QotD: Guest vs. Host

For a full sit-down dinner with several guests, would you rather be the one cooking or do you prefer to just show up and eat?

I love to cook, and love to be cooked for, so… hummm… I’m going to have to pick – Guest.  Though it’s almost impossible to keep me out of the kitchen.

Though I love to cook for my friends without my full team, my dinner parties would be failures.  I need someone else to make sure the house is clean, the table is beautiful, the guests are greeted because I just want to hide in the kitchen with the food until dinner is served.  Then, I’ll sit, sip my wine and eat my dinner, hoping my busing crew will look after dessert and clean up.

God, what a dilettante I am!!!  Good thing my “crew” puts up with me. Love you guys!

How about you?  Would you rather be a Guest or a Host?

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

3 thoughts on “QotD: Guest vs. Host

  • November 22, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    Yeah cooking is stressful when you have all that other stuff to do. But for me, it’s also a stress reliever – so it balances out, mostly. Except when it’s getting close to showtime and the house still isn’t ready. Then all the cooking in the world won’t put me at ease.

  • November 22, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    The funny thing is, it’s the other stuff that’s stressful and gets in the way of my zen-like cool while I’m cooking. Though perhaps that zen-like cool is only on the inside, everyone else seems to think I’m stressed… but then, they’re in my galley and underfoot!

    You guys are pros. I love to watch you cook… I love to eat what you cook too.

  • November 22, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Someone’s gunning for an invitation 😉


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