Confidence in the Kitchen

Inn Cahoots

1221 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702         Anna – Annastasia Elsmo-Siebert       715-297-8572       https://inncahoots.com/

How this works

Dinner party or cooking class, I will help make your special event even more memorable with a kitchen adventure!

I’m an in-house cook only, catering or drop-off food is not available.

For classes and event meals: I bring in the groceries, spices and cleaning supplies. We will use the dishes, silverware, serving dishes, etc. in the units, but I may bring in some additional items, as needed.

I cook intuitively and encourage my students to practice these techniques, as well. I cook to the season and to what’s on hand. I will provide recipes as examples for the classes, but then we’ll do our best to ignore them. 

I will need cleared counter space, an empty sink and room in the fridge for groceries, and then for the finished food. I can hand wash and put away dishes from the events, so you don’t even have to worry about unloading the dishwasher, if that’s part of your design.  In the modern world, I wear a mask to the grocery store.  I am double vaccinated and will continue to wear a mask on-site, if that’s what makes you and your group comfortable.

ALLERGIES PLEASE NOTE: I won’t bring products into the units that you put on an allergy list, but I can’t guarantee that there is no cross contamination from other projects. Depending on your level of sensitivity, I might not be a good fit.

Billing – whatever works best for you. Generally, I send an invoice for the reservation fee and another for the event through Square. I can take payment through that invoice, or check/cash in person, made out to Breakfast Life and Dinner. For Event Meals or in-unit classes, a non-refundable $50 deposit reserves your day on my calendar.

Checklist

Contact info

Menu planning

Space:

Counters, sink, fridge shelf

Safety/Hygiene 

Food Allergies

Mask and disinfectant 

$50 Non-refundable reservation fee per event/meal

Menu Discussion

Specific requests

Pricing

Event Meals

Personal cooking packages menu – rough guide. All cooking to be done on site (no catering/drop off food available)

* 3 course buffet or family style dinner starting at 

– 8 people $695 / 15 people $895 – basic menu

– 8 people $895 / 15 people $1195 – premium menu (lobster, sushi, organic, keto, GF, etc)

* Walking appetizers 5-7 items (see Appetizer Party section below)

8 people – I cook and leave before the party – $295

15 people – I cook, stay and help serve, FULL cleaning – $675

30 people – I cook, hire an additional server, have an hour long “classroom” experience, FULL cleaning – $1350

* Breakfast options

  Breakfast Bites – Food in the ‘fridge (ADD-ON to a dinner package)

Egg bites, yogurt bar and muffins for 8 – $195

(Two days worth OR for 15 – $325)

  Home Cooked Breakfast

  1. A) Personalized scrambles, hash browned potatoes, fruit, jam and ready-made biscuits for 8

$395, $12 per added person

  1. B) Personalized steak breakfast taco buffet OR personalized poached egg and homemade biscuits breakfast buffet OR Dutch Baby pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage OR Salmon puffs 

PLUS hash browned potatoes, fruit, juice for 8

$475, $20 per added person

  1. C) Add a yogurt bar 

$50 for 8, $95 for 15

  1. D)  I can bring Starbucks coffee travelers ($25 per box – twelve 8oz cups)

After you hire me as your cook, some additional roles to consider are as follows. Each adds to the length of my stay with you, and to your enjoyment of the event.

  • Would you like an educational experience? Or learn to make bread, maybe find out the secrets of making the dishes you will be eating for dinner? Add an hour for a short classroom experience on a topic of your choice.
  • Would you like me to serve a plated dinner experience? Each course is an event to itself as I become your waiter and tour guide.
  • Generally, I will do all the prep dishes and leave a sparkling kitchen. If you would like for me to be your dishwasher, I’m happy to clean every glass and fork and leave you with nothing to worry about for after the party, or the next day.

Full Cooking Classes

“Make A Meal” classes: Hands on

2+ hr hands-on class producing a 3 course meal for up to 4 students (groceries included):

4 students – $280

Additional students $20 each (Class for 10 is $400)

Premium menu (Sushi, lobster, pasta from scratch, keto, GF, organic, etc)

4 students – $350

Additional students $35 each (Class for 10 is $560)

$50/class non-refundable deposit claims your dates/times

“Feast” classes: Intensive Hands-on

5-6+ hr hands-on class (groceries included): We make multiple courses from scratch – pastas, dumplings, cheese, etc.

Menus inspired by Italian, Indian, Sushi, Thai, American comfort food, your favorite restaurant, etc

4 students – $600

Additional students $50 each (Class for 10 is $900)

$50/class non-refundable deposit claims your dates/times

Popular Menu items or Class topics

(Or choose your own menu)

* Stuffed pork tenderloin or turkey breast

* Butternut squash pasta sauce & shrimp

* Ramen noodle soup 

* Thai peanut chicken stir fry

* Indian saag paneer and dal 

* Baked salmon – orange, maple, silky

* White fish and aspargus wraps

* Crab stuffed mushrooms

* Cornish Hen halves

* Crab, shrimp or salmon cakes

* Fondue – broth, cheese or dessert styles

* Grilled/broiled pork and pineapple

* Chicken Parmesan, Picatta, Madeira, Tikka Masala

* Crepes  – sweet or savory

* Omelettes, quiches or souffles OR poached egg salad

* Brunch spectacular: Egg dishes, french toast fun, oven baked pancakes (Dutch Babies), tatchos, crepes, burritos, shakshuka, shawanmushi (Japanese egg custard)  http://bit.ly/bld_brunch

* Dessert is the word: Apple crumble/pie, grilled fruit, cake from scratch, gingerbread, CHEESECAKE

Premium Make a Meal classes

  • Rolling sushi – easily the most popular class topic. We make miso soup, at least two rolls per student.
  • Lobster, Shark, Jumbo Shrimp – Grilled or broiled
  • Thai Summer Rolls buffet
  • Filet mignon – Broiled, grilled, stuffed
  • Rabbit or Duck – roasted or braised
  • Fresh rolled pasta – takes a little extra time, but SO worth it!
  • Grandiose Grilling: Planked brie, Salmon, and Peaches
  • Eating clean: Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Keto, BeachBody, Gluten Free
  • Breakfast around the world: Upma (India), Shawanmushi (Japan), Crepes (France)

Feast classes: 5+ hours of foodie heaven! Make most things from scratch. 

  • Sushi: Everything from the Make a Meal classes plus steamed buns, dango dumplings dessert & more.
  • Italian: Make bread, cheese and pasta from scratch
  • Indian: Make naan and paneer from scratch. Learn quick and easy Indian-inspired recipes
  • Szechuan dim sum
  • American comfort food: Breaded chicken or fish, mac’n’cheese, biscuits, apple crumble or cheesecake

Appetizer Parties

Plan the party! Start by choosing 5-7 items for your “Walking appetizers” event. Pick more for bigger parties, if you want a good variety.

Cheese Plate (Premium)

  • 3 cheeses (usually brie, manchego, english cheddar)
  • 2 crackers
  • Almonds
  • Sweet pickles/cornichons
  • Fig jam, Spicy brown mustard

 

Spread and Veggies

  • Hummus, White bean pate, Babaganoush, Guacamole, Ranch/Dill/Tahini/Buttermilk creamy dressing, Crab dip, Greek feta dip, Salsa, Queso (traditional or crab), Cabanossi (curried cream cheese), Tuna spread
  • Muhammara (sweet and spicy red pepper and walnut), Cashew nut butter (Premium)
  • Veggies example (carrot, celery, broccoli, multi-color cherry tomato, jicama)

Baked Bites

  • Egg and cheese
  • Egg, shrimp, cheese
  • Cranberry, brie and pecan
  • Meatloaf muffins
  • Spaghetti “Nests”

Stove, Oven or Grill

  • Stuffed Cauliflower (Premium)
    • Stuffed with spinach and cheese (ground sausage)
  • Baked Brie
  • Baked Ravioli and sauce
  • Lasagna roll ups
    • Sausage and red sauce
    • Chicken and white sauce
    • Shrimp and pesto
    • Spinach and cheese
  • Quesadillas 
    • Cheese
    • Chicken
  • Fritters (Corn, Tuna)
  • Cocktail Meatballs
    • Sweet and spicy (jam and chili)
    • Asian style (soy and 5 spice)
  • Nachos
  • English sausage rolls
    • Spinach and cheese version
  • Rueben bites
  • Pizza hand pies (pepperoni, sausage, veggie, ultimate, chicken alfredo)

 

Picnic

  • Deviled Eggs (Premium)
  • Coleslaw
  • Mac and cheese cups
  • Quinoa Rainbow Salad cups
  • Pasta salad
  • Egg salad
  • Cucumber bites (stuffed cups)
  • Potato Salad
  • Pineapple salsa
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Shrimp and guac bites (in tortilla chip cups) (Premium)
  • Chicken and avocado roll ups
  • Grilled Corn Salsa (red or green) or Street Corn Salsa (creamy)

Meats/Mains (Premium)

  • Filet caprese bites
  • Pulled Pork Sliders (Buns, provolone cheese, sides of pickles, green onions and bread and butter pickles, side of coleslaw)
  • Skewers 
    • Chicken, Shrimp, Steak, Tofu, Paneer
    • Southwestern (peppers, tomatoes, onions), Teriyaki (Pineapple, snow peas, peppers), Mediteranean (Peppers, onions and olives), Curried (peppers, onions), Buffalo (celery, peppers, onions)
    • Melon and Prosciutto 
    • Burger bites (hamburger, cheese, lettuce, cherry tomato, pickle)
    • Tortellini with Pepperoni and Mozzarella 
    • Sausage and potato
  • Poke bowl cups – Raw sushi grade tuna, avocado, brown rice, spincy teriyaki sauce)
  • Rumaki (Teriyaki chicken thighs and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon)
  • Crab cakes 
  • Egg rolls
    • Asian style Veg or Pork
    • Southwest chicken
    • Pakora (potato, chickpea)
  • Shrimp cocktail cups
  • Shrimp won ton cups
  • Breaded baked chicken tenders
  • Wings

Fresh Bread

  • Focaccia
  • Cornmeal Dinner Rolls (Premium, Long cook time)
  • Baguette style (torpedoes, soft rolls)
  • Irish Oat Soda Bread
  • Scones
  • Biscuits
  • Keto Bread (Premium, long cook time)
  • Garlic knots
  • Pretzels

Sushi (Premium)

  • Miso Soup
  • Standard “small rolls”
  • Hand Rolls
  • Inside out rolls
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Dango dumplings (dessert skewers)
  • Mochi ice cream (purchased)

Desserts

  • Cannoli bar (Graham crackers, cannoli filling, fresh fruit and other toppings)
  • Baked Fruit cups
    • Cobbler (sweet biscuit topping), crisp (brown sugar topping), crumble (oats and brown sugar topping)
    • Apple, pear, frozen peach or frozen berry
  • Whole Pies
    • Cobbler (sweet biscuit topping), crisp (brown sugar topping), crumble (oats and brown sugar topping)
    • Apple, pear, frozen peach or frozen berry
  • Pineapple upside down cake
  • S’mores
  • Grilled peaches