There’s something about dinner parties that no Michelin star restaurant could ever recreate. They’re spontaneous, fun, addictive, and unleash creativity both in the kitchen and at the table. Some of my fondest memories revolve around dinner parties and to be honest, I don’t know what I’d do without them.
No matter how much money you have, how popular you are, or how well (or poorly) you cook, dinner parties are for everyone. Don’t let any etiquette book or person tell you otherwise.
Who Am I?
I’m Kim. I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, by a Japanese mother and Canadian father. I grew up super picky and had a difficult time eating anything other than Japanese shrimp crackers and one-bite brownies. I’m still not sick of them.
I learned how to cook by watching The Food Network, reading food blogs, and cookbooks. I started to throw simple dinner parties in university, where I was able to experiment with my friends.
It was then that I began to realize how much I love getting people together over food.
I studied Spanish and Marketing in university, worked in mining and in restaurants, learned how to code and design, and started up my own granola company. I’ve lived as a digital nomad for the past three years, and travel with my husband, Chris.
We host dinner parties often, especially when we move to new places and want to make friends.
People love a free meal!
I hope my blog inspires you to host more unique, fun, and memorable dinner parties.
Say hello in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!