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How to run a pop-up

Guardian Masterclasses

Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (BST)

How to run a pop-up

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Supperclubs have redefined expectations for the modern dinner party. Whether you want to launch a pop-up of your own or simply entertain your friends with flair, let the experts of the Disappearing Dining Club show you how it’s done.

Over the course of a sumptuous dinner at the Guardian Cafe at Boxpark, you’ll learn how to plan, prepare and pull off a professional-standard event. From cocktails and canapes to music and lighting, this comprehensive guide to entertaining encompasses essential skills such as menu planning, and portion control, meaning you spend less time in the kitchen and more with your guests.

Price includes luxurious three-course dinner with wine, and a booklet of recipes and tips for you to take away.

Course description

This course deals with every aspect of entertaining large groups to a professional standard, from sending out invitations to dealing with the washing up afterwards! As well as a three-course meal and wine from Disappearing Dining Club, the evening includes invaluable advice on menu planning, portion control, and service, as well as tips on setting the right atmosphere.

Topics covered include:

- Pre-party planning.

- Menu planning

- Ingredients and food shopping

- Cooking schedules

- Cutlery/crockery/glassware planning

- Setting the table

- Getting the atmosphere right

- Canapés

- Cocktails, punches, wine and after-dinner drinks

- Portion sizes and pre-plating

- When, whether and how to include activities

- After-dinner aftercare

- The washing up

This course is for you if...

This course is ideal for keen cooks who want to learn how to entertain groups larger than the average family, or who are interested in setting up a pop-up restaurant of their own.

Tutor profile

Stuart Langley founded Disappearing Dining Club in 2010 after 15 years of running bars, restaurants and members clubs in London and overseas. The Club aims to bring "like-minded people together to enjoy great food, drink and good company in reclaimed or unusual private spaces in London." Alongside dinner dances and pop-up events, Stuart launched Back in 5 Minutes on Brick Lane in summer 2013.

NB: Price includes three-course meal with wine


Dates: Thursday 24 October, 2013

Times: 7.30pm-11pm 

Venue: Guardian Coffee, Box Park Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY ‎

Price: £199 (includes VAT, booking fees, three-course meal and refreshments)

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When & Where

Guardian Coffee, Box Park Shoreditch
Bethnal Green Road
United Kingdom

Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (BST)

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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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