Happy Holidays! A Photo Recap of Williams Sonoma Holiday Party

20141220 WSTwasTheNight12 

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all the visual eye candy; although most of my photography revolves around food, in December I wish I could just hang out in department stores and people’s homes, capturing all the glitter and lights. 

I’m happy to share some shots from the Williams-Sonoma holiday party I attended last week at their test kitchen in San Francisco. It was an amazing chance to check out their kitchen space, make merry with some fellow bloggers, and indulge in the holiday spirit. Hope you enjoy!

20141220 WSTwasTheNight5 

Surprisingly, Williams Sonoma has not hosted many outside events in their space, so it was super exciting to be at this party. It was hard to imagine this as an everyday staff break space as it was completely made over for the party with Christmas trees, tinsel, and lots of holiday red.

williams sonoma croquemboche tower
 

The centerpiece of the party was this absolutely gorgeous croquemboche made by the elves in the test kitchen. Love the spun sugar garland!

williams sonoma hot chocolate
 

Lots of Williams Sonoma holiday goodies on display, including this hot chocolate setup.

williams sonoma snowman cake
 

Have you seen their snowman cake mold? Frosty made an appearance at the party.

williams sonoma cookie making
 

The baking display was also 

20141220 WSTwasTheNight3
 

There was a cookie decorating station for everyone to get creative.

williams sonoma christmas bundt
 

I think I wanted this bundt cake pan the most. 

20141220 WSTwasTheNight7
 

I ran into Steph of Lick My Spoon – so lovely to see other blogger friends there!

williams sonoma peppermint

Williams Sonoma seriously upped their peppermint game this year.

20141220 WSTwasTheNight2
 

The highlight of the party – we got to see the new Williams-Sonoma test kitchen. Can you believe before these new digs, the staff were working in a tiny cramped space smaller than most home kitchens? The new space is a chef’s dream. 

williams sonoma amanda haas
 

The head of the test kitchen, Amanda Haas, and her talented staff turned out a beautiful spread of appetizers and desserts. Here she is demonstrating a tuna tartare.

20141220 WSTwasTheNight10
 

A better wide shot of the test kitchen space.

williams sonoma test kitchen
 

I seriously want to live in this kitchen.

williams sonoma croquemboche plated
 

Here’s the croquemboche broken down and plated. So good  - serious kudos to the test kitchen team!

20141220 WSTwasTheNight6
 

Fleur de sel caramels by the test kitchen – so much holiday sweetness.

20141220 WSTwasTheNight11
 

I also got to meet Jenn, a fellow Tante Marie grad who now works for Williams Sonoma and whose Instagram I’ve been following. She is super sweet in person, fellow pastry fellow, and much taller than I realized! I’ve got height envy!

Merry Christmas to you all, hope your holidays are bright! I’ll be back next week for my last post of 2014!

20141220 WSTwasTheNight4
 

Comments

  1. 4

    says

    What a fun event! I wanted to go but had a conflict, would have been lovely to see you. The kitchen looks like a dream!

  2. 6

    says

    Ooooh, so fun! Williams-Sonoma is great during the regular hours, so I cannot imagine the awesomeness that happened at a holiday party there!

  3. 9

    says

    Merry christmas to you too, It sounds like a great party. I feel like going around my friends house just to see what they cooking up for christmas

  4. 13

    says

    Man my mouth is just watering looking at all these treats you got to stare at/decorate/be around! LOL

  5. 20

    says

    Oh those plates on display… I bet they are still around at a discount. Looks like you scored with that invitation. Congratulations and thank you for sharing

  6. 26

    says

    Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really
    enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thanks

    • 27

      says

      Hi there,

      Thanks for visiting my blog! You are free to share links to your Facebook group, as long as you don’t repost content. Thanks so much!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>