I was doing a private party in the Garage Kitchen recently and it was different than my normal hands-on cooking classes. This was a bridal shower and the host wanted her guests and the bride-to-be to have a unique culinary experience, but she didn’t want them to have to work for it! Instead of my usual “hands-on” cooking class where participants help prep and cook the multiple-course meal they enjoy, this was strictly going to be “food-tainment.” I would do all the culinary feats of magic, demonstrating and keeping them laughing along the way, as the 14 guests relaxed, sipped wine and got to know each other.
And I discovered something! I loved this format! As a chef it was heaven because I got to control all the ingredients, how they were prepped and cooked and plated. As a teacher, I was delighted because everyone was seated, facing me, relaxed and focused on the demonstration and what I had to say about it! As a person who loves to entertain and feed people, it hit a perfect balance. I felt like I was throwing the party for a group of gracious friends and I have to say I think everyone left feeling the same way too.
So, that is how the idea for The Supper Club developed. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing my hands-on classes for both adults and kids. My summer kids’ camps have been an absolute blast! But the bridal shower opened up the possibility of doing elevated culinary events, with food and recipes that demand more of my skill and more hours of prep than a hands-on cooking class would allow. These events could be structured as demonstration events where participants would still learn, but also be entertained and have a relaxing night out. A restaurant in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Fare, has made a name for itself doing just that, and earned Michelin stars doing it. You can’t get a reservation there if you try!
Food Fix Kitchen is not a restaurant, it’s a cooking school, but with the creation of an exclusive “club” I can offer members these kind of “pop-up” dinners and other elevated, unique culinary experiences under it’s umbrella. These events will be exclusive to members, involve premium ingredients and skills and be at a higher price point. By charging a membership fee, I create a special group who want these kinds of experiences, and the funds raised allow me the freedom to test recipes, produce the kind of food that will challenge me, utilize and hone my skills, and provide members with many memorable “foodie” events over the coming year.
Membership is just $55 for one year, per person, and $89 for a couple. For your membership you will receive:
- Exclusive invitations to attend Supper Club events such as sumptuous 5-course meals, creative mixology and appetizer events, guest chef events, culinary tours and more!
- Advance notice of regular FFK hands-on and kids’ class scheduling and events
- Priority booking & 15% discounts on hands-on classes,kids’ classes & camps
- 10% Discount on private party booking
- Helps support FFK research, recipe testing, class and menu development to bring you better classes & curriculums than ever!
- Special event recipes will be sent to you by email, whether you attend an event or not.
JOIN BEFORE AUGUST 25 AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN ONE FREE 3-HOUR PRIVATE COOKING SESSION WITH CHEF RACHEL, WITH A CUSTOM CULINARY CURRICULUM!
Supper Club FAQs
How many people can participate in a Supper Club Dinner? Supper Club Cocktail Events and Excursions?
The dinners will have a MINIMUM of 10 participants in order to run, but can accommodate up to 14. Cocktail events can accommodate up to 20. Excursions have yet to be dreamed up, so I’m leaving that number open, however, I will say that I’d like the keep the number small so that the groups can be manageable and intimate.
Can I book an entire Supper Club Dinner for my own group? Or bring a bunch of people from my office?
Supper Club events are meant to be exclusive to members, but if you want a special event for your group, let’s talk about about booking a separate, similar private event that meets your group’s needs.
If I bring a guest to an event, does he/she have to be a Supper Club member?
Supper Club events are meant to be exclusively for members, but each individual member can bring one non-member guest to a single event, and each couple can bring one couple, if space is available after all members have had a chance to register. Non-member pricing will apply.
How much will Supper Club events be?
Supper Club events will be elevated and special, using premium quality ingredients and time consuming techniques of prep, as well as additional staff. We are not a restaurant serving hundreds a week, so we are not buying food in great bulk. Therefore, the pricing will be higher than FFK’s average cooking class. Five-course dinners, and guest chef events may range from $95-125 pp depending on menu and cocktail events may range from $65 -85 pp. Culinary excursions may vary depending on venues and locations.
What if I don’t live in your area, and I won’t be able to participate in Supper Club Events? Why should I be a member?
If you are a FFK blog reader or past client that lives outside our local area, become a member to help cheer on Food Fix Kitchen and give us the support we need to keep cooking! You will still receive all the Supper Club event recipes and recaps of the events! Some of our excursions will be in NYC or Philly and you may be able to participate in those! If enough NYC FFK clients become members we can sponsor a special event just for them…a culinary excursion to Bucks County…a dinner event with a private bus out here…the possibilities are endless if we have enough participants!
I’m so excited about creating these exclusive culinary events and celebrating great times and great food with my Supper Club. Join Now and I’ll see you at our first event in September!!