate street taco. Their tacos are pretty special, and we’ll show you how they do it! We’ll heat up the corn tortillas, chop and season meats, as we build the perfect tacos, packed with flavor!

The menu consists of making fresh tomato salsa and freshly fried corn tortilla chips, Mexican rice, seasoned pinto beans, two types of meats, tacos de pollo“seasoned chicken,” and Carne Asada “seasoned steak”. Served with chopped onions, fresh cilantro, sliced radishes, limes wedges and fresh jalapenos.

Pizza Making Party

We’ll get our hands messy rolling dough, making sauce, and topping our savory pizzas. Making pizza is a delicious and creative birthday party event for your entire group of friends. The group will prepare a fresh citrus salad dressing paired with a freshly tossed garden salad. Next they will make bread dough for the pizza and finally, they will prepare tomato sauce from scratch. You will learn step by step the process of crafting the perfect pizza pie. We will put the most popular toppings together and add a few gourmet toppings too. Our chef will guide the teams as they create their wonderful masterpiece. We end the event of this wonderful pizza party, saying goodbye to frozen and delivery pizza because now you can make the very best pizza at home!

Sushi Making Party

Our Sushi making party is a hands-on culinary event that you and your friends will surely enjoy. We will demonstrate the art of making sushi rice, cutting vegetables and seafood then use them to roll the perfect sushi. We will provide sesame ginger dressing paired with a freshly tossed garden salad. You will take part in learning knife skills and have your chance to cut, dice and slice fresh cucumbers, carrots, scallions, colored peppers, avocados, and tuna. We provide cream cheese, small cooked shrimp, sliced smoked salmon, cooked faux crab meat, fish roe, soy sauce, sesame seeds, seaweed paper, chop sticks and sushi mats to make the sushi rolls. Everyone will prep the vegetables and roll their own sushi rolls. You will become one with the sushi mat to create the perfect sushi roll and can be named Master Sushi Chef!

Fabulous Chocolate Party

Our Fabulous Chocolate Party is a hands-on culinary event that your group will fall in love with. Each person will be given three chocolate creations to make. Our professional chef will provide hands-on instruction and support as you and your group of friends work together to create your chocolate creations. The first dessert you will create is a beautiful Chocolate Tulip, using balloons, chocolate chips, fresh berries and fresh whipped cream. Second, you will make chocolate filled puff pastry turnovers. And for the final dessert, you make your own chocolate creation using warm chocolate, mini pretzels, almonds, shredded coconut and Oreo cookies.

Now comes the best part, eating all the wonderful chocolate masterpieces everyone created. The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School knows that the kitchen is an ideal venue to have fun in the kitchen with your friends and family. If you love chocolate, then this fun birthday party event is for you.

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Challenge

Making Ice Cream using liquid nitrogen is the most fun you will ever have so get your phone or video cameras ready!

We split your group up into two teams. The teams get warmed up with a fun icebreaker to help get their creative juices flowing. Each team will prepare their own ice cream creation. They will pick an Executive Chef of the team and the rest of the team will be the Sous Chefs. Next they will create a recipe name and come up with a list of ingredients based on their selection from a central ingredient table. The central ingredient table will have a large variety of savory and sweet ingredients to choose from. Our executive chef will give instructions to the entire group on the basics of making ice cream. The teams will have a certain time frame to then prep and mix their creation with liquid nitrogen controlled by our trained chefs. Now comes the best part, eating the wonderful ice cream concoctions that each team created!

Tapas and Small Plates Party

Making appetizers is a delicious and creative activity for your group of family and friends. This option gives everyone a chance to explore diverse menus with flavors from around the world. Our Sumptuous Tapas/Small Plates event is a great get-to-know-everyone format, as guests cook together and share their creations with the rest of the group. With a larger group, we split everyone into two groups, each cooking two different recipes.

The Tapas and Small Plates event is more than hors d’oeuvres on trays – it is cooking together as a social event that takes you around the globe with family, friends and colleagues. The two groups get warmed up with a fun icebreaker to help get their creative juices flowing. The groups will prepare appetizers from scratch using recipes provided. Our chefs will guide the groups as they create their wonderful dishes. We end the event with a wonderful cocktail party where everyone relishes in the fruits of their labor. The menu options include salads, appetizers, and desserts.

Chopped Style Challenge

In this “Chopped Style Challenge” your group will be divided into teams and face off in a timed cooking competition that will rely on creativity and teamwork. Each team will pick an executive chef of the team and the rest of the team will be known as sous chefs. Next, the teams will need to create a recipe name and come up with a list of ingredients based on the secret ingredients given. All the teams will have the same secret ingredients and will have one and a half hours to then prep, cook and present the meal in front of preselected judges. No recipes here, it’s all up to the teams working together to complete this challenge. Teams are presented with a mystery basket of secret ingredients and then have 90 minutes to make their dish. They must incorporate the secret ingredient in a creative and delicious way. Each of the teams will be given full use of dry goods, spices, and fresh produce for their use. The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School culinary team of Chefs will serve as team coaches. After the cooking is complete, each team is given time to give a verbal presentation to a chosen panel of judges and will be scored on taste, teamwork, presentation, creativity and the use of the mystery basket ingredients.

Charitable Event – Cooking For A Cause

Build A Team. Make An Impact.

This birthday charitable event is perfect for giving back to our local community and is the perfect morale booster to improve your spirit. Most importantly, this event makes a tangible and immediate impact on hunger in our local community. The group will be divided into teams and will face off in a timed cooking competition. The team’s creativity will then be put to the test as they cook an entire meal for the teams to enjoy, as well as up to 60 portions to be donated and delivered to a worthy charity at the end.

Our professional chefs provide hands-on instruction and support as your team works together to create their dishes. This opportunity provides a dining experience for those less fortunate than ourselves. Food is one of the most basic needs of human beings, yet thousands of men, women and children in our community go to sleep hungry every night. Our Cooking For A Cause program allows families to bond while making a meaningful and worthwhile donation of food to people in need in our community. Your group of family and friends will cook and eat food they prepare during the event.

What a great way to build you to give back to our local community!

Iron Chef Challenge

Our most popular Culinary Team Building Event, the “Iron Chef Challenge,” is a hands-on culinary event that your group will absolutely love. The Iron Chef Challenge is a celebratory bonding experience in which guests work in teams to prepare delicious three to four courses meals. Teams will be recreating what one may find on a five-star restaurant menu and will culminate in a seated gourmet meal. Your group of family and friends will be divided into teams and face off in a timed cooking competition that will rely on creativity and teamwork. Each of the teams will be given their secret ingredients for their courses and will be responsible for prepping, cooking and presenting one to two dishes to complete a three to four course meal. Our professional chefs provide hands-on instruction and support as your team works together to create their dishes. Each team will need to pick an executive chef of the team the rest of the team will be known as sous chefs. Your group will work together in our kitchens as they prepare their own special creations.

Next they will need to create a recipe name and come up with a list of ingredients based on the secret ingredients given. They will have a certain time frame to then prep, cook and come up with a beautiful presentation of their dishes. The executive chef of each team will stand in front of the group and talk about their menu and experience.

Now comes the best part, dinning on the wonderful meal that each team created. Our chefs stay with each of the teams and guide the teams as they create their wonderful dishes sharing with them culinary tips along the way. The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School knows that the kitchen is an ideal venue to achieve a bonding experience with family and friends. Our events will challenge your family and friends and are always fun.

Only one team will remain supreme!

Chili Cook-off

Our Chili Cook-off is a fun, exciting and delicious culinary event. Your family and friends will be divided into teams and face off in a timed cooking competition that will rely on creativity and teamwork. The teams get warmed up with a fun icebreaker to help get their creative juices flowing. Each of the teams will be given their base ingredients and will have full use of spices, dry goods, and fresh produce. They will be responsible for prepping, cooking and presenting their chili. Your group will work together in our kitchens as they prepare their own special chili creations. Our professional chefs provide hands-on instruction and support as the teams work together to create their dishes. Each team will need to pick an executive chef of the team, and the rest of the team will be known as sous chefs. This mild to spicy cooking competition will rely on each team member and it is the executive chef’s responsibility is to oversee the specific assignments for the entire team. The executive chef of each team will stand in front of the group and will talk about their recipe and experiences. One team will emerge triumphant as the reigning Chili Cook-off Champions! The Stocked Pot and Company chefs will be your judges.

Now comes the best part, dinning on the wonderful chili made by each team. Tossed garden salad and bread and will be served with the meal. Our chefs stay with each of the teams and guide the teams as they create their wonderful chili. The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School knows that the kitchen is an ideal venue to achieve your goals of having fun. Our events will challenge your family and friends and are always fun.

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