Dec 20

Work Xmas party at Food Wine and Design

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Work Xmas Party 2012

You know I do lots of things and meet interesting people, sometimes I even lie to these people and tell them that I will blog about them! I mean well and then I never get around to it. Well here is my entry about meeting Rebecca and Dani, the owners of Food Wine and Design where my “division” at work had our Christmas party. The location is a bit blink and you’ll miss it on Parramatta Road in Leichhardt but around the back there is conveniently lots of parking. I have spent a lot of time on Parramatta Road driving to and from work over the past year and didn’t realise it was there. FW&D have decked out an old shop into a great space for learning to cook, enjoying food and drinks as well as appreciating art (with some nice street art out the back exit).
Our Christmas party “event” was a South American food cooking class. My colleagues cooked together as a group at various workstations under the guidance of our hosts and ate our completed dishes along the way. Some dishes were pre-prepped (such as the delicious slow-cooked pulled pork) and other things needed to be made from scratch like empanadas and quesadillas. There was plenty of food for everyone to enjoy by the end. I enjoyed the chocolate dipped churros – especially the part that didn’t involve me cooking with hot oil! The venue is great for functions, I can envisage fun birthdays, hen’s nights and other corporate events here and it can be very hands-on or less interactive if you want. They support charities through their business and have a relationship with CHW which is how we ended up having our Christmas party there.

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