Parties That Cook® Ranks on the 2013 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

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Demonstrated growth over the last three years earns Parties That Cook another spot on the Inc. 5000.

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Taste & Technique

We are thrilled to have made the Inc. 5000 list again. It’s an honor to be in the company of the some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs and successful businesses, especially during these uncertain economic times.

For the second year in a row, Parties That Cook, the country’s premier corporate team building and private cooking party company, earns a spot on the annual Inc. 5000. To rank among the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, Parties That Cook exceeded Inc.’s $2 million revenue requirement and demonstrated remarkable growth over the last three years.

The average honoree reported growth of 468 percent, and the median company ranked experienced an increase in sales of over 140 percent since the beginning of 2010. According to Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine, “The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history… To rank among the 2013 Inc. 5000, your company had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory.”

“We are thrilled to have made the Inc. 5000 list again,” said Parties That Cook Founder and CEO, Bibby Gignilliat. “It’s an honor to be in the company of the some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs and successful businesses, especially during these uncertain economic times.”

Parties That Cook employed growth strategies like developing strategic partnerships, targeting larger events and streamlining costs in every department. In 2013, the company also hired a Business Development Manager to focus on outbound sales and sourcing new clients. With a focus on bringing in larger events, Parties That Cook developed a new product for the upcoming holiday event season. “Taste & Technique” is designed specifically for large groups, accommodating 100-350 guests, a target group the company was not previously optimized for. This passport event, available for corporate teams, private groups, conferences, client entertainment, and holiday parties, offers the typical Parties That Cook hands-on cooking experience in a free flowing reception-style format, accommodating varying guest interests. Gignilliat adds, “Parties That Cook’s agility and passion for excellence enable us to adapt and thrive in a challenging business environment.”

The complete Inc. 5000 list, including an interactive database of honorees and company profiles, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013.

About Parties That Cook
Parties That Cook stages lively cooking parties and corporate team building events in private homes and professional kitchens throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Seattle and Portland. Founder & CEO, Bibby Gignilliat, pioneered the in-home cooking party concept in 1999, and extended the company’s hands-on, interactive culinary events to include a wide array of corporate team building events, cooking parties and cooking classes. Parties That Cook is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. For more information, please visit http://www.PartiesThatCook.com or call 1-888-907-2665.

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