free live workshop
Craft braggable meals and
memorable dining experiences with ease
be the hostess with the mostess and take your traditional holiday dinner party to new heights
Have fun CRafting holiday dinners that make your friends and family feel like they're in a five-star eatery...in your own home.
look good in front of all your guests (and maybe even make the neighbors slightly jealous)
Elevate my holiday cooking game!
ready to host an epic dinner?
all the details
Planning an epic dinner may sound like a tall order, but when you learn to make these 5 key decisions, planning will be easy, you'll actually enjoy yourself, and you and your family and friends are guaranteed a night to remember.
Picking a theme
the modern potluck
Plating, Presentation & the table
SURPRISE AND DELIGHT
a fabulous fall food board
Deciding on the main ingredient/theme or cuisine is where it all begins. You won't run out of inspiration with our idea bank
The new way and practical way to host in 2023
Why having His & Hers signature drinks and alternative mocktails matter
Simple yet impactful ways to bring the WOW factor in
You'll create an epic and edible centerpiece that works double-duty for you
Learn easy ways to bring it all together with the details no one thinks about but make a difference
what you'll get
MEET YOUR HOSTS:
EXECUTIVE CHEF + EVENT PLANNER EXTRAORDINAIRE
With three decades of professional cooking experience under my belt, I've had the privilege of working in Michelin-star restaurants, luxurious hotels, five-star resorts, and even behind the scenes in private kitchens.
Toni and I have been cooking, baking, and mixing drinks together long before we tied the knot. It's one thing we've cherished and continued to enjoy together, 19 years down the road!
In this FREE workshop, we're so excited to spill the beans on the dinners we've perfected over the years. We can't wait to share our secrets with you so that you can uncover these culinary treasures to make your holidays even more special!
Surely! There are so many ways to cater to restrictions and I can give you multiple ideas to make your dinner "inclusive". Working at hotels and restaurants all these years, I've come across all kinds of limitations whether they are spurred by allergies, social choices, religious beliefs, lifestyle changes or the latest health craze. We can tailor anything to fit your needs.
I have dietary restrictions, is this for me?
Toni and I welcome all home chefs at all levels. While we do have some seasoned cooks joining us to elevate their dinners, we have helped many beginners find joy in the kitchen and develop confidence in their own skills to cook for their family and friends. You'll meet them inside the group so come on over and be inspired!
i don't have cooking skills, is this too hard for me?
Yes, for sure! we are here to help you plan your epic dinner and if you've been in any of my classes or our courses before, you know that we love answering all your questions (in crazy detail) to help you. You'll be able to ask questions during the live training, get feedback inside the private group and we even have weekly Q&A that is dedicated to just answering all your questions.
are the classes live? can I ask questions?
The replays will be available right after every training. There are TWO WAYS TO WATCH 1) the replay, immediately available inside the private FB group OR 2) via direct link to the video recording -- so if you don't have a FB account, you'll receive an email with the link to the replay and you can watch at your own time to stay up to date.
what if i can't attend the live trainings?
100% F-R-E-E. The workshop training is packed with value so that you have all the tools you need to plan your own epic dinner, regardless of size, occasion or theme. You'll walk away with your own action plan to confidently host any type of dinner/lunch or brunch gathering.
is this really free? is there a catch?
The training is for 10 days (October 2-13) but there will be additional days (October 16-19) where we will still be live for Q&A to give you additional support, get you unstuck with your plans, a chance for 1:1 menu and dinner planning with Chef Raf, among other post-training events. We meet for about 1/2 hour each night (MWF 7pm ET/4 PT; TTh 8:30pm ET/5:30 PT).
when is this free workshop taking place?
don't worry, we have the answers!