Ten amateur cooks got together at the Munro House Bed and Breakfast in Jonesville Michigan to enjoy a half day of cooking, conversation, and consumption. The event began about 4:30 on Saturday afternoon with a description of how the event would proceed. Volunteers chose recipes of varying degrees of difficulty from our menu and were assigned a partner to make 5 teams of chefs.
Appetizers were served immediately after being prepared. Three hours of prep work built an appetite among our guest chefs. Three appetizers were served as they were prepared to calm our hunger pangs.
The table was set, wine was poured, and each chef served the dish they had prepared until all five courses were devoured. As the guest chefs walked the neighborhood to work off some of the feast, the hosts cleaned up the dining room and kitchen.
It was fun to mingle with the other cooks while doing our share of the preparation. Meeting new people and giving them the opportunity to follow a recipe they may have never attempted before in a relaxed atmosphere is what we enjoy doing.
A successful event requires fresh ingredients, good recipes, and folks who can follow directions. We succeeded in all categories. I am proud to say that everything from the asparagus to the noodles and the meats to the frosting were all successfully prepared and enjoyed by all.
Our next scheduled Chef Night cooking party will be held on Friday, January 1, 2010–New Years Day. Call us at 1-800-320-3792 to join the crew or to select an event on a different night.
Mike Venturini – Innkeeper
“Life is good in Jonesville”