Score Your Spot in a New, Interactive Virtual Cooking Series From 5 Celebrated Chefs

Go behind the scenes with Back of House, OpenTable’s series of virtual cooking experiences, sponsored by Bacardi. Inspired by the idea of “family” meals in a restaurant, the series will dig into the comforting, flavorful meals chefs cook for one another when they break bread before their dinner shift. The dishes you’ll learn to cook reflect the different cultures and cuisines represented on restaurant teams, and give you an inside look at each chef’s unique restaurant culture—think of it as your backstage pass to life behind kitchen doors.

In each hour-long event, a different chef and mixologist from the impressive roster below will take you through how to make the meals with drink pairings. Once you’ve secured your spot, you’ll receive an easy shopping list and instructions on how to tune in live. Then, the night of, a master mixologist will guide you through mixing a craft cocktail to enjoy while you cook. Next, each chef will go step-by-step through cooking their featured foods, all while they dish on the culture of their restaurant kitchens and what makes this dish special to them. At the end, a handful of participants will be able to ask live questions to the chef.

25 percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to the James Beard Foundation’s Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans.

Back of House with Claudette Zepeda of San Diego

Thursday, October 22nd, 3pm PST/6pm EST

Join Claudette’s family meal-inspired experience to bring to life her pineapple tepache birria-glazed beef trimmings with poblano rice and tortillas, paired with a Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth toasted citrus highball with Dewar’s North American brand ambassador Gabriel Cardarella. 

$30 per person

This event is now closed.

Back of House with Douglass Williams of MIDA, Boston 

Thursday, October 29th, 3pm PST/6pm EST

Join Douglass for a true behind-the-scenes look into one of MIDA’s best loved family meals — a vegetarian Sancocho, a simple yet flavorful stew made of potatoes, peeled yucca, green plantain, and carrots, paired with a Bombay Spritz by Bombay Sapphire North American Ambassador Ryan Wainwright

$30 per person 

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Back of House with Maneet Chauhan of Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville

Thursday, November 5th, 3pm PST/6pm EST

Step into Maneet’s kitchen where together you’ll recreate her famous chicken tikka masala with basmati rice and naan, paired with a custom Grey Goose cocktail mixed by Grey Goose ambassador Selena Donovan.  

$30 per person 

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Back of House with Gregory Gourdet of Kann, Portland

Thursday, November 12th,  3pm PST/6pm EST

Join Gregory for a lesson in creating a chicken and seafood paella with a citrus and garlic aioli, paired with a refreshing hibiscus and lime Patron Reposado cocktail mixed by Patron ambassador Stephanie Teslar. 

$30 per person 

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Back of House with Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland

Thursday, November 19th, 3pm PST/6pm EST

Tanya will take you step-by step through the process of making oven-cooked jerk baby back ribs with smoked mashed sweet potatoes, all paired with a Bacardi Dark Rum Cocktail mixed by Bacardi ambassador Colin Asare-Appiah.

$30 per person 

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