DO WE OFFER BACHELORETTE PARTIES OR SHOWERS?
Yes, we occasionally do private events such as birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties, showers, and team building efforts. Initially, we had hoped to offer them on a regular basis, but the truth is, the buzz about our little bakery has grown so quickly that we’re only able to do a few parties in between all the weddings and other events. So it’s kind of like a little secret for now.
The ones we’ve done have been very well received; everyone had a blast, whether they’d been baking their whole lives or had never even touched a cake pan before. The party, which lasts for a bit under 2 hours, starts with our Pastry Chefs showing everyone some “insider” tips and tricks, and then participants put on aprons and get to work. Throughout the evening, guests are treated to a few tasty “behind the scenes” stories about running a bakery and what it’s like to be a pastry chef. Toward the end, there’s an additional project which we’ll keep as a surprise, and then the participants leave loaded with their baked goodies as party favors.
The cost is $65 per person, with a minimum of 10 participants, which might seem extravagant but is right in line with fees from bakeries all over the country because of the prep time involved before the actual event. We also provide beverages, including a complimentary glass of champagne to kick things off.
Most of our attendees are adults, but we can accommodate aspiring bakers as young as 10 years old. Price remains the same because the time involved is the same regardless of age. Each party is a bit unique (at one bachelorette party, the bride had everyone wear hot pink, the color of her wedding). We also encourage folks to plug their own iPod (or cell phone) into our kickass sound system to play their favorite music.
Some have also asked about also having dinner at Hell’s Kitchen…if that interests you, most folks start at the bakery and then head downstairs for dinner afterwards. But we’ve also had some folks start downstairs for a little “Happy Hour with appetizers” and then come up to the bakery afterwards. If this interests you, just connect with Michelle at Hell’s Kitchen (events@HellsKitchenInc.com) once you have an idea of what you’d like to do.
Again, we appreciate that you thought of us and would love to be part of your celebration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with requested party dates and approximate number of attendees, and we’ll get back to you within 3 days after checking availability dates with our pastry chefs.