Groups of at least twelve people are encouraged to create their own Essen experience.  Birthday celebration, ladies night out, bridal or baby shower, corporate team building, customer appreciation – the possibilities are endless. You set the table.  Essen does the rest. These are parties made easy.

NEW!  Chopped!  Cooking Competitions.  The perfect team building experience for your staff or management team.  A minimum time investment will yield a huge payoff.  Click here to learn all about it.

ALSO NEW!  Canning Parties.  Click here to maximize your F-U-N with food.


Hands-on Cooking Parties can be held at an Essen Studio Kitchen or in your own special cooking space.

Prices for Hands-on Cooking Parties begin at $90 per person, decreasing based on group size, and include:

  • Two and one-half to three hours of interactive cooking instruction
  • Custom menu development
  • Fresh, best-quality ingredients
  • Complete set of all recipes in a keepsake cookbook
  • Sit-down meal with table service (when menu-based)
  • Counter Culture coffee bar and filtered water
  • Custom evites to each of your guests
  • Personalized party favor for host and each guest
  • Friendly and professional staff
Prices for all Hands-on Parties are available here.
FALL 2013 SPECIAL PRICE!  Welcome back to the kitchen with a thank you.  For a limited time beginning September 2013, private cooking parties located in Lancaster and York will be $60 per person (12 person minimum); full price ($90 per person) everywhere else.  Book your holiday parties today!

"The party was great last night - the food was amazing and everyone really loved it ... Thank you for all of your help.  It was so nice for me to relax and really enjoy the party!" (A.S., Lancaster, PA)

Contact Essen at or ring us at 717.391.8270 to book your custom Essen Party today!