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Begga 22.11.2009 01:27

Cook'n'eat
 
Last year I went to a brilliant team event with my work to Cookuk in Aarau.
It is a very large kitchen with two chefs who split the team up to many small group and together and with the chef's guidance we cooked one brilliant meal witch we of course ate together afterwards. Personally I have to say, I have never cooked something so good and I'd love to do this again as I had really great time. :o

So it came across my mind if we could try an EF cook'n'eat night. I see from the web that if there are more than 30 persons, there is a group discount. Since Aarau is right between Basel and Zurich this could be something for residents of both of these cities. This is actually fun both for those interested in cooking and those who are just more interested in eating a good meal in a good company, since the levels of difficulties are many in the groups.

So let's see if there is interest, and if it is enough interest, I'll check with Cookuk if they can meet us.

Natasha 22.11.2009 01:37

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Sounds great!

Weelass 22.11.2009 01:51

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I am up for it!

Miss-Lizzy 22.11.2009 10:20

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Definitely interested, but maybe somewhere easier to get to? I know they can't move their kitchen :D but Aarau is not exactly eay to get to... maybe if someone could give me a lift from Zurich.
Btw, how much is it per Person to cook?

BeastOfBodmin 22.11.2009 11:41

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Originally Posted by Miss-Lizzy (Post 619118)
Definitely interested, but maybe somewhere easier to get to? I know they can't move their kitchen :D but Aarau is not exactly eay to get to... maybe if someone could give me a lift from Zurich.
Btw, how much is it per Person to cook?


Wie kommt man mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln ins Cookuk?


"Mit der Bahn nach Aarau, ab Bahnhof Aarau sind es 10 Minuten zu Fuss
Wegbeschrieb"

You're not up for a 10 minute walk from Aarau train station :eek:? You're sure you have the energy to actually cook in the first place?

BeastOfBodmin 22.11.2009 11:48

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Originally Posted by Begga (Post 619032)
So let's see if there is interest, and if it is enough interest, I'll check with Cookuk if they can meet us.

They seem quite pricey. Plus train fare. What kind of a discount are they talking about?

Laughing Lemon are nearer and cheaper.

Nickers 22.11.2009 11:49

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Originally Posted by Miss-Lizzy (Post 619118)
Definitely interested, but maybe somewhere easier to get to? I know they can't move their kitchen :D but Aarau is not exactly eay to get to... maybe if someone could give me a lift from Zurich.
Btw, how much is it per Person to cook?


so you want the Basel people to come all the way to Zurich to suit you instead? ;)

Sounds a great idea Begga - i assume it's all in English?

Nickers 22.11.2009 11:50

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Originally Posted by BeastOfBodmin (Post 619168)
They seem quite pricey. Plus train fare. What kind of a discount are they talking about?

Laughing Lemon are nearer and cheaper.


again nearer for us Zurichers - but i think Beggas is suggesting this place as a joint Basel/Zurich event - it being in between

BeastOfBodmin 22.11.2009 12:07

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Originally Posted by Nicky (Post 619172)
again nearer for us Zurichers - but i think Beggas is suggesting this place as a joint Basel/Zurich event - it being in between

I was wandering off a bit I suppose. I looked at the price and remembered Jack and Silvia, which came up "Oerlikon" and that seemed to solve Miss-Lizzy's problem.

Begga 22.11.2009 12:47

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Great to see interest :)
When I went there at least one of the chefs spoke English, but our recipes were in German.
I'll contact them tomorrow and check with discounts and if they can make English recipes.
It seems a little pricey, yes, but we did spend the whole afternoon/evening there when I went, and had loads of fun and the food was amazing!

I think it takes only about half an hour both from Basel and Zurich to Aarau, and I don't think that is that much, at least I don't have so much problems to go to Zurich social events, even though it takes a full hour :) It's worth it if the people are fun ;)

Miss-Lizzy 24.11.2009 09:06

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wth? chill out. I was only wondering why it had to be in the middle of nowhere... gee.. never mind. have fun cooking.

veraaloe 24.11.2009 20:44

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begga, this sounds like an interesting idea. but to be honest: am more interested in eating and meeting good people than in cooking :D

Begga 24.11.2009 21:00

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Originally Posted by veraaloe (Post 621994)
begga, this sounds like an interesting idea. but to be honest: am more interested in eating and meeting good people than in cooking :D

The not-biggest-fans of cooking have valuable roles, e.g. cutting down the vegetables! :D And of course enjoy the wonderful company of each other and eat a fabulous meal finally.

I haven't heard back from them yet, I'll post it as soon as I get it. Although I'm sure this isn't really gonna happen until next year...

Sky 24.11.2009 21:51

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Originally Posted by Begga (Post 622019)
The not-biggest-fans of cooking have valuable roles, e.g. cutting down the vegetables! :D And of course enjoy the wonderful company of each other and eat a fabulous meal finally.

I haven't heard back from them yet, I'll post it as soon as I get it. Although I'm sure this isn't really gonna happen until next year...

Too far but what a lovely idea !!
have fun, wish I could join :)

veraaloe 25.11.2009 15:56

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Originally Posted by Begga (Post 622019)
The not-biggest-fans of cooking have valuable roles, e.g. cutting down the vegetables! :D And of course enjoy the wonderful company of each other and eat a fabulous meal finally.

I haven't heard back from them yet, I'll post it as soon as I get it. Although I'm sure this isn't really gonna happen until next year...

cutting vegetables is perfectly fine ;)

Begga 26.11.2009 10:04

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I got reply, and the prize would be 120 franks if we are 30 or more...
Is there enough interest to get 30 people to this?

jivegirl 14.03.2011 18:29

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I will go.;)

JLF 14.03.2011 19:18

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Originally Posted by jivegirl (Post 1135046)
I will go.;)

erm, sorry. But this happened back in 2009...

Begga 14.03.2011 20:25

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Originally Posted by JLF (Post 1135101)
erm, sorry. But this happened back in 2009...

No it never happened actually because the interest seamed to drop down after I mentioned the price. I mention this thread to the guys who did the Colmar cooking class because we wanted to get a different kind of cooking class ;) [not de-vaining or de-boning for the chefs]
So we need around 30 people for this to happen.

Kittster 14.03.2011 21:05

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Great idea Begga, we did this at work too, pumpkin and fish Thai curry we made was divine.

Until you organise this larger event, you could try a sort of ready, steady, cook thing with a few friends. Everyone gets designated a food group plus the absolute 'no way!' things, shop enough for the group together, meet to cook and see what you can cobble up from the ingredients and your larder. Should be fun, no?


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