Boost Your Hospitality Skills with Gather Intentional Living


Over the years, I’ve learned that there are two types of people: those that love to entertain and those that don’t. Very few fall in the middle. I get anxious about plenty of things, but having people over is not one of them. My feeling is that friends love an invitation, and they’re not going to judge the food and drink (or the dust on the bookshelves). If you’re the sort of person who freezes at the thought of throwing a cocktail party, I’ve got a great resource. Madison husband and wife team, Kayty and Colby of Gather Intentional Living, provide Zoom classes on easy and elegant hosting.

The offerings include how to make a gorgeous charcuterie, brunch, or sweet and savory board (all the rage these days), to floral naked cake decorating (you’re not naked, the cake is) to prepping your home for hospitality. Classes cost only $19.99, and Kayty will provide you with a list of ingredients before the Zoom. For $26.99, you can gather three of your pod or family members and create together. After you’ve amped your skills, you can sit down to a festive feast!

Kayty’s mission of “equipping hosts with skills they need to open their doors and fill their tables” is expanding in March, with the launch of The Hospitality Academie. These on-demand videos will allow you to watch and learn on your own schedule.

Keep an eye on their calendar to see what classes are coming up. This month’s offerings include Naked Cake Decorating, Napa Valley Charcuterie Board, Sweet and Savory Boards, and more. Private parties are available, too.
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