Stir Event Recap: Playing with Fire on Valentine's Day with Parties That Cook

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There are Stir events happening every night all over the country, and we wanted to share with you a few of our favorites each week. This week’s event features a smaller, more intimate Stir event planned by our West Coast Regional Coordinator Andrea with Parties That Cook, one of’s premier cooking party partners since Stir’s launch last May. Stir and Parties That Cook partnered on a Valentine’s Day-inspired event that featured a “Chocolate & Cheese” menu for a group of San Francisco singles, and they were able to learn cooking techniques while meeting other members.

The Nitty-Gritty

What: A Valentine’s Day-inspired event at Kvänum Kitchen, located in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square

Who: 28 singles in the San Francisco area

What Went Down

Guests enjoyed a glass of wine alongside a special cheese and chocolate tasting as members arrived and began to meet one another. The executive chef led the group through a lively interactive demo — showing tips & tricks and discussing the art of cooking using chocolate and unique cheeses. To get the cooking underway, the group was divided into five stations where members learned how to cook five small plates and one dessert, using chocolate and cheese in unexpected ways. Throughout the cooking portion of the event, men would rotate stations to ensure that everyone had the opportunity to get to know each other. By the end of the event, members left with all the recipes they just prepared and a list of new connections!

Best Quote of the Night

“This is my first Stir event. My daughter is the one who encouraged me to come.  I don’t even really like cooking, but she thought it would be fun for me. This is a lot of fun, I’m glad I came.” -Lynn, member

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Find out the latest Stir events happening in your neighborhood by signing onto your account today. New events for all age groups and cities all over the country are added frequently, so head to the “Events” tab onsite to see where singles are mingling near you in 2013!