INFORMATION ON PRIVATE PARTIES at TRUFFLES AND TRIFLES
To bring a group to Truffles and Trifles we require a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 55, with some exceptions, for larger groups, for an evening event (for some daytime luncheon classes we are willing to host smaller groups). We require a $250.00 deposit to hold your date. The deposit will apply toward your final balance. All pricing will be discussed with Marci Arthur. This price is subject to change unless we have a contract and a deposit. When you choose a specific date, we will e-mail you a contract which must be signed, and returned within 48 hours with your deposit of $250. There are cases where we will have a smaller group than required with a special fixed price. If you have to cancel your event prior to a full month out from your date, your deposit will be return. If you cancel within the month of event, the entire balance will become due. If you change the date of event, within the month prior to your event an additional $100 will be charged.
When we receive your contract, we will send you approximately 5-10 different menus for your group; and then you can pick a menu which best suit your group. You also can switch items from different menus if you see something that catches your eye. Or we can design a custom menu for you. There will be professional chefs to guide your group through the cooking process. There is also two dishwashers. Your group will prepare all the food. They will be divided into teams; usually 4 people to a team and each team will prepare 2-3 recipes, per team, depending on the degree of difficulty. And, of course, most importantly, you will have a fabulous meal and go home with a booklet of all the recipes. The usual amount of time required is a minimum of 3 hours. If your group wishes to stay longer than 3 hours, an additional $100 an hour will be charged or $50 for each 30 minute period. If your group fails to arrive as the designated time there will be an additional charge. The price of wine is $26 a bottle; beer is $5.00 per bottle or can, plus tax. We give your menu to our wine expert and they match the wine to the menu. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, if you choose to do so, ONLY absolutely, no hard alcohol. WE provide spring water, and iced tea, and upon request, we will offer coffee.
Your event will be held in 3 connected rooms: our teaching kitchen (2400 square feet- equipped with 10-12 cooking stations; 11 stovetops, 15 ovens; Our Wine Room – where we will serve appetizers and drinks is approximately 700 square feet; our baking, grilling and Commercial/Baking/frying kitchen is approximately 600 square feet – equipped with large convection baking oven, large commercial gas stove; gas fryer and gas grill – 6 refrigerators and 3 freezers). Also available is our new meeting room. You can have up 50 people auditorium style seating or tables (which is an extra cost) for up to 40. The cost is $150 for the first Hour and $75.00 for a second hour or any part of a second hour. If you meeting goes longer than 2 hours, you will need to discuss price with Marci. We can easily accommodate 55 people in our teaching kitchen. Pictures of kitchens are available. We use 8 foot tables set on end, to accommodate your group – tables are set in a U shape. Your food will be served buffet style, except desserts which are hand-served by our wait staff. You will be assisted by as many chefs as your numbers require; in addition, there are 2 dishwashers. There are 3 fully equipped bathrooms and 4 outer sinks for hand washing. In addition, we are in the process of adding a third kitchen which will be able to accommodate an additional 12-16 people.
Truffles and Trifles was chosen as one of the Top 5 Cooking Schools in the Nation by the Food Network. Marci Arthur has received numerous awards including Hall of Fame honors from the Orlando Sentinel and Orlando Magazine. She was recently selected one of the Top 5 Women Chefs in Florida by Restaurant Trends. And last month she was chosen as one of the top women chefs in the Southeast by Women of Distinction of America. Marci was also designated as Distinguished Honors Speaker at The University of Central Florida for September, 2012 and 2014. She is also an adjunct professor at Rollins College, teaching for Rollins once a week.
We will provide Spring water, Tropical iced tea, and coffee for evening classes – if other beverages are required i.e.: wine, beer, soda – we can provide them at an additional cost, or you are welcome to bring your own.
I will send you several menus, if after reading this information sheet, you are still interested in having an event here, so you will have an example of what a meal might consist of.
If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss dates.
711 West Smith Street (actually Princeton Ave. going West)
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 648-0838 office