Demos and Events

At the Side Dish Group, we’re all about celebrating the home cook and getting people back in the kitchen with easy, thoughtful, seasonal and local dishes. Here is a list of pop-up demos and events to get you cooking. To sign up, simply e-mail jen@jenssidedishes.com.

Dinner Parties Made Simple

Hosted in your home for up to 12 guests. We will work with you to plan a customized dinner party, including menu planning, wine or cocktail pairings, and even table setting and decor. We will handle the shopping, prep, cooking, serving and clean-up, so you can relax and focus on your guests.

Cost: $50 per guest, plus the actual cost of food and a 20% surcharge. It includes base services mentioned above. Extra fees can be negotiated to cover customized decor, table-settings, and food or wine upgrades.

Pop-Up Dinner Demos

Hosted in your home or in Jen’s home kitchen. If hosted in your home, we ask for a minimum of five people and a maximum of eight people. In Jen’s kitchen, we can host five people max. If you want to host a Pop-Up Dinner Demo, please contact us directly at jen@jenssidedishes.com to reserve and coordinate.

Sample themes:

  • Cocktail party nibbles
  • Easy weeknight cooking

Cost: $100 per person, including a full dinner with wine pairings and cooking demos of at least three dishes.

Bubbles and Bites: A Cocktail Party in a Box

Hosted in your home for up to 12 guests. We will work with you to create three to five small plates for each of your guests and pair each dish with an effervescent wine worthy of a celebration. As with the pop-up dinners, we can do cooking demos for your guests, or we can simply bring the food and wine ready to serve. Whatever you choose, we will provide commentary and informational discussions about the food and wine.

Please e-mail jen@jenssidedishes.com to reserve a date and discuss additional details.

Cost: $1,500 for nine to 12 guests or $1,080 for up to eight guests

Prices include all food, wine, serve ware, prep and clean-up. Extra fees can be negotiated to cover decor, customized table-settings, and food or wine upgrades.