Dinner party tips for Stratford shoppers

PUBLISHED: 10:41 01 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 01 August 2013

John Lewis will be running classes to help people hold dinner parties

John Lewis will be running classes to help people hold dinner parties


John Lewis Stratford City is hosting a series of ‘come dine with us’ classes throughout August to help customers create and host perfect dinner parties.

According to a survey conducted on behalf of John Lewis Stratford City 93 per cent of people would opt to attend a dinner party rather than traipse out for a meal. However, more than 66 per cent wouldn’t return the favour for others; confessing they host dinner parties less regularly than once every six months. Half of those questioned were put off by the perceived stress of cooking for a group, while other blamed time pressures and lack of confidence in the quality of the dishes.

To combat this stress the head chef at John Lewis Stratford City Andrew Taylor is hosting a series of master classes. He will demonstrate a range of fun and quirky ways to create sensational drinks and dishes in minimal time with guaranteed great results for the perfect dinner party.

On August 3 - The Classics for traditional British pub food that everyone knows and loves. Learn how to cook chips the low fat way in the new low fat air fryer alongside steak made in the Sous Vide machine – the modern chef’s must-have gadget!

A week later, on August 10 - Simply Pasta to teach customers how to make fresh and organic spaghetti, taglitelle, ravioli and much more. The staple ingredient that can work in a range of dishes allowing you to get creative for your dinner party

Andrew Taylor, head chef at John Lewis Stratford City said; “Staying in is the new going out. There is a certain allure and satisfaction of creating your own food and treating friends to delicious meals. By hosting customers at these master classes, they will get insight into cooking simple but tasty food using innovative technology to present dishes in a way Michelin star chefs would be proud of.”

Thr classes begin at 10am and will be held in John Lewis Stratford City ‘The Place to Eat’. For reservations email or telephone 0208 532 3544

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