Spring Member Mixer and Participatory Dinner at The Kitchen
About the Program and Venue:
Columbus NACE invites you to its Spring Membership Mixer at “The Kitchen 231,” a participatory cooking and dining venue. It is teambuilding at its best and we encourage you to bring your colleagues at the membership price for just $35! You will spend the evening working with others to create an entire 3-4 course dinner menu and then sit down together to dine, experience unique flavor profiles, network, learn a little something and relax. It is a night out where cooking and great foods are the focus. Columbus has a terrific dining scene with a lot of great places to eat and informative cooking classes. The Kitchen is a little of both, integrating education and teambuilding in a relaxed atmosphere. You will be encouraged to talk, visit the other cooking stations, see what is going on around you, discuss techniques and learn from your fellow cooking partners. The Chef’s will be there to guide the process and make sure dinner gets on the table. Come ready to have a memorable evening of hands-on cooking and dining with fellow peers and colleagues.
If you like to host dinner parties with friends, but don’t necessarily like to clean up afterward, then you’ll be excited to learn that The Kitchen 231 is the perfect new place to entertain worry free! They have a schedule of weekly dining events that people can participate in, or the space can be used for private parties where they excel at customizing a dining events. This new German Village business opened in spring of 2013 to offer a space for dinner parties, cooking classes and other similar types of events.
About our Hosts:
Anne Boninsegna and her business partner Jen Lindsey have been cooking, catering and throwing parties together for about 15 years. Both spent extensive careers at Franklin Park Conservatory. Anne was heavily involved in Special Events there in her early career and then moved into executive management. Her background before that was in catering and event planning. She was afforded the opportunity to learn management, strategic planning and marketing skills and grow with such an important community organization. Jen was the registrar at The Conservatory for about 10 years and also helped to build the food program. She left there a year and a half ago to attend Columbus State Community College in the Hospitality Management/Culinary Apprenticeship program, but she is still teaching cooking programs for them now. She has apprenticed under Chef Paul Yow at Barcelona and Chef Josh Wickham at Rocky Fork Country Club, as well as doing in-house catering at the Columbus Museum of Art. Jen has a lot of customer service and experiential marketing experience. Together they have diverse professional backgrounds that meld together really well.
Date: Thursday May 29, 2014 (New day and date – please mark your calendars!)
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: The Kitchen 231 E Livingston Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43215
- Just east of the building, turn into the drive before passing the Happy Dragon and park in any spot. There are “No Parking” signs, but this is a shared parking lot that includes The Kitchen patrons.
Cash bar available
- 5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
- 6:00 – 6:15 PM Introduce Speaker Chefs and Venue
- 6:15 – 8:30 PM Interactive Participatory Cooking and Dining Experience
- Members - $35
- Member Bring a Guest Ticket - $35
- Student Member - $20
- Non-Member - $50
RSVP by Friday May 23, 2014
$35.00 Member Ticket
$50.00 Non-Member Ticket
$20.00 Student Member Ticket
$35.00 Member Bring a Guest Ticket