Learn how to make your guests feel welcome long before they arrive
Plan a menu tailored to please your guests, fit your budget, and accomodate the size and scope of your kitchen and home
Shop for, prepare ahead of time, and serve the meal with the precision and timing of a top restaurant
Magically serve, yet seem totally present with your guests
Find tips on how to avoid disasters, enjoy the evening, and even relish some of Dr. H's favorite recipes proven to be successful performers for dinner parties
Follow along with Dr. H as she helps you think throught each step of the way to ensure a seamless flow for the evening
Free Bonus included: Potato School PDF! The Art + Zen of trusting yourself as a cook, plus how to make amazing mashed potatoes!
- Welcome! Here's how to get the most from this course.
- Setting the Vision
- Formal Dinner Party Not Your Style?
- Unsure of Your Cooking Skills, or You Simply Don't Cook? FREE PREVIEW
- Who's coming? Making your guests welcome long before the event.
- Setting the Menu: Essential Points to Consider
- So, what's for dinner? Setting the Menu.
- Envision the Event: Your Secret to Ensuring Success
- Prepping: Weeks Ahead, Day Before, and Day of the Party
- Serving the Dinner: Restaurant Precision
- Clean up and Review: You did this!
- Potato School PDF
Earning a PhD is a privilege. However, the joy of learning should belong to everyone and this is Dr. H’s mission: to share knowledge about all kinds of topics with fascinating people just like you.
Join her as she guides you in learning new skills about everyday, and perhaps not so everyday, subjects
Dr. H has the knack of turning her lifelong curiosity and scholarly approach into courses that are accessible to everyone and leave the learner feeling positive, empowered and confident.
Lee Ann Hawkins PhD, RN, FNP is a nurse practitioner; her many responsibilities in nursing extend from clinician to university professor and award-winning published researcher. However, this is only part of her life-- she describes herself as liminal – meaning one who slips across role boundaries with ease--prompted by her innate curiosity, love of people and sense of adventure. A surprise to many is the fact she holds a business degree in hotel and restaurant management! A lifelong learner, Dr. H is deeply interested in others' ways of knowing--about almost any topic. She is energized by creating, exchanging ideas, cooking, entertaining, feeding people (and any creature crossing her path), and being outside in her garden and in nature. Dr. H always learns from her students, excels in making difficult topics accessible and students successful, and is looking forward to having you along on the journey.