A few weeks ago I received an email inviting me to attend a dinner/event hosted by Stouffer's to introduce their new line of frozen meals: Anytime Gourmet. At first I thought it was a SPAM email, but after talking to Jenna (in charge of public relations), I found out this was a legitimate invitation and was happy to accept it!
The formal invitation arrived last week. I was floored! I seriously expected just a card in the mail; instead, I received a white ceramic jar with 3 wooden utensils: and everything was so prettily packed! (Yes, I'm easily impressed, despite what many might think).
I was allowed to bring one guest with me and chose my friend Annie from work. We had a great time! The event took place in a relatively new cooking school in DC called CulinAerie. As some of you may know, I work part time at Sur La Table, so I was eager to check out the competition :)
The school is beyond gorgeous! And everything was really nicely set up: beautiful flower arrangements, glasses of wine, purple aprons, etc.
Keep in mind that I rarely, if ever, purchase frozen food: so it was going to take a lot to impress me. Also, keep in mind that most of the food was prepared for at least 20 people and slightly ahead of time...so these were not the same conditions as you would have at home when cooking a meal for yourself.