About

MAKE GIRLS NIGHT
ONE RICH SOIREE

Crave more meaningful time with your girlfriends but feel like you’re too busy or unsure how to make it happen? Our dinner parties in a box give you an easy, fun way to spend time with your girlfriends talking about what really matters.

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SAVE TIME

You love spending time with friends,
but hours of planning and prepping sucks out all the fun.

So we do it for you.

Who to Invite…
What to Make…
What to Talk About…

All wrapped up in a pretty box with a bow. Who doesn’t deserve that present?!

icon-convo-bubbleSERVE UP MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION

Left to our own devices, we’d spend hours gossiping  + griping with little to show for it. Even though we struggle with the same stuff, it’s hard to know how to bring it up in conversation.

Our approach?
Put it on the table.
Figure it out together.
Walk away with real IDEAS to start getting where you want to be.
Pretty sweet, huh?

icon-silverwareHAVE A HELLA GOOD FUN!

Insanely good food…
Cocktails in hand…
The perfect soundtrack…

Simply put, no girls night would be complete without them!

We don’t have all the answers.
But we learn a little every day.

Join us, one party at a time, as we
Develop Bold Beliefs
Make Bold Decisions
Take Bold Action
Chase Bold Dreams
Create the Lives We Crave

All you need is one night a month.

 

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THE ORIGINAL BOLD DISH

In 2009, just before her 30th birthday, Bold Dish Founder Kristine Schoonmaker suddenly felt like life was a runaway train. She was traveling for a large consulting firm every week, had no social life to speak of and realized that her job wasn’t fulfilling. She loved the idea of helping other women so she went through coach training and started a coaching business 6 months later.

That same year she started a dinner group with 4 girlfriends. And they haven’t missed a month yet. They’ve absolutely treasured the amazing conversations and dinners over the years, so she had to find a way to bring the experience to others – and in 2012 Bold Dish was born.

Whether you host a dinner party yourself or gift it to a girlfriend, her greatest hope that that you experience a truly fun, rich evening of friendship, food and fulfilling conversation.

 

 

MEET OUR FOODIES

chef-nathanCHEF NATHAN MCCLURE
CULINARY CONFIDENCE
PORTLAND, OR

Chef Nathan has worked in the food industry since 2000.  With his formal French culinary education background and many years as a professional restaurant and catering chef, Nathan brings his knowledge and training to home cooks looking to improve on their culinary skills and learn how the pros do it! His goal is to give them the knowledge, skills, and …above all… confidence to further their own culinary experiences and take on new challenges. When he’s not whipping up something amazing in the kitchen, you’ll find him traveling or just simply relaxing for a few extra days in town with friends.

Chef Nathan offers private, in-home culinary instruction in the Portland, Oregon area.

 

chef-katCHEF KAT HUMPHUS
SAVORY MADE SIMPLE
SAN DIEGO, CA

Chef Kat is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. She’s worked at some of the hottest restaurants in the country like WD-50 in Manhattan and The French Laundry in Napa and opened 3 restaurants as Executive Chef—BO-beau kitchen + bar and 100 Wines in San Diego, and BO-beau kitchen + roof tap in Long Beach, CA. Now back in San Diego full-time, she’s bringing exquisite cuisine to the everyday kitchen with her meal kit delivery service. When she’s not tearing it up online or on The Food Network, you’ll find her jamming on the drums in her band or jumping out of an airplane. She’s also our personal hero for making the most amazing Brussels sprouts on the planet. Bar none.

Chef Kat offers complete meal kits shipped to your door throughout California (with more areas coming soon).

 

 

ABOUT KRISTINE

kristineYou’re driven to live life on your terms, but don’t know how to get there.
You’d rather dish with your girlfriends over indulgent food and few cocktails than dive into a 500-page self-help book any day of the week. But happy hour chit-chat only goes so far and you’re too damn busy to spend hours planning and prepping for a more intimate dinner at home. The work sucks any fun out of it anyway.

That’s where we come in.

I’m Kristine Schoonmaker and I started Bold Dish to give women the same amazing experience I’ve cherished from having my own dinner group of fabulous women since 2009. By blending my training as a coach with my love of food, we at Bold Dish create an easy, fun way to spend time with your girlfriends talking about what really matters.

Our dinner parties in a box save you time by planning every detail.

We create meaningful conversations that put topics we all struggle with on the table and spark real ideas to get where you want to be.

And we bring serious fun by wrapping it all around insanely good food, cocktails and the perfect soundtrack. No girls’ night would be complete without them.

Whether you host a dinner party yourself or gift it to a girlfriend, my greatest hope is that that you experience a truly fun, rich evening of friendship, food and fulfilling conversation.

All you need is one night.