Oct18SAN FRANCISCO: Book Launch Party
Hayes Valley FarmThursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Aida at Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco for a mix and mingle, demonstrations and great conversation!
Your Ticket Includes:
- A signed copy of Aida’s new cookbook Keys To The Kitchen ($35 value) and a gift bag with local artisanal products
- Opportunity to meet Aida in an intimate setting
- A live cooking demonstration of a Keys to the Kitchen recipe by the author
- Drinks and nibbles by chef Stephen Beaumier and event design by Katy Oursler, formerly of Outstanding in the Field
- A tour of Hayes Valley Farm, a renowed urban center focused on gardening and farming in the urban setting, using minimal inputs, upcycling local waste, and replenishing the landscape
TICKET DETAILS HERE: http://keystothekitchensf.eventbrite.com/
Nov3PASADENA: Demo and Book Signing
Williams-Sonoma PasadenaSaturday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join me for a free cooking demo and book signing at Williams-Sonoma Pasadena!
Nov6MANHATTAN BEACH: ELECTION DAY DEMO AND SIGNING
Manhattan Beach Farmer's Market and Bella Beach BoutiqueTuesday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hey, South Bay!
I’m headed to my home town of Manhattan Beach, CA and would love to see you there. I’ll be in the area on Election day — Tuesday, November, 6th — so get your vote on and then meet up with me!
-12PM to 2PM @ Manhattan Beach Farmer’s Market-
Morningside Drive and 13th Street, Manhattan Bch, CA
Join me for a free cooking demo featuring a simple, seasonal salad that’s fit for your next meal or your Thanksgiving menu!
-3PM to 4PM @ Bella Beach Boutique -
227 Manhattan Bch Blvd, Manhattan Bch, CA
Come on over to get a signed copy of Keys To The Kitchen!
Nov8NEW YORK CITY: Williams-Sonoma Book Signing
Williams-Sonoma Midtown: LexingtonThursday: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join me after work at Williams-Sonoma Midtown from 6 to 7:30 PM EST. I’ll be doing a free cooking demo and book signing of my new cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen.
Nov10NEW YORK CITY: Anthropologie
Anthropologie Chelsea MarketSaturday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join me for a free book signing for Keys To The Kitchen at the Anthropologie Chelsea Market on Saturday, November 10th at 11AM.
Nov13WASHINGTON DC: National Press Club
National Press ClubTuesday: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join me along with than 90 nationally known writers autographing and selling their books at the Club’s 35th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. The evening will combine a night of literary fun with a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, which provides college scholarships, training for journalists and awards for excellence in journalism.
Tickets are free for NPC members; $10 for the public. NPC members should login for member registration. Tickets will also be available at the door. http://www.press.org/
Nov14WASHINGTON DC: Sweetgreen Capitol Hill
Sweetgreen Capitol HillWednesday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please note the date change for this event to Wednesday 11/14!
Join me at Sweetgreen Capitol Hill for tasting and cooking demo to celebrate the launch of Keys To The Kitchen.
Invite only event, but we have a few limited spots for my fellow DC friends!
If your are interested in attending, please RSVP via email (include my name and the location of the event) to
Nov16HONOLULU: Pau Hana Cocktails and Cooking Demo
beachhouse at the Moana SurfriderFriday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aloha, Hawaii! Join me for my first Keys To The Kitchen book event and a little Friday pau hana fun on Friday, November 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be cocktails, pupus, as well as a cooking demo and a book signing all hosted by the lovely folks of the Moana Surfrider.
RSVP required. Please email Tobie Cancino if you would like to join us.
Nov17HONOLULU: Demo and Cookbook Signing
Williams-SonomaSaturday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hello, Honolulu! Join me at Williams-Sonoma Ala Moana for a free cooking demonstration and book signing for my first cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen! More details here: http://bit.ly/PpN7Yt
Ala Moana Center
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:00pm
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI, 96814
Nov27SAN FRANCISCO: Cooking Demonstration at Square Meals SF
Square Meals SFTuesday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Aida and Square Meals for an evening of cooking and sipping as Aida leads attendees through a two-hour class on how to create a tasty meal that can be fancied up for holiday entertaining or simplified for a quick weeknight dinner.
We’ll talk about how to source food with some help from Mariquita Farms and have a little help in the kitchen from Square Meals’ Alison Mountford and Batter Bakery’s Jen Musty.
After hands-on cooking lessons in the kitchen, attendees will enjoy the fruits of their labor with a selection of snacks and have the chance to talk with Aida one-on-one. And what’s a holiday party without a little wine? A few wine cocktails will be on the menu as well!Tickets include:
-Hands-On Cooking Class
-A signed copy of Keys to the Kitchen
-A grab bag of vegetables from Mariquita FarmClass size is limited to 15 people, buy your ticket today!
Dec7LOS ANGELES: Book Party & Tasting at Handsome Coffee Roasters
Handsome Coffee RoastersFriday: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join me at Handsome Coffee Roasters in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles for an evening of tastings, great conversation and a holiday pop-up shop! My favorite local artisan vendors will also be there with their amazing products for sale-just in time for the holidays!
Small bites will accompany the evening’s events and cocktail guru Dave Stolte (author, designer and illustrator of Home Bar Basics (And Not So Basics)) will teach guests how to craft the perfect old-fashioned.
Limited tickets available-get yours and all the deets HERE!
Dec8Long Beach: Book Signing at Twig & Willow
Twig & WillowSaturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hello, Long Beach, California! I’ll be in your hood on December 8th, 2012 doing a book signing event at the fabulous Twig & Willow boutique.
Will be holding a holiday gourmet & gift event featuring a book signing by yours truly of Keys To The Kitchen from 11AM to 4PM.
More details to come shortly!
Dec15Saturday: Dec 15 (all day)
Join me on 12/15/12 when I partner with The Bold Italic and Stag Dining Group to celebrate “Keys To The Kitchen” and ring in the holiday season.
Together we’re offering a five-course fine dining experience (with recipes inspired by “Keys To The Kitchen”) where you’ll come away with more than a full belly and new buddies – you’ll also leave with useful tips for your own holiday meals and a few other treats.
BUY TICKETS AND GET MORE DEETS HERE
Jan15Portland: Cornell Alumni “Keys To The Kitchen” Talk
Hilton Portland & Executive TowerTuesday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Register and purchase tickets here!
Join the Cornell Alumni Association for an interactive evening with food expert, TV host, writer, culinary curator and entrepreneur Aida Mollenkamp ’02. At this unique event Aida will provide a cooking demonstration for one of her famous recipes, offer her experience and advice on “How to Leverage Media to Build Your Brand” and answer any questions you may have just like on her Food Network show “Ask Aida”.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:00PM – 9:00 PM
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Reception & Networking*
7:00 – 7:15 PM: Cooking Demo with Aida
7:15 – 7:35 PM: “How to Leverage Media to Build Your Brand”
7:35 – 8:00 PM: “Ask Aida” Q&A with audience
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Closing reception & Networking*
*Attendees will have an opportunity to have their book signed by Aida during the reception times.
$25 per person (includes appetizers, wine & beer reception, networking, presentations)
$45 with autographed copy of Keys To The Kitchen (includes book, appetizers, wine & beer reception, networking, presentations)
Register and purchase tickets here!
Feb21Marin County: Fresh Starts Cooking Class
The Next Key CenterThursday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fresh Starts Cooking School: Keys to the Kitchen Cooking Demo and Dinner Purchase tickets here!
Join me on Thursday, February 21st at 6:30PM at Marin County’s Fresh Start Cooking School, part of the Homeward Bound Program of Marin, for a cooking class and dinner. I’ll be cooking some new, seasonal recipes, demonstrating a few recipes from “Keys to the Kitchen,” and answering your questions about becoming a more adventurous and accomplished cook.
Roasted Fennel and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Bites
Avocado, Radish, and Beet Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
Pan-Roasted Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Three-Citrus Relish
Smashed New Potatoes with Spiced Brown ButterShortcakes with Citrus Compote and Orange Flower Whipped Cream*******************Purchase tickets here!
Mar5Forth Worth: Central Market Cooking School
Central Market Forth WorthTuesday: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join me at Central Market Cooking School Fort Worth for a 2.5 hour cooking class and Keys To The Kitchen book signing. More details to come shortly…
Mar6Austin: Central Market Cooking School
Central Market AustinWednesday: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join me at Central Market Cooking School Austin for a 2.5 hour cooking class and Keys To The Kitchen book signing. More details to come shortly…
Mar7San Antonio: Central Market Cooking School
Central Market San AntonioThursday: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join me at Central Market San Antonio for a 2.5 hour cooking class and Keys To The Kitchen book signing. More details to come shortly…
Mar14Snaidero + California Home and Design Magazine
Snaidero USAThursday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr7San Francisco: IACP Book Fair Book Signing
The Concourse, San Francisco Design CenterSunday: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come on over to the San Francisco Design Center to join me for the IACP Book Fair and Culinary Expo. I’ll be there along with some fabulous food people and cookbook authors. You’ll be able to peruse and buy the latest book and and get an autographed copy of Keys To The Kitchen. Tickets are $25 for the general public and can be purchased online or at the door.
Apr20Los Angeles: LA Times Festival Of Books – Cookbook Signing
University of Southern CaliforniaSaturday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hello, fellow Angelenos! Join me on Saturday, April 20th at 12PM for a Keys To The Kitchen book signing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. For more details check the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books website.
Apr21Los Angeles: LA Times Festival Of Books Cooking Demo
University of Southern CaliforniaSunday: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Save The Date, Southern California! Join me on April 21st at 3PM where I’ll be doing a cooking demo for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. For more details, check out the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books website.
May4Half Moon Bay: Toque Blanche Demo and Signing
Toque BlancheSaturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join me in Half Moon Bay at the Toque Blanche cooking store Food Fair. I’ll be doing a cooking demonstration of some 5 de Mayo-worthy Mexican recipes followed by a signing for Keys To The Kitchen. More details to come at the Toque Blanche website: http://www.mytoque.com/
Jun9Los Angeles: Taste Of The Nation
Media Park in Culver CitySunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join me at Taste of the Nation: Los Angeles in Culver City on June 9th! I’ll be doing a cooking demo and book signing of Keys To The Kitchen. For more details and ticket information, go to the Taste of the Nation: Los Angeles site.
Aug28Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hey, NorCal Friends — Join me for a cooking demo and book signing at the Napa Style store in Yountville on August 28th. I’ll be making a menu of: Cold Cucumber Raita Soup, Spiced Heirloom Tomato Soup with Fresh Burrata, and Plum Crisp with Toasted Almond-Cornmeal Topping. The class is limited to 20 people so be sure to sign up in advance!
Sep24CULVER CITY, CA: LearnVest LIVE
Unici CasaTuesday: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep29WEST HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood 12th Annual Book Fair
West Hollywood Public LibrarySunday: Sep 29 (all day)
Oct4OAKLAND, CA: First Friday @ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaFriday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join me on October 4th at the Oakland Museum of California where I’ll take place in their Makers & Tasters series. On the first Friday of every month, OMCA features a book talk and signing with a local author and this October, that’s me! For more information, check out the OMCA website.
Oct5COSTA MESA: Patchwork Edible
SOCO CollectionSaturday: Oct 5 – Oct 6 (all day)
Join me and my fellow Southern California Food Friends for the 1st ever Patchwork Edible event, brought to you by the team who created Patchwork Events. I’ll be doing a cooking demonstration and book signing and will be joined by many fabulous local food people. More details will be released later this summer so check back at Patchwork Edible often.