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Private Events


Kitchen Window is the perfect place to hold your next corporate or special occasion event. Kitchen Window hosts all types of cooking events. We’ve listed a few of the purposes our clients use us for below:

  • Client entertainment
  • Team building
  • Groom’s Dinner
  • Recruitment

No matter what the occasion, we can make your event fun, memorable and educational for all involved. We pride ourselves on industry leading culinary experiences packaged in an engaging and beautiful space. Each and every one of our private cooking events is a fully interactive and educational culinary adventure.

View our full cooking school event gallery here!



Contact our Event Director at 612-824-4417 (extension 105) or events@kitchenwindow.com for available dates, spaces, and menu options.



Cooking School Private Events and Food Images

5-Course Meals
(10 – 60 People recommended, 3 – 3.5 Hours)
This format is great for groups who want to cook one of a variety of our chef created menus. After a 30 minutes reception and an interactive small plate appetizer to kick things off. One of our in-house chef instructors will lead the group will be split into 4 groups and each group will prepare the remaining 4 courses. After the cooking portion of the event the group will sit down and enjoy the food they created. Larger groups may be able to be accommodated, contact the Event Director for pricing and availability.

Interactive Small Plates
(30-250 people recommended, 2.5 – 3 Hours)
This event style is best suited to groups who are looking for a more social experience while they cook. In this format, each guest makes their own small plates (1-6) and has an opportunity to move about the kitchens engaging with other guests while they learn to make some truly amazing dishes. Larger groups may be able to be accommodated, contact the Event Director for pricing and availability.

Iron Chef Style Competition
(20-50 people recommended, 3 – 3.5 Hours)
If your groups ready for a challenge this is a great format to test their mettle. This experience starts with a 30 minutes reception and an interactive small plate appetizer before the throw-down begins. One of our chef instructors will referee your guests while they cook a meal using our secret ingredients. When the smoke has cleared each team will be judged and one will emerge with the bragging rights. Contact the Event Director for pricing and availability.

Custom Culinary Experiences
While most of our clients can take advantage of one of our existing event styles to meet their group’s needs, we do recognize that these formats may not fit all groups. Contact the Event Director for pricing and availability.

Standard Inclusions
Regardless of the format, all private event guests will receive:
• Fabulous food (of course!)
• Copies of all the recipes prepared
• A valuable coupon for our international award-winning retail store for all those gadgets you just can’t live without

Depending on the format of your event, there may be additional inclusions for you and your guests. We also offer several optional services to assist in relieving your event-planning concerns.

Optional Services
• Beer & Wine Service
• Custom gift items for your guests
• Custom menu planning
• Audio/Visual rental



Our Cooking School & Event Center is available for daily or hourly rental. It is a terrific space to use as a test-kitchen facility, photo shoots, training videos, meeting space (in conjunction with another KW event). We will work with you to accommodate your needs. Contact the Event Director for pricing and availability.



Offsite Paella Private Events

 Paella Party – Hire a Chef
(40-person minimum)
When you want Kitchen Window’s famous paella for your party and you want the cavalry to come in and hook you up. Hire a Kitchen Window chef to cook an impressive version of this classic Spanish dish. Our team provides the equipment, food and a chef to cook the paella at your event. We also set up, clean up and take down.  You can spend your time enjoying the party with your guests. A no-mess, no-stress option for your next party! Contact our Event Director for pricing and availability.



Grillmaster’s Hickory Smoked Pork
Our Grillmaster’s Hickory Smoked Pork is the ideal entree for Graduation Parties, Backyard BBQ’s, Company Parties, Family Reunions and Neighborhood Get-togethers.

Now offering Hickory Smoked Pork by the butt! Choose from two varieties: our Famous Grillmaster’s Dry Rub or Grillmaster’s Porketta.

Grillmaster’s Dry Rub
Kitchen Window’s signature Grillmaster’s Dry Rub is comprised of smoked paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, oregano, garlic, smoked black pepper, ancho chili, chipotle chili, mustard, cayenne, turmeric, cumin, thyme and basil. This style pork is ideal for pulled pork sandwiches either with or without barbecue sauce or made into pork tacos.

Grillmaster’s Porketta
Porketta is an Italian-style pork commonly found in East Coast delis and on the Minnesota Iron Range. Kitchen Window’s signature red porketta rub is based on a family recipe and is comprised of Italian seasonings including: paprika, pepper, salt, dill seed, garlic, onion, fennel, celery seed, parsley, crushed red pepper, oregano, basil and bay leaf. The pork is butterflied, the seasoning is applied, and the pork is trussed for smoking. Porketta-style pork is ideal for thick slicing, and served as an entrée, or thin slicing, and served in a sandwich on ciabatta bread or hard rolls.

The Smoking Process
Both styles of Hickory Smoked Pork are slow roasted to order over hickory wood on our commercial smoker. The pork smokes for an average of 10 hours and the result is a moist flavorful pork that is easily served warm in a chafing dish or crock pot at your event.

All orders must be for whole butts. You may take the pork butt whole, sliced or shredded. Approximate weight per finished butt is 5-7 lbs. A minimum order is 10 pounds (about 2 butts).

$7.99 per pound – whole pork butt
$9.99 per pound – shredded or sliced

7 days advance notice required. Price charged is based on cooked weight. Contact our Event Director for pricing and availability.


Event assistants and plate prepping during private events


Calling All Food Enthusiasts! We are looking for Event Assistants to work with an amazing culinary crew in a fun, fast-paced environment for its corporate and social private events.

Event Assistant Duties
• Prepare the space for the event(s)
• Assist the Chef before, during, and after events (includes: food preparation, plating/presentation, and service)
• Interact with the guests in assisting them with recipe execution during the event
• Clean up event space and reset kitchen layouts for next events

Job Requirements
• Nothing less than excellent customer service and communication skills
• Ability to handle some lifting and standing for long periods of time
• Ability to multi-task and work efficiently while paying close attention to detail
• Strong, independent decision-making skills
• Self-starting skills with a great, positive attitude

*Candidates with restaurant experience and a passion for cooking will receive preferential consideration.

The Event Assistant is a paid position with a flexible schedule (hours vary).

How to Apply to Be an Event Assistant

Request an Application
See below for an electronic PDF copy. You can download the file by clicking on the “Download PDF” button at the button of the page. Or, stop by Kitchen Window during regular business hours and request an employment application. You can also request an application via email at jobs@kitchenwindow.com.

Store Hours:
Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Submit Applications
Email: jobs@kitchenwindow.com
Mail: Kitchen Window, Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408
event assistant application