IN NEED OF A TOTALLY UNIQUE SOLUTION FOR ENGAGEMENT?
Whether you choose a virtual or in-person event, Allison will collaborate with you to create a cooking and/or mixology experience, and one that gets everyone involved.
Creative, crowd-pleasing ideas are always based on familiar foods and an approachability.
Enjoy Spanish tapas? A flight of small plates? Italian spirits or using herbs in cocktails?
All cooking and mixology experiences use seasonal, fresh, or even frozen, ingredients from your neighborhood grocery store, and always sprinkled with bits of foreign language.
Everything comes from "somewhere"!
IT'S ONLY AN EXPERIENCE IF YOU'RE PART OF THE SHOW
I've been cooking and entertaining for 30+ years. My mother is my inspiration; a fabulous entertainer who hosted many dinner parties. I'll never forget the lifelike cocoa dusted (to simulate "dirt") 'meringue mushrooms'. My dad's role was 'bartender' and my mom did everything else. I caught the bug; BOTH actually. I've put a personal twist on things and am always thirsty for inspiration for any kind of entertaining.
A friend said I'm a "flavor curator".
I'll take it!
But really, it's always about the people.
So, I created a business that marries the two.
In 2014 with my husband Daniel and our daughter, Reagan; we moved from our native Miami Beach, FL to the Northeast and currently reside in Lower Merion, PA.
I love bringing people together around food and drink.
To rub elbows, create, and share stories.
To learn from each other, and break bread together.
IS THERE A BETTER RECIPE THAN THAT?
Photo Credit Marikate Venuto
Allison provided a fun, engaging, and educational experience! She was able to work with everyone, no matter what his or her chef skills were!
ON THE MENU: a light and refreshing cocktail/mocktail, using a clear spirit of choice or seltzer, a triple citrus mixture, a honey-basil simple syrup, and topped with seltzer or prosecco, and two types of bruschetta.
The food was amazing and the prep was a great time which was assisted by the signature cocktail. The group continues to talk about it.
-Rob S. (Networking group activity)
ON THE MENU: blue cheese or goat cheese stuffed and seared dates wrapped in serrano ham (or prosciutto) , and two other Spanish tapas
This is a wonderful and unique gift for family, friends, and clients
-Christine H. (Thanksgiving side dish ideas, shopping list, and stress-free prep schedule)
ON THE MENU: smashed and seared baby yukon gold potatoes with herb gremolata, and other fall vegetable side dishes
It was a truly unique and fun experience, no cooking skills required. The cooking instruction was easy to follow, we were well prepared by Allison in advance, and the recipe was simple and delicious."
-Alicia P. (family event celebrating a birthday)
ON THE MENU: A keto-friendly, Latin inspired, pounded Seared pimenton chicken breast with wilted garlicky spinach, and hearts of palm, red onion, cilantro ensalada
It was so fun connecting, engaging and learning new techniques in the kitchen, all while bonding—laughing —and learning more about each other! If you’re looking for an outstanding event —Allison and Sauté & Soirée ARE phenomenal choices for your next friend, corporate and business event.
ON THE MENU: A warm winter spinach salad with toasted chick peas & mushrooms, as well as roasted plum & goat cheese crostini
-Erika R. (Women in Construction event)
SAUTÉ AND SOIRÉE events focus on the interaction of its participants, rather than a more formal Chef-led, technique-driven class.
FOOD CONNECTS PEOPLE. When people converse as they prepare and enjoy something together, it creates a space for conversation, bonding, and connection.