Cooking Couples? Together in the Kitchen, Together in Life!
Cooking with your significant other, close friend or family member may sound like somewhat of a stressful idea. Will you even work well together?! You’ll be quite surprised by just how much you learn about yourselves through working together, side by side in the kitchen. You may even have a ton of fun whipping up fiery Vegetarian Tapas, some Northern Indian fair, or a classic Italian feast. Here are 5 reasons cooking with your partner is a phenomenal idea!
Let’s talk about it.
When you cook with someone, you need to be able to communicate with them. Seems basic enough, right? Well, not so fast. This kind of communication goes to the next level – timing, and preparation, and flavor, oh my! Putting yourself into the pressure cooker of a kitchen can strengthen the way you communicate with each other. It forces you a bit outside your comfort zone, which means now more than ever you must tell each other how you’re doing. Many couples find this kind of validation of their relationship rewarding and exciting. We aren’t just talking about romantic couples either! Pairs of all types join our Award Winning Cooking Couples classes: husbands, wives, mothers, daughters, best friends, neighbors, and more. Anyone you’re excited to cook with can be a great partner in the kitchen.
You two are your own kind of team. Like any other, you have your strengths and your weaknesses. Cooking together allows you to take advance of each other’s differences. You can successfully grill up some scallops, while your partner juliennes herbs like nobody’s business. Your team of two finds a way to work together so that the kitchen run smoothly, like a finely tuned machine. In all our Cooking Couples classes, you’ll work on a few dishes yourselves, but still get to be part of the bigger event as couples alongside you prepare their portion of the feast.
Sharing is caring.
Some controlling chefs may tell you that if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. In our kitchens, we like teamwork and camaraderie! Splitting up recipes and preparation needs fairly is a great model for how you and your cooking partners split chores and responsibilities in real life. One of you shouldn’t be carrying the burden of most of the meal. Taking some time to divide things evenly will yield much better results, sharing responsibility and dividing and conquering your way to a delicious meal!
You must trust your partner in the kitchen. That’s just a fact. There are so many tasks to complete that you need to believe in their ability to get things done independently providing each of you with a sense of personal accomplishment as well as contribution to your team when you sit down to enjoy your pizza and wings or Baja Mexican feast.
The couple that cooks together, stays together.
Working together, side by side in the kitchen can really provide you two with a new sense of intimacy. Learning a new skill and bonding over your failures AND successes is truly a unique and wonderful experience, not to mention…it’s FUN! Join CSCA (Named Scout’s Honored Best Date Night Spot, Cambridge 2018 and 2019) for a Cooking Couples class of your choosing or nab a gift certificate for your favorite foodie pair.